The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory free ebook

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The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory

Covering a large swath of the American West, the Great Basin, centered in Nevada and including parts of California, Utah, and Oregon, is named for the unusual fact that none of its rivers or streams flow into the sea. This fascinating illustrated journey through deep time is the definitive environmental and human history of this beautiful and little traveled region, home to Death Valley, the Gr

Guide to Geology of the Cascade Range: Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington (Field Trip Guidebooks)

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 306.

The meeting of the Twenty-eighth International Geological Congress, during July 1989 in Washington, D.C. with field trips throughout the United States, provides an opportunity to prepare a general guide to the geology of the Cascade Range.

The Terrane Puzzle: New Perspectives on Paleontology and Stratigraphy from the North American Cordillera (Special Paper (Geological Society of America))

Displaced or tectonostratigraphic terranes have been on the horizon of geology from popular books to technical papers. Terranes are now well recognized and compose a large portion of estate in the North American Cordillera. They are discrete, fault-bounded blocks of regional mappable extent whose rocks and fossils differ to a great degree from those of adjacent blocks. When mapped in detail, the t

Modern American Coal Mining: Methods and Applications

Modern American Coal Mining: Methods and Applications covers a full range of coal mining and coal industry topics, with chapters written by leading coal mining industry professionals and academicians. Highlights from the book include coal resources and distribution, mine design, advances in strata control and power systems, improvements in surface mining, ventil

Exploring Physical Geography free ebook

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Exploring Physical Geography

Stephen Reynolds, author of the highly successful Exploring Geology, brings his ground-breaking, visually spectacular approach to Exploring Physical Geography. Intended for an introductory geography course, such as Physical Geography, Reynolds Exploring Physical Geography promotes inquiry and science as an active process. It encourages student curiosity and aims to activate existing student knowle

Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth's Mineral Resources : A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-Cradle Assessment

Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion? These are all root causes of future disruptions that need to be addressed today. This book presents a cradle-to-cradle view of the Earth's abiotic resources thr

The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution ,Fourth Edition

THE CHANGING EARTH, a leader in the Introductory Geology course, is the only text specifically written for the combined physical and historical geology course. The Fourth Edition's content is based on the best-selling texts PHYSICAL GEOLOGY: EXPLORING THE EARTH and HISTORICAL GEOLOGY: EVOLUTION OF EARTH AND LIFE THROUGH TIME, both written by James Monroe and Reed Wicander. Briefer than the previou