Roaming the Rocky Mountains and Environs Book
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Roaming the Rocky Mountains and Environs


  • Author : Robert G. H. Raynolds
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813700106

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Roaming the Rocky Mountains and Environs Excerpt :

Prepared following the 2007 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, these 15 guides illustrate the latest geological and archeological thinking on a variety of current research themes.

Classic Concepts and New  Directions Book

Classic Concepts and New Directions


  • Author : Lon D. Abbott
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2013-10-16
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813700335

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Classic Concepts and New Directions Excerpt :

"This guide's 14 chapters, which span the Rocky Mountain region's 1.7-billion-year history, give a retrospective glimpse of early geologic ideas being forged, bring the latest mapping and analytical results from classic locations, and introduce techniques that will form the bedrock of our geologic understanding in the years to come"--

North America s Natural Wonders Book

North America s Natural Wonders


  • Author : Gary Prost
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000025415

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North America s Natural Wonders Excerpt :

Written by a career geologist with decades of experience in the field, North America’s Natural Wonders guides readers through the most iconic, geologically significant scenery in North America, points out features of interest, explains what they are seeing, and describes how these features came to be. Presented as classic excursions to some of the best-known natural wonders on the continent, Volume II focuses primarily on Central and Eastern North America, including the Appalachians, the Colorado Rockies, Austin-Big Bend Country, and the Sierra Madre. The trips detailed in this volume include stops at quintessential features, such as the Shenandoah Valley, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend National Park, and La Popa Basin of Nuevo León and Coahuila, Mexico, as well as many others. It also features discussions of lesser-known but equally interesting geologic formations and important information on accessing these sites. Features Clearly explains the geology of these regions with an emphasis on landscape formation Addresses issues of interest, such as fossils, earthquakes, mineral sites, mining, and oil fields Lavishly illustrated with numerous colorful maps and breathtaking geological landscapes and their various features These six self-guided tours explain to the curious layman, student, and geologist what they are seeing when they look at a roadcut or a quarry and enhances the experience far beyond simple sightseeing.

Atlas of Yellowstone Book

Atlas of Yellowstone


  • Author : W. Andrew Marcus
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520976924

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Atlas of Yellowstone Excerpt :

The second edition of the award-winning Atlas of Yellowstone contains 50% new material, making it the authoritative reference for the world’s first national park on its 150th anniversary. The publication of the Atlas of Yellowstone, Second Edition coincides with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Yellowstone National Park—a major international event. The atlas is an accessible, comprehensive guide that presents Yellowstone’s story through compelling visualizations rendered by award-winning cartographers at the University of Oregon. Readers of this new edition of the Atlas of Yellowstone will explore the contributions of Yellowstone to preserving and understanding natural and cultural landscapes, to informing worldwide conservation practices, and to inspiring national parks around the world, while also learning about the many struggles the park faces in carrying out its mission. Ranging from Indigenous Americans and local economies to geysers and wildlife migrations, from the life of one wolf to the threat of wildfires, each page provides leading experts’ insights into the complexity and significance of Yellowstone. Key elements of the atlas include: More than 1,000 maps, graphics, and photographs Contributions from more than 130 experts Detailed topographic maps of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Exploration of Yellowstone National Park’s influence over 150 years on conservation practice, park management, and American culture New, detailed visualizations of wildlife that take advantage of modern GPS technology to track individual animals and entire herds Place-name origins for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the surrounding region

Jurassic West  Second Edition Book

Jurassic West Second Edition


  • Author : John Foster
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253051585

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Jurassic West Second Edition Excerpt :

-Best popular overview of the dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era discovered in the American West. -First Edition was award-winning, critically acclaimed, and sold over 3,000 copies. -2nd Edition is thoroughly revised and contains over 100 new illustrations.

Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing Book

Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing


  • Author : Claudia Kuenzer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400766396

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Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of thermal infrared remote sensing. Temperature is one of the most important physical environmental variables monitored by earth observing remote sensing systems. Temperature ranges define the boundaries of habitats on our planet. Thermal hazards endanger our resources and well-being. In this book renowned international experts have contributed chapters on currently available thermal sensors as well as innovative plans for future missions. Further chapters discuss the underlying physics and image processing techniques for analyzing thermal data. Ground-breaking chapters on applications present a wide variety of case studies leading to a deepened understanding of land and sea surface temperature dynamics, urban heat island effects, forest fires, volcanic eruption precursors, underground coal fires, geothermal systems, soil moisture variability, and temperature-based mineral discrimination. ‘Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing: Sensors, Methods, Applications’ is unique because of the large field it spans, the potentials it reveals, and the detail it provides. This book is an indispensable volume for scientists, lecturers, and decision makers interested in thermal infrared technology, methods, and applications.

Sourdough Culture Book

Sourdough Culture


  • Author : Eric Pallant
  • Publisher : Agate Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781572848535

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Sourdough Culture Excerpt :

Sourdough bread fueled the labor that built the Egyptian pyramids. The Roman Empire distributed free sourdough loaves to its citizens to maintain political stability. More recently, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, sourdough bread baking became a global phenomenon as people contended with being confined to their homes and sought distractions from their fear, uncertainty, and grief. In Sourdough Culture, environmental science professor Eric Pallant shows how throughout history, sourdough bread baking has always been about survival. Sourdough Culture presents the history and rudimentary science of sourdough bread baking from its discovery more than six thousand years ago to its still-recent displacement by the innovation of dough-mixing machines and fast-acting yeast. Pallant traces the tradition of sourdough across continents, from its origins in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent to Europe and then around the world. Pallant also explains how sourdough fed some of history’s most significant figures, such as Plato, Pliny the Elder, Louis Pasteur, Marie Antoinette, Martin Luther, and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and introduces the lesser-known—but equally important—individuals who relied on sourdough bread for sustenance: ancient Roman bakers, medieval housewives, Gold Rush miners, and the many, many others who have produced daily sourdough bread in anonymity. Each chapter of Sourdough Culture is accompanied by a selection from Pallant’s own favorite recipes, which span millennia and traverse continents, and highlight an array of approaches, traditions, and methods to sourdough bread baking. Sourdough Culture is a rich, informative, engaging read, especially for bakers—whether skilled or just beginners. More importantly, it tells the important and dynamic story of the bread that has fed the world.

Coal and Peat Fires  A Global Perspective Book

Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective


  • Author : Glenn B. Stracher
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 0080931634

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Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective Excerpt :

Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective is a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. The first of four volumes in the collection, Coal – Geology and Combustion, features chapters that discuss the origin of coal and coal fires; mining and use of coal; combustion and coal petrology; environmental and health impacts of coal fires; combustion by-products; geochemical, geophysical, and engineering methodologies for studying coal fires; the control, extinguishment, and political implications of coal fires; and much more. Integrates pioneering coal-fires research, with topical coverage of remote sensing, policymaking, and more Serves as an essential guide to the socio-economic and geo-environmental impacts of coal fires

Exploring Natural Hazards Book

Exploring Natural Hazards


  • Author : Darius Bartlett
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351681223

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Exploring Natural Hazards Excerpt :

This book addresses natural hazards from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It provides information on the physics and physical processes of a range of natural phenomena that pose hazards to human society, including tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and lightning. It highlights the current state of research on hazards discussed and deals primarily with their understanding, monitoring, and risk mitigation. Emphasis is on prediction techniques and accuracy, assessments and recent improvements in early warning systems. Using examples and case studies from around the world, the authors present environmental issues in a way that is accessible to readers working in the field.

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties Book

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444638687

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Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties Excerpt :

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties, Volume 35 presents current and emerging soil science research around the areas of soil processes and climate change, also evaluating future research needs. The book combines the five areas of soil science (microbiology, physics, fertility, pedology, and chemistry) to give a comprehensive assessment. This integration of topics is rarely done in a single publication due to the disciplinary nature of the soil science areas, so users will find it to be a comprehensive resource on the topic. Provides an analysis of all areas of soil science in the context of climate change impact on soil processes and ecosystem properties Presents information that is displayed in an accessible form for practitioners and disciplines outside of soil science Contains a concluding section in each chapter which assesses key areas Includes a discussion on future research and direction

Risk Assessment Book

Risk Assessment


  • Author : Lee T. Ostrom
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119483465

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Risk Assessment Excerpt :

Since the first edition of the book was published there have been several changes in the types of risk individuals, businesses, and governments are being exposed to. Cyber-attacks are more frequent and costly and lone-wolf style terrorist attacks are more common; events not addressed in the first edition. The book continues to provide a resource that leads the reader through a risk assessment and shows them the proper tools to be used at the various steps in the process. This book also provides students studying safety and risk assessment a resource that assists them in understanding the various risk assessment tools and presents readers with a toolbox of techniques that can be used to aid them in analyzing conceptual designs, completed designs, procedures and operational risk. On top of the ten new chapters the new edition also includes expanded case studies and real-life examples; coverage on risk assessment software like SAPPHIRE and RAVEN; and end-of-chapter questions for students with a solutions manual for academic adopters. The approach to the book remains the same and is analogous to a toolkit. The user locates the tool that best fits the risk assessment task they are performing. The chapters of the book progress from the concept of risk, through the simple risk assessment techniques, and into the more complex techniques. In addition to discussing the techniques, this book presents them in a form that the readers can readily adapt to their particular situation. Each chapter, where applicable, presents the technique discussed in that chapter and demonstrates how it is used.

Rocky Mountain Geology Book

Rocky Mountain Geology


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UCBK:C089218128

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Through the Generations Book

Through the Generations


  • Author : Lisa A. Morgan
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813700182

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Through the Generations Excerpt :

The tradition of Rocky Mountain geology remains strong at all scales, spatially and temporally. Spatially, this volume discusses theories of continental mountain building events in tandem with microscopic observations and parts per billion trace element concentrations. Temporally, the volume covers geologic history from the Precambrian to modern issues of climate change and energy, groundwater contamination, geologic hazards, and landscape evolution.

Tectonosedimentary Relations of Pennsylvanian to Jurassic Strata on the Colorado Plateau Book

Tectonosedimentary Relations of Pennsylvanian to Jurassic Strata on the Colorado Plateau


  • Author : William R. Dickinson
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2018-01-19
  • Genre: Colorado Plateau
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813725338

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Tectonosedimentary Relations of Pennsylvanian to Jurassic Strata on the Colorado Plateau Excerpt :

"Following this discovery and further detrital-zircon studies of Mesozoic strata on the Colorado Plateau, Dr. Dickinson began preparing this volume in order to identify key aspects of the sedimentary and tectonic history of Mesozoic strata of the Colorado Plateau and directly adjacent areas. He divided the strata into seven depositional systems"--