Geology Specific Aspects
Reading the Archive of Earth's Oxygenation: The Core Archive of the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project
Reading the Archive of Earth's Oxygenation
The Core Archive of the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project
Hardcover      ISBN: 3642296580
Earth’s present-day environments are the outcome of a 4.5 billion year period of evolution reflecting the interaction of global-scale geological and biological processes punctuated by several extraordinary events and episodes that perturbed the entire Earth system. One of the earliest and arguably greatest of these events was a substantial increase (orders of magnitude) in the atmospheric oxygen abundance, sometimes referred to as the Great Oxidation Event. Volume 2: The Core Archive of the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project provides a description of the newly generated archive hosting ICDP's FAR-DEEP drill cores through key geological formations in Russian Fennoscandia. The book contains several hundred high-quality, representative photographs illustrating 3650 m of fresh, uncontaminated core documenting a series of global palaeoenvironmental upheavals linked to the Great Oxidation Event. The core exhibits sedimentary and volcanic formations that record a transition from anoxic to oxic Earth surface environments, the first global glaciation (the Huronian glaciation), an unprecedented perturbation of the global carbon cycle (the Lomagundi-Jatulian Event), a radical increase in the size of the seawater sulphate reservoir, an apparent upper mantle oxidising event, the Earth's earliest documented sedimentary phosphates, one of the greatest accumulations of organic matter (the Shunga Event) and generation of the Earth's earliest supergiant petroleum deposit. The volume highlights the potential of the FAR-DEEP core archive for future research of the Great Oxidation Event and the biogeochemical cycles operating during that time.Welcome to the illustrative journey through one of the most exciting periods of planet Earth! Earth’s present-day environments are the outcome of a 4.5 billion year period of evolution reflecting the interaction of global-scale geological and biological processes punctuated by several extraordinary events and episodes that perturbed the entire Earth system. One of the earliest and arguably greatest of these events was a substantial increase (orders of magnitude) in the atmospheric oxygen abundance, sometimes referred to as the Great Oxidation Event. Volume 2: The Core Archive of the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project provides a description of the newly generated archive hosting ICDP's FAR-DEEP drill cores through key geological formations in Russian Fennoscandia. The book contains several hundred high-quality, representative photographs illustrating 3650 m of fresh, uncontaminated core documenting a series of global palaeoenvironmental upheavals linked to the Great Oxidation Event. The core exhibits sedimentary and volcanic formations that record a transition from anoxic to oxic Earth surface environments, the first global glaciation (the Huronian glaciation), an unprecedented perturbation of the global carbon cycle (the Lomagundi-Jatulian Event), a radical increase in the size of the seawater sulphate reservoir, an apparent upper mantle oxidising event, the Earth's earliest documented sedimentary phosphates, one of the greatest accumulations of organic matter (the Shunga Event) and generation of the Earth's earliest supergiant petroleum deposit. The volume highlights the potential of the FAR-DEEP core archive for future research of the Great Oxidation Event and the biogeochemical cycles operating during that time. Welcome to the illustrative journey through one of the most exciting periods of planet Earth! Earth’s present-day environments are the outcome of a 4.5 billion year period of evolution reflecting the interaction of global-scale geological and biological processes punctuated by several extraordinary events and episodes that perturbed the entire Earth system. One of the earliest and arguably greatest of these events was a substantial increase (orders of magnitude) in the atmospheric oxygen
Roadside Geology of West Virginia
Roadside Geology of West Virginia
Paperback      ISBN: 0878426833
The US state of West Virginia is best known for its coal mining, say Lebold and Wilkinson, but its geology encompasses more than its vast coal fields, and has a long history extending back hundreds of millions of years before the materials that would be transformed into coal and natural gas began to accumulate. They point out major geological features along the major highways through the state in sections on the Appalachian Plateaus Province, the Valley and Ridge Province, and the Blue Ridge Province and the Great Valley. Annotation

The Spinning Magnet: The Electromagnetic Force That Created the Modern World-and Could Destroy It
The Spinning Magnet
The Electromagnetic Force That Created the Modern World-and Could Destroy It
Hardcover      ISBN: 110198516x
A prize-winning science journalist narrates the history of electromagnetism and discusses how the earth’s magnetic force field is eroding 10 times faster than previously believed, which will result in pole reversal and seriously dire consequences for modern technology.
The Whole Story of Climate: What Science Reveals About the Nature of Endless Change
The Whole Story of Climate
What Science Reveals About the Nature of Endless Change
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616146729
Offers an overview of the contributions geology has made to the study of climate change and the nuanced picture it presents of a climate that has gone through constant change over the course of millennia.

The Whole Story of Climate: What Science Reveals About the Nature of Endless Change
The Whole Story of Climate
What Science Reveals About the Nature of Endless Change
Paperback      ISBN: 1633886026