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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
R475 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R38 (8%) Shipped within 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.

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
R285 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R48 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Sheet map): Kirt Kempter, Dick Huelster Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Sheet map)
Kirt Kempter, Dick Huelster
R285 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R48 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
First Book of Geology (Hardcover): William S. Davis First Book of Geology (Hardcover)
William S. Davis
R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
GEOL (with Earth Science CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 2nd edition): James Monroe, Reed Wicander GEOL (with Earth Science CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 2nd edition)
James Monroe, Reed Wicander
R761 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R112 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Bring geology to life with GEOL, Second Edition. GEOL is designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle at a value-based price. This magazine-like book includes all of the key concepts of introductory physical geology, plus a full suite of learning aids--including integrated Virtual Field Trips, online videos, animations, and more--to help you master the material.

Geology Off the Beaten Track - Exploring South Africa's Hidden Treasures (Paperback): Nick Norman Geology Off the Beaten Track - Exploring South Africa's Hidden Treasures (Paperback)
Nick Norman
R380 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R83 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Geology off the beaten track follows on the success of author Nick Norman’s earlier Geological Journeys (co-authored with Gavin Whitfi eld), which has sold more than 20 000 copies in the last 6 years. This new book helps readers understand and interpret the geology along SA’s regional and other less-travelled roads.

- It features 13 detailed routes across the country, taking in geologically interesting areas such as the Richtersveld,Cape winelands and the Valley of Desolation near Graaff-Reinet.

- The text is richly illustrated with photos and explanatory diagrams, making it suitable for armchair travellers too.

- Maps for all the routes indicate key geosites, with GPS readings to pinpoint their location.

This is a must-have handbook for travellers in the region, or for anyone wanting to know more about our rocks and landforms.

Earth - with Ebook, Smartwork5, Guided Inquiry Activities, and Student Site (Paperback, International Sixth Edition): Stephen... Earth - with Ebook, Smartwork5, Guided Inquiry Activities, and Student Site (Paperback, International Sixth Edition)
Stephen Marshak
R2,699 R2,216 Discovery Miles 22 160 Save R483 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook features stunning art, the most up-to-date science and a wealth of online learning tools, all developed under the critical eyes of Stephen Marshak. Heavily revised with remarkably detailed photographs, animations and maps, the text offers rich and engaging pedagogy, an expanded chapter on energy, and coverage of recent global events.

Earthquake Time Bombs (Hardcover): Robert Yeats Earthquake Time Bombs (Hardcover)
Robert Yeats
R479 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R45 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a media interview in January 2010, scientist Robert Yeats sounded the alarm on Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as an 'earthquake time bomb', a region at critical risk of major seismic activity. One week later, a catastrophic earthquake struck the city, leaving over 100,000 dead and triggering a humanitarian crisis. In this timely study, Yeats sheds new light on other earthquake hotspots around the world and the communities at risk. He examines these seismic threats in the context of recent cultural history, including economic development, national politics and international conflicts. Descriptions of emerging seismic resilience plans from some cities provide a more hopeful picture. Essential reading for policy-makers, infrastructure and emergency planners, scientists, students and anyone living in the shadow of an earthquake, this book raises the alarm so that we can protect our vulnerable cities before it's too late.

OCR Geology for A Level and AS (Paperback): Stephen Davies, Frank Mugglestone, Ruth Richards, Tony Shelton, Malcolm Fry, Vince... OCR Geology for A Level and AS (Paperback)
Stephen Davies, Frank Mugglestone, Ruth Richards, Tony Shelton, Malcolm Fry, …
R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Officially endorsed by OCR, this inspiring new student book has been carefully designed to match the new OCR A Level Geology specification and has been written by experienced Geology authors and teachers. // Its engaging visual style and clear explanations support and motivate you throughout the course and help you thoroughly prepare for your assessments // Highly illustrated with large, clear diagrams and a wide range of geological photographs to illustrate the key information and content. // Case studies and key term definitions help you connect theory and reality, allowing you to apply your understanding of earth science to the examination. // Contains support for the mathematics component of the course throughout to help you develop your maths skills. // Includes practice questions with answers to test your knowledge and help introduce you to the new assessment criteria. //

Great Jobs for Geology Majors (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Blythe Camenson Great Jobs for Geology Majors (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Blythe Camenson
R356 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R70 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A degree in geology is a rock-solid step toward success

You've worked hard for that geology degree. Now what? Sometimes the choice of careers can seem endless; the most difficult part of a job search is narrowing down your options.

"Great Jobs for Geology Majors" will help you choose the right career out of the myriad possibilities at your disposal. It provides detailed profiles of careers in your field along with the basic skills necessary to begin a focused job search. You'll soon be on the fast track to landing a job that satisfies your personal, professional, and practical needs.

"Great Jobs for Geology Majors" will help you: Determine the occupation that's best suited to you Craft a resume and cover letter that stand out from the rest Learn from practicing professionals about everyday life on the job Become familiar with current statistics on salaries and trends within the profession

Go from geology major to:

Volcanologist * Soil scientist * Economic geologist * Geodynamacist * Laboratory technician * Paleoceanographer *Architect * Petroleum engineer * Surveyor

The Alps - An Environmental History (Hardcover): Jon Mathieu The Alps - An Environmental History (Hardcover)
Jon Mathieu; Translated by Rose Hadshar
R470 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R87 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Stretching 1,200 kilometres across six countries, the colossal mountains of the Alps dominate Europe, geographically and historically. Enlightenment thinkers felt the sublime and magisterial peaks were the very embodiment of nature, Romantic poets looked to them for divine inspiration, and Victorian explorers tested their ingenuity and courage against them. Located at the crossroads between powerful states, the Alps have played a crucial role in the formation of European history, a place of intense cultural fusion as well as fierce conflict between warring nations. A diverse range of flora and fauna have made themselves at home in this harsh environment, which today welcomes over 100 million tourists a year. Leading Alpine scholar Jon Mathieu tells the story of the people who have lived in and been inspired by these mountains and valleys, from the ancient peasants of the Neolithic to the cyclists of the Tour de France. Far from being a remote and backward corner of Europe, the Alps are shown by Mathieu to have been a crucible of new ideas and technologies at the heart of the European story.

Underland - A Deep Time Journey (Hardcover): Robert Macfarlane Underland - A Deep Time Journey (Hardcover)
Robert Macfarlane
R561 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R114 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through "deep time"-the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present-he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk "hiding place" where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come. "Woven through Macfarlane's own travels are the unforgettable stories of descents into the underland made across history by explorers, artists, cavers, divers, mourners, dreamers, and murderers, all of whom have been drawn for different reasons to seek what Cormac McCarthy calls "the awful darkness within the world." Global in its geography and written with great lyricism and power, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. Taking a deep-time view of our planet, Macfarlane here asks a vital and unsettling question: "Are we being good ancestors to the future Earth?" Underland marks a new turn in Macfarlane's long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart. From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.

Bedrock Geology of the UK - North (Paperback): Bedrock Geology of the UK - North (Paperback)
R231 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R22 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An explanatory guide for the 1: 625 000 Bedrock Geology UK (North) Map

Arizona Rocks - A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Grand Canyon State (Paperback): T.Scott Bryan Arizona Rocks - A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Grand Canyon State (Paperback)
T.Scott Bryan
R347 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Arizona is a geologist's playground, with a scientifically intriguing

story behind every rocky outcrop, dry playa, and

sparkling spring. Arizona Rocks tells the stories of 44 of

the best geologic sites in the state. Not only will you learn

about well-known places, such as Barringer Meteorite Crater

and Petrified Forest National Park, you'll also discover

lesser-known sites, including Hopi Buttes, which formed

from steam-driven explosions; Peridot Mesa, where gemstones

from the Earth's interior are found; and Montezuma

Well, a limestone sinkhole with a perennial supply of water.

Ample color photographs compliment the text, and maps

help get you where you need to be. Arizona Rocks is the

second book in the state-by-state Geology Rocks series,

which introduces readers to some of the most compelling

and accessible geologic sites in each state.

Landscapes and Landforms of India (Hardcover, 2014): Vishwas S. Kale Landscapes and Landforms of India (Hardcover, 2014)
Vishwas S. Kale
R3,802 R3,052 Discovery Miles 30 520 Save R750 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The proposed monograph on 'Geomorphological Landscapes of India' will aim to describe and explain in simple words the geomorphological characteristics and the origin of the above-mentioned landforms and landscapes. The proposed monograph will provide the background information about the geology, climate and tectonic framework of the Indian region, as well as cover Indian climates of the present and the past. It will mainly cover the four main morphotectonic regions of India and about 15-20 distinct landforms of the Indian region as well as the major geomorphosites in India.

Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Henrik Hargitai, Akos Kereszturi Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Henrik Hargitai, Akos Kereszturi
R21,131 R18,686 Discovery Miles 186 860 Save R2,445 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This encyclopedia provides a snapshot of our current geological knowledge on solid-surface Solar System bodies. Each entry contains information about the features' morphology, its interpretation, proposed formation models, distribution and occurrence, planetary or terrestrial analogs, and research history. The entries are fully referenced. All image captions include original image IDs. More than 600 named planetary feature types are discussed in the encyclopedia, covering a wide range of scales--from micrometers to global scale--and also include landform types (structural or topographic features), parts of landforms, terrain types or surface textures, surface patterns, and features identified at wavelengths extending from visible to radio waves (e.g., albedo, thermal infrared, and radar features). The book covers features formed by impact, aeolian, magmatic, volcanic, tectonic, fluvial, lacustrine, marine and coastal, mass movement, sedimentary, desiccation, liquefaction, periglacial, glacial, nival, sublimation, collapse, weathering, and selective erosion or other, including complex processes. Depending on the information and formation models available, the entries have different approaches. Some of them discuss their subject from the point of view of the inferred process or origin, others are morphology or description-based. As a default, entries focus on extraterrestrial landforms, while also mentioning their proposed terrestrial analogs. Most planetary landforms are not body-specific, but some have no known terrestrial counterparts. Named historic (obsolete) landform types are also included to provide reference for previous key research papers. To make it easier to find features with related origins, the encyclopedia contains entries that list landforms based on their formative processes. It also lists body-specific features on Mercury (5 feature types), Venus (40), the Earth (13), the Moon (15), Mars (87), Io (7), Europa (17), Callisto (7), Titan (9), Triton (2), mid-sized satellites (8), and small bodies (3). Also included are entries on the 51 planetary feature descriptor terms approved by IAU.

Earth Materials 2nd Edition - Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Cornelis Klein,... Earth Materials 2nd Edition - Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Cornelis Klein, Anthony Philpotts 1
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This concise, accessible, market-leading textbook brings together the wide-ranging fundamentals students need to understand rocks and minerals, and shows them how they relate to the broader Earth, materials and environmental sciences. Designed specifically for one-semester courses, it is beautifully illustrated to explain the key concepts in mineralogy and petrology. This edition has been fully updated based on classroom experience, and new features include a completely new chapter providing an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, kinetics, radioactive decay and absolute dating; new mineral descriptions and many new stunning color photographs; and a new section on hydraulic fracturing and discussion of some of its most serious potential environmental consequences. The book uses stunning photos of mineral specimens and rock thin sections to help students build a core understanding. It also creates a highly effective learning experience through close integration of clear illustrations with engaging text, and helps students to easily visualize crystal structures through the CrystalViewer's 3D software, available online.

Surf, Sand, and Stone - How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast (Hardcover): Keith Heyer... Surf, Sand, and Stone - How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast (Hardcover)
Keith Heyer Meldahl
R561 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R122 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Southern California is sandwiched between two tectonic plates with an ever-shifting boundary. Over the last several million years, movements of these plates have dramatically reshuffled the Earth's crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapes riven with active faults. Movement along these faults triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains, and lifts sections of coastline. Over geologic time, beaches come and go, coastal bluffs retreat, and the sea rises and falls. Nothing about Southern California's coast is stable. Surf, Sand, and Stone tells the scientific story of the Southern California coast: its mountains, islands, beaches, bluffs, surfing waves, earthquakes, and related phenomena. It takes readers from San Diego to Santa Barbara, revealing the evidence for how the coast's features came to be and how they are continually changing. With a compelling narrative and clear illustrations, Surf, Sand, and Stone outlines how the coast will be altered in the future and how we can best prepare for it.

Earth Structure - An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics (Hardcover, Second International Student Edition): Ben A... Earth Structure - An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics (Hardcover, Second International Student Edition)
Ben A Van der Pluijm, Stephen Marshak
R2,372 R1,947 Discovery Miles 19 470 Save R425 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The Second Edition also benefits from new artwork that clearly illustrates complex concepts. New to the Second Edition: New Chapter: 15, "Geophysical Imaging," by Frederick Cook Within Chapters 21 and 22, four new essays on "Regional Perspectives" discuss the European Alps, the Altaids, the Appalachians, and the Cascadia Wedge. New and updated art for more informative illustration of concepts. The Second Edition now has 570 black & white figures.

Desiccation Cracks and their Patterns - Formation and Modelling in Science and Nature (Hardcover): Lucas Goehring, Akio... Desiccation Cracks and their Patterns - Formation and Modelling in Science and Nature (Hardcover)
Lucas Goehring, Akio Nakahara, Tapati Dutta, So Kitsunezaki, Sujata Tarafdar
R2,690 R2,198 Discovery Miles 21 980 Save R492 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bringing together basic ideas, classical theories, recent experimental and theoretical aspects, this book explains desiccation cracks from simple, easily-comprehensible cases to more complex, applied situations. The ideal team of authors, combining experimental and theoretical backgrounds, and with experience in both physical and earth sciences, discuss how the study of cracks can lead to the design of crack-resistant materials, as well as how cracks can be grown to generate patterned surfaces at the nano- and micro-scales. Important research and recent developments on tailoring desiccation cracks by different methods are covered, supported by straightforward, yet deep theoretical models. Intended for a broad readership spanning physics, materials science, and engineering to the geosciences, the book also includes additional reading especially for students engaged in pattern formation research.

Roadside Geology of Idaho (Paperback): David D Alt, Donald W Hyndman Roadside Geology of Idaho (Paperback)
David D Alt, Donald W Hyndman
R407 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R75 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary.

Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments (Hardcover): Achim A. Beylich, John C. Dixon, Zbigniew Zwolinski Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments (Hardcover)
Achim A. Beylich, John C. Dixon, Zbigniew Zwolinski
R2,662 R2,450 Discovery Miles 24 500 Save R212 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Amplified climate change and ecological sensitivity of polar and cold climate environments are key global environment issues. Understanding how projected climate change will alter surface environments in these regions is only possible when present day source-to-sink fluxes can be quantified. The book provides the first global synthesis and integrated analysis of environmental drivers and quantitative rates of solute and sedimentary fluxes in cold environments, and the likely impact of projected climate change. The focus on largely undisturbed cold environments allows ongoing climate change effects to be detected and, moreover, distinguished from anthropogenic impacts. A novel approach for co-ordinated and integrative process geomorphic research is introduced to enable better comparison between studies. This highly topical and multidisciplinary book, which includes case studies covering Arctic, Antarctic, and alpine environments, will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the fields of geomorphology, sedimentology and global environmental change.

Periglacial Geomorphology (Paperback, illustrated edition): Colin K. Ballantyne Periglacial Geomorphology (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Colin K. Ballantyne
R1,498 R1,081 Discovery Miles 10 810 Save R417 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the processes that operate in present periglacial environments, and how this contributes to our understanding of former periglacial environments. It includes accounts not only of the nature of frozen ground and frost-action processes, but also of the operation of slope, fluvial, aeolian and coastal processes in cold environments. It is organized in six parts. Part 1 (chapters 1--2) introduces the historical and scientific context of periglacial geomorphology and the nature of periglacial environments. Part 2 (chapters 3-5) addresses the physics of ground freezing and thawing, the characteristics of permafrost and the nature and origin of underground ice. Part 3 (chapters 6-9) considers the characteristics, formation and significance of landforms, sediments and structures associated with permafrost, permafrost degradation and seasonal freezing and thawing of the ground. Part 4 (chapters 10-12) discusses rock weathering in periglacial environments, the periglacial processes operating on hillslopes and the distinctive landforms produced by rock breakdown and slope processes in cold environments. Part 5 (chapters 13-15) is devoted to the operation of fluvial, aeolian and coastal processes in present and past periglacial environments. The final part considers the employment of relict periglacial features to reconstruct past cold environments in midlatitude regions (chapter 16) and evaluates the response of periglacial environments to recent and predicted climate change (chapter 17).

Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology (Paperback): Bradley Deline, Randa Harris, Karen Tefend Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology (Paperback)
Bradley Deline, Randa Harris, Karen Tefend
R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Focus on Middle School Geology Student Textbook 3rd Edition (Softcover) (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Phd Rebecca W. Keller Focus on Middle School Geology Student Textbook 3rd Edition (Softcover) (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Phd Rebecca W. Keller
R646 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R145 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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