Environmental Science

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Barbara W. Murck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119128609

Category: Science

Page: 360

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The only popular study guide available on environmentalscience This new Wiley Self-Teaching Guide introduces learners to all thebasics of environmental science, from air pollution to the watercycle, covering both natural systems and human impacts on theenvironment. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce keyconcepts, Environmental Science walks students through thisinterdisciplinary topic with clarity and thoroughness. With 125photographs and illustrations, this book is a unique and valuableresource for anyone interested in learning more about-and inpreserving-our green home.

Geology

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Barbara W. Murck

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471385905

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Take a learning journey through billions of years of Earth history This indispensable guide to the fundamentals of geology is the ideal way to introduce yourself to all the basics, from rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels to earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. Using quick quizzes and self-tests to reinforce key concepts, Geology carefully walks you through billions of years of Earth history. Illustrated with more than one hundred specially commissioned illustrations and fifty photographs that help clarify difficult concepts, this easy-to-follow book is an interactive resource for anyone interested in learning more about our planet. Whether you are new to geology or want to refresh and update your knowledge, the proven self-teaching guide approach will allow you to work at your own pace, check your progress, and learn more about this fascinating field of study.

Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

German

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Heimy Taylor,Werner Haas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470165510

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 279

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German A Self-Teaching Guide Learn German at your own pace Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Now you can learn how—quickly andeasily—with a practical guide that gives you the tools youneed to speak and understand German. Completely revised and updated with applications of thenewGerman spelling rules, this user-friendly guide provides youwith the basic vocabulary and grammar you need to start speakingGerman right away. It includes more than 1,000 of the mostfrequently used words in both German-English and English-Germanlists, clear explanations of German grammatical structures,entertaining mini-dialogues from real-life situations thatdemonstrate modern usage, and cultural notes that give freshinsight into contemporary German society. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, German allows you to buildgradually on what you have learned—at your own pace. Questionsand self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allowyou to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packedwith useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume isa valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wantsto improve his or her understanding of basic German. See inside for CD and audiocassette ordering information.


Geological Field Techniques

Author: Angela L. Coe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144434823X

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The understanding of Earth processes and environments over geological time is highly dependent upon both the experience that can only be gained through doing fieldwork, and the collection of reliable data and appropriate samples in the field. This textbook explains the main data gathering techniques used by geologists in the field and the reasons for these, with emphasis throughout on how to make effective field observations and record these in suitable formats. Equal weight is given to assembling field observations from igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types. There are also substantial chapters on producing a field notebook, collecting structural information, recording fossil data and constructing geological maps. The volume is in a robust and handy size, with colour coded chapters for ease of use and quick reference in the field. Geological Field Techniques is designed for students, amateur enthusiasts and professionals who have a background in geology and wish to collect field data on rocks and geological features. Teaching aspects of this textbook include: step-by-step guides to essential practical skills such as using a compass-clinometer, making a geological map and drawing a field sketch; tricks of the trade, checklists, flow charts and short worked examples; over 200 illustrations of a wide range of field notes, maps and geological features; appendices with the commonly used rock description and classification diagrams; a supporting website hosted by Wiley Blackwell.

Fundamentals of Physical Geology

Author: Sreepat Jain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132215397

Category: Science

Page: 488

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Physical Geology is a vast subject and it is not possible to cover all aspects in one book. This book does not invent the wheel but merely put together sets of updated but concise material on Physical Geology with lots of illustrations. All illustrations are created by hand and give a real classroom feel to the book. Students or readers can easily reproduce them by hand. This is a book, where a diagram says it all. The book is divided into four parts. The first part “The Solar System and Cosmic Bodies” deals with elements of our Solar System and the cosmic bodies around it (like meteorites, asteroids, etc.). The second part “The Earth Materials” deals with Earth and its internal structure. The third part “The Hydrologic System” is more exhaustive and deals with the hydrological system of the Earth including Weathering and Mass Wasting, Streams, Groundwater, Karst, Glaciers, Oceans and Aeolian Processes and Landforms. The fourth and the final part “The Tectonic System” deals with different aspects of Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

Exam Prep Flash Cards for Astronomy A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Robert Powell

Publisher: Powell Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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5,600 Flash Cards. Q & A FlashCards, Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as FlashCards by Powell Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

Visualizing Geology

Author: Barbara W. Murck,Brian J. Skinner,Dana Mackenzie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 524

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"In collaboration with The National Geographic Society."

Astronomie für Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687459

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.

Understand Geology: A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071747691

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Whether you are interested in fossils, the evolution of the Earth or where your oil comes from, this book uncovers all Understand Geology is a fascinating guide to the nature and history of the Earth. Whether you want to find out why volcanoes and earthquakes happen, where fossils and minerals come from or how the Earth has evolved into its present form, this book will give you straightforward explanations. Packed with helpful photographs and diagrams and with a glossary of specialist terms it is ideal whether you a student on a course or simply want to know more about the planet that you live on! Also included: Updated information on recent eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis Tthe effects of climate change The latest research on the geology of other planets One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of geology Topics include: A mighty matter of legend, The solid Earth, Earthquakes, Plate tectonics, Volcanoes, Igneous intrusions, Metamorphism, Erosion and transport, Deposition of sedimentary rocks, Deformation of rocks, Physical resources, Past life and fossils, A short history of the Earth, Geology on other planets, Going into the field

Trigonometrie für Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527638563

Category: Mathematics

Page: 377

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Trigonometrie besch?ftigt sich mit Winkeln und Dreiecken. Das h?rt sich ja ganz einfach an, aber jeder, der sich schon mit Trigonometrie besch?ftigen durfte, wei? wie verdammt kniffelig sie sein kann. ?Trigonometrie f?r Dummies? f?hrt die Leser in diese sonderbare Welt ein und versucht dabei auch zu zeigen wo, wann und warum es sinnvoll ist, sich mit diesem Thema zu besch?ftigen. Am Ende sind dann Sinus, Cosinus, Tangens und Cotangens keine Fremden mehr sondern gute alte Bekannte.

Nanotechnologie für Dummies

Author: Richard D. Booker,Earl Boysen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527801898

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 286

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Ob in der Chemie, Physik, Biologie, Medizin, Pharmazie oder den Materialwissenschaften: Die Nanotechnologie ist überall vertreten und gilt als Forschungsfeld der Zukunft. Schon heute verstecken sich in unserem Alltag viele nanotechnologische Anwendungen und ihre Zahl wächst ständig. Dank »Nanotechnologie für Dummies« erfahren Sie, wie Nanomaterialien erforscht und genutzt werden, welche Anwendungen in Zukunft möglich sein könnten und wie sogar die Umwelt von der Nanotechnologie profitieren kann. Die Autoren erläutern dabei alles leicht verständlich und lassen auch mögliche Risiken nicht außen vor. So lernen Sie alles, was Sie über dieses Trendthema wissen sollten.

A Petroleum Geologist's Guide to Seismic Reflection

Author: William Ashcroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444397869

Category: Science

Page: 176

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This book is written for advanced earth science students, geologists, petroleum engineers and others who want to get quickly ‘up to speed’ on the interpretation of reflection seismic data. It is a development of material given to students on the MSc course in Petroleum Geology at Aberdeen University and takes the form of a course manual rather than a systematic textbook. It can be used as a self-contained course for individual study, or as the basis for a class programme. The book clarifies those aspects of the subject that students tend to find difficult, and provides insights through practical tutorials which aim to reinforce and deepen understanding of key topics and provide the reader with a measure of feedback on progress. Some tutorials may only involve drawing simple diagrams, but many are computer-aided (PC based) with graphics output to give insight into key steps in seismic data processing or into the seismic response of some common geological scenarios. Part I of the book covers basic ideas and it ends with two tutorials in 2-D structural interpretation. Part II concentrates on the current seismic reflection contribution to reservoir studies, based on 3-D data.



Theory of the Earth: With Proofs and Illustrations;

Author: Archibald Geikie,James Hutton

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270254785

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.



Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

Author: Alfred Wegener

Publisher: mach-mir-ein-ebook.de

ISBN: 3944309006

Category: Science

Page: 289

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Dies ist das grundlegende Werk über die Entdeckung der Kontinentaldrift und die Entstehung der Kontinente. Wegeners Theorie von der Verschiebung der Kontinente blieb zu seinen Lebzeiten immer umstritten und geriet nach seinem Tod rasch in Vergessenheit. Erst seit den 1970er Jahren ist seine Theorie allgemein anerkannt. Seit dem Jahr 1911 fand er mehrfache Belege dafür, z.B. die Ähnlichkeit der Konturen von Südamerika und Afrika, dass die bisherige Auffassung von feststehenden Kontinenten nicht richtig sein konnte. Wegener geht in seiner Theorie von einem Urkontinent aus. Aus diesem Urkontinent names "Gondwana" haben sich demnach im Laufe der Erdgeschichte durch Auseinanderbrechen des Urkontinents und anschließenden Auseinanderdriftens der Bruchteile die verschiedenen Kontinente und Ozeane gebildet. Ungeklärt ist bei Wegener allerdings die Ursache der Kräfte, die für das Auseinanderdriften sorgen. Auch deshalb fand seine Theorie zu seinen Lebzeiten nur wenig Anerkennung und führte zum späten Durchbruch der Theorie.