Language of the Earth : [a literary anthology] by Frank H. T. Rhodes, Richard O. Stone, Bruce D. Malamud

By Frank H. T. Rhodes, Richard O. Stone, Bruce D. Malamud

Man's complicated dating to planet Earth is explored during this moment variation of the landmark anthology edited via Frank Rhodes and Bruce Malamud. This quantity presents a portrait of the planet as skilled not only through scientists, yet by way of artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists in addition.

  • A exact assortment that bridges the space among technology and humanities
  • Contains writings by way of scientists, artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists together with Charles Darwin, Dane Picard, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Mark Twain and Archibald Geikie
  • Represents the human adventure over the centuries, masking a span of 2,500 years
  • Reflects the planet's notable actual diversity
  • The prior version used to be voted one of many 25 'Great Books of Geology' by way of readers of the Journal of Geological Education

"...this is a truly invaluable learn, with whatever for everybody attracted to geography, earth platforms and geology, typical historical past or the overall environment."
Robert A. Francis, King's university London, Progress in actual Geography

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Channel flow, ductile extrusion and exhumation in by Richard D. Law

By Richard D. Law

This selection of 27 evaluate and study papers presents an summary of the geodynamic innovations of channel movement and ductile extrusion in continental collision zones. the focus for this quantity is the concept that the center or decrease crust acts as a ductile, partly molten channel flowing out from underneath parts of over-thickened crust, equivalent to the Tibetan plateau, in the direction of the topographic floor at plateau margins. This arguable idea explains many positive aspects regarding the geodynamic evolution of the plateau and, for instance, extrusion and exhumation of the crystalline center of the Himalayan mountain chain to the south. during this quantity thermal-mechanical versions for channel movement, extrusion and exhumation are awarded, and geological and geophysical proof either for and opposed to the applicability of such versions to the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau process, in addition to older continental collision zones reminiscent of the Hellenides, the Appalachians and the Canadian Cordillera, are mentioned.

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A Streetcar to Subduction and Other Plate Tectonic Trips by by Clyde Wahrhaftig

By Clyde Wahrhaftig

Published via the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Special guides Series.

It is tough to be ignorant of the earth in San Francisco. equipped on rocky hills, town is surrounded on 3 aspects through bay and ocean that may be noticeable from approximately in all places inside of it. Precipitous cliffs face the town from around the Golden Gate, and the skyline to the north, east, and south is ruled through mountains. Occasional tremors from the San Andreas and similar faults within sight remind us that the earth here's lively. until eventually lately the rocks so abundantly uncovered in San Francisco baffled geologists. mixed in with no obvious order and missing seen fossils, they defied rationalization. the idea of plate tectonics has replaced all that. we've got a proof for the beginning of the rocks of San Francisco, even though it is something yet simple.

Content:
Chapter 1 journey 1. A Streetcar to Subduction (pages 10–17):
Chapter 2 journey 2. To fortress Mason and Subducted Sandstone (pages 17–19):
Chapter three journey three. Baker's seashore and citadel aspect: a visit to Melange and Serpentine (pages 19–25):
Chapter four journey four. A Sedentary Survey of the constitution of the town (With part journeys Afoot) (pages 25–38):
Chapter five journey five. Marin Headlands: Pillow Basalt and Chert (pages 38–45):
Chapter 6 journey 6. a ship journey to the Blueschist Facies: Angel Island and the Metamorphosed Franciscan (pages 45–55):
Chapter 7 journey 7. After Subduction is Over: A BART journey to a remodel Fault (pages 55–63):

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New Perspectives on the Old Red Sandstone (Geological by P. F. Friend, B. P. J. Williams

By P. F. Friend, B. P. J. Williams

From the 1960Â’s onwards, the previous crimson Sandstone of either borders of the Atlantic Ocean has acted as a try out mattress for the advance of latest principles at the interpretation of fluvial, lacustrine and aeolian sedimentary rocks, and the research of tectonically-active basins. a lot of the sooner reconnaissance paintings is now being reviewed within the gentle of additional specific box learn, in addition to new advancements within the knowing of the biostratigraphy, palaeobiology, geochronolgy, pedogenesis and tectonics. 3 normal papers assessment fresh paintings at the stratigraphical and chronological research of the overdue Silurian, Devonian and Early Carboniferous strata, and summarise current realizing of the tectonics of the basins. those are then by way of twenty-eight contributions masking new paintings in jap united states, Canada, eire, Britain, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen. Readership:Research staff in and educational researchers attracted to the Atlantic borderland evolution. additionally to be had: The Geology of britain And Wales - Geology of - ISBN 1862391998 Geology of Scotland (4th ed.) - Geology of - ISBN 978-1-86239-126-0 The Geological Society of LondonFounded 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 fine quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign recognition for the standard of its work.The many components within which we post in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reports and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica by Leslie Carol Roberts

By Leslie Carol Roberts

More than continent, Antarctica is a land of the mind's eye, shaping and formed for hundreds of years via explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The complete Earth and Sky conjures some of these principles and interweaves them with the adventure and background of Antarctica, balancing the truth of the frigid outpost populated by means of a ragtag alliance of foreign researchers opposed to the crystalline dreamscape of a continent on the backside of the area.   while Leslie Carol Roberts went to Antarctica for the 1st time with Greenpeace, she hoped to save lots of the realm. within the 20 years due to the fact that then she has shifted to the no simpler activity of saving Antarctica itself, compiling memoirs and tales, studying the biology and geography of the icy land, and documenting her personal trip. This ebook items jointly the tragic and heroic stories of nineteenth-century exploration, interviews with scientists, and the author’s own observations. the result's a notable university that conjures up the wonder and the complexity, the perils and the rewards of a lifelong engagement with the earth’s final desert. A kaleidoscope of legends, tales, box notes, photos, experiences, historical past, letters, and study, the booklet renders an influence, right away immense and microscopic, of the impact of people at the land and ice we name Antarctica, and its impact on us.
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