The Desert: Lands of Lost Borders by Michael Welland

By Michael Welland

From never-ending sand dunes and prickly cacti to shimmering mirages and eco-friendly oases, deserts evoke contradictory photos in us. they're lands of desolation, but additionally of romance, of blistering Mojave warmth and biting Gobi chilly. overlaying 1 / 4 of the earth’s land mass and delivering a house to part one thousand million humans, they're either a actual fact and landscapes of the brain. the assumption of the wasteland has lengthy captured Western mind's eye, wear show in movies and literature, yet those portrayals usually fail to trap the real scope and variety of the folks dwelling there. Bridging the medical and cultural gaps among conception and truth, The Desert celebrates our fascination with those arid lands and their population, in addition to their significance either all through historical past and on the planet today.
overlaying a big geographical diversity, Michael Welland wanders from the Sahara to the Atacama, depicting the usually weird and wonderful variations of vegetation and animals to those adverse environments. He additionally appears to be like at those doubtless infertile landscapes within the context in their position in history—as the birthplaces not just of severe evolutionary variations, civilizations, and social development, but in addition of ideologies. Telling the tales of the various peoples who name the desolate tract domestic, he describes how humans have survived there, their contributions to agricultural improvement, and their emphasis on water and its shortage. He additionally delves into the attract of deserts and the way they've been utilized in literature and picture and their impact on style, paintings, and structure. As Welland unearths, deserts could be tough to outline, yet they play an lively position within the evolution of our worldwide weather and society at huge, and their destiny is of the maximum value. enjoyable, informative, and remarkable, The Desert is an fascinating new examine those likely harsh and inhospitable landscapes.

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Ground penetrating radar in sediments (The Geological by C. S. Bristow, C. S. Bristow, H. M. Jol

By C. S. Bristow, C. S. Bristow, H. M. Jol

Floor penetrating radar (GPR) is reworking the way in which earth scientists and engineers describe and interpret near-surface sedimentary environments within the box. as a result of contemporary advances in apparatus, GPR now presents non-stop, high-resolution information that different geophysical investigative instruments can't in attaining. GPR has confirmed valuable in a big selection of environmental, geological, and engineering functions. integrated during this booklet are functional directions for facts assortment and interpretation, from antennae configurations to series stratigraphy, including new advances akin to vertical radar profiles and 3-D GPR imaging for hydrocarbon reservoir modeling, designed to aid new and veteran clients to get the main from GPR. Case reports during this booklet element GPR investigations in a wide range of sedimentary environments together with alluvial enthusiasts, braided rivers, spits, shorelines, sand dunes, lakes, toilets, and floodplains. Examples of GPR research utilized to stratigraphic correlation difficulties in Holocene, Pleistocene, and historic sediments; hydrocarbon reservoir modeling; and detection and mapping of contaminants, reservoir infilling, land mines, and fault displacements are included.
Also available:
Mapping dangerous Terrain utilizing distant Sensing - targeted ebook no 283 - ISBN 1862392293
3D Seismic know-how: software to the Exploration of Sedimentary Basins - ISBN 1862391513
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Founded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the earth, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.
The Society publishes quite a lot of high quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign popularity for the standard of its work.
The many components during which we post in include:
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-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology
-Volcanology, magmatic stories and geochemistry
-Remote sensing
-History of geology
-Regional geology courses

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Underground Structures Design and Instrumentation by R. S. Sinha

By R. S. Sinha

This publication provides the freshest details correct to the layout and instrumentation of underground buildings. The constitution may be a tunnel, shaft, cavern, or strain unit, or a mixture thereof. Empirical, rational, numerical, convergence and confinement, and discontinuity research tools are handled comprehensively. distinctive chapters are dedicated to underground constructions in rock burst, swelling, squeezing, and seismic zones. Water keep watch over, instrumentation, and tunneling via delicate floor also are taken care of widely. Sections at the layout of strain tunnels, shafts, caverns, shotcreting, water keep an eye on, and smooth floor tunnels are informative and authoritative. labored examples are incorporated at the layout of rock tunnels, delicate flooring tunnels, and the remedy of underground buildings via tough floor. huge references are supplied, and figures, sketches and images relief presentation. vital tables on making plans, and case histories, let the reader to construct self belief in his layout of underground constructions

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Cliff Ecology: Pattern and Process in Cliff Ecosystems by Douglas W. Larson

By Douglas W. Larson

Cliffs are found in almost each kingdom on the earth. the shortcoming of medical curiosity in cliffs thus far is in extraordinary distinction to the commonness of cliffs all over the world and to the allure cliffs have had for people all through heritage. Cliffs supply a special habitat, hardly ever investigated from an ecological point of view. This e-book goals to damage the impact of cliffs as geological buildings with out existence, by way of reviewing information regarding the geology, geomorphology, microclimate, plant life, and fauna of either sea and inland cliffs. For the 1st time, facts is gifted to indicate that cliffs world wide may perhaps symbolize a useful form of atmosphere, together with a number of the least disturbed habitats on the earth and contributing extra to the biodiversity of a quarter than their floor assurance could point out.

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Structure and Emplacement of High-Level Magmatic Systems - by K. Thomson, N. Petford

By K. Thomson, N. Petford

There are continuous rounds of annual meetings, precise classes and different symposia that offer abundant chance for researchers to convene and speak about igneous approaches. in spite of the fact that, the starting place of laccoliths and sills proceed to motivate and confound geologists.In one feel, this is often marvelous. in any case, don t we all know all we have to find out about those rocks by means of now? As testified via the varied diversity of issues coated during this quantity, the answer's basically 'no'. This publication comprises contributions on actual geology, igneous petrology, volcanology, structural geology, crustal mechanics and geophysics that disguise the total gambit of geological tactics linked to the shallow emplacement of magma. High-level intrusions in sedimentary basins may also act as hydrocarbon reservoirs and as resources for thermal maturation. In drawing jointly a range of views at the emplacement of sills, laccoliths and dykes we are hoping to improve additional our figuring out in their behaviour.Also available:Dynamics of Crustal Magma move, garage and Differentiation - ISBN 978-1-86239-258-8Petrophysical homes of Crystalline Rocks - ISBN 978-1-86239-173-4Physical Geology of High-Level Magmatic platforms - ISBN 978-1-86239-169-7The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of high quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign attractiveness for the standard of its work.The many parts during which we post in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic stories and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications

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Earthsea Cycle 01 - A Wizard Of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

By Ursula K. Le Guin

Ged was once the best sorcerer in all Earthsea,  but as soon as he used to be known as Sparrowhawk, a reckless  youth, hungry for strength and data, who tampered  with long-held secrets and techniques and loosed a bad shadow  upon the area. this can be the story of his testing,  how he mastered the potent phrases of energy, tamed an  ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to  restore the stability.

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The Origin and Evolution of the Caribbean Plate (Geological by K. H. James, M. A. Lorente, J. L. Pindell

By K. H. James, M. A. Lorente, J. L. Pindell

This booklet discusses the present country of analysis at the geology of the realm among North and South the US, with a spotlight at the beginning of the Caribbean Plate. winning knowing is that the Caribbean Plate shaped within the Pacific and migrated among the Americas. in keeping with this version, the plate contains oceanic and volcanic arc rocks. an alternate interpretation considers that the plate shaped in position and contains prolonged continental crust. Hybrids of those principles additionally exist.The papers during this quantity supply nearby overviews, discussions of the origins of the Caribbean Plate, and think about features of neighborhood geology prepared in a circum-Caribbean travel and finishing within the plate interior.They tackle tectonics, igneous and metamorphic geology, stratigraphy and palaeontology. the target of this good selection of subject matters is to facilitate debate.The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas attractiveness for the standard of its work.The many components during which we put up in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications

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Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees by Stephane Bonelli

By Stephane Bonelli

Erosion is the most typical reason behind mess ups at earth-dams, dikes and levees, even if via overtopping and overflowing, or inner erosion and piping. This publication is devoted to the phenomenon of inner erosion and piping. it isn't meant to be exhaustive at the topic, yet brings jointly many of the most recent foreign examine and advances. Emphasis is put on actual approaches, how they are often studied within the laboratory, and the way try effects should be utilized to levees and dams.
The effects from a number of learn initiatives in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the us are coated by means of the authors. Our target has been to percentage our most up-to-date findings with scholars, researchers and practitioners. knowing the failure of an earth-dam or a levee by means of erosion in a unified framework, no matter if inner erosion or floor erosion, calls for non-stop learn during this box. we are hoping that the reader will achieve wisdom from this e-book that results in additional development within the difficult box of the protection of levees and dams.


1. cutting-edge at the probability of inner Erosion of Dams and Levees via trying out, Robin Fell and Jean-Jacques Fry.
2. touch Erosion, Pierre Philippe, Remi Beguin and Yves-Henri Faure.
3. Backward Erosion Piping, Vera Van Beek, Adam Bezuijen and Hans Sellmeijer.
4. centred Leak Erosion, Stephane Bonelli, Robin Fell and Nadia Benahmed.
5. courting among the Erosion houses of Soils and different Parameters, Robin Fell, Gregory Hanson, Gontran Herrier, Didier Marot and Tony Wahl.

Chapter 1 state-of-the-art at the chance of inner Erosion of Dams and Levees through checking out (pages 1–99): Robin FELL and Jean?Jacques FRY
Chapter 2 touch Erosion (pages 101–191): Pierre PHILIPPE, Remi BEGUIN and Yves?Henri FAURE
Chapter three Backward Erosion Piping (pages 193–269): Vera VAN BEEK, Adam BEZUIJEN and Hans SELLMEIJER
Chapter four targeted Leak Erosion (pages 271–341): Stephane BONELLI, Robin FELL and Nadia BENAHMED
Chapter five courting among the Erosion homes of Soils and different Parameters (pages 343–381): Robin FELL, Gregory HANSON, Gontran HERRIER, Didier MAROT and Tony WAHL

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Geology: A Complete Introduction (Teach Yourself) by David A. Rothery

By David A. Rothery

Geology: an entire creation is designed to offer you every thing you want to be triumphant, multi functional position. It covers the major parts that scholars are anticipated to be convinced in, outlining the fundamentals in transparent English, after which offering added-value positive aspects like a thesaurus of the basic jargon phrases, hyperlinks to worthy web pages, or even examples of questions you're requested in a seminar or exam.

The e-book makes use of a constitution selected to hide the necessities of most college and collage classes on Geology. issues coated contain the Earth's constitution, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, igneous intrusions, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, deformation, actual assets, prior lifestyles and fossils, the heritage of the Earth, sun approach geology, and geological fieldwork. There are precious appendices of minerals, rock names and geological time.

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