A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences contains more than 10,000 entries covering all areas of geoscience, including planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy, and volcanology. In this edition, 675 new entries have been added, along with three new appendices, and web links have been fully revised and updated.
This stunning depiction of geology in Namibia combines searingly beautiful photography with clear explanations of how the varied landscapes formed. Arranged chronologically (starting 13.8 billion years ago), the chapters each deal with a particular event or process that has resulted in the formation under discussion.
This textbook brings together the wide-ranging fundamentals students need to understand rocks and minerals, and shows how they relate to the broader Earth, materials and environmental sciences. It is beautifully illustrated to explain the key concepts in mineralogy and petrology. This edition has been fully updated based on classroom experience.
Whilst many books have addressed human evolution and the human fossil record, very few have examined our fossil ape relatives. This volume synthesises genetic, ecological and anatomical data to develop a unique account of what we know about our last common ancestor and how they lived.
Africa is home to more than the Cradle of Humankind. It was the core of the ancient supercontinent Pangaea, and comprises some of the oldest and most extraordinary geology on planet Earth. This detailed and colourful book features 44 of the continent's most spectacular and interesting 'geosites'.
This graduate-level introduction shows how mathematical modelling helps us to understand atmospheric phenomena. Written for students with backgrounds in mathematics, physics and engineering, this book will be a valuable resource as they begin studying atmospheric science.
Interpreting a geological setting for the purposes of engineering design and construction requires knowledge of geological engineering and engineering geology, leading to integrated engineering solutions which take into account both ground conditions and environment. This textbook covers the subject area of geological engineering.
This new edition refreshingly introduces the essentials of modern geochemistry for students across the Earth and environmental sciences. Encouraging conceptual understanding over facts and memorisation, it discusses central physical and chemical principles, and applies them to the solid Earth and other planets. With new chapters and student exercises, this textbook is an essential student guide.