Geology Books

  • Venus and Mercury, and How to Observe Them

    Venus and Mercury have always been regarded as difficult targets for amateurs, but advances in commercially-made instruments have brought them within range of only moderately experienced observers. The concept of this book is to present an up-to-date detailed description of the history and geology of the inferior planets, and also to provide the ...

  • Gravitational Systems of Groundwater Flow: Theory, Evaluation, Utilization

    This book recognises groundwater flow as a fundamental geologic agent, and presents a wide-ranging and illustrated overview of its history, principles, scientific consequences and practical utilization. The author, one of the founding fathers of modern hydrogeology, highlights key interrelationships between seemingly disparate processes and ...

  • Water Circulation in Rocks

    Understanding water circulation in rocks represents a very important element to solving many of the problems linked with civil, environmental and mining engineering. This book offers a synthesis of the actual knowledge about the fluid flow in rocks:- from the medium characterization and the structural geological survey to the generation of ...

  • Experimental Rock Mechanics

    This book details experimental methods developed and results obtained by the author and his co-workers. They explore the deformation and fracture of rock specimens under the general triaxial compression in which all three principal stresses are different. The book also discusses the experimental results of the effect of the intermediate principal ...

  • The Application of Mathematics to the Sciences of Nature

    The increasing use of mathematical models in the sciences, primarily in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics, generates much interest and attention. This book brings together evolutionary and population biologists, physicists, mathematicians, and historians of science and allows them to discuss how, in an increasingly interdisciplinary manner, ...

  • Water Resources Engineering in Karst

    Karstified geologic formations (carbonates and evaporites) cover more than 15% of the Earth´s land surface ; in fact, 25% of the world´s population either lives on top of karst formations or obtains its water from them. These areas contain unusual landscape features such as caves, sinkholes, springs, aquifers, and disappearing streams that are ...

  • Mechanical Behaviour of Rocks Under High Pressure Conditions

    A summary of work carried out in the field of experimental rock mechanics. The title looks at triaxial testing, types of brittle fracture and the geophysical and geological implications of two types of fracture amongst other topics which should be of interest to ...

  • Geology and Mineral Resources of Nigeria

    Contains details on the geological units of Nigeria and the associated mineral resources. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 discusses the geology of the crystalline rocks and their regional distribution while the sedimentary basins constitute the subject of Part 2. Part 3 takes the mineral resources of Nigeria one on one, their ...

  • A History of Atmospheric CO2 and Its Effects on Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

    Extensive research in geology, atmospheric science, and paleontology provides a detailed history of CO2 in the atmosphere and an understanding of factors that have influenced changes in the past. This knowledge is used to illuminate the role of atmospheric CO2 in the modern carbon cycle and in the evolution of plants and animals. With an ...

  • Rock Joints

    Rock Joints deals exclusively with the mechanical genesis of joints in rocks. It is aimed at a coherent, critical and comprehensible presentation of the underlying mechanical processes of various types of joints and joint systems. Special care is taken to elucidate and quantify the role of high fluid pressures in the formation of joints. The ...

  • Metalliferous Sediments of the World Ocean

    The monograph describes the distribution, composition and accumulation rates of recent and ancient metalliferous sediments and their components in the oceans and the Red Sea. The processes influencing the formation of composition of metal-bearing matter of the metalliferous sediments, from hydrothermal effluence to accumulation on the ocean floor, ...

  • Uranium Ore Deposits

    The volume provides an overview on uranium geology, data characteristic for uranium deposits and a synthesis of these data in the form of a typological classification of uranium deposits. These are supported by more detailed descriptions of selected uranium districts and deposits. An annotation of important literature provided is as global as ...

  • Multidimensional Minimizing Splines

    Audience: This book would be of interest to mathematicians, geologists, engineers and, in general, researchers and post graduate students involved in spline function theory, surface fitting problems or variational ...

  • Rock for Erosion Control

    Examines the current technology used by scientists, geologists, engineers, and others to measure and evaluate the durability and performance of rock used for riprap, gabions, canal and channel linings, and other erosion control applications. State-of-the-art procedures used by construction and quarry personnel for specification conformance and ...

  • The Pantanal of Mato Grosso (Brazil)

    Until now there has never been a monograph devoted to the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland. The subject has received scant attention in the international literature, so a number of scattered Portuguese papers are reviewed for an English-language readership. The book presents a broad treatment of the Pantanal, ranging from geology to ...

  • Encyclopedia of Sedimentology

    Professor Rhodes W. Fairbridge is emeritus Professor of Geology at Columbia University and is now visiting scientist at the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (NASA, NY). He has edited more than two dozen encyclopedias and authored more than three-hundred scientific publications. ...

  • Chemical Fundamentals of Geology

    The second edition of this innovative book provides 'geo-relevant' chemistry in a highly accessible format. The environmental, geological and topical relevance has been enhanced, providing the ideal text to explain the relevance of chemical fundamentals to geological and environmental processes. ...

  • Geology of the European Countries

    Title is also available as part of a set: Geology of the European Countries ...

  • Geology of the European Countries

    Title is also available as part of a set: Geology of the European Countries ...

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