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This present title "Understanding Geology" has been written for those students interested in Careers in diverse Fields of Biological sciences. It provides a structured approach to learning by covering all the important Topics in a uniform, systematic format. The book has been comprehensively designed incorporating recent advances in this fast moving field. It also provides accessible information on Geology in compact form for undergraduate students in Biology and related life sciences. It is intelligible to the educated layman, though it deals with some Complex ideas. It is an adequate text for all the requirements of students in this area. In addition, busy lecturers who require a quick reference compendium will find it useful, particularly for tuitional planning. Simple, yet hopefully clear figures and tables are provided throughout the book. The over-riding goal of this book, and indeed of the whole Understanding series, is to present the Essential information concerning geology in a compact, readily accessible form which leads itself to Student learning and revision. The convergence of various approaches has generated a rich panorama of detail, the significance of which we are still attempting to unraval. The present text has been written as an introduction to this rapidly growing field. Contents, Chap. 1 : INTRODUCTION : Geology: Study of the Earth and Earthlike Planets; The Scientific Method in Geology; An Overview of the Third Planet; Movements; Earth Dimensions and Density; Air; Water; and Rock; The Atmosphere; The Hydrosphere; The Recycling of Earth Materials; Time and Geology Chap. 2 : MATTER AND ENERGY : Matter and Energy; Laws of Conservation of Matter and Energy; Classes of Matter; Atoms and Compounds; Mass and Density; Gravitation and Matter; States of Matter; Kinds of Energy; Mechanical Energy; Heat Energy; Electromagnetic Energy; Chemical Energy; Electrical Energy; Nuclear Energy; Flow Systems of Energy and Matter; The Atomic Structure of Matter; Structure of the Atom; Isotopes; Energy Levels in the Atom; Activity of Elements; Ions; Ionic Compounds; Electron Sharing; Chemical Reactions; Polyatomic Ions; Polar Molecules; Metallic Bonds; Matter and Energy in Geology Chap. 3 : MINERALS : Atoms; The Architecture of the Atom; Atomic Number and Atomic Mass; Isotopes; Electron Shells; Combining Stoms; Examples of Chemical Bonding; Ionic Bonding; Covalent Bonding; a Sharing Situation; Metallic Bonding; Atomic and Ionic Sizes; The Space Lattice; Crystal Form; Common Rock-forming; Minerals; Properties Useful in Identification of Minerals; Silicates; The Mica Group; Augite; Olivine; Garnet; The Common Nonsilicate Minerals; Carbonates; Evaporites; Iron oxide minerals; Mineralogic Clues to Geologic Events; Minerals as Gems Chap. 4 : Soils : Soil-forming Processes; Soil Classification; Modern and Ancient Soil Types; Podzolic Soils; Laterites and Bauxites; Soils of Subhumid and Semi-arid Regions; Soils of Arid Regions; Seatearths Chap. 5 : WEATHERING THE SOIL : Mechanical Weathering; Frost Action; Insolation; Unloading; Saline Crystal Growth; Root Wedging; Chemical Weathering; Relation of Disintegration to Decomposition; Processes of Chemical Weathering; Hydrolysis; Carbonation; Oxidation; Hydration; Solution; Biochemical Weathering; Rates of Weathering; The Role of Climate; Parent Rock; Acid Rain; Spheroidal Weathering; The Decay of Granite; Soil; Factors Governing Soil Development; Soil Horizons; Major Kinds of Soils; Soil Erosion Chat. 6 : SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES : Bedding; Ripples; Dunes and Cross-Bedding; Turbidites; Graded Beds and Sole Structures; Deformational Structures; Biogenic Structures Chap. 7 : RUDACEOUS DEPOSITS : Classification; Composition of Pebbles; Shape and Roundness of Pebbles; Sedentary Rudaceous Deposits; Transported Rudaceous Deposits; Mountain Scr Printed Pages: 336. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 58540
Titel: Understanding Geology
Verlag: Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
Buchbeschreibung Motilal Books UK Apr 2009, 2009. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9788183564618