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Minerals: A Very Short Introduction, Vaughan David

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Автор: Vaughan David
Название:  Minerals: A Very Short Introduction
Издательство: Oxford Academ
Издательство: Oxford University Press, USA
Геология и литосфера

ISBN: 0199682844
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199682843
ISBN: 0-19-968284-4
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-19-968284-3
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 144
Вес: 0.126 кг.
Дата издания: 23.12.2014
Серия: Very short introductions
Язык: ENG
Иллюстрации: Approx 30 black and white line drawings
Размер: 174 x 121 x 8
Читательская аудитория: Tertiary education (us: college)
Описание: The Earth contains a vast array of minerals, many with highly complex arrangements of atoms of several elements. In this Very Short Introduction David Vaughan explores the structure of minerals, the conditions under which they form and transform, their properties, and their interaction with microbes, as well as their importance in human health.

Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Ellam Rob
Название: Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0198723628 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198723622
Издательство: Oxford Academ
Цена: 4950 T
Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An isotope is a variant form of a chemical element, containing a different number of neutrons in its nucleus. Most elements exist as several isotopes. Many are stable while others are radioactive, and some may only exist fleetingly before decaying into other elements.
In this Very Short Introduction, Rob Ellam explains how isotopes have proved enormously important across all the sciences and in archaeology. Radioactive isotopes may be familiar from their use in nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and in medicine, as well as in carbon dating. They have been central to establishing the age of the Earth and the origins of the solar system. Combining previous and new research, Ellam provides an overview of the nature of stable and radioactive isotopes, and considers their wide range of modern applications.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

Автор: Zalasiewicz Jan
Название: Rocks: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0198725191 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198725190
Издательство: Oxford Academ
Цена: 4950 T
Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Rocks are crucial constituents of our lives, not only making the solid ground beneath our feet, but breaking up into the soil that feeds our crops, and providing the metal ores and other materials vital for civilization. This Very Short Introduction introduces the structure and diversity of rocks on Earth, in outer space, and on other planets.

Introduction to Industrial Minerals

Автор: Manning
Название: Introduction to Industrial Minerals
ISBN: 0412555506 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780412555503
Издательство: Springer
Цена: 62410 T
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Introduction to Industrial Minerals" introduces the reader to the subject of the new mineral raw materials that our society demands. It emphasizes the way in which, in order to satisfy the consumer, the requirements of industry control mineral exploitation, and the way fundamental mineral properties are exploited for particular applications. It describes aggregates, industrial clays and raw materials for the chemical industry.

The need for high temperature processing is addressed with a chapter on interpretation and use of mineralogical phase diagrams and time-temperature-transformation diagrams. These are then applied in separate chapters on the manufacture of glass, cement, brick clays and refractories. Evaluation of geological reserves is described in the context of computer modelling of deposit quality, and the final chapter considers the use of a site after extraction, emphasizing the requirements for waste disposal.

Mud and Mudstones / Introduction and Overview

Автор: Potter P.E., Maynard J.B., Depetris P.J.
Название: Mud and Mudstones / Introduction and Overview
ISBN: 3540221573 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783540221579
Издательство: Springer
Цена: 55650 T
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Mud and mudstone, the most abundant of all sediments and sedimentary rocks, are relevant to many different human activities and disciplines and thus have a widely scattered literature. Our book provides the first elementary overview of mud and mudstone written for a broad spectrum of professionals, teachers and students in geology, petroleum geology and engineering, urban planning and development, paleontology and paleoecology, and architecture and archaeology. Mud and mudstone provide the foundations to master all their aspects and prepares you to dig deeply into the many fascinating questions of their origin, relationships to earth history and practical uses. Key topics include the production of mud, its transport, the important role of bottom oxygen, sites of deposition, burial, provenance, mudstones in basins and an overview of practical uses followed by an appendix and extended glossary.

Introduction to Medical Geology

Автор: C. B. Dissanayake; Rohana Chandrajith
Название: Introduction to Medical Geology
ISBN: 364210150X ISBN-13(EAN): 9783642101502
Издательство: Springer
Цена: 104020 T
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Описание: This book serves as an excellent introduction to the emerging discipline of Medical Geology, which examines diseases of geologic in origin, such as dental and skeletal fluorosis, iodine deficiency disorders, trace element imbalances.

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology,

Автор: S. K. Haldar
Название: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology,
ISBN: 0124081339 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780124081338
Издательство: Elsevier Science
Цена: 42050 T
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students. Mineralogy and petrology stand as the backbone of the geosciences. Detailed knowledge of minerals and rocks and the process of formation and association are essential for practicing professionals and advanced students. This book is designed as an accessible, step-by-step guide to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction. Each topic is fully supported by working examples, diagrams and full-color images. The inclusion of petroleum, gas, metallic deposits and economic aspects enhance the book’s value as a practical reference for mineralogy and petrology. Authored by two of the world’s premier experts, this book is a must for any young professional, researcher, or student looking for a thorough and inclusive guide to mineralogy and petrology in a single source.

Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology

Автор: Greeley
Название: Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology
ISBN: 0521867118 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521867115
Издательство: Cambridge Academ
Цена: 39020 T
Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Nearly all major planets and moons in our Solar System have been visited by spacecraft and the data they have returned has revealed the incredible diversity of planetary surfaces. Featuring a wealth of images, this textbook explores the geological evolution of the planets and moons. Introductory chapters discuss how information gathered from spacecraft is used to unravel the geological complexities of our Solar System. Subsequent chapters focus on current understandings of planetary systems. The textbook shows how planetary images and remote sensing data are analyzed through the application of fundamental geological principles. It draws on results from spacecraft sent throughout the Solar System by NASA and other space agencies. Aimed at undergraduate students in planetary geology, geoscience, astronomy and solar system science, it highlights the differences and similarities of the surfaces at a level that can be readily understood by non-specialists.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy 3/e

Автор: Nesse
Название: Introduction to Optical Mineralogy 3/e
ISBN: 0195149106 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195149104
Издательство: Oxford Academ
Цена: 32830 T
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The third edition of Introduction to Optical Mineralogy provides complete coverage of the optical properties of minerals and describes more than 125 common rock-forming minerals. Revised chapters on optical theory discuss the peographic microscope, the nature and properties of light, the behavior of light in isotropic and anisotropic materials, and uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic optics. Comprehensive and accessible, this text is ideal for advanced undergraduate and
graduate classes in optical mineralogy.

  • Features of the Third Edition
  • Reorganized so silicates-which comprise over %95 of the earth's crust-are discussed first to reflect their abundance and petrologic significance
  • Includes numerous photomicrographs and revised electronic illustrations throughout the text
  • Provides step-by-step procedures on using the petrographic microscope and a flow chart detailing the process of identifying unknown minerals
  • Covers light optics, opaque minerals, silicates, feldspars, zeolites, clay minerals, chain silicates, disilicates, ring silicates, carbonates, and native elements

  • Introduction To Mineralogy

    Автор: Nesse
    Название: Introduction To Mineralogy
    ISBN: 0195106911 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195106916
    Издательство: Oxford Academ
    Цена: 40270 T
    Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
    Описание: "Introduction to Mineralogy" consolidates much of the material now covered in traditional mineralogy and optical mineralogy courses and focuses on describing minerals within their geologic context. It preses the important traditional content of mineralogy including crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure, mineral stability, and crystal growth to provide a foundation that enables students to understand the nature and occurrence of minerals. Physical, optical, and X-ray powder diffraction techniques of mineral study are described in detail, and common chemical analytical methods are also outlined. Detailed descriptions of over 100 common minerals are provided, and the geologic context within which these minerals occur is emphasized. Appendices provide tables and diagrams to help students with mineral identification, using both physical and optical properties. Numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs help make complex concepts understandable. "Introduction to Mineralogy" not only provides specific knowledge about minerals but also helps students develop the intellectual tools essential for a solid, scientific education. This comprehensive text is useful for undergraduate students in a wide range of mineralogy courses.

    An Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and Watersheds

    Автор: Calvin W. Rose
    Название: An Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and Watersheds
    ISBN: 0521536790 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521536790
    Издательство: Cambridge Academ
    Цена: 39020 T
    Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
    Описание: This introductory textbook describes the nature of the Earth’s environment and its physical processes so as to highlight environmental concerns arising from human use and misuse of soil and water resources. The author provides a thorough introduction to the basic issues regarding the sustainable, productive use of land resources that is vital in maintaining healthy rivers and good groundwater qualities. He develops a quantitative approach to studying these growing environmental concerns in a way that does not require prior knowledge of the physical sciences or calculus. The straightforward writing style, lack of prerequisite knowledge and copious illustrations make this textbook suitable for introductory university courses, as well as being a useful primer for research and management staff in environmental and resources management organisations. Each chapter ends with a set of student exercises for which solutions are available from solutions@cambridge.org.

    An Introduction to Seismological Research

    Автор: Benjamin F. Howell, Jr
    Название: An Introduction to Seismological Research
    ISBN: 0521675510 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521675512
    Издательство: Cambridge Academ
    Цена: 17340 T
    Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
    Описание: Modern seismology is a relatively new science; most current ideas originated no earlier than the latter half of the nineteenth century. The focus of this book is on seismological concepts, how they originated and how they form our modern understanding of the science. A history of seismology falls naturally into four periods: a largely mythological period previous to the 1755 Lisbon earthquake; a period of direct observation from then to the development of seismometers in the late 19th century; a period during which study of seismic arrival times were used to outline the structure of the earth's interior extending to the 1960s; the modern era in which all aspects of seismic waves are used in combination with trial models and computers to elucidate details of the earthquake process. This history attempts to show how modern ideas grew from simple beginnings. Ideas are rarely new, and their first presentations are often neglected until someone is able to present the evidence for their correctness convincingly. Much care has been used to give the earliest sources of ideas and to reference the basic papers on all aspects of earthquake seismology to help investigators find such references in tracing the roots of their own work.

    Автор: Kolymbas
    Название: Introduction to Hypoplasticity
    ISBN: 9058093050 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789058093059
    Издательство: Taylor&Francis
    Цена: 57220 T
    Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.

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