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Geophysics, Vol. 20
Liu Guangding (Editor)
906764241X
October 1997
Hardcover
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Encyclopedia of Geology, Five Volume Set, First Edition (Encyclopedia of Geology Series)
Richard C. Selley, et al
0126363803
December 16, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"Stuff to become addicted to."
A.J. van Loon, JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, 2005

"an achievement that should be acclaimed, and an enterprise that should be supported."
B. Windley, PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, 2005

"Recommended. All levels".
C. Hebblethwaite, CHOICE, 2005

"The aim of this work is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of geology, an objective that is most certainly achieved".
H. Ashton, Reference Reviews, 2005

Book Description
This unrivalled, five-volume reference work covers all aspects of geology including earth history, earth materials, surface processes, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, and the history of geology. The...


Grand Canyon
James Lawrence Powell
013147989X
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover

The centerpiece of scenic grandeur in the American West is the Grand Canyon, one of the great natural wonders of the world. How it came to be has captured the imagination not only of millions of visitors to the canyon, but for over 135 years, the best American geologists as well. They recognized that the Colorado River carved this scenic masterpiece, but exactly when and how it did so eluded them. Only in the last few years has a consensus begun to emerge and now, for the first time, author James Lawrence Powell tells the fascinating story of how the mystery came to be solved.

Not only have geologists discovered the reasons for the majestic width and depth of the Canyon, they have found that at one time the Colorado River ran through it in the opposite direction. At another time, hundreds of feet of gravel...



Ground-Penetrating Radar for Archaeology
Lawrence B. Conyers
0759107734
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Conyers succinctly and clearly lays out for archaeological practitioners the theory behind, and applications of, ground-penetrating radar as a non-invasive method of subsurface prospection. Describing the technology, the equipment, the analysis and interpretation necessary to produce usable results and full of examples from GPR projects throughout the world, this book also details advances in computer simulation, statistical modeling, virtual reality techniques, and data integration in recent years. Visit our website for sample chapters!


Earth Science
Edward J. J. Tarbuck
0131497510
March 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Earth Science offers a reader-friendly overview of our physical environment for the reader with little or no exposure to science. The emphasis is on readability, with clear explanations and examples, superb illustrations by the renowned Dennis Tasa, and an incredible collection of full color photographs and topographical maps. Topics covered in this highly readable and interesting book are geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. For readers needing a basic informational book about Earth Science. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
This text offers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment with balanced, up- to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and...


Earth Science (With CD-ROM)
Edward J. Tarbuck, et al
0130353906
July 23, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Earth Science offers a reader-friendly overview of our physical environment for the reader with little or no exposure to science. The emphasis is on readability, with clear explanations and examples, superb illustrations by the renowned Dennis Tasa, and an incredible collection of full color photographs and topographical maps. Topics covered in this highly readable and interesting book are geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. For readers needing a basic informational book about Earth Science.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
This text offers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment with balanced, up- to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. The emphasis is on readability, with clear,...


Acoustic and Elastic Wave Fields in Geophysics, III
A. A. Kaufman
0444519556
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This monograph is the last volume in the series 'Acoustic and Elastic
Wave Fields in Geophysics'. The previous two volumes published by Elsevier (2000, 2002) dealt mostly with wave propagation in liquid media.

The third volume is dedicated to propagation of plane, spherical and cylindrical elastic waves in different media including isotropic and transversely isotropic solids, liquid-solid models, and media with cylindrical inclusions (boreholes).

* Prevalence of physical reasoning on formal mathematical derivations
* Readers do not need to have a strong background in mathematics and mathematical physics
* Detailed analysis of wave phenomena in various types of elastic and liquid-elastic media


Teach Yourself Volcanoes
David A. Rothery
0071384464
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
One of nature's most awesome phenomena, volcanoes are endlessly fascinating. Now you don't have to be a scientist to understand the different types of volcanoes. Teach Yourself Volcanoes explains why eruptions occur, how volcanoes are monitored, how eruptions are predicted, and more. Includes suggested destinations for viewing real-life volcanic activity.


Applied Geophysics
W. M. Telford, et al
0521339383
October 26, 1990
Paperback
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Review
'It is an excellent text book ... it will serve well as a reference for practising geophysicists and for other earth scientists who become closely involved with geophysical prospecting. I believe that it will be necessary for almost every practising exploration geophysicist to have a copy available to him. The book is well produced.' G. V. Keller, EOS: Transactions, American Geophysical Union
'This book provides a thorough and comprehensive treatment of the various geophysical measurements used in the search for hydrocarbons and other materials. An obvious effort has been made to describe pertinent geologic concepts in ways that make understanding easier for physicists, mathematicians, and electrical engineers.' Mahlon M. Ball, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
'This particular volume is an excellent...


Advances in Geophysics, Vol. 47
Renta Dmowska
0120188473
January 2005
Hardcover
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Science Progress
"This series has provided workers in many fields with invaluable reference material and criticism." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
Praise for the Series
"This series has provided workers in many fields with invaluable reference material and criticism."
--SCIENCE PROGRESS
"Should be on the bookshelf of every geophysicist."
--PHYSICS TODAY
"The entire series should be in the library of every group working in geophysics." --AMERICAN SCIENTIST --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Essentials of Geology (8th Edition)
Frederick K. Lutgens, et al
0130081574
April 8, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Building on the tremendous reception to its parent volume, Earth 8th edition, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into the brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology volume. This eighth edition of Essentials of Geology represents a thorough revision, yet retains the hallmarks readers have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgen. Reader friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events. The volume provides an introduction to geology covering minerals, igneous rocks, volcanoes and other igneous activity, weathering and soil, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, mass wasting, running water, groundwater, glaciers and glaciation, deserts and wind,...


Basic Theory in Reflection Seismology
J. K. Costain
0080370195
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The material in this volume provides the basic theory necessary to understand the principles behind imaging the subsurface of the Earth using reflection and refraction seismology. For reflection seismology, the end product is a "record section" from a collection of "wiggly traces" that are recorded in the field from which information about the properties of subsurface structure and rock can be derived. For the most part, the principles of imaging are the same regardless of the depth to the target; the same mathematical background is necessary for targeting a shallow water table as for investigating the base of the earth's continental "crust" at a depth of 30-50 km.


Atmospheric Science, Second Edition : An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics)
John M. Wallace, Peter V. Hobbs
012732951X
February 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Wallace and Hobbs original edition of Atmospheric Science helped define the field nearly 30 years ago, and has served as the cornerstone for most university curriculums. Now students and professionals alike can use this updated classic to understand atmospheric phenomena in the context of the latest discoveries and technologies, and prepare themselves for more advanced study and real-life problem solving.

Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, has been completely revamped in terms of content and appearance. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system,climate, and the atmospheric boundary layer, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasting, radiative transfer, severe storms, and human impacts, such as global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with...


Equations of State for Solids in Geophysics and Ceramic Science
Orson L. Anderson
019505606X
January 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Written by a renowned expert in the field, this book is the most comprehensive treatment available on the applications of equations of state (EoS) in geophysics and materials science, a topic of fundamental importance to those studying the physics and chemistry of the Earth. Part one offers
comprehensive treatments of thermal properties associated with EoS, thermodynamic and statistical mechanical backgrounds, and thermoelastic properties. Definitions of the physical properties needed for the EoS are provided as well. Part two discusses the isothermal pressure-volume relationship.
The ab initio approach--EoS based upon quantum mechanics fundamentals using numerical methods--is utilized to clearly represent and analyze the measured data. Part three offers an advanced treatment of thermal properties at high...


Geographic Information Systems for Geoscientists
Graeme F. Bonham-Carter
0080424201
Nov 1994
Paperback
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W.C. Peters, University of Arizona, Choice
July/August 1995 Highly recommended for college libraries serving students in earth science, civil engineering, and geography. Upper-division undergraduate through professional.

Review
W.C. Peters, University of Arizona
Highly recommended for college libraries serving students in earth science, civil engineering, and geography. Upper-division undergraduate through professional.
Choice
S.J.D. Cox
...first text book on GIS directed specifically at geoscientists...an effective...introduction to GIS...will...bring explorationists up to speed on quantitative methods for mineral potential evaluation and the assistance they might get from the powerful new technology of GIS.
Economic Geology
...should serve well as a textbook for GIS...


Applied Hydrogeology
Jr. Fetter
0130882399
November 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This best selling book, Applied Hydrogeology gives readers a balanced examination of all facets of hydrogeology. It text stresses the application of mathematics to problem solving rather than derivation of theory. It provides a balance between physical and chemical hydrogeology. Numerous case studies cultivate reader understanding of the occurrence and movement of ground water in a variety of geologic settings. This valuable reference includes five new case histories: The Dakota Aquifer, Fractures Sedimentary Rocks—Newark basin, Faults as Aquifer Boundaries, Desert Hydrology—Azraq basin, Jordan. Uses the Internet to obtain hydrogeologic data and information. Includes well-developed case studies in most of the chapters. Contains tables covering various functions, unit conversions, and additional data for...


Vertical Seismic Profiling
Bob Adrian Hardage
0080435181
Jan 2000
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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A. Leśniak, Journal of Pure and Applied Geophysics
2001 ...The book is excellent and highly recommended for geophysicists, reservoir geologists and petroleum engineers.

Review
...This book provides a practical description of the theory and applications of vertical seismic profiling (VSP). Intended for field geophysicists, this third and revised edition focuses on newer equipment developments, field techniques, data processing and expanded examples of VSP use in exploration and development. Detailed diagrams and an extensive reference list accompany the text.
MCEER INF. SERV. NEWS
A. Leśniak
...The book is excellent and highly recommended for geophysicists, reservoir geologists and petroleum engineers.
Journal of Pure and Applied Geophysics


Exercises in Physical Geology (11th Edition)
W. Kenneth Hamblin, James D. Howard
0130620904


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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
The top-seller for thirty years running with over one million copies sold, this lab manual represents by far the best collection of photos of rocks and minerals, and far and away the most superior compilation of exercises available. With exercises using maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery and other materials, the ninth edition of this classic provides exercises that encompass all the major geologic processes as well as the identification of rocks and minerals. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover
NEW—Photos and Maps from the USGS: EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls-These photos and maps are hand-selected by Ken Hamblin to show the best and most up-to-date evidence of...


Not by Fire but by Ice: Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs... and why It Could Soon Kill Us
Robert W. Felix
0964874687
August 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Forget global warming. The next ice age could begin any day. Beginning with the dinosaur extinction of 65 million years ago, Not by Fire but by Ice explores the relationship between mass extinctions, ice ages, and geomagnetic reversals (times when compasses would have pointed south instead of north). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Publisher Comments
A must-read. You'll shudder every time you see a snowflake. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Seismic While Drilling
F. B. Poletto
0080439284
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Review
The book provides a comprehensive look at SWD using a drill bit source. Its strengths are in the theoretical treatment of the subject readability, and up-to-date references. Geophysicists involved in planning SWD acquisition will find this book useful. With the abundant details on drilling operations, it provides a crossover opportunity for discussion with drilling engineers.
The Leading Edge, 2005

Book Description
The purpose of this book is to give a theoretical and practical introduction to seismic-while-drilling by using the drill-bit noise. This recent technology offers important products for geophysical control of drilling. It involves aspects typical of borehole seismics and of the drilling control surveying, hitherto the sole domain of mudlogging.

For aspects related...


Mass Balance of the Cryosphere : Observations and Modelling of Contemporary and Future Changes
John Houghton (Foreword), et al
0521808952
February 12, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
'... handsomely produced and makes an original contribution. Good books have the potential to change how we think about science and how we conduct it. By this measure, Bamber and Payne's The Mass Balance of the Cryosphere is very good.' Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
'... an excellent compilation.' Royal Meteorological Society
'I don't think it's too much to say this is a beautiful book. Stunningly presented, with a large number of full-colour images and high quality production ... the book provides a vast wealth of information regarding the changing cryosphere ...'. The Holocene

Book Description
Providing a comprehensive overview of the significance of the glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland, this study reviews the theory behind...


Seismic Waves and Rays in Elastic Wave Media
M. a. Slawinski
0080439306
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book seeks to explore seismic phenomena in elastic media and emphasizes the interdependence of mathematical formulation and physical meaning. The purpose of this title - which is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as scientists interested in quantitative seismology - is to use aspects of continuum mechanics, wave theory and ray theory to describe phenomena resulting from the propagation of waves.

The book is divided into three parts: Elastic continua, Waves and rays, and Variational formulation of rays. In Part I, continuum mechanics are used to describe the material through which seismic waves propagate, and to formulate a system of equations to study the behaviour of such material. In Part II, these equations are used to identify the types of body waves propagating in elastic...


Essentials of Geology
Frederick K. Lutgens
0131497499
July 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Building on the tremendous reception to its parent volume, Earth 8th edition, the same groundbreaking media package is now integrated into the brief version of the best-selling introductory physical geology volume. This eighth edition of Essentials of Geology represents a thorough revision, yet retains the hallmarks readers have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgen. Reader friendly writing style, carefully crafted illustrations by Dennis Tasa that are both geologically accurate and visually appealing, and updated coverage of the most recent geologic events. The volume provides an introduction to geology covering minerals, igneous rocks, volcanoes and other igneous activity, weathering and soil, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, mass wasting, running water, groundwater, glaciers and glaciation, deserts and wind,...


Analysis of Geophysical Potential Fields (Advances in Exploration Geophysics)
P.S. Naidu, M.P. Mathew
044482801X
June 1, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
When some useful information is hidden behind a mass of unwanted information we often resort to information processing used in its broad sense or specifically to signal processing when the useful information is a waveform. In geophysical surveys, in particular in aeromagnetic and gravity surveys, from the measured field it is often difficult to say much about any one specific target unless it is close to the surface and well isolated from the rest. The digital signal processing approach would enable us to bring out the underlying model of the source, that is, the geological structure. Some of the tools of dsp such as digital filtering, spectrum estimation, inversion, etc., have found extensive applications in aeromagnetic and gravity map analysis. There are other emerging applications of dsp in the area of inverse...


Earth's Dynamic Systems, 10th Edition
W. Kenneth Hamblin, Eric H. Christiansen
0131420666
July 17, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Planet Earth was first photographed from space more than 30 years ago by the astronauts of the Apollo mission. Since then a variety of satellites have given us supernatural eyes in space. With sophisticated sensors we can "see" through clouds, observe the surface features on the ocean floor, and selectively image temperature, water vapor, ocean currents, and even patterns of ancient river systems now buried beneath the sand of the Sahara Desert. New technology has permitted us to penetrate deep into the interior of our planet and X ray its internal structure. We can now "see" hot material in the interior moving in huge convection cells, creating ocean basins, volcanic islands, and mountain systems. With this era of enlightenment comes an increased awareness of how our planet is continually changing and a...


Quantitative Borehole Acoustic Methods
A. Cheng
0080440517
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Acoustic logging is a multidisciplinary technology involving basic theory, instrumentation, and data processing/interpretation methodologies. The advancement of the technology now allows for a broad range of measurements to obtain formation properties such as elastic wave velocity and attenuation, formation permeability, and seismic anisotropy that are important for petroleum reservoir exploration. With these advances, it is easier to detect and characterize formation fractures, estimate formation stress field, and locate/estimate petroleum reserves. The technology has evolved from the monopole acoustic logging into the multipole, including dipole, cross-dipole, and even quadrupole, acoustic logging measurements. The measurement process has developed from the conventional wireline logging into the...


Applications and Investigations in Earth Science
Edward J. Tarbuck
0131497545
June 2005
Textbook Paperback
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
A comprehensive collection of college-level laboratory exercises that examine the basic principles and concepts of introductory earth science. Class tested exercises develop hypotheses based on observation, and make comparisons with experimental data. An Instructor's Manual is available. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover
Key Benefits: This laboratory manual provides a comprehensive, versatile, and adaptable collection of 22 self-contained laboratory exercises that examine the basic principles and concepts of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. Key Topics: The exercises help the reader achieve scientific literacy while developing observational, critical...


Advances in Geophysics, Vol. 36
Renata Dmowska (Editor)
0120188368
September 1994
Hardcover
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Science Progress
"This series has provided workers in many fields with invaluable reference material and criticism." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
Praise for the Series
"This series has provided workers in many fields with invaluable reference material and criticism."
--SCIENCE PROGRESS
"Should be on the bookshelf of every geophysicist."
--PHYSICS TODAY
"The entire series should be in the library of every group working in geophysics."
--AMERICAN SCIENTIST

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Seismic Amplitude Inversion in Reflection Tomography
Yanghua Wang
0080442439
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Review
A. Vesnaver
...The technical quality of this book is definitely good. I greatly appreciated that the author never oversells his theoretical results or their possible applications, but emphasizes the road ahead in terms of research and development.
The Leading Edge

Book Description
This is the first book of its kind on seismic amplitude inversion in the context of reflection tomography. The aim of the monograph is to advocate the use of ray-amplitude data, separately or jointly with traveltime data, in reflection seismic tomography.

The emphasis of seismic exploration is on imaging techniques, so that seismic section can be interpreted directly as a geological section. In contrast it is perhaps ironic that, in decades of industrial seismology, one major aspect of waveform...


Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, First Edition
Haraldur Sigurdsson, et al
012643140X
October 15, 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This impressive work covers all aspects of volcanism. Written by over 100 international scholars in the field, the articles are arranged in nine thematic sections, beginning in the center of the earth with the origin and transport of magma, moving through the different types of eruptions, and finally investigating volcanic interactions, hazards, and economics. There is even a section on extraterrestrial volcanism. Geared for college students and researchers, the well-written articles include a glossary that defines terms within the context of the article, which is very helpful to readers unfamiliar with the terminology. A list of related articles and a bibliography of further readings provide users with additional sources of information. The encyclopedia also includes a catalog of historically active volcanoes on...

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