The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada


Author: Andrew D. Miall
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080929362
Category: Science
Page: 624
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In recent years there have been rapid strides in our understanding of plate-tectonic processes, many developments in methods of basin analysis, and the accumulation of much new surface and subsurface geological and geophysical data. Projects such as COCORP (in the United States) and Lithoprobe (in Canada) have provided essential insights into the deep crustal structure of the continent. Synthesis of all the available information about North America’s geological regions has not been attempted systematically since the “Decade of North American Geology project undertaken by the Geological Society of America and the Geological Survey of Canada nearly twenty years ago. The book commences with a summary of the Phanerozoic geological history of the United States and Canada, illustrated with a suite of new paleogeographic maps, and tying in each of the subsequent regional chapters by the inclusion of numerous cross-references. This followed by a set of fifteen regional syntheses of the principal tectonic regions of the United States and Canada, focusing on the stratigraphic and tectonic history of the major sedimentary basins. Most of these chapters have been contributed by specialists, drawing on their own research, and providing interpretive summaries of a type not previously attempted. * Up-to-date synthesis of the sedimentary/tectonic history of the major areas of the United States and Canada * Up-to-date references * Many new color maps

U.S. Geological Survey Circular


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: 24
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Geological Survey Professional Paper


Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Phosphate Deposits of the World: Volume 1

Proterozoic and Cambrian Phosphorites
Author: P. J. Cook,Peter John Cook,J. H. Shergold
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521619219
Category: Science
Page: 408
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This book is an important contribution to the scientific understanding of phosphate deposits.

Sedimentary Cover of the Craton in Canada


Author: D.F. Stott,J.D. Aitken
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813754488
Category: Science
Page: 832
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The early chapters of the volume present data and interpretations of the geophysics of the craton and summarise, with sequential maps, the tectonic evolution of the craton. The main body of the text and accompanying plates and figures present the stratigraphy, structural history, and economic geology of specific sedimentary basins and regions. The volume concludes with a summary chapter in which the currently popular theories of cratonal tectonics are discussed and the unresolved questions are identified.

Hydraulic Research in the United States and Canada


Author: United States. National Bureau of Standards
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hydraulic engineering
Page: N.A
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Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System: Canada. 3 v


Author: United States. EIS Task Force
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural gas pipelines
Page: N.A
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Whence the Mountains?

Inquiries Into the Evolution of Orogenic Systems : a Volume in Honor of Raymond A. Price
Author: James W. Sears,Tekla A. Harms,C. A. Evenchick
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813724333
Category: Science
Page: 417
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The 19 original papers on the tectonic evolution of mountain systems were collected to mark the 50th anniversary of Price's description of the Canadian Cordillera. A sampling of topics turns up the driving mechanism and three-dimensional circulation of plate tectonics, the Belt-Purcell Basic as the keystone of the Rocky Mountain fold-and-thrust belt in the US and Canada, Silurian-Devonian orogenic events in the central Appalachians and the crystalline southern Appalachians, and defining the eastern boundary of the North Asian craton from structural and subsidence history studies of the Verkhoyansk fold-and-thrust belt. A fold-out sheet of color maps and diagrams is tucked into a pocket inside the back cover.

The IJC Menomonee River Watershed Study: Dispersibility of soils and elemental compositionof soils, sediments, and dust and dirt from the Menomonee River watershed


Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency,United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Great LakesNational Program Office,Wisconsin. Dept. of Natural Resources,University of Wisconsin--Madison. Water Resources Center,Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission,International Reference Group on Great Lakes Pollution from Land Use Activities
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Land use
Page: N.A
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Rivers of North America


Author: Arthur C. Benke,Colbert E. Cushing
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080454184
Category: Nature
Page: 1168
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AWARDS: 2006 Outstanding Academic Title, by CHOICE The 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Best Reference 2005, by the Library Journal Rivers of North America is an important reference for scientists, ecologists, and students studying rivers and their ecosystems. It brings together information from several regional specialists on the major river basins of North America, presented in a large-format, full-color book. The introduction covers general aspects of geology, hydrology, ecology and human impacts on rivers. This is followed by 22 chapters on the major river basins. Each chapter begins with a full-page color photograph and includes several additional photographs within the text. These chapters feature three to five rivers of the basin/region, and cover several other rivers with one-page summaries. Rivers selected for coverage include the largest, the most natural, and the most affected by human impact. This one-of-a-kind resource is professionally illustrated with maps and color photographs of the key river basins. Readers can compare one river system to another in terms of its physiography, hydrology, ecology, biodiversity, and human impacts. * Extensive treatment provides a single source of information for North America's major rivers * Regional specialists provide authoritative information on more than 200 rivers * Full-color photographs and topographical maps demonstrate the beauty, major features, and uniqueness of each river system * One-page summaries help readers quickly find key statistics and make comparisons among rivers

Paleoenvironmental and Tectonic Controls in Coal-forming Basins of the United States


Author: Paul C. Lyons,Charles L. Rice
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813722101
Category: Science
Page: 200
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The Rise of Birds

225 Million Years of Evolution
Author: Sankar Chatterjee
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141614X
Category: Science
Page: 392
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A small set of fossilized bones discovered almost thirty years ago led paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee on a lifelong quest to understand their place in our understanding of the history of life. They were clearly the bones of something unusual, a bird-like creature that lived long, long ago in the age of dinosaurs. He called it Protoavis, and the animal that owned these bones quickly became a contender for the title of "oldest known bird." In 1997, Chatterjee published his findings in the first edition of The Rise of Birds. Since then Chatterjee and his colleagues have searched the world for more transitional bird fossils. And they have found them. This second edition of The Rise of Birds brings together a treasure trove of fossils that tell us far more about the evolution of birds than we once dreamed possible. With no blind allegiance to what he once thought he knew, Chatterjee devours the new evidence and lays out the most compelling version of the birth and evolution of the avian form ever attempted. He takes us from Texas to Spain, China, Mongolia, Madagascar, Australia, Antarctica, and Argentina. He shows how, in the "Cretaceous Pompeii" of China, he was able to reconstruct the origin and evolution of flight of early birds from the feathered dinosaurs that lay among thousands of other amazing fossils. Chatterjee takes us to where long-hidden bird fossils dwell. His compelling, occasionally controversial, revelations—accompanied by spectacular illustrations—are a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the evolution of "the feathered dinosaurs," from vertebrate paleontologists and ornithologists to naturalists and birders. -- Alan Feduccia, University of North Carolina

Suriname Mineral & Mining Sector Investment and Business Guide


Author: Usa International Business Publications
Publisher: Int'l Business Publications
ISBN: 1433047594
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
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Suriname Mineral, Mining Sector Investment and Business Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Regulations

Metallogenesis and tectonics of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera


Author: Warren J. Nokleberg,Geological Survey (U.S.),Alaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780607984071
Category: Geology, Structural
Page: 397
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Dictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production


Author: Norman J. Hyne
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878143528
Category: Reference
Page: 625
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The most comprehensive upstream petroleum dictionary ever published. More than 20,000 definitions of words, phrases and abbreviations used in exploration, drilling and production with more than 500 illustrations. Definitions are written for use by both nontechnical and technical readers. Extensive appendices that include charts of drilling rigs and a beam pumper, giant oil and gas fields, United States and Canada geological features, sandstone and limestone classifications, drillstem test symbols, drilling and completion records, and many more.

Opportunities and Priorities in Arctic Geoscience


Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Arctic Solid-Earth Geosciences
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309044855
Category: Science
Page: 90
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There is broad agreement in the scientific community that the solid earth beneath the Arctic Ocean basin contains answers to major unsolved problems in the earth sciences and that many of these pertain to questions that are of global scientific significance or pressing societal concern. Recent political and technological developments, including the end of the Cold War and the prospective availability of nuclear submarines and powerful icebreakers for use as research platforms, appear to provide remedies for formidable obstacles of communication and access in harsh environmental conditions. This book recommends that the Arctic Ocean basin and its margins be the focus of a research program in three stages of study based on selected criteria: geologic framework and tectonic evolution, the sedimentary record and environmental history, and arctic geologic processes and environmental indicators.

Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 78-20


Author: N.A
Publisher: Natural Resources Canada
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Effects of Great Lakes Contaminants on Human Health

Report to Congress
Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788187228
Category:
Page: 95
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Chapters: historical overview; persistent toxic substances; pathways of exposure; a review of the Great Lakes (GL) human health literature; human health studies outside of the Great Lakes -- exposure to similar persistent toxic substances; limitations of human health studies; characterization of exposure and determination of the profiles and levels in human biologic tissues and fluids; identification of sensitive and specific human reproductive end points; determination of the short- and long-term risk(s) of adverse health effects in the children of exposed parents; and establishment of registries &/or surveillance cohorts in the GL. Illustrated.

Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins

From Fold Kinematics to Hydrocarbon Systems
Author: Olivier Lacombe,Jérôme Lavé,Francois M. Roure,Jaume Verges
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540694269
Category: Science
Page: 492
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What is the important geologic information recorded in Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins (TBFB) on the evolution of orogens? How do they transcript the coupled influence of deep and surficial geological processes? Is it still worth looking for hydrocarbons in foothills areas? These and other questions are addressed in the volume edited by Lacombe, Lavé, Roure and Vergés, which constitutes the Proceedings of the first meeting of the new ILP task force on "Sedimentary Basins", held in December 2005 at the Institut Français du Pétrole, on behalf of the Société Géologique de France and the Sociedad Geologica de España. This volumes spans a timely bridge between recent advances in the understanding of surface processes, field investigations, high resolution imagery, analogue-numerical modelling, and hydrocarbon exploration in TBFB. With 25 thematic papers including well-documented regional case studies, it provides a milestone publication as a new in-depth examination of TBFB.

Water quality in the Cook Inlet basin, Alaska, 1998-2001


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428984909
Category:
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