Advances in Earth Science by
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
"Advances in Earth Science" outlines the latest developments and new research directions currently being made world-wide in the earth sciences. It contains invited and refereed articles by leading younger researchers on their cutting-edge research, but aimed at a general scientific audience.
Unconventional Petroleum Geology by
Publication Date: 2012-12-31
Unconventional Petroleum Geology is the first book of its kind to collectively identify, catalog, and assess the exploration and recovery potential of the Earth's unconventional hydrocarbons. Advances in hydrocarbon technology and petroleum development systems have recently made the exploration of unconventional hydrocarbons--such as shale gas, tight sandstone oil and gas, heavy oil, tar sand, and coalbed methane--the hottest trend in the petroleum industry. s
Engineering Geology by
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Every engineering structure, whether it's a building, bridge or road, is affected by the ground on which it is built. Geology is of fundamental importance when deciding on the location and design of all engineering works, and it is essential that engineers have a basic knowledge of the subject. Engineering Geology introduces the fundamentals of the discipline and ensures that engineers have a clear understanding of the processes at work, and how they will impact on what is to be built.
Coal Geology by
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Coal Geology, second edition, offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of this popular book which provides a comprehensive overview of the field of coal geology. Coal Geology covers all aspects of coal geology in one volume, bridging the gap between the academic aspects and the practical role of geology in the coal industry. The object of the book is to provide the reader with a with a description of the origins of coal together with the physical and chemical properties of coal and coal petrology before proceeding to cover all areas of coal exploration, production and use.
Geology of the Alps by
Publication Date: 2014-04-21
The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent a superb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and have played a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives an up-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpine geology. After a brief presentation of the plate tectonic framework, the rock suites are discussed, starting with the pre-Triassic crystalline basement, followed by Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary sequences.
Hydrogeodynamics of Oil and Gas Basins by
Publication Date: 2010-07-15
This book examines the theories surrounding the origin of oil and the formation of hydrocarbon fields from a hydrogeological perspective. This valuable research perspective is often overlooked, yet it is the deep petroliferous basins that hold the most hydrocarbon accumulations. The fluids at these levels play a crucial part in the formation, preservation, and destruction of mineral deposits.
Paleoecology Past, Present and Future by
Publication Date: 2016-02-09
Paleoecology is a discipline that uses evidence from fossils to provide an understanding of ancient environments and the ecological history of life through geological time. This text covers the fundamental approaches that have provided the foundation for present paleoecological understanding, and outlines new research areas in paleoecology for managing future environmental and ecological change.
Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning by
Publication Date: 2014
Written by a team of international experts, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the major applications of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning. The book focuses on principles and methods and presents an integrated treatment of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning technology. Laser scanning is a relatively young 3D measurement technique offering much potential in the acquisition of precise and reliable 3D geodata and object geometries.
Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future by
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Volcanic dust, climate change, tsunamis, earthquakes geoscience explores phenomena that profoundly affect our lives. But more than that, as Doug Macdougall makes clear, the science also provides important clues to the future of the planet. In an entertaining and accessibly written narrative, Macdougall gives an overview of Earth s astonishing history based on information extracted from rocks, ice cores, and other natural archives.