Book Title : A Theory of Earth s Origin

a theory of earth s origin

Release Date : 2001-06-01
ISBN Code : 9780898754247
Book Author : Otto Schmidt
Book Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

This book was originally published in 1949 and consists of four lectures which were delivered at the Academy of Sciences Geophysical Institute in 1948 on the author's hypothesis of the genesis of the Earth and other planets.

Book Title : The Basics of Earth Science

the basics of earth science

Release Date : 2003
ISBN Code : 0313319308
Book Author : Robert E. Krebs
Book Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 342

Book Summary :

The basic concepts found in introductory earth science courses in high school and college are presented and explained.

Book Title : The Origin of Life

the origin of life

Release Date : 2003-02-20
ISBN Code : 0486495221
Book Author : Aleksandr Ivanovich Oparin
Book Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 270

Book Summary :

This classic of biochemistry offered the first detailed exposition of the theory that living tissue was preceded upon Earth by a long and gradual evolution of nitrogen and carbon compounds. "Easily the most scholarly authority on the question...it will be a landmark for discussion for a long time to come." — New York Times.

Book Title : Amazonian Dark Earths

amazonian dark earths

Release Date : 2003
ISBN Code : 9781402018398
Book Author : Johannes Lehmann
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 505

Book Summary :

Amazonian Dark Earths are not only a testament to the vanished civilizations of the Amazon Basin, but may provide the answer to how the large, sophisticated societies were able to sustain intensive agriculture in an environment with mostly infertile soils. Locally known as Terra Preta de Indio or Indian black earth, these anomalous soils are even today fertile and highly productive. Though clearly associated with pre-European settlements questions remain whether the Dark Earths were intentionally produced or merely a by-product of habitation activities. This publication provides a comprehensive review of our current understanding of these fascinating soils: their origin, properties, and management through time. These new and multidisciplinary perspectives by leading experts on Amazonian Dark Earths may pave the way for the next revolution of soil management in the humid tropics.

Book Title : A NEW THEORY OF THE EARTH

a new theory of the earth

Release Date : 2017-07-10
ISBN Code : 9781631818493
Book Author : FASHI JIANG
Book Publisher : American Academic Press
Total Pages : 118

Book Summary :

Through the simulation test, this book A NEW THEORY OF THE EARTH: THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION puts forward the New Theory of Solar System. It explains the origin of the rotation of the celestial body, the revolution, the rotation of Venus, the reverse of the comet's orbit, and explains the reasons why the Earth is tilted, Jupiter is upright, and Uranus lies in the orbit. The book puts forward a new theory of the Earth. The formation of the Earth was out of the solar system, the Sun captured the Earth, and then geological period came into the phanerozoic eon. The structure of the Earth is divided again with new methods. The simulation results show that the core is not in the center of the earth, and the speed of which is faster than that of the outer ring. The new theory also explains the formation of the earthquake and volcano. The book puts forward the theory of multiple causes of the crustal movement.

Book Title : Electromagnetism and the Earth s Interior

electromagnetism and the earth s interior

Release Date : 2012-12-02
ISBN Code : 9780323162500
Book Author : Tsuneji Rikitake
Book Publisher : Elsevier
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

Electromagnetism and the Earth's Interior reviews the earth's magnetic fields in terms of physical processes that are occurring in the earth's interior. The book describes the distribution of the earth's magnetic field in terms of declination, horizontal intensity, and vertical intensity. The dynamo theory concerns the self-exciting electric generation in the interior of the earth, and can account for any geomagnetic secular variation. A workable laboratory model—a dynamo mechanism of Lowes and Wilkinson (1963) has a significant role on the dynamo theory for the model actually demonstrated Herzenberg's proof that was developed mathematically. The text also describes various aspects of long-term geomagnetic variations, such as the decrease in the dipole moment, the reversal of the geomagnetic field, the drift of eccentric dipole, the fluctuation in the length of day, and the geomagnetic secular variation. The book also investigates the possible effects of the ocean on geomagnetic variations. The characteristics of transient geomagnetic variations on islands can point to a possible special underground structure. The book is suitable for geologists, astrophysicists, seismologists, and students of the natural sciences.

Book Title : Evolution of Earth and its Climate

evolution of earth and its climate

Release Date : 2010-10-29
ISBN Code : 0444537589
Book Author : O.G. Sorokhtin
Book Publisher : Elsevier
Total Pages : 596

Book Summary :

The book reviews the current physical theory of Earth's global evolution, its origin, structure and composition, the process of Earth's core formation, Earth's energy, and the nature of its tectonomagnetic activity. The book also deals with the origin of the Moon and its influence on our planet's evolution. Based on the integral positions of this theory, the book analyzes the issues of the origin of the hydrosphere and atmosphere, and the conception and evolution of life on Earth. The monograph also reviews the adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect developed by the authors, and the effects of nitrogen-consuminging bacteria and of periodic changes in the precession angle on its climate. In particular, these effects cause the onset and periodicity of ice ages and a significant climate warming during the periods of supercontinent appearance (like Pangaea in the Mid-Mesozoic). * challenges current thinking about climate change on the basis of sound geological data. * helps the reader make informed decisions about Earth-process related problems. * challenges the reader to critically analyze both theory and data

Book Title : The Story of the Earth

the story of the earth

Release Date : 1985-03-28
ISBN Code : 0521262925
Book Author : Peter Cattermole
Book Publisher : CUP Archive
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

Surveys the history of the planet Earth from its formation to the present and examines the processes which shaped the planet's appearance

Book Title : Our Curious World of Mirror Images

our curious world of mirror images

Release Date : 2013-12-10
ISBN Code : 9781452584782
Book Author : Titus Joseph
Book Publisher : Balboa Press
Total Pages : 142

Book Summary :

From ancient philosophy to the big bang, quantum physics, and cosmology, Titus Joseph takes us on a mind-stretching journey through time and space to unveil a new law, positional symmetry (requisite mirror image), that explains how all things come into existence through the curious symmetries found everywhere in nature. This exciting new model of the universe draws on concepts from ancient philosophy and weaves together quantum mechanics with relativity, through the observable symmetries found in nature. Our Curious World of Mirror Images sheds new light on what it means to be human in a world in which all things are interrelated. • Introducing a whole new way of looking at our world • A universal theory combining profound scientific facts seamlessly with philosophy • Written in an easy to read format with many illustrations so that anyone may understand • Reconciles the intractable problem of duality • Marries quantum theory with relativity in a relationship that works to explain reality • Provides a compelling account of spacetime that makes sense of the arrow of time • Demonstrates how all things come into being • Provides a broad overview of the cosmos as a whole entity • An eye-opener to the meaning of God • Reconciles eastern paradigms with western views • This book could change the way you see the world

Book Title : The Earth s Biosphere

the earth s biosphere

Release Date : 2003
ISBN Code : 0262692988
Book Author : Vaclav Smil
Book Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 356

Book Summary :

A comprehensive overview of Earth's biosphere, written with scientific rigor and essay-like flair.

Book Title : The Origin of Continents and Oceans

the origin of continents and oceans

Release Date : 2012-07-25
ISBN Code : 9780486143897
Book Author : Alfred Wegener
Book Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 246

Book Summary :

A source of profound influence and controversy, this landmark 1915 work explains various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift. 64 illustrations. 1966 edition.

Book Title : The Earth s Magnetism

the earth s magnetism

Release Date : 2006-08-09
ISBN Code : 9783540279792
Book Author : Roberto Lanza
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 280

Book Summary :

Initially, this book reviews the general characteristics of the Earth’s magnetic field and the magnetic properties of minerals, and then proceeds to introduce the multifold applications of geomagnetism in earth sciences. The authors analyze the contribution of geomagnetism both in more general geological fields, such as tectonics and geodynamics, and in applied ones, such as prospecting and pollution. Primarily, the book is aimed at undergraduate geology or geophysics students. It is geared to provide them with a general overview of geomagnetism, allowing them to understand what contributions this branch of science can offer in the more special sectors of earth sciences. Graduate students and geology researchers will also benefit from it, as it enables them to gain a clear and concise image of the techniques which can be applied in their areas of specialization.

Book Title : Historical Geology

historical geology

Release Date : 2015-01-01
ISBN Code : 9781305480766
Book Author : Reed Wicander
Book Publisher : Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 448

Book Summary :

Offering comprehensive content for the historical geology course, HISTORICAL GEOLOGY provides students with an understanding of the principles of historical geology and how these principles are applied in unraveling Earth's history. Students will learn and understand the underlying causes of why things happened and the way they did, and how all of Earth's systems and subsystems are interrelated. Students will understand the relevancy of Earth's history as part of a dynamic and complex integrated system, not as a series of isolated and unrelated events Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Book Title : Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology

time and complexity in historical ecology

Release Date : 2006-06-22
ISBN Code : 9780231509619
Book Author : William L. Balée
Book Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 432

Book Summary :

This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new perspectives to emphasize the close relationship between humans and their natural environment. Contributors examine how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. Treating the landscape like a text, these researchers decipher patterns and meaning in the Ecuadorian Andes, Amazonia, the desert coast of Peru, and other regions in the neotropics. They show how local peoples have changed the landscape over time to fit their needs by managing and modifying species diversity, enhancing landscape heterogeneity, and controlling ecological disturbance. In turn, the environment itself becomes a form of architecture rich with historical and archaeological significance. Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology explores thousands of years of ecological history while also addressing important contemporary issues, such as biodiversity and genetic variation and change. Engagingly written and expertly researched, this book introduces and exemplifies a unique method for better understanding the link between humans and the biosphere.