Exploring Physical Geography free ebook

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Exploring Physical Geography

Stephen Reynolds, author of the highly successful Exploring Geology, brings his ground-breaking, visually spectacular approach to Exploring Physical Geography. Intended for an introductory geography course, such as Physical Geography, Reynolds Exploring Physical Geography promotes inquiry and science as an active process. It encourages student curiosity and aims to activate existing student knowle

Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth's Mineral Resources : A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-Cradle Assessment

Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion? These are all root causes of future disruptions that need to be addressed today. This book presents a cradle-to-cradle view of the Earth's abiotic resources thr

The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution ,Fourth Edition

THE CHANGING EARTH, a leader in the Introductory Geology course, is the only text specifically written for the combined physical and historical geology course. The Fourth Edition's content is based on the best-selling texts PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH and HISTORICAL GEOLOGY: EVOLUTION OF EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME, both written by James Monroe and Reed Wicander. Briefer than the previou

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an effi cient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full colour, with 330+ high quality mineral photomicr

Groundwater and Ecosystems free ebook

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Groundwater and Ecosystems

Groundwater resources are facing increasing pressure from consuming and contaminating activities. There is a growing awareness that the quantitative and qualitative preservation of groundwater resources is a global need, not only to safeguard their future use for public supply and irrigation, but also to protect those ecosystems that depend partially or entirely on groundwater to maintain their sp

The Philosophy of Zoology: Or a General View of the Structure, Functions, and Classification of Animals: Volume 2

John Fleming (1785-1857) was a minister of the Church of Scotland, but in his time at the University of Edinburgh he had also studied geology and zoology. In the tradition of the country parson who was also a talented and knowledgeable naturalist, he published his first works on the geology of the Shetland Islands while serving there as a minister. His subsequent works led to his being offered the

Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail

Explore every part of the Arizona National Scenic Trail with this ultimate resource, detailing the trail's twists and turns, its flora and fauna, geology, water sources, and nearby gateway communities. In an easy-to-use format, Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail features the 800-mile trail, section by section (43 passages altogether) so that day-hikers, thru-hikers, mountain

Essentials of Geology (Fourth Edition) free ebook

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Essentials of Geology (Fourth Edition)

Superior visuals and up-to-date research help students to see the world like a geologist. The Fourth Edition offers a streamlined, engaging approach to geologic processes, presented through visuals, photographs, and text, as well as discussions of modern science phenomena.Paperback: 648 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Fourth Edition edition (October 30, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10

Petrology: Principles and Practice free ebook

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Petrology: Principles and Practice

This undergraduate textbook on the key subject of geology closely follows the core curriculum adopted by most universities throughout the world and is a must for every geology student. It covers all aspects of petrology, including not only the principles of petrology but also applications to the origin, composition, and field relationships of rocks. Although petrology is commonly taught in the jun