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Wat Moet Ons Met Ons Kerk Doen? (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jurie van den Heever Wat Moet Ons Met Ons Kerk Doen? (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jurie van den Heever 1
R50 R43 Discovery Miles 430 Save R7 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Wat Moet Ons Met Ons Kerk Doen? is 'n poging om te probeer verstaan waar ons as Afrikaners teologies vandaan kom, watter kragte en magte ons en ons Kerk gevorm het en hoe ons Kerk tans daar uitsien.

Die N.G.Kerk was 'n belangrike en rigtinggewende rolspele in die opheffing van die Afrikaner na die Britse vergrype tydens en na die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog. Tans word die N.G.Kerk ervaar as 'n instansie wat ongevoelig teenoor die geestelike behoeftes van haar lidmate staan.

Hierdie is 'n moet-lees boek vir:

  • Lidmate wat ons Kerk graag wil help om 'n gesonde, geestelike tuiste vir Suid-Afrikaners van die 21ste eeu te bied.
  • Die klakkelose napraters van die dogma wat dink ons Kerk is steeds op die regte pad.
  • Die plastiekpredikante van die radio en televisie wat met eentonige reëlmaat soetsappige, sogenaamd godsdienstige, pleisters plak.
  • Diegene wat reeds ons Kerk tot die ashoop van die geloof verdoem het.
A Life On Our Planet - My Witness Statement And Vision For The Future (Paperback): David Attenborough A Life On Our Planet - My Witness Statement And Vision For The Future (Paperback)
David Attenborough
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future.

See the world. Then make it better.

I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day -- the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake -- and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.

We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will do so.

The Weather Machine - How We See Into The Future (Paperback): Andrew Blum The Weather Machine - How We See Into The Future (Paperback)
Andrew Blum 1
R240 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Shall we take an umbrella... or evacuate the city? The Weather Machine is about a miraculous-but-overlooked invention that helps us through our daily lives - and sometimes saves them - by allowing us to see into the future.

When Superstorm Sandy hit North America, weather scientists had predicted its arrival a full eight days beforehand, saving countless lives and astonishing us with their capability. Their skill is unprecedented in human history and draws on nearly every major invention of the last two centuries: Newtonian physics, telecommunications, spaceflight and super-computing.

In this gripping investigation, Andrew Blum takes us on a global journey to explain this awe-inspiring feat - from satellites circling the Earth, to weather stations far out in the ocean, through some of the most ingenious minds and advanced algorithms at work today. Our destination: the simulated models they have constructed of our planet, which spin faster than time, turning chaos into prediction, offering glimpses of our future with eery precision.

This collaborative invention spans the Earth and relies on continuous co-operation between all nations - a triumph of human ingenuity and diplomacy we too often shrug off as a tool for choosing the right footwear each morning. But in this new era of extreme weather, we may come to rely on its maintenance and survival for our own.

Ocmulgee River User's Guide (Paperback): Joe Cook Ocmulgee River User's Guide (Paperback)
Joe Cook; Maps by Andy Carroll
R507 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Abiquiu - The Geologic History of O'Keeffe Country (Sheet map): Kirt Kempter, Dick Huelster Abiquiu - The Geologic History of O'Keeffe Country (Sheet map)
Kirt Kempter, Dick Huelster
R320 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R43 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Abiquiu region includes some of the most spectacular and diverse geology in the state of New Mexico. A triple junction of geologic provinces, including the Colorado Plateau, the Rio Grande Rift, and the Jemez Volcanic Field, coincide to tell a fascinating story of landscape evolution in constant change. Abiquiu: The Geologic History of O'Keeffe Country presents the three-hundred-million-year history told by the rocks of the Abiquiu area. With stunning photographs, timelines, and a regional geologic map, noted geologist Kirt Kempter explains the geologic story and landscape evolution of the region for travelers, hikers, and armchair geologists. With large-scale aerial photographs showing major geologic features, explanations of volcanic activity related to the Rio Grande Rift, and detailed descriptions of geologic strata that make up O'Keeffe's beloved Cerro Pedernal, Abiquiu tells the many chapters of changing environments and landscapes from Abiquiu's geologic past.

Skuif - Die Evolusie Van Ons Wereld Vanaf Die Begin Van Lewe Tot In Die Toekoms (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Martin Ince Skuif - Die Evolusie Van Ons Wereld Vanaf Die Begin Van Lewe Tot In Die Toekoms (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Martin Ince; Translated by Esta Grobler
R480 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R28 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Skuif handel oor die evolusie van ons węreld vanaf die begin van lewe tot in die toekoms. Die boek gee ’n ongelooflike oorsig van elke tydperk in die aarde se tektoniese geskiedenis. Hierdie verstommende visuele voorstelling van die aarde se geologiese geskiedenis beskryf die verskuiwing van landmassas en die ontwikkeling van die kontinente soos ons dit vandag ken.

Met pragtige węreldkaarte en illustrasies wat die oorsprong van lewe uitbeeld en die aarde se moontlike toekoms vorspel, is Skuif die ideale gids tot ons planeet se geskiedenis. Martin Ince beskryf op toeganklike wyse wat die impak van geologiese veranderinge op die lewe op aarde is.

Animal Explorers: Toby the Deep-Sea Diver HB (Hardcover): Sharon Rentta Animal Explorers: Toby the Deep-Sea Diver HB (Hardcover)
Sharon Rentta; Illustrated by Sharon Rentta
R354 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R52 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Calling all budding explorers! The Animal Explorers series will inspire you to follow your dreams. In Toby the Deep-Sea Diver, Toby is a young tiger who longs to explore the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. All he needs is courage, determination - and a home-made submersible! Mini biographies at the end of the book also tell the stories of three amazing, real-life oceanographers.

Understanding Weather & Climate, Global Edition (Paperback, 7th edition): James Burt, Edward Aguado Understanding Weather & Climate, Global Edition (Paperback, 7th edition)
James Burt, Edward Aguado
R1,763 Discovery Miles 17 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Aguado/Burt's Understanding Weather and Climate illustrates meteorology and climatology using everyday occurrences and inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric processes and patterns. The Seventh Edition extends coverage of global climate change with new and unique sections covering oceans and climate in the Earth system. Each chapter also focuses on the human aspect of weather and climate, covering high interest weather-related hazards that draw students into the course, while incorporating the latest science and the most relevant issues. KEY TOPICS: Energy and Mass; Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere; Solar Radiation and the Seasons; Energy Balance and Temperature; Atmospheric Pressure and Wind; Water in the Atmosphere; Atmospheric Moisture; Cloud Development and Forms; Precipitation Processes; Distribution and Movement of Air; Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions; Air Masses and Fronts; Disturbances; Midlatitude Cyclones; Lightning, Thunder, and Tornadoes; Tropical Storms and Hurricanes; Human Activities and Special Topics; Weather Forecasting and Analysis; Human Effects on the Atmosphere; Current, Past, and Future Climates; Earth's Climates; Climate Changes: Past and Future; Atmospheric Optics Intended for Introductory Meteorology Science Courses.

Exercises in Physical Geology: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 12th edition): James Howard, W.Kenneth Hamblin Exercises in Physical Geology: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 12th edition)
James Howard, W.Kenneth Hamblin
R1,635 Discovery Miles 16 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For lab courses in Physical Geology. A top-seller for over 35 years with over one million copies sold, this lab manual represents by far the best collection of photos of rocks and minerals-and one of the best compilations of exercises-available. With exercises using maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and other materials, this classic manual encompasses all the major geologic processes as well as the identification of rocks and minerals. All changes in the Twelfth Edition are based on reviewer feedback.

How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition):... How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Gary Smith, Aurora Pun
R1,632 Discovery Miles 16 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For introductory courses in physical geology. Encouraging students to observe, discover, and visualize, How Does Earth Work? Second Edition engages students with an inquiry-based learning method that develops a solid interpretation of introductory geology. Like geology detectives, students learn to think through the scientific process and uncover evidence that explains earth's mysteries.

Animal Explorers: Toby the Deep-Sea Diver PB (Paperback): Sharon Rentta Animal Explorers: Toby the Deep-Sea Diver PB (Paperback)
Sharon Rentta; Illustrated by Sharon Rentta
R211 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R26 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Calling all budding explorers! The Animal Explorers series will inspire you to follow your dreams. In Toby the Deep-Sea Diver, Toby is a young tiger who longs to explore the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. All he needs is courage, determination - and a home-made submersible! Mini biographies at the end of the book also tell the stories of three amazing, real-life oceanographers.

Ice Age Floodscapes of the Pacific Northwest - A Photographic Exploration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Bruce Norman Bjornstad Ice Age Floodscapes of the Pacific Northwest - A Photographic Exploration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Bruce Norman Bjornstad
R2,011 Discovery Miles 20 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This heavily illustrated book contains descriptions and geologic interpretations of photographs (mostly aerial) illustrating the power and magnitude of repeated Ice Age flooding in the Pacific Northwest, as recently as 14,000 years ago. The scale of Ice Age floods was so huge that today it is often difficult to see and appreciate the power and magnitude of such megafloods from ground level. However, from the air, landforms created by the floods often come into clear focus. Aerial images, obtained via unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) as well as fixed-wing airplane, add a new perspective on evidence gathered by dozens of scientists since 1923.

Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Laurence Robb Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Laurence Robb
R1,447 Discovery Miles 14 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive account of ore-forming processes, revised and updated The revised second edition of Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes offers a guide to the multiplicity of geological processes that result in the formation of mineral deposits. The second edition has been updated to reflect the most recent developments in the study of metallogeny and earth system science. This second edition contains new information about global tectonic processes and crustal evolution that continues to influence the practice of economic geology and maintains the supply of natural resources in a responsible and sustainable way. The replenishment of depleted natural resources is becoming more difficult and environmentally challenging. There is also a change in the demand for mineral commodities and the concern around the non-sustainable supply of 'critical metals' is now an important consideration for planners of the future. The book puts the focus on the responsible custodianship of natural resources and the continuing need for all earth scientists to understand metallogeny and the resource cycle. This new edition: Provides an updated guide to the processes involved in the formation of mineral deposits Offers an overview of magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore-forming processes Covers the entire range of mineral deposit types, including the fossil fuels and supergene ores Relates metallogeny to global tectonics by examining the distribution of mineral deposits in space and time Contains examples of world famous ore deposits that help to provide context and relevance to the process-oriented descriptions of ore genesis Written for students and professionals alike, Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes offers a revised second edition that puts the focus on the fact that mineral deposits are simply one of the many natural wonders of geological process and evolution.

Declaring Disaster - Buffalo's Blizzard of '77 and the Creation of FEMA (Paperback): Timothy W. Kneeland Declaring Disaster - Buffalo's Blizzard of '77 and the Creation of FEMA (Paperback)
Timothy W. Kneeland
R497 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On Friday, January 28, 1977, it began to snow in Buffalo. The second largest city in New York State, located directly in line with the Great Lakes' snowbelt, was no stranger to this kind of winter weather. With their city averaging ninety-four inches of snow per year, the citizens of Buffalo knew how to survive a snowstorm. But the blizzard that engulfed the city for the next four days was about to make history. Between the subzero wind chill and whiteout conditions, hundreds of people were trapped when the snow began to fall. Twenty- to thirty-foot-high snow drifts isolated residents in their offices and homes, and even in their cars on the highway. With a dependency on rubber-tire vehicles, which lost all traction in the heavily blanketed urban streets, they were cut off from food, fuel, and even electricity. This one unexpected snow disaster stranded tens of thousands of people, froze public utilities and transportation, and cost Buffalo hundreds of millions of dollars in economic losses and property damages. The destruction wrought by this snowstorm, like the destruction brought on by other natural disasters, was from a combination of weather-related hazards and the public policies meant to mitigate them. Buffalo's 1977 blizzard, the first snowstorm to be declared a disaster in US history, came after a century of automobility, suburbanization, and snow removal guidelines like the bare-pavement policy. Kneeland offers a compelling examination of whether the 1977 storm was an anomaly or the inevitable outcome of years of city planning. From the local to the state and federal levels, Kneeland discusses governmental response and disaster relief, showing how this regional event had national implications for environmental policy and how its effects have resounded through the complexities of disaster politics long after the snow fell.

Valles Caldera National Preserve - Geologic History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera (Sheet map): Kirt Kempter, Dick... Valles Caldera National Preserve - Geologic History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera (Sheet map)
Kirt Kempter, Dick Huelster
R320 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R43 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins (Hardcover): Anastasia E. Hiskia, Theodoros M. Triantis,... Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins (Hardcover)
Anastasia E. Hiskia, Theodoros M. Triantis, Maria G. Antoniou, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Dionysios D. Dionysiou
R3,281 Discovery Miles 32 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research on water treatment methods for the removal of cyanobacteria, taste and odour compounds, and cyanotoxins. The topics covered include practically all technologies that are currently used or are in a state of research and development e.g. membrane filtration, adsorption, biological treatment, chemical disinfection-oxidation, advanced oxidation processes, reviewing their effects on cyanotoxins with regards to degradation, detoxification, mineralization and relative mechanisms. The book highlights strong and weak points regarding the applicability of these techniques on a large scale, discusses issues regarding the quality of treated water, and identifies research gaps and future research needs on the topic. Topics covered include: * Introduction to cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins * Cyanotoxins and human health * Physical treatment for the removal of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins * Biological treatment for the destruction of cyanobacteria/cyanotoxins * Conventional disinfection and/or oxidation processes * Advanced oxidation processes * Removal and/or destruction of taste and odour compounds. * Integrated drinking water processes. * Transformation products of cyanobacterial metabolites during water treatment. The book concludes with a section of case studies and real life examples, followed by a review of the research gaps and future perspectives. This book has been developed within the frame of the COST-funded CYANOCOST Action http://cyanocost.com/index.php and is edited by experienced scientists in the field. Chapters are authoritative and written by an internationally recognized team of experts in specific research topics related to water treatment for purification from cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins.

Foundations of Earth Science (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis... Foundations of Earth Science (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa
R1,375 Discovery Miles 13 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Were you looking for the book with access to MasteringGeology? This product is the book alone, and does NOT come with access to MasteringGeology. Buy the book and access card package to save money on this resource. Enhanced for today's students, the bestselling Foundations of Earth Science returns in a new edition with a bold new look, new contributor Callan Bentley, and a highly anticipated learning path that facilitates active learning. This brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck is designed for introductory courses in Earth science. It maintains its highly visual, non-technical survey and broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy to foster student understanding of foundational Earth science principles.

Winds, Waves, and Warriors - Battling the Surf at Normandy, Tarawa, and Inchon (Hardcover): Thomas M. Mitchell Winds, Waves, and Warriors - Battling the Surf at Normandy, Tarawa, and Inchon (Hardcover)
Thomas M. Mitchell
R756 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R161 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Winds, Waves, and Warriors examines the oceanographic conditions that U.S. military planners considered, or should have considered, when landing troops and vehicles on the beach at three historic amphibious assaults: Normandy, Tarawa, and Inchon. Oceanographer Thomas M. Mitchell brings welcome insight into a little-studied yet extraordinary aspect of ground warfare by explaining why certain tidal and weather conditions existed at those specific places and times, and how they affected the Army and Marine foot soldiers fighting to get ashore. Mitchell offers easy-to-understand descriptions of basic oceanographic concepts and applies them to actual amphibious operations. Winds and waves hampered the Allies' efforts on D-Day but less than they would have had the soldiers attempted storming the beach at Normandy the day before or after. Coral reefs and tides contributed to high Marine casualties at Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific. General Douglas MacArthur used the element of surprise by attacking the North Koreans at Inchon despite treacherous soft mud bottoms and unfavorable tidal conditions. Mitchell details how wartime necessity led to the development of clever methods to estimate such factors as water depth, beach slope, and underwater shoals, all of which affected troops' assaults and potentially changed the outcomes of key battles. An Army Air Corps lieutenant, for example, dug a hole on the beach at Normandy to help him predict tides more accurately. The Army's Beach Erosion Board and research groups such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography exploited elementary principles of physical oceanography to develop crude but effective instruments and techniques for ocean remote sensing and forecasting. Indeed, soldiers, Marines, staff planners, commanders, oceanographers, meteorologists, and researchers all contributed to some of the largest and most important military invasions in history. Winds, Waves, and Warriors tells of the U.S. military's struggles with a foe that was sometimes just as formidable and unpredictable as the opposing army. When unheeded, unfavorable weather and ocean conditions could lead to tragic and avoidable deaths. The threat posed by the ocean at these three historic battles was an important factor not only in the outcomes of these operations but also to the survival of the troops who fought there.

The Earth System (Paperback, Pearson New International ed of 3rd revised ed): James F. Kasting, Lee R. Kump, Robert G. Crane The Earth System (Paperback, Pearson New International ed of 3rd revised ed)
James F. Kasting, Lee R. Kump, Robert G. Crane
R1,657 Discovery Miles 16 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For courses in Earth Systems Science offered in departments of Geology, Earth Science, Geography and Environmental Science. The first textbook of its kind that addresses the issues of global change from a true Earth systems perspective, The Earth System offers a solid emphasis on lessons from Earth's history that may guide decision-making in the future. It is more rigorous and quantitative than traditional Earth science books, while remaining appropriate for non-science majors.

The Howling Storm - Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War (Hardcover): Kenneth W. Noe The Howling Storm - Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War (Hardcover)
Kenneth W. Noe
R1,218 R960 Discovery Miles 9 600 Save R258 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Traditional histories of the Civil War describe the conflict as a war between North and South. Kenneth W. Noe suggests it should instead be understood as a war between the North, the South, and the weather. In The Howling Storm, Noe retells the history of the conflagration with a focus on the ways in which weather and climate shaped the outcomes of battles and campaigns. He further contends that events such as floods and droughts affecting the Confederate home front constricted soldiers' food supply, lowered morale, and undercut the government's efforts to boost nationalist sentiment. By contrast, the superior equipment and open supply lines enjoyed by Union soldiers enabled them to cope successfully with the South's extreme conditions and, ultimately, secure victory in 1865. Climate conditions during the war proved unusual, as irregular phenomena such as El Nino, La Nina, and similar oscillations in the Atlantic Ocean disrupted weather patterns across southern states. Taking into account these meteorological events, Noerethinks conventional explanations of battlefield victories and losses, compelling historians to reconsider long-held conclusions about the war. Unlike past studies that fault inflation, taxation, and logistical problems for the Confederate defeat, his work considers how soldiers and civilians dealt with floods and droughts that beset areas of the South in 1862, 1863, and 1864. In doing so, he addresses the foundational causes that forced Richmond to make difficult and sometimes disastrous decisions when prioritizing the feeding of the home front or the front lines. The Howling Storm stands as the first comprehensive examination of weather and climate during the Civil War. Its approach, coverage, and conclusions are certain to reshape the field of Civil War studies.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Sheet map): Kirt Kempter, Dick Huelster Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Sheet map)
Kirt Kempter, Dick Huelster
R320 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R43 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bitter Waters - The Struggles of the Pecos River (Hardcover): Patrick Dearen Bitter Waters - The Struggles of the Pecos River (Hardcover)
Patrick Dearen
R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rising at 11,750 feet in the Sangre de Cristo range and snaking 926 miles through New Mexico and Texas to the Rio Grande, the Pecos River is one of the most storied waterways in the American West. It is also one of the most troubled. In 1942, the National Resources Planning Board observed that the Pecos River basin ""probably presents a greater aggregation of problems associated with land and water use than any other irrigated basin in the Western U.S."" In the twenty-first century, the river's problems have only multiplied. Bitter Waters, the first book-length study of the entire Pecos, traces the river's environmental history from the arrival of the first Europeans in the sixteenth century to today. Running clear at its source and turning salty in its middle reach, the Pecos River has served as both a magnet of veneration and an object of scorn. Patrick Dearen, who has written about the Pecos since the 1980s, draws on more than 150 interviews and a wealth of primary sources to trace the river's natural evolution and man's interaction with it. Irrigation projects, dams, invasive saltcedar, forest proliferation, fires, floods, flow decline, usage conflicts, water quality deterioration - Dearen offers a thorough and clearly written account of what each factor has meant to the river and its prospects. As fine-grained in detail as it is sweeping in breadth, the picture Bitter Waters presents is sobering but not without hope, as it also extends to potential solutions to the Pecos River's problems and the current efforts to undo decades of damage. Combining the research skills of an accomplished historian, the investigative techniques of a veteran journalist, and the engaging style of an award-winning novelist, this powerful and accessible work of environmental history may well mark a turning point in the Pecos's fortunes.

Petroleum Geoscience (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Jon Gluyas Petroleum Geoscience (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Jon Gluyas
R1,542 Discovery Miles 15 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Petroleum Geoscience, 2nd edition is a comprehensive introduction to the application of geology and geophysics to the search for and production of oil and gas. The aim this updated second edition remains the same - to provide a comprehensive grounding in the geological sciences as applied to exploration for and production of oil and gas. Uniquely, this book is structured to reflect the sequential and cyclical processes of exploration, appraisal, development and production. Chapters dedicated to each of these aspects are further illustrated by new case histories drawn from the authors' experiences. Petroleum Geoscience, 2nd edition has a global and 'geo-temporal' backdrop, drawing examples and case histories from around the world and from petroleum systems ranging in age from late-Pre-Cambrian to Pliocene. In order to show how geoscience is integrated at all levels within the industry, the authors stress throughout the links between geology and geophysics on the one hand, and drilling, reservoir engineering, petrophysics, petroleum engineering, facilities design, and health, safety and the environment on the other. Discovery and production of petroleum underpinned global development throughout the twentieth century but times are changing. Combustion of fossil fuels and release of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide, is driving climate change. The skills and knowledge of the petroleum geoscientist also find application in carbon storage in and heat recovery (geothermal energy) from the Earth. This second edition addresses such technologies in the newly added Chapter 7. The target readership is mainly final year undergraduates and postgraduates in the earth sciences together with little-experienced technical staff within the petroleum industry. The book draws on a large variety of examples from many basins around the world and as a consequence should appeal to those interested in petroleum geoscience, whether they be in Aberdeen or Abu Dhabi, Houston or Ho Chi Min.

The Greywacke - How a Vicar, a Soldier and a Schoolteacher Uncovered 300 Million Years of History (Hardcover, Main): Nick... The Greywacke - How a Vicar, a Soldier and a Schoolteacher Uncovered 300 Million Years of History (Hardcover, Main)
Nick Davidson
R514 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Adam Sedgwick was a priest and scholar. Roderick Murchison was a retired soldier. Charles Lapworth was a schoolteacher. It was their personal and intellectual rivalry, pursued on treks through Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, Devon and parts of western Russia, that revealed the narrative structure of the Paleozoic Era, the 300-million-year period during which life on Earth became recognisably itself. Nick Davidson follows in their footsteps and draws on maps, diaries, letters, field notes and contemporary accounts to bring the ideas and characters alive. But this is more than a history of geology. As we travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, it's a celebration of the sheer visceral pleasure generations of geologists have found, and continue to find, in noticing the earth beneath our feet.

Meteorite - How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World (Hardcover): Tim Gregory Meteorite - How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World (Hardcover)
Tim Gregory
R603 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R112 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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