By National Geographic Society / Editor-in-Chief: Chris Johns
Washington, DC: The nationwide Geographic Society, 2006. The might, 2006 factor, quantity 209, No.5. 4to, wraps, 166 numbered pp. + unpaginated gains and advertisements. As New; pristine, faultless. See test. faraway from its plastic mailing bag lengthy adequate to test, then positioned in sealed garage. excessive grade. characteristic articles: Fall of the Wild, The Judas Gospel, Duchy of Cornwall, hypersensitivity distress, River of Spirits (Irrawaddy). Departments: Visions of Earth, Darwin's Tortoise, scholars, Sandhogs underneath manhattan, Marriage Map, Butterfly Migration, Politics of technology, E.O. Wilson, Lindsborg/Kansas . L-pr2
By W. S. MacKenzie
Atlas of igneous rocks and their textures A significant other quantity to the Atlas of Rock-forming Minerals in skinny part, this full-colour instruction manual is designed for use as a laboratory guide either via easy scholars of earth sciences project a research of igneous rocks in skinny part below the microscope, and through extra complicated scholars and lecturers as a reference paintings. The e-book is split into components — half One is dedicated to images of some of the universal textures present in igneous rocks with short descriptions accompanying every one picture. half illustrates the looks of examples of a few sixty of the most common (and a number of no longer so universal) igneous rock kinds; each one photo is followed by way of a quick description of the sector of view proven. approximately three hundred full-colour photos are integrated, and in lots of situations a similar view is proven either in plane-polarized mild and lower than crossed polars. a quick account of ways skinny sections might be ready is incorporated as an appendix. it really is believed that the novice geologist utilizing those directions may be capable of make his personal skinny sections and, via a comparatively basic microscope, benefit from the examine of rocks in skinny part.
By Con Gillen (auth.)
This booklet is ready metamorphic rocks: the techniques concerned about their formation and the explanations why they take place at specific locations at the continents. it's been written to function an undemanding textual content at the matters of metamorphism and mountain construction for non-specialist stu dents of geology. it is going to be both necessary the place geology is both the most or subsidiary topic and will be utilized by scholars aspiring to increase extra in geology (the record of complex texts within the extra examining part will be extra acceptable to such students). My inten tion in penning this booklet has been to attempt to dispel the suggestion that metamorphism contains the 'haunted wing' of geology. Admittedly, there are relatively a number of technical phrases within the ebook, yet i am hoping that when operating via it you won't locate metamorphism an unduly tough or vague point of geology. all through, i've got emphasized the robust hyperlinks among mountain development, plate tectonics and metamorphic approaches. The e-book introduces metamorphic rocks by way of contemplating their textures and box family, then strikes directly to care for the criteria controlling metamorphism. Case reports of components of metamorphic rocks are then provided within the context of recent theories of the Earth's task, and where of metamorphic rocks within the formation of old and younger mountain belts is analysed. New technical phrases and ideas are defined in context as they're brought, very important phrases being emphasized in daring print.
By Steve Rich
While it s simply impossible to take scholars out to discover the flora and fauna, deliver the flora and fauna to the school room. sincerely prepared and straightforward to exploit, this useful consultant comprises greater than 50 technological know-how classes in six devices: Greening the varsity, bugs, vegetation, Rocks and Soils, Water, and within the Sky. All classes contain ambitions, fabrics lists, techniques, reproducible facts sheets, rules for adapting to diverse grade degrees, dialogue questions, and subsequent steps. just about all the wanted fabrics are reasonably cheap or perhaps unfastened (such as leaves and rocks), and if you happen to do get the opportunity to enterprise open air, the teachings will paintings there, too. through the use of Steve wealthy s follow-up to his renowned publication open air technology: a pragmatic advisor, you could introduce scholars to every little thing from computer virus zoos to the solar and stars with out ever desiring to tug on a jacket.
By Ian Jarvis(eds.)
The Oligocene and Miocene Epochs include an important stages within the Cenozoic international cooling that led from a greenhouse to an icehouse Earth.
Recent significant advances within the realizing and time-resolution of weather occasions happening at the moment, in addition to the proliferation of reviews on Oligocene and Miocene shallow-water/neritic carbonate platforms, invite us to reassess the importance of those carbonate platforms within the context of adjustments in weather and Earth floor approaches. Carbonate structures, as a result of a large dependence at the ecological specifications of organisms generating the sediment, are delicate recorders of alterations in environmental stipulations on this planet surface.
The papers integrated during this precise ebook handle the dynamic evolution of carbonate platforms deposited through the Oligocene and Miocene within the context on climatic and Earth surfaces methods concentrating on climatic tendencies and controls over deposition; temporal adjustments in carbonate manufacturers and palaeoecology; carbonate terminology; facies; approaches and environmental parameters (including water temperature and creation intensity profiles); carbonate manufacturers and their spatial and temporal variability; and tectonic controls over architecture.
This publication is a part of the International organization of Sedimentologists (IAS) certain Publications.
The unique courses from the IAS are a suite of thematic volumes edited by means of experts on matters of imperative curiosity to sedimentologists. Papers are reviewed and published to an analogous excessive criteria as these released within the magazine Sedimentology and a number of other of those volumes became normal works of reference.
Chapter 1 A Synthesis of past due Oligocene via Miocene Deep Sea Temperatures as Inferred from Foraminiferal Mg/Ca Ratios (pages 1–16): Katharina Billups and Kathleen Scheiderich
Chapter 2 Latitudinal developments in Cenozoic Reef styles and their dating to weather (pages 17–33): Christine Perrin and Wolfgang Kiessling
Chapter three Carbonate Grain institutions: their Use and Environmental importance, a quick evaluation (pages 35–47): Pascal Kindler and Moyra E.J. Wilson
Chapter four Temperate and Tropical Carbonatesedimentation Episodes within the Neogene Betic Basins (Southern Spain) associated with cLimatic Oscillations and alterations in Atlantic?Mediterranean Connections: Constraints from Isotopic information (pages 49–69): Jose M. Martin, Juan C. Braga, Isabel M. Sanchez?Almazo and Julio Aguirre
Chapter five Facies versions and Geometries of the Ragusa Platform (SE Sicily, Italy) close to the Serravallian–Tortonian Boundary (pages 71–88): Cyril Ruchonnet and Pascal Kindler
Chapter 6 The Sensitivity of a Tropical Foramol?Rhodalgal Carbonate Ramp to Relative Sea?Level swap: Miocene of the relevant Apennines, Italy (pages 89–105): Marco Brandano, Hildegard Westphal and Guillem Mateu?Vicens
Chapter 7 Facies and series structure of a Tropical Foramol?Rhodalgal Carbonate Ramp: Miocene of the critical Apennines (Italy) (pages 107–127): Marco Brandano, Laura Corda and Francesca Castorina
Chapter eight Facies and Stratigraphic structure of a Miocene Warm?Temperate to Tropical Fault?Block Carbonate Platform, Sardinia (Central Mediterranean Sea) (pages 129–148): Merle?Friederike Benisek, Gabriela Marcano, Christian Betzler and Maria Mutti
Chapter nine Coralline Algae, Oysters and Echinoids – a Liaison in Rhodolith Formation from the Burdigalian of the Latium?Abruzzi Platform (Italy) (pages 149–163): Marco Brandano and Werner E. Piller
Chapter 10 Palaeoenvironmental value of Oligocene–Miocene Coralline purple Algae – a evaluation (pages 165–182): Juan C. Braga, Davide Bassi and Werner E. Piller
Chapter eleven Molluscs as an enormous a part of Subtropical Shallow?Water Carbonate construction – an instance from a center Miocene Oolite Shoal (Upper Serravallian, Austria) (pages 183–199): Mathias Harzhauser and Werner E. Piller
Chapter 12 Echinoderms and Oligo?Miocene Carbonate platforms: capability functions in Sedimentology and Environmental Reconstruction (pages 201–228): Andreas Kroh and James H. Nebelsick
Chapter thirteen Coral range and Temperature: a Palaeoclimatic point of view for the Oligo?Miocene of the Mediterranean sector (pages 229–244): Francesca R. Bosellini and Christine Perrin
Chapter 14 past due Oligocene to Miocene Reef Formation on Kita?Daito?Jima, Northern Philippine Sea (pages 245–256): Y. Iryu, S. Inagaki, Y. Suzuki and ok. Yamamoto
Chapter 15 Carbonate construction in Rift Basins: types for Platform Inception, development and Dismantling, and for Shelf to Basin Sediment delivery, Miocene Sardinia Rift Basin, Italy (pages 257–282): Mario Vigorito, Marco Murru and Lucia Simone