By Linda D. Williams
This is the suitable self-teaching advisor for an individual drawn to simple earth composition and improvement of the ever-changing nature of our planet. the writer covers a big selection of themes together with: surroundings, water, international warming, atmospheric differentiation, geomorphology, glaciers, erosion, carbon relationship, acid rain, and lots more and plenty extra. It comprises real-world examples, environmental notes, assistance, medical information, and overseas trends.
By László Zentai,Jesús Reyes Nunez
By Michael Elliot Smith,Alan R. Carroll
This quantity provides a set of distinct stratigraphic and sedimentologic investigations of the Eocene eco-friendly River Formation of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, one of many world’s ideal terrestrial documents of lacustrine and alluvial deposition in the course of the warmest component to the early Cenozoic. Its twelve chapters surround the wealthy and sundry checklist of lacustrine stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochronology, geochemistry and paleontology. Chapters 2-9 supply special member-scale synthesis of eco-friendly River Formation strata in the larger eco-friendly River, Fossil, Piceance Creek and Uinta Basins, whereas its ultimate chapters handle its enigmatic evaporite deposits and ichnofossils at large, interbasinal scale.
By Pierre Y. Julien
By Harold L. Levin,David T. King
By Gaines Johnson,Marti Rieske
By Sven E. Harnung,Matthew S. Johnson
By Donald R. Prothero
Donald R. Prothero's technological know-how books mix prime examine with first-person narratives of discovery, injecting heat and familiarity right into a career that has a lot to supply nonspecialists. Bringing his trademark type and wit to an more and more correct topic of outrage, Prothero hyperlinks the weather adjustments that experience happened during the last two hundred million years to their results on vegetation and animals. specifically, he contrasts the extinctions that ended the Cretaceous interval, which burnt up the dinosaurs, with these of the later Eocene and Oligocene epochs.
Prothero starts off with the "greenhouse of the dinosaurs," the global-warming episode that ruled the Age of Dinosaurs and the early Age of Mammals. He describes the extraordinary creatures that after populated the earth and attracts on his studies amassing fossils within the mammoth Badlands of South Dakota to caricature their global. Prothero then discusses the expansion of the 1st Antarctic glaciers, which marked the Eocene-Oligocene transition, and stocks his personal anecdotes of excavations and controversies between colleagues that experience formed our knowing of the modern and prehistoric world.
The quantity concludes with observations approximately Nisqually Glacier and different destinations that exhibit how international warming is going on a lot speedier than formerly anticipated, irrevocably altering the stability of the earth's thermostat. attractive scientists and basic readers alike, Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs connects occasions throughout millions of millennia to clarify the human hazard to normal weather change.
By Mark E. Patzkowsky,Steven M. Holland
By Immanuel Velikovsky