Geology of the Nepal Himalaya

Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen

Author: Megh Raj Dhital

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319024965

Category: Science

Page: 498

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This book addresses the geology of the entire Himalayan range in Nepal, i.e., from the Gangetic plain in the south to the Tethyan zone in the north. Without a comprehensive look at the various Himalayan zones, it is practically impossible to fully grasp the processes at work behind the formation and development of the spectacular Himalaya. However, the goal is not merely to document all the scientific ontology but rather to reveal a sound basis for the prevailing concepts. Both the early literature on Himalayan geology and contemporary trends are fully covered. For the first time, the origin, use, and abuse of common Himalayan geological terms such as the Siwaliks, Lesser Himalaya, Main Boundary Thrust, Main Central Thrust, and Tethys are discussed. The book will help readers to progress from a cognitive approach to a constructive one by linking various types of knowledge, such as seeking relations between various geological structures as well as between earlier thoughts or views and contemporary approaches.

50 Classic Hikes in Nevada

From the Ruby Mountains to Red Rock Canyon

Author: Michael C. White

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 213

View: 4874

A guide to fifty of the best Nevada hikes for every taste and level of fitness includes outings suitable for families with small children and full-scale assaults on challenging peaks, from the basin-and-range sagebrush country to the alpine heights of the Ruby Mountains. Original.

Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

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Archaeology of Bandelier National Monument

Village Formation on the Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico

Author: Timothy A. Kohler

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826330826

Category: History

Page: 356

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The pre-Hispanic pueblo settlements of the Pajarito Plateau, whose ruins can be seen today at Bandelier National Monument, date to the late 1100s and were already dying out when the Spanish arrived in the sixteenth century. Until recently, little modern scientific data on these sites was available. The essays in this volume summarize the results of new excavation and survey research in Bandelier, with special attention to determining why larger sites appear when and where they do, and how life in these later villages and towns differed from life in the earlier small hamlets that first dotted the Pajarito in the mid-1100s. Drawing on sources from archaeology, paleoethnobotany, geology, climate history, rock art, and oral history, the authors weave together the history of archaeology on the Plateau and the natural and cultural history of its Puebloan peoples for the four centuries of its pre-Hispanic occupation. Contributors include Craig Allen (U. S. Geological Survey, Los Alamos, New Mexico), Sarah Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc., Tucson, Arizona), F. Joan Mathien (National Park Service), Matthew J. Root (Rain Shadow Research and Department of Anthropology, Washington Sate University), Nancy H. Olsen (Anthropology Department and Intercultural Studies Division, De Anza College, Cupertino, California), Janet D. Orcutt (National Park Service), and Robert P. Powers (National Park Service).

100 Classic Hikes: Arizona, 4th Edition

Grand Canyon/ Colorado Plateau/ San Francisco Peaks/ Mogollon Rim/ Sedona/ Sky Islands/ Sonora Desert

Author: Scott Warren

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594859086

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 8021

•17 all-new hikes •More than half the color photos are new •All hikes completely reviewed and re-checked 100 Classic Hikes: Arizona, 4th Edition, is the newest update in the popular Classic Hikes series of full-color coffee-table-quality hiking guidebooks. This informative and easy-to-use guide is also so beautifully produced, it makes a terrific gift for an outdoor enthusiast, visitor, or new neighbor in Arizona. Previous editions of this guidebook have been very popular, and readers on Goodreads.com give it four stars. All hikes have been vetted by public lands.

Global Land Ice Measurements from Space

Author: Jeffrey S. Kargel,Gregory J. Leonard,Michael P. Bishop,Andreas Kääb,Bruce H. Raup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540798188

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 876

View: 5710

An international team of over 150 experts provide up-to-date satellite imaging and quantitative analysis of the state and dynamics of the glaciers around the world, and they provide an in-depth review of analysis methodologies. Includes an e-published supplement. Global Land Ice Measurements from Space - Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers (GLIMS book for short) is the leading state-of-the-art technical and interpretive presentation of satellite image data and analysis of the changing state of the world's glaciers. The book is the most definitive, comprehensive product of a global glacier remote sensing consortium, Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS, http://www.glims.org). With 33 chapters and a companion e-supplement, the world's foremost experts in satellite image analysis of glaciers analyze the current state and recent and possible future changes of glaciers across the globe and interpret these findings for policy planners. Climate change is with us for some time to come, and its impacts are being felt by the world's population. The GLIMS Book, to be released about the same time as the IPCC's 5th Assessment report on global climate warming, buttresses and adds rich details and authority to the global change community's understanding of climate change impacts on the cryosphere. This will be a definitive and technically complete reference for experts and students examining the responses of glaciers to climate change. World experts demonstrate that glaciers are changing in response to the ongoing climatic upheaval in addition to other factors that pertain to the circumstances of individual glaciers. The global mosaic of glacier changes is documented by quantitative analyses and are placed into a perspective of causative factors. Starting with a Foreword, Preface, and Introduction, the GLIMS book gives the rationale for and history of glacier monitoring and satellite data analysis. It includes a comprehensive set of six "how-to" methodology chapters, twenty-five chapters detailing regional glacier state and dynamical changes, and an in-depth summary and interpretation chapter placing the observed glacier changes into a global context of the coupled atmosphere-land-ocean system. An accompanying e-supplement will include oversize imagery and other other highly visual renderings of scientific data.

Cave Science

Transactions of the British Cave Research Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caves

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Wanderlust

Unterwegs auf legendären Wegen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899559118

Category:

Page: 254

View: 9041