Weathering: An Introduction to the Scientific Principles

Author: Will J Bland,David Rolls

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317836308

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 993

Our landscape is constantly changing, but before the dramatic effects of erosion and mass movement take place, more subtle forces work on the rocks, minerals and soils around us. Weathering is the initial process which exposes the top few layers of the Earth to the potential for change. This book provides an introduction to the scientific principles behind mechanical, chemical and biological weathering. Starting with a consideration of the chemical and physical properties of rocks and water, the authors proceed to an accessible explanation of the weathering processes themselves, concluding with a review of weathering rates and intensities, and a survey of the effects of weathering on the landscape. Assuming little background knowledge, the authors develop ideas from first principles to provide a straightforward introduction to weathering for students of geography, geology and earth and environmental science.

Landforms of the World with Google Earth

Understanding our Environment

Author: Anja M. Scheffers,Simon M. May,Dieter H. Kelletat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401797137

Category: Science

Page: 391

View: 5643

This book of phenomenal illustrations provides a wealth of visual information on the wide variety of landform processes over all latitudes, climates and geological time-scales. It invites you to observe the surface of planet Earth, to appreciate its astonishing beauty and to explore scientific explanations for the form of our landscapes. 250 full-colour images from Google Earth enable all types of terrestrial environments and landforms to be appreciated at a glance. Images are explained with scales, coordinates, explanatory text and references, making the landform processes active on our globe easy for the reader to comprehend. See the effects of both sudden and slow forming agents such as the impact of a comet or meteorite, and erosion and deposition processes through wind, flowing water, creeping glacier ice, or frost in the ground. Appreciate how landscapes are shaped by processes such as weathering, transport and erosion and how that erosion enables us to look into endogenic processes (those within the Earth ́s crust), called tectonics. These images and the processes that they document show that continents are shifting, mountains are uplifting, and ocean bottoms may sink deeper. This collection will appeal to everyone: researchers, students and non-experts alike can take inspiration from these images, which bring the landforms of the world to life. The scientific discipline of geomorphology becomes accessible through the fascinating insights that these clear, well explained images allow.

Civil Engineer's Reference Book

Author: L S Blake

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102335

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 2507

Civil Engineer's Reference Book, Fourth Edition provides civil engineers with reports on design and construction practices in the UK and overseas. It gives a concise presentation of theory and practice in the many branches of a civil engineer's profession and it enables them to study a subject in greater depth. The book discusses some improvements in earlier practices, for example in surveying, geotechnics, water management, project management, underwater working, and the control and use of materials. Other changes covered are from the evolving needs of clients for almost all forms of construction, maintenance and repair. Another major change is the introduction of new national and Euro-codes based on limit state design, covering most aspects of structural engineering. The fourth edition incorporates these advances and, at the same time, gives greater prominence to the special problems relating to work overseas, with differing client requirements and climatic conditions. Chapters 1 to 10 provide engineers, at all levels of development, with 'lecture notes' on the basic theories of civil engineering. Chapters 11 to 44 cover the practice of design and construction in many of the fields of civil engineering. Civil engineers, architects, lawyers, mechanical engineers, insurers, clients, and students of civil engineering will find benefit in the use of this text.

Nature

Author: Sir James Hopwood Jeans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 700

View: 9045


The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 1191


Physische Geographie

Author: Alan H. Strahler,Arthur N. Strahler

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825281590

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 4369

Jetzt durchgehend farbig gestaltet! Dieses Lehrbuch zur Physical Geography erschien erstmals vor vier Jahrzehnten und gilt seither, auch außerhalb des englischen Sprachraums, als eines der führenden Studienbücher der Physischen Geographie. Nun wurde das bewährte Lehrbuch komplett neu bearbeitet. Diese 4. Auflage der Physischen Geographie führt die Stärken der vorhergehenden Auflagen fort und enthält zahlreiche Neuerungen: Text und Abbildungen sind aktualisiert und viele neue Inhalte sind hinzugekommen. Erweitert sind auch die Abschnitte über Umwelt und Naturschätze mit Themen wie geothermale Energiequellen, Erdbeben als Umweltrisiken oder die grüne Revolution. Aus dem Inhalt: - Die Erde als rotierender Planet - Die globale Energiebilanz - Lufttemperatur - Luftfeuchtigkeit und Niederschlag - Winde und globale Zirkulation - Globale Klimasysteme - Biogeographische Prozesse - Die Vegetationszonen der Erde - Böden der Welt - Gesteine und Minerale - Lithosphäre und Plattentektonik - Vulkanisch und tektonisch bedingte Oberflächenformen - Verwitterung, Massenbewegungen und periglaziale Prozesse - Das Süßwasser der Kontinente - Fluviale Geomorphodynamik - Oberflächenformen und Gesteinsstruktur - Küsten - Eiszeiten und glaziale Landschaften

Knowledge...

A Monthly Record of Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1652


Einführung in die Geomorphologie

Author: Frank Ahnert

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825286274

Category: Science

Page: 458

View: 6189

Das Buch beschreibt und erklärt die Entstehung und Veränderung der Oberflächenformen der Erde in allen zeitlichen und räumlichen Größenordnungen, vom ephemeren, nur wenige Millimeter großen Einschlagskrater eines Regentropfens im Sandboden bis zum Milliarden Jahre alten Kontinentalschild als Resultate der Wirkung endogener und exogener Prozesse, die im geomorphodynamischen System in vielfältiger Weise miteinander verbunden und rückgekoppelt sind. Ergebnisse der empirischen Forschung im Gelände werden mit theoretischen Modellen der Formenentwicklung verknüpft. Die 5. Auflage wurde vollständig überarbeitet, erweitert und aktualisiert, Qualität und Umfang der Abbildungen wurden erhöht.

Ökologie

Author: Thomas M. Smith,Robert Leo Smith

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373137

Category: Ecology

Page: 982

View: 5267

Populations, ecosystems, species interactions, community.