The Quaternary Period in the United States

Author: Alan R. Gillespie,Stephen C. Porter,Brian F. Atwater
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444514714
Category: Science
Page: 584
View: 9389
Full text e-book available as part of the Elsevier ScienceDirect Earth and Planetary Sciences subject collection.

A Paradox of Power

Voices of Warning and Reason in the Geosciences
Author: Charles W. Welby,Monica E. Gowan
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813741122
Category: Science
Page: 185
View: 8851
The papers in this volume illustrate issues and opportunities confronting geologists as they bring their knowledge and understanding to bear in matters related to public health and welfare.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

Author: Scott Elias,Cary Mock
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0444536426
Category: Science
Page: 3888
View: 2372
The second revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, provides both students and professionals with an up-to-date reference work on this important and highly varied area of research. There are lots of new articles, and many of the articles that appeared in the first edition have been updated to reflect advances in knowledge since 2006, when the original articles were written. The second edition will contain about 375 articles, written by leading experts around the world. This major reference work is richly illustrated with more than 3,000 illustrations, most of them in colour. Research in the Quaternary sciences has advanced greatly in the last 10 years, especially since topics like global climate change, geologic hazards and soil erosion were put high on the political agenda. This second edition builds upon its award-winning predecessor to provide the reader assured quality along with essential updated coverage Contains 357 broad-ranging articles (4310 pages) written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with a ready reference resource for information in the field. Facilitates teaching and learning The first edition was regarded by many as the most significant single overview of Quaternary science ever, yet Editor-in-Chief, Scott Elias, has managed to surpass that in this second edition by securing even more expert reviews whilst retaining his renowned editorial consistency that enables readers to navigates seamlessly from one unfamiliar topic to the next

Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology

Part II: North America
Author: J. Ehlers,P.L. Gibbard
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080474076
Category: Science
Page: 450
View: 2951
This book is the second of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial community, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Included with the publication is a CD with digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated. The last deglaciation is also shown in 500 year time-steps. The digital maps in this volume cover the USA and Canada and include Greenland and Hawaii. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided. Also available: Part I: Europe, ISBN 0-444-51462-7 Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, ISBN 0-444-51593-3

Late Pleistocene and Holocene Environmental Change on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Author: Daniel G. Gavin,Linda B. Brubaker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319110144
Category: Science
Page: 142
View: 3452
This study brings together decades of research on the modern natural environment of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, reviews past research on paleoenvironmental change since the Late Pleistocene, and finally presents paleoecological records of changing forest composition and fire over the last 14,000 years. The focus of this study is on the authors’ studies of five pollen records from the Olympic Peninsula. Maps and other data graphics are used extensively. Paleoecology can effectively address some of these challenges we face in understanding the biotic response to climate change and other agents of change in ecosystems. First, species responses to climate change are mediated by changing disturbance regimes. Second, biotic hotspots today suggest a long-term maintenance of diversity in an area, and researchers approach the maintenance of diversity from a wide range and angles (CITE). Mountain regions may maintain biodiversity through significant climate change in ‘refugia’: locations where components of diversity retreat to and expand from during periods of unfavorable climate (Keppel et al., 2012). Paleoecological studies can describe the context for which biodiversity persisted through time climate refugia. Third, the paleoecological approach is especially suited for long-lived organisms. For example, a tree species that may typically reach reproductive sizes only after 50 years and remain fertile for 300 years, will experience only 30 to 200 generations since colonizing a location after Holocene warming about 11,000 years ago. Thus, by summarizing community change through multiple generations and natural disturbance events, paleoecological studies can examine the resilience of ecosystems to disturbances in the past, showing how many ecosystems recover quickly while others may not (Willis et al., 2010).

The Carboniferous of the World: China, Korea, Japan & S.E. Asia

Author: Carlos Martínez Días,Robert Herman Wagner,Cornelis Frederik Winkler Prins,Luis F. Granados,Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
Publisher: IGME
ISBN: 9788430099498
Category: Geology, Stratigraphic
Page: 242
View: 9984

Mega Quakes: Cascading Earthquake Hazards and Compounding Risks

Author: Katsuichiro Goda,Tiziana Rossetto,Nobuhito Mori,Solomon Tesfamariam
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889454541
Page: N.A
View: 7293
Large-scale earthquake hazards pose major threats to modern society, generating casualties, disrupting socioeconomic activities, and causing enormous economic loss across the world. Events, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, highlighted the vulnerability of urban cities to catastrophic earthquakes. Accurate assessment of earthquake-related hazards (both primary and secondary) is essential to mitigate and control disaster risk exposure effectively. To date, various approaches and tools have been developed in different disciplines. However, they are fragmented over a number of research disciplines and underlying assumptions are often inconsistent. Our society and infrastructure are subjected to multiple types of cascading earthquake hazards; therefore, integrated hazard assessment and risk management strategy is needed for mitigating potential consequences due to multi-hazards. Moreover, uncertainty modeling and its impact on hazard prediction and anticipated consequences are essential parts of probabilistic earthquake hazard and risk assessment. The Research Topic is focused upon modeling and impact assessment of cascading earthquake hazards, including mainshock ground shaking, aftershock, tsunami, liquefaction, and landslide.

The Geography of North America, Environment, Political Economy, and Culture

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478447559
Category: Education
Page: 518
View: 1557
Facts101 is your complete guide to The Geography of North America, Environment, Political Economy, and Culture. In this book, you will learn topics such as Historical Settlement of North America, North American Political Economy, The Atlantic Periphery, and Quebec plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.


Fundamental Ethnical Problems; The Primary Ethnical Groups
Author: A. H. Keane
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107648130
Category: Social Science
Page: 474
View: 8264
The Cambridge Geographical Series originated in the late nineteenth century as a means of providing introductory guides to a broad variety of topics. In this volume, which was first published in 1896, the focus is on theories of ethnology and race as they existed at the time of publication. Whilst many of the concepts put forward will seem outdated to the modern reader, this remains a fascinating document of its period. It will be of particular value to anyone with an interest in the colonial mindset, the history of racial categorisation, or early developments in anthropology and ethnology.

Professional paper - United States Geological Survey

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: N.A
View: 3903

Coal Geology

Author: Larry Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471485315
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 3425
Coal Geology provides a complete integrated handbook on coal and all its properties, covering the physical and chemical properties of coal as well as coal petrology. It describes the age and occurence of coal; coal sampling and analysis; coal exploration; geophysics and hydrogeology of coal and coal mining techniques. It also discusses environmental concerns and computer technology, and includes an update on global coal reserves and production figures. First reference book to cover all aspects of coal geology in one volume Includes current thinking on environmental issues Presents a useful synopsis of the alternative uses of coal as a fuel Contains the distribution and reserves of coal deposits worldwide Offers a summary of the use of computing in coal studies, as well as coal sales and marketing opportunities Includes International Standards listings This up-to-date handbook successfully bridges the gap between academic aspects of coal geology and the practical role of geology in the coal industry and will be invaluable for all professionals and students in coal geology, geotechnical and mining engineering, and environmental science.

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: N.A
View: 9414

A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada, Toward a Sustainable Future

Earth sciences, Physical geography
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478457953
Category: Education
Page: 58
View: 2542
Facts101 is your complete guide to A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada, Toward a Sustainable Future. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Soil and Water Conservation Advances in the United States

Author: Teddy Michael Zobeck,William F. Schillinger
Publisher: ASA-CSSA-SSSA
ISBN: 9780891188520
Category: Science
Page: 301
View: 7079
Drs. Ted Zobeck and William Schillinger are to be commended for the superb job they did in recruiting truly outstanding authors who are at the forefront of research in soil and water conservation. Their expertise brings great credibility to this work. -Gary A. Peterson, 2008 SSSA President Questions about the environmental footprint of farming make this book required reading. Approximately 580 million hectares of the continental United States (62% of the total land area) are used for agriculture-for food, fiber, feed, biofuels, and pasture. This land also provides critical ecosystem functions such as nutrient and water cycling, decomposition and detoxification of wastes, and a sink for carbon and greenhouse gases. Authors of each region of the continental United States describe the history of soil and water conservation in the last century, the current situation, and suggest the outlook for the future, in an easy to follow format. Major issues, research, recommendations, and government programs are covered.Present research challenges are reviewed, and contributors visualize how agricultural production practices will change in future years to address the newest challenges in soil and water conservation. The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America are prominent international scientific societies headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The Societies specialize in peer-reviewed, high-quality science titles for a wide variety of audiences. Some of the many areas we publish in include: * Soils Methods and Management * Crop Development and Improvement * Agrosystem Management and the Global Food Crisis * Environmental Conservation and Climatology

Flood By Design

Receding Water Shapes the Earth's Surface
Author: Michael Oard
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614581657
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 3421
There are features on the earth's surface that science cannot explain with theories of changes over millions or even billions of years by the geographic processes that we see occurring commonly today. However, when you explore the evidence from a biblical worldview, the geological features marking the planet's surface make sense given the worldview catastrophic flood described in the book of Genesis. Join author Mike Oard as he explores what is termed as "the retreating stage of the flood" - the seven month-period when the waters receded and the landscapes which are familiar to us were formed by a myriad of processes like uplifts and sinking, erosion, and more, which answer important questions regarding: Unusual dispersals of rocks over hundred of miles How quickly mountains and valleys were carved Emergence of continents and the formation of ocean basins Percussions marks shaped by vast and violently moving water Why very gradual erosion and deposits of soil cannot explain surface formations The study of geomorphology and what it can reveal Flood by Design takes you into a fascinating aspect of the Genesis flood you may never have considered. Examine unusual rock formations and evidence that only the biblical flood model can fully explain. Filled with many photographs and easy-to-understand illustrations and charts, the books is a powerful source of research and answers for high school students and beyond.

Historical Geology

Earth sciences, Geology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478435364
Category: Education
Page: 221
View: 1660
Facts101 is your complete guide to Historical Geology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City

A Historical Geography of Greater Sudbury
Author: Oiva W. Saarinen
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554588758
Category: History
Page: 404
View: 1639
From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City is a historical geography of the City of Greater Sudbury. The story that began billions of years ago encompasses dramatic physical and human events. Among them are volcanic eruptions, two meteorite impacts, the ebb and flow of continental glaciers, Aboriginal occupancy, exploration and mapping by Europeans, exploitation by fur traders and Canadian lumbermen and American entrepreneurs, the rise of global mining giants, unionism, pollution and re-greening, and the creation of a unique constellation city of 160,000. The title posits the book’s two main themes, one physical in nature and the other human: the great meteorite impact of some 1.85 billion years ago and the development of Sudbury from its inception in 1883. Unlike other large centres in Canada that exhibit a metropolitan form of development with a core and surrounding suburbs, Sudbury developed in a pattern resembling a cluster of stars of differing sizes. Many of Sudbury’s most characteristic attributes are undergoing transformation. Its rocky terrain and the negative impact from mining companies are giving way to attractive neighbourhoods and the planting of millions of trees. Greater Sudbury’s blue-collar image as a union powerhouse in a one-industry town is also changing; recent advances in the fields of health, education, retailing, and the local and international mining supply and services sector have greatly diversified its employment base. This book shows how Sudbury evolved from a village to become the regional centre for northeastern Ontario and a global model for economic diversification and environmental rehabilitation.

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593328
Category: Science
Page: 336
View: 9000
Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

Watershed Investigations: 12 Labs for High School Science

Author: N.A
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1935155474
Category: Stream measurements
Page: 192
View: 8780
Watershed Investigations: 12 Labs for High School Science provides high school educators with a series of broad-based, hands-on experiments designed to help students understand the relationships between human impact and local hydrology. Covering a range of disciplinesincluding geology, chemistry, Earth science, botany, and biologythis volume gives educators lesson plans that will interest the student and meet a wide array of state and national curricular standards.


1945 - 1975
Author: Aino Ränk
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Ethnology
Page: 58
View: 786