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Parks and Plates

Parks and Plates

The Geology of Our National Parks, Monuments, and Seashores

  • Author: Robert J. Lillie
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393924077
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 298
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Many of our national parks, monuments, and seashores were established because of their inspiring geological features--from the geysers of Yellowstone to the granite peaks of Yosemite.

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region

  • Author: Doris Sloan
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520241266
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 335
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"You can't really know the place where you live until you know the shapes and origins of the land around you. To feel truly at home in the Bay Area, read Doris Sloan's intriguing stories of this region's spectacular, quirky landscapes."—Hal Gilliam, author of Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region "This is a fascinating look at some of the world's most complex and engaging geology. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in an understanding of the beautiful landscape and dynamic geology of the Bay Area."—Mel Erskine, geological consultant "This accessible summary of San Francisco Bay Area geology is particularly timely. We are living in an age where we must deal with our impact on our environment and the impact of the environment on us. Earthquake hazards, and to a lesser extent landslide hazards, are well known, but the public also needs to be aware of other important engineering and environmental impacts and geologic resources. This book will allow Bay Area residents to make more intelligent decisions about the geological issues affecting their lives."—John Wakabayashi, geological consultant

Geological Monitoring

Geological Monitoring

  • Author: Rob Young,Lisa Norby
  • Publisher: Geological Society of America
  • ISBN: 0813760321
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 305
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"Geologic Monitoring is a practical, nontechnical guide for land managers, educators, and the public that synthesizes representative methods for monitoring short-term and long-term change in geologic features and landscapes. A prestigious group of subject-matter experts has carefully selected methods for monitoring sand dunes, caves and karst, rivers, geothermal features, glaciers, nearshore marine features, beaches and marshes, paleontological resources, permafrost, seismic activity, slope movements, and volcanic features and processes. Each chapter has an overview of the resource; summarizes features that could be monitored; describes methods for monitoring each feature ranging from low-cost, low-technology methods (that could be used for school groups) to higher cost, detailed monitoring methods requiring a high level of expertise; and presents one or more targeted case studies."--Publisher's description.

Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters

Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters

A Rock Climber's Guide to Geology

  • Author: Sarah Garlick
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493002244
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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Rock climbers have an inherent interest in geology. For some, it's about knowing what gear to use or how to avoid rotten bands of rock. For others, it's about finding the next hot-spot boulder field, or understanding why their local crag exists. For most of them, curiosity about rocks comes as naturally as their desire to climb them. Geology is the fundamental control on the sport, and yet there are no practical guides for the climber interested in rocks. Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters fills the niche. With an informal Q&A format and fun, informative language, it brings the often esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers. Covering topics from how to use a geologic map to finding new crags, from why Europe has the best limestone to how El Capitan's North America Wall got its name, this book has a fact for every climber's ponderings. Top-quality photographs of worldwide destinations and easy-to-read artist's renderings of geologic concepts make it as visually engaging as it is entertaining and edifying.

A Geologic and Natural History Tour Through Nevada and Arizona Along U.S. Highway 93

A Geologic and Natural History Tour Through Nevada and Arizona Along U.S. Highway 93

With GPS Coordinates

  • Author: Joseph V. Tingley,Kris Ann Pizarro
  • Publisher: NV Bureau of Mines & Geology
  • ISBN: 1888035137
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 175
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Geodiversity

Geodiversity

Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature

  • Author: Murray Gray
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118525094
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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The first book to focus exclusively on the subject, Geodiversity, Second Edition describes the interrelationships between geodiversity and biodiversity, the value of geodiversity to society, as well as current threats to its existence. Illustrated with global case studies throughout, the book examines traditional approaches to protecting geodiversity and the new management agenda now being implemented. The Second Edition of this successful textbook continues to build on the success of the first edition which is still the standard reference for the subject. Fully revised and updated throughout, the Second Edition now includes new material on geoparks, geotourism and implications of climate change for geoconservation. Reviews of previous edition: "Murray Gray's new book is the first widely available text to bring together and analyse some of these emerging ideas….The result is a book that should be in the library of every land manager and one that is likely to lead many practicing geoscientists and quaternarists to a new view of the importance of their field for nature conservation and environmental management.." —Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol.19, No.8, December 2004 "It is strange that it is necessary to justify the importance of geodiversity…. Murray Gray does it with brilliance, not only to convince 'non-believers', but giving inspiration to us that have worked in geoconservation for a long time." —ProGEO News, 3 & 4, 2003 "...The author provides a timely review of recent advances in the integration of geodiversity into wider conservation and planning strategies..." —Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol.19, No.8, December 2004 "...the book is well-written and follows a clear and concise outline." —Environmental Geology, Vol. 48, No. 2, July 2005

21st Century Geography

21st Century Geography

  • Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141297464X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 883
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Natural Resource Year in Review

Natural Resource Year in Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Conservation of natural resources
  • Page: N.A
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Beauty from the Beast

Beauty from the Beast

Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest

  • Author: Robert Lillie
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781512211894
  • Category:
  • Page: 92
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The same geological forces that threaten our lives with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions also nourish our spirits by forming spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Dr. Robert J. Lillie relates this "Beauty from the Beast" story of the Pacific Northwest and surrounding regions by highlighting spectacular scenery in national, state and local parklands. Dr. Lillie draws on his experience as a geology professor, park ranger and graphic illustrator to reveal plate tectonics in action. His vivid photos and color graphics reveal the basics of Earth science in an easy-to-understand format. Each chapter includes fun demonstrations involving food, state quarters, decks of cards and other everyday objects to help readers appreciate the region's landscapes and the geological forces that created them. The initial chapter introduces the reader to plate tectonics and its bearing on landforms, earthquakes and volcanoes. Subsequent chapters zoom in on landscapes at the three types of plate boundaries and a hotspot. "Beauty from the Beast" reminds Northwest residents and visitors that their hometowns and iconic parklands are subject to geologic processes that affect their lives and livlihoods. By learning to live with the beast of earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions they can more-fully appreciate the beauty that surrounds them.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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National Parks

National Parks

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: National parks and reserves
  • Page: N.A
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The geologic story of the national parks and monuments

The geologic story of the national parks and monuments

  • Author: DAVID V AUTOR HARRIS
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 464
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A dramatic account of the earth's history revealed through the rock formations of national parks and monuments--including geologically important recreation areas, seashores, and wildlife preserves. All of the parklands within a particular geologic province are included in each chapter. Features the most detailed coverage available of the new parklands in Alaska. Extensively illustrated with photographs--both color and black and white--line drawings, and maps.

Geology of U.S. Parklands

Geology of U.S. Parklands

  • Author: Eugene P. Kiver,David V. Harris
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471332183
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 902
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A fascinating and accessible introduction to the principles of physical and historical geology. For the millions who visit them each year, U.S. national parklands offer a glittering spectacle of natural wonders. But beyond the spectacular scenery, these national treasures have a much bigger, more awe–inspiring tale to tell––a sprawling story of upheaval and transformation, involving forces and time–spans almost beyond imagining. The purpose of this book is to provide you with the knowledge you need to read and interpret that story, and to make visits to the parklands even more special. Requiring no prior familiarity with the geological sciences, this region–by–region exploration of the U.S. parklands teaches the principles of physical and historical geology by example. It begins with a general introduction to all important concepts, terms, and principles. In the chapters that follow, the authors take you on a tour through the geological regions of the United States. Beginning with Hawaii and the Pacific borderlands and moving progressively eastward to the Appalachian Mountains and the coastal plains of the East Coast, they provide you with a geologist′s–eye view of the landforms, mountains, and bodies of water encountered in over 70 national parks and monuments, and tell the fascinating story of their evolution. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 300 stunning photographs and maps and featuring greatly expanded coverage of the geological story, history, and culture of U.S. parks and monuments, this new edition of Dr. David Harris′s classic text is an ideal introduction to the principles of geology for students and nature enthusiasts alike.

Riff-Führer Rotes Meer

Riff-Führer Rotes Meer

Ägypten - Israel - Jordanien - Sudan - Saudi-Arabien - Jemen - Arabische Halbinsel

  • Author: Helmut Debelius
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783440111000
  • Category:
  • Page: 321
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Guide to Reference Books for School Media Centers

Guide to Reference Books for School Media Centers

  • Author: Christine Gehrt Wynar
  • Publisher: Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 473
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Wenn das Schlachten vorbei ist

Wenn das Schlachten vorbei ist

Roman

  • Author: T.C. Boyle
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446239529
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 464
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Zwei Fraktionen von Umweltschützern liefern sich einen erbitterten Kampf. Schauplatz sind die Channel Islands vor der Südküste von Kalifornien, wo die Umwelt vom Menschen empfindlich gestört wurde. Soll man das Gleichgewicht des Ökosystems mit viel Steuergeldern wiederherstellen - was zwangsläufig die Ausrottung mancher Tierarten bedeutet -, oder soll man um jeden Preis das Töten verhindern? T. C. Boyles furioser, apokalyptischer Roman handelt von der Ausbeutung der Natur durch den Menschen und den katastrophalen Folgen. Boyle hat eines seiner ältesten Themen weiterentwickelt, nie war er so bitter und böse, nie war es ihm so ernst.

Library of Congress Catalogs

Library of Congress Catalogs

Subject catalog

  • Author: Library of Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Das Kino des George Lucas

Das Kino des George Lucas

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783896026446
  • Category:
  • Page: 263
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