Fundamentals Of Geology

Author by : A. B. Roy
Language : en
Publisher by : Alpha Science International, Limited
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Description : FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOLOGY divided into three parts, discusses the basic elements of geology based on modern thoughts and information adopting the most desirable order and methods of presentation. 'Part One' provides descriptions of the physical Earth including its primary constituents: minerals and rocks. 'Part Two' deals with two different aspects of the dynamic Earth: (i) study of the past worlds based mainly on rock records, and (ii) the dynamic system that brings about changes in the Earth evolving distinctive large- and small-scale features. 'Part Three' includes discussions on Earth resources which sustain human civilization, and the facts about the geological hazards that the humans negotiate for their sheer existence. Book is designed to suit the curriculum of undergraduate students. But information in some sections of the book would be useful even for the post-graduate students. Besides, those in need of basic knowledge in geology for supplementing studies and research in subjects like geophysics, engineering geology, mining, mineral exploration, petroleum geology, environmental geology, civil engineering, etc would also find the book useful.


Structural Geology Fundamentals And Modern Developments

Author by : S.K. Ghosh
Language : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the fundamental aspects of structural geology, emphasising both classical concepts and modern developments. A detailed account of the techniques of geometrical analysis is provided, giving a sound background to principles of geological deformation and in-depth analysis of mechanisms of formation of geological structures. Many new features are included such as detailed discussions on rotation of rigid inclusions and passive markers, boudinage (including chocolate tablet boudins, foliation boudins and shear fracture boudins), structural implications of basement-cover relations and time-relation between crystallation and deformation. The book presents the methods of structural analysis from microscopic to map scale, describes modern techniques used in field and laboratory and offers a balanced picture of modern structural geology as it emerges from combined field, experimental and theoretical studies. Hardback edition (0 080 41879 1) also available £50.00


Engineering Geology

Author by : F G Bell
Language : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Every engineering structure, whether it's a building, bridge or road, is affected by the ground on which it is built. Geology is of fundamental importance when deciding on the location and design of all engineering works, and it is essential that engineers have a basic knowledge of the subject. Engineering Geology introduces the fundamentals of the discipline and ensures that engineers have a clear understanding of the processes at work, and how they will impact on what is to be built. Core areas such as stratigraphy, rock types, structures and geological processes are explained, and put in context. The basics of soil mechanics and the links between groundwater conditions and underlying geology are introduced. As well as the theoretical knowledge necessary, Professor Bell introduces the techniques that engineers will need to learn about and understand the geological conditions in which they intend to build. Site investigation techniques are detailed, and the risks and risk avoidance methods for dealing with different conditions are explained. * Accessible introduction to geology for engineers * Key points illustrated with diagrams and photographs * Teaches the impact of geology on the planning and design of structures


Introduction To Environmental Geology

Author by : Edward A. Keller
Language : en
Publisher by : Pearson College Division
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Description : Written for the introductory, non-science student. Also appropriate for physical geology courses emphasizing an environmental perspective. From the author who defined the environmental geology course, this text presents geologic processes in context with their impact on humans, our lives and societies. The author's goal is to both create informed citizens and nurture an understanding of geologic science. *NEW- Focus on Five Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Geology- The text recognizes that (1) the majority of these students will never take another geology or science course, and (2) the primary goal of most instructors, therefore, is not to train scientist but to help create an informed citizenry. The Five Fundamental Concepts are designed to provide a memorable, transportable framework of understanding that the student can take from the class and use throughout life to make informed choices about their interaction with and effect on geologic processes. *NEW- Chapter 4 Introduction to Natural Hazards. *NEW- Chapter 15 Air Pollution. *NEW- Chapter 9 in the first edition covering Water: Resource and Pollution now split into two chapters, Chapter 10 Water Resource and Chapter 11 W


A Geology For Engineers Seventh Edition

Author by : F.G.H. Blyth
Language : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : No engineering structure can be built on the ground or within it without the influence of geology being experienced by the engineer. Yet geology is an ancillary subject to students of engineering and it is therefore essential that their training is supported by a concise, reliable and usable text on geology and its relationship to engineering. In this book all the fundamental aspects of geology are described and explained, but within the limits thought suitable for engineers. It describes the structure of the earth and the operation of its internal processes, together with the geological processes that shape the earth and produce its rocks and soils. It also details the commonly occurring types of rock and soil, and many types of geological structure and geological maps. Care has been taken to focus on the relationship between geology and geomechanics, so emphasis has been placed on the geological processes that bear directly upon the composition, structure and mechanics of soil and rocks, and on the movement of groundwater. The descriptions of geological processes and their products are used as the basis for explaining why it is important to investigate the ground, and to show how the investigations may be conducted at ground level and underground. Specific instruction is provided on the relationship between geology and many common activities undertaken when engineering in rock and soil.


Geology Of The Pacific Northwest

Author by : William N. Orr
Language : en
Publisher by : Waveland Press
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Description : The geologic history of the Pacific Northwest is as unique as the region itself. Completely reorganized and revised, the Third Edition of Geology of the Pacific Northwest brings the area’s volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, and geologic environmental issues into sharp focus. William and Elizabeth Orr provide a singular perspective and explore the Pacific Northwest writ large, including Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and northern California. Descriptive and detailed photographs of the formations and terranes of each subregion are included, along with color plates that illuminate and expose the fundamental processes that shaped Pacific Northwest geology. The text reveals the geological origins, geographic features, phenomena, and natural resources of areas throughout the region. As urban development continues to expand in the tectonically active Pacific Northwest, environmental concerns and geologic hazards will grow more and more important. The authors’ central theme that continental plate tectonics are the fundamental processes of Northwest geologic history leads to deeper understanding of the region’s geology and new insights in volcanic eruption prediction, disaster preparedness, and the environmental effects of mining.


Geology Volume Iii

Author by : Benedetto De Vivo
Language : en
Publisher by : EOLSS Publications
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Description : Geology is the Component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. The theme on geology in the Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presents many aspects of geology under the following nine different topics: The Organized Earth.; Tectonics and Geodynamics; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology; Overview of the Mineralogical Sciences; Geology of Metallic and Non-Metallic Mineral Resources; Regional Geology; Geology of Petroleum, Gas, and Coal; Environmental and Engineering Geology.


Environmental And Engineering Geology Volume Ii

Author by : Syed E. Hasan, Benedetto De Vivo, Bernhard Grasemann, Kurt Stüwe, Jan Lastovicka, Syed M. Hasan, Chen Yong
Language : en
Publisher by : EOLSS Publications
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Description : Environmental And Engineering Geology is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Environmental and Engineering Geology with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: engineering and environmental geology, and their importance in our life. It also includes a discussion of some new applications of geoscience, such as medical geology, forensic geology, use of underground space for human occupancy, and geoindicators. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.


Environmental And Engineering Geology Volume Iii

Author by : Syed E. Hasan, Benedetto De Vivo, Bernhard Grasemann, Kurt Stüwe, Jan Lastovicka, Syed M. Hasan, Chen Yong
Language : en
Publisher by : EOLSS Publications
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Description : Environmental And Engineering Geology is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Environmental and Engineering Geology with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: engineering and environmental geology, and their importance in our life. It also includes a discussion of some new applications of geoscience, such as medical geology, forensic geology, use of underground space for human occupancy, and geoindicators. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.