eBook Earth Science-Physics & Chemistry of the Earth, 1st Edition

  • Joe Spradley
  • David Kenneth Elliott
  • Steven I. Dutch University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • Dr. Margaret Boorstein
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  • ISBN-10: 158765976X
  • ISBN-13: 9781587659768
  • DDC: 550
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 650 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This two-volume set’s scope is broad. For instance, the set goes beyond the basics of climate change to explore many underlying factors surrounding the issue, including geothermometry and geobarometry, glacial events, and mass extinction theories. The set also explores earthquakes, their engineering, hazards, predictability, and the role of fault and mantle dynamics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Introduction.
Contributors.
Common Units of Measure.
Complete List of Contents.
Category List of Contents.
1: Asteroid Impact Craters.
2: Biogeochemistry.
3: Carbon Sequestration.
4: Climate Change: Causes.
5: Continental Drift.
6: Creep.
7: Cross-Borehole Seismology.
8: Deep-Earth Drilling Projects.
9: Deep-Focus Earthquakes.
10: Discontinuities.
11: Earth-Moon Interactions.
12: Earthquake Distribution.
13: Earthquake Engineering.
14: Earthquake Hazards.
15: Earthquake Locating.
16: Earthquake Magnitudes and Intensities.
17: Earthquake Prediction.
18: Earthquakes.
19: Earth’s Age.
20: Earth’s Core.
21: Earth’s Differentiation.
22: Earth’s Interior Structure.
23: Earth’s Lithosphere.
24: Earth’s Magnetic Field.
25: Earth’s Mantle.
26: Earth’s Oldest Rocks.
27: Earth Tides.
28: Elastic Waves.
29: Electron Microprobes.
30: Electron Microscopy.
31: Elemental Distribution.
32: Engineering Geophysics.
33: Environmental Chemistry.
34: Experimental Petrology.
35: Experimental Rock Deformation.
36: Faults: Normal.
37: Faults: Strike-Slip.
38: Faults: Thrust.
39: Faults: Transform.
40: Fission Track Dating.
41: Fluid Inclusions.
42: Freshwater Chemistry.
43: Geobiomagnetism.
44: Geochemical Cycle.
45: Geodetic Remote Sensing Satellites.
46: Geodynamics.
47: The Geoid.
48: Geologic and Topographic Maps.
49: Geothermometry and Geobarometry.
50: Glaciation and Azolla Event.
51: Gravity Anomalies.
52: Heat Sources and Heat Flow.
53: Importance of the Moon for Earth Life.
54: Infrared Spectra.
55: Isostasy.
56: Isotope Geochemistry.
57: Isotopic Fractionation.
58: Jupiter’s Effect on Earth.
59: Lithospheric Plates.
60: Lunar Origin Theories.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Magnetic Reversals.
2: Magnetic Stratigraphy.
3: Mantle Dynamics and Convection.
4: Mass Extinction Theories.
5: Mass Spectrometry.
6: Metamorphism and Crustal Thickening.
7: Milankovitch Hypothesis.
8: Mountain Building.
9: Neutron Activation Analysis.
10: Notable Earthquakes.
11: Nucleosynthesis.
12: Ocean Drilling Program.
13: Ocean-Floor Drilling Programs.
14: Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Carbon Ratios.
15: Petrographic Microscopes.
16: Phase Changes.
17: Phase Equilibria.
18: Plate Motions.
19: Plate Tectonics.
20: Plumes and Megaplumes.
21: Polar Wander.
22: Potassium-Argon Dating.
23: Radioactive Decay.
24: Radiocarbon Dating.
25: Rare Earth Hypothesis.
26: Relative Dating of Strata.
27: Remote-Sensing Satellites.
28: Rock Magnetism.
29: Rubidium-Strontium Dating.
30: Samarium-Neodymium Dating.
31: San Andreas Fault.
32: Seismic Observatories.
33: Seismic Reflection Profiling.
34: Seismic Tomography.
35: Seismic Wave Studies.
36: Seismometers.
37: Slow Earthquakes.
38: Soil Liquefaction.
39: Solar Wind Interactions.
40: Stress and Strain.
41: Subduction and Orogeny.
42: Tectonic Plate Margins.
43: Tsunamis and Earthquakes.
44: Uranium-Thorium-Lead Dating.
45: Volcanism.
46: Water-Rock Interactions.
47: X-Ray Fluorescence.
48: X-Ray Powder Diffraction.
Appendixes.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Common Earth Minerals.
Earth Facts.
Historical Timeline of Geophysical History.
Subject Index.