Author: David L. Rowell
Offers a practical introduction to the various basic methods of assessing the properties of soil. Each method is explained in a concise and accessible manner, providing useful guidance on how each method might be used in a practical situation.
Documents the work of a seventeenth-century scientist and priest who was the first to conduct geological studies of the earth's layers, revealing in the process the planet's significant age as compared to biblical beliefs. 22,500 first printing.
Presents the experimental results while explaining the underlying physics on the basis of simple reasoning and agumentation. Assumes only basic knowledge of of fundamental physics and mathematics as usually required for introductory college courses in science or engineering curricula. Derives more specifics of selected topics as each phenomenon considered ,epmasizing an intuitive over a rigorous mathematical approach. Directed at a broad group of readers and students.
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This long-awaited new edition of Montenbruck and Pfleger's successful book now includes chapters on perturbation calculations and on the calculation of physical ephemerides of the major planets and the sun. The book provides the reader with numerous programs and instructions for time and date calculation and for treating the two-body problem. Each chapter is carefully structured according to topic and closes with the listing of a relevant program, thereby facilitating its use as a practical handbook. The necessary astronomical and numerical fundamentals are also included in the text. The accompanying diskette has equally been completely revised.
Egypt is vulnerable to climate change, especially with regard to its water and land resources. Climate change will increase the evaporation losses from the High Aswan Dam Reservoir (HADR) and lead to loss of land at the northern coast due to sea level rise. In order to tackle this problem, this book assesses several adaptation tools that could be used to mitigate some of these impacts. For instance, Egypt could optimize ist water resources by decreasing evaporation losses from the HADR, or it could maximize land resources by identifying new settlement sites especially for climate migrants from the northern coastal zones. Databases on the characteristics of the HADR such as meteorological, hydrological, topographic and bed soil sedimentary data were compiled. Based on these databases, up-to-date mathematical models were developed to describe the hydrological characteristics of the HADR. Several options for reducing evaporation losses and new settlement areas were discovered and evaluated. Essential measures to preserve these areas were presented to promote sustainable development in this region.
Geology of the Alps
Author: O. Adrian Pfiffner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent a superb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and have played a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives an up-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpine geology. After a brief presentation of the plate tectonic framework, the rock suites are discussed, starting with the pre-Triassic crystalline basement, followed by Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary sequences. The lithological description of the rock types is supplemented by a discussion of their paleogeographic and plate tectonic contexts. The book goes on to describe the structure of the Alps (including the Jura Mountains and the Alpine foreland to the north and south) illustrated by numerous cross-sections. The evolution of the Alps as a mountain chain incorporates a discussion of the Alpine metamorphic history and a compilation of orogenic timetables. The final sections cover the evolution of Alpine drainage patterns and the region’s glacial history. Readership: The book is essential reading for students and lecturers on Alpine courses and excursions, and all earth-scientists interested in the geology of the region.
Author: Fritz Heide, Frank Wlotzka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Meteorites - as well as shooting stars and meteors - result from a collision of a solid body from space with our Earth, but only meteorites are able to penetrate the Earth's protective shield, the atmosphere, and fall to the Earth's surface. Apart from lunar samples, they are the only materials from beyond the Earth which we can probe and study. This book gives a concise and up-to-date description of meteorites - fall phenomena, chemical and mineral composition, classification - as well as a discussion of their formation and origin, which also tells us the story of the formation of our planetary system. The text is understandable for laymen and students, but can also be used as an introduction to the field for students and scientists.
Die zweite überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage des Bandes Deutsch/Englisch des Wörterbuchs GeoTechnik enthält jetzt etwa 70.000 Eintragungen. Zu jedem Stichwort werden gebräuchliche Synonyme aufgeführt. Zum besseren Verständnis finden sich unter einigen Stichwörtern zusätzliche Erläuterungen. Neben Begriffen aus der allgemeinen Geologie deckt das Wörterbuch insbesondere die eher anwendungsorientierten Themenbereiche der Geowissenschaften ab. Schwerpunktmäßig werden folgende Gebiete behandelt: - Bergbau, - Bodenkunde, - Erdbau, - Hangbewegungen - Erkundungsgeologie, - Fernerkundung, - Geophysik, - Geomorphologie, - Geodäsie, - Umweltgeotechnik - Grundbau, - Hydrogeologie, - Hydrotechnik, - Ingenieurgeologie, - Kartographie, - Fotogrammetrie - Lagerstättenkunde, - Mineralogie, - Ozeanografie,- Vermessungswesen, - Fels- und Tunnelbau, - Deichbau, - Verkehrswegebau. .
Author: Eduard Josef Gübelin, Franz Xaver Erni
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Company
Over 500 jewelry, artworks, gemstones, museum pieces showcased! From agates and beryl to tourmaline and zircon. Ideal reference book and an exciting read on gemstones. Contains sections on collecting, cutting, polishing, famous jewels, zodiac gemstones, and the magic and medicinal properties of gemstones. Written by a renowned gemologist.
An unparalleled reference resource, the "Dictionary Geotechnical Engineering" consists of more than 70.000 unique entries. Many of the entries are supplemented by synonyms and/or additional explanations as required and useful. Besides terms from general geology, the dictionary lays emphasis on topics in applied geoscience. Main fields are: - mining - soil science - earthwork - exploration geology - geophysics - geomorphology - foundation engineering - hydrogeology - hydraulic engineering - cartography - geology of mineral deposits - mineralogy - oceanography - and surveying. More than 10.000 new terms are included in this second edition, plus extended explanations of many terms previously translated.
Now available in English for the first time, Basic Questions in Paleontology is a landmark work in twentieth-century evolution and paleontology. Originally published in German in 1950, Schindewolf's book was highly controversial for its thoroughgoing anti-Darwinism, but today his ideas are remarkably relevant to current research in evolutionary biology. "[This book] would rank number one on my list of items awaiting translation from the history of twentieth-century evolutionary theory."—Stephen Jay Gould