There's so much we don't know about what lies deep beneath the ocean's surface - and the time to find out is growing increasingly precious . . . From one of the world's leading experts in marine biology and oceanology comes THE DEEP
This is a modern, introductory textbook on the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean for intermediate-advanced undergraduate and graduate students of meteorology, oceanography, mathematics, and physics. It is unique in taking the reader from very basic concepts to the forefront of research and is written by the leader in the field.
The new fourth edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology continues to provide a comprehensive introduction into the subject by discussing the latest developments in the field, as well as covering the basics of Earth surface forms and processes. The revised edition has an improved logically cohesive structure, added recent material on Quaternary environments and landscapes, landscape evolution and tectonics, as well as updated information in fast-changing areas such as the application of dating t
This book is dedicated to the palaeontogical site of Kromdraai, one of the most well-known sites of the 'Cradle of Humankind', the famous UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Gauteng province (South Africa).
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.
The first edition of Soils established itself as the leading textbook in pedology and soil geomorphology. Expanded and fully updated, this second edition maintains its highly organized and readable style. With more than 550 figures and photos and a detailed glossary, it is invaluable for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change.
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.
This book systematically describes and illustrates the major ore deposit types, and links them to their settings in the crust and the geological factors behind their formation. It provides a balance of practical information and the background science for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Includes end-of-chapter questions and online visual resources.
Soils of South Africa is the first book in seventy years that provides a comprehensive account of South African soils. It should interest students and researchers in the earth, environmental and biological sciences, as well as environmental practitioners, farmers, foresters and civil engineers.
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.