The Practical Geologist

The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks

Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671746979

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2639

Discusses the history of the earth's formation and development, and tells how to search for, identify, and extract rock and mineral samples

The Field Guide to Geology

Author: David Lambert

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438130058

Category: Geology

Page: 298

View: 6712

Presents an illustrated field guide to geology that explains the evolution of the Earth.

A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist

Tools and Activities for Exploring Our Planet

Author: Alan M. Cvancara

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 335

View: 4106

Praise for the first edition . . . "A must-have volume for rock and fossil collectors, naturalists, and travelers . . . ideal for the nature enthusiast with little or no background in geology." -Earth "Cvancara's Field Manual is the book for which I have been waiting for many years!" This fascinating guide is an important resource you'll want to have with you on any outdoor vacation, nature walk, or rock hunting expedition. A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist not only describes the science of geology, but also shows you how to do geology in the field. This book introduces the geologist's core concepts, tools, and techniques and requires no prior training in geology. Beginners will learn to identify landforms, minerals, rocks, and fossils and experience, firsthand, all the excitement of geological discovery. More experienced "rockhounds" will find a wealth of useful information as well, including: Easy-to-use mineral keys and landform keys Unique chapters on the geologist's approach, exploring the geology of North American national parks, sleuthing stones, and prospecting for gold Over 200 photographs and drawings Lists of geological museums, geological surveys, and other resources Whether you are an amateur geologist, fossil hunter, naturalist, or simply a traveler with an inquiring mind, this handy field manual is sure to become a constant companion on your explorations of our planet.

Geology For Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118021525

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 5357

Presents an introduction to geology of the Earth, discussing such topics as plate tectonics, surface processes, the rock cycle, and the geological timeline.

Earth Sciences

Notable Research and Discoveries

Author: Kyle Kirkland

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074429

Category: Reference

Page: 212

View: 2929

Presents recent research and discoveries in Earth science in six fields, including geothermal energy, Earth's magnetic field, and earthquake forecasting.

State Geosymbols

Geological Symbols of the 50 United States

Author: Alan McPherson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463442645

Category: Geology

Page: 196

View: 958

From the tourmaline of Maine to the black coral of Hawaii, our state's official geological symbols or geosymbols are as uniquely diverse as the terrain and character of the 50 states themselves. In this reference book over 150 state geosymbols are presented with informative text that highlights their adoptive legislation, geologic and social history. Color photo montages add visual interest to the pages.

Paleontology

A Brief History of Life

Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 1599473682

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 794

"Endlessly absorbing and informative. It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to this most important and fascinating field.”—Bill Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything Paleontology: A Brief History of Life is the fifth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, Ian Tattersall, a highly esteemed figure in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology, leads a fascinating tour of the history of life and the evolution of human beings. Starting at the very beginning, Tattersall examines patterns of change in the biosphere over time, and the correlations of biological events with physical changes in the Earth’s environment. He introduces the complex of evolutionary processes, situates human beings in the luxuriant diversity of Life (demonstrating that however remarkable we may legitimately find ourselves to be, we are the product of the same basic forces and processes that have driven the evolutionary histories of all other creatures), and he places the origin of our extraordinary spiritual sensibilities in the context of the exaptational and emergent acquisition of symbolic cognition and thought. Concise and yet comprehensive, historically penetrating and yet up-to-date, responsibly factual and yet engaging, Paleontology serves as the perfect entrée to science's greatest story.

Minerals

Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615304894

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

View: 7131

Discusses minerals and the study of mineral structure, and includes information on the different mineral classifications, their native elements, their physical and chemical characteristics, and where they are located on Earth.

Practical Entomologist

Author: Rick Imes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671746952

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3662

Discusses the anatomy, life cycle, and behavior of different insects, and explains how each group of insects differs from another

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

Author: S. K. Haldar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124167101

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 798

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students. Mineralogy and petrology stand as the backbone of the geosciences. Detailed knowledge of minerals and rocks and the process of formation and association are essential for practicing professionals and advanced students. This book is designed as an accessible, step-by-step guide to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction. Each topic is fully supported by working examples, diagrams and full-color images. The inclusion of petroleum, gas, metallic deposits and economic aspects enhance the book’s value as a practical reference for mineralogy and petrology. Authored by two of the world’s premier experts, this book is a must for any young professional, researcher, or student looking for a thorough and inclusive guide to mineralogy and petrology in a single source. Authored by two of the world’s experts in mineralogy and petrology, who have more than 70 years of experience in research and instruction combined Addresses the full scope of the core concepts of mineralogy and petrology, including crystal structure, formation and grouping of minerals and soils, definition, origin, structure and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks Features more than 150 figures, illustrations, and color photographs to vividly explore the fundamental principles of mineralogy and petrology Offers a holistic approach to both subjects, beginning with the formation of geologic structures followed by the hosting of mineral deposits and concluding with the exploration and extraction of lucrative, usable products to improve the health of global economies

101 American Geo-sites You've Gotta See

Author: Albert B. Dickas

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425877

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 9636

Rocks racing across a lakebed in Death Valley. Perfectly preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into ancient floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift in the Idaho desert. What do these enigmatic geologic phenomena have in common? Besides initiating a profusion of head-scratching over the years, these sites of geologic wonder appear side by side, for the first time, in a single publication. Examining in detail at least one amazing site for all fifty states, Albert Dickas clearly explains the geologic forces behind each one's origin in 101 Geologic Sites You've Gotta See. Dickas discusses not only iconic landforms such as Devil's Tower in Wyoming but also locales that are often overlooked yet have fascinating stories. Consider the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the casual observer it is nothing more than a slight rise in a farm field. Yet this subtle slope represents a rift formed during an 1812 earthquake that forced the mighty Mississippi to flow upstream. Or Lousiana's unassuming, low-lying Avery Island, which actually caps an 8.5-mile-high column of salt. Amply illustrated with full-color photographs and illustrations and written in clear yet playful prose, 101 Geologic Sites You've Gotta See will entertain and inform amateur and seasoned geology buffs whether from an armchair or in the field.

Geology: A Complete Introduction

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473601550

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 498

Geology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English, and then providing added-value features like a glossary of the essential jargon terms, links to useful websites, and even examples of questions you might be asked in a seminar or exam. The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most school and university courses on Geology. Topics covered include the Earth's structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, igneous intrusions, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, deformation, physical resources, past life and fossils, the history of the Earth, Solar System geology, and geological fieldwork. There are useful appendices of minerals, rock names and geological time.

Geology

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

Author: Frank H. T. Rhodes

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864737

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 9663

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Geology by Frank H. T. Rhodes, an informative Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press, covers the five billion years of history that have given the earth its present form, including: The earth's relation to the rest of the universe The rocks and minerals of which it is made The effects of glaciers, gravity, volcanoes, and other forces Illustrated in full color, this guide is valuable for everyone interested in our planet, the ultimate basis of our present society.

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field

A Practical Guide

Author: Maurice E. Tucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119957516

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 5044

This fourth edition builds on the success of previous editions and for the first time is produced in full colour throughout with improved photos and diagrams. It retains its popular pocket size and is an essential buy for all students working in the field. The text shows how sedimentary rocks are tackled in the field and has been written for all those with a geological background. It describes how the features of sedimentary rocks can be recorded in the field particularly through the construction of graphic logs. In succeeding chapters the various sedimentary rock types, textures and structures are discussed and shown how they can be described and measured in the field. There are expanded sections on trace fossils and volcaniclastics along with updated reference list. Finally a concluding section deals briefly with facies identification and points the ways towards facies interpretations, and the identification of sequences and cycles. Key Features: Full colour throughout with improved photos, figures and diagrams in a modern layout. Complete revision and update of best selling textbook which is part of the highly successful Field Guide series. Expanded sections on trace fossils and volcaniclastics along with updated reference list. Handy pocket size with laminated cover. Includes supplementary website with downloadable logging sheets for fieldwork activities.

The Story of Earth

The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet

Author: Robert M. Hazen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143123645

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1776

The author of the best-selling Science Matters outlines a radical new approach to geologic history that advances controversial theories that the Earth evolved and that life evolved from minerals, assessing supportive findings while explaining the impact of human actions.

Rocks and Fossils

Author: Margaret Hynes,Jack Horner

Publisher: Kingfisher Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8428

Discusses the composition of rocks, and how they are used to provide vital resources, and then turns to the study of fossils and what they tell us about the mysteries of prehistoric life.

Last of the Sandwalkers

Author: Jay Hosler

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 162672024X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5945

A group of beetles discover that a whole world lies outside of their own small civilization.

Geological Field Techniques

Author: Angela L. Coe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144434823X

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 3509

The understanding of Earth processes and environments over geological time is highly dependent upon both the experience that can only be gained through doing fieldwork, and the collection of reliable data and appropriate samples in the field. This textbook explains the main data gathering techniques used by geologists in the field and the reasons for these, with emphasis throughout on how to make effective field observations and record these in suitable formats. Equal weight is given to assembling field observations from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types. There are also substantial chapters on producing a field notebook, collecting structural information, recording fossil data and constructing geological maps. The volume is in a robust and handy size, with colour coded chapters for ease of use and quick reference in the field. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: step-by-step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass-clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch; tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples; over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features; appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams; a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.