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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 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 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.

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
R349 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R59 (17%) Ships in 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
R349 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R59 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

The Geological Interpretation of Well Logs (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): M.H. Rider, Martin Kennedy The Geological Interpretation of Well Logs (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
M.H. Rider, Martin Kennedy
R1,376 Discovery Miles 13 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Analytical Geomicrobiology - A Handbook of Instrumental Techniques (Hardcover): Janice P L Kenney, Harish Veeramani, Daniel S.... Analytical Geomicrobiology - A Handbook of Instrumental Techniques (Hardcover)
Janice P L Kenney, Harish Veeramani, Daniel S. Alessi
R1,797 R1,701 Discovery Miles 17 010 Save R96 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Geomicrobiology is the study of microbes and microbial processes and their role in driving environmental and geological processes at scales ranging from the nano, micron, to meter scale. This growing field has seen major advances in recent years, largely due to the development of new analytical tools and improvements to existing techniques, which allow us to better understand the complex interactions between microbes and their surroundings. In this comprehensive handbook, expert authors outline the state-of-the-art and emerging analytical techniques used in geomicrobiology. Readers are guided through each technique including background theory, sample preparation, standard methodology, data collection and analysis, best practices and common pitfalls, and examples of how and where the technique has been applied. The book provides a practical go-to reference for advanced students, researchers and professional scientists looking to employ techniques commonly used in geomicrobiology.

First Book of Geology (Hardcover): William S. Davis First Book of Geology (Hardcover)
William S. Davis
R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
New England Rocks - Historic Geological Wonders (Paperback): Michael J Vieira, J. North Conway New England Rocks - Historic Geological Wonders (Paperback)
Michael J Vieira, J. North Conway
R518 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Planetary Geoscience (Hardcover): Harry Y. McSween Jr, Jeffrey E. Moersch, Devon M. Burr, William M. Dunne, Joshua P. Emery,... Planetary Geoscience (Hardcover)
Harry Y. McSween Jr, Jeffrey E. Moersch, Devon M. Burr, William M. Dunne, Joshua P. Emery, …
R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For many years, planetary science has been taught as part of the astronomy curriculum, from a very physics-based perspective, and from the framework of a tour of the Solar System - body by body. Over the past decades, however, spacecraft exploration and related laboratory research on extraterrestrial materials have given us a new understanding of planets and how they are shaped by geological processes. Based on a course taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this is the first textbook to focus on geologic processes, adopting a comparative approach that demonstrates the similarities and differences between planets, and the reasons for these. Profusely illustrated, and with a wealth of pedagogical features, this book provides an ideal capstone course for geoscience majors - bringing together aspects of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, volcanology, sedimentology, geomorphology, tectonics, geophysics and remote sensing.

Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Eric Bird Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Eric Bird
R14,812 R13,090 Discovery Miles 130 900 Save R1,722 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world 's coasts, presented in a country-by-country (state-by-state) sequence, assembles a vast amount of data and images of an endangered and increasingly populated and developed landform. An international panel of 138 coastal experts provides information on what is where on each sector of coast, together with explanations of the landforms, their evolution and the changes taking place on them. As well as providing details on the coastal features of each country (state or county) the compendium can be used to determine the extent of particular features along the world 's coasts and to investigate comparisons and contrasts between various world regions. With more than 1440 color illustrations and photos, it is particularly useful as a source of information prior to researching or just visiting a sector of coast. References are provided to the current literature on coastal evolution and coastline changes.

Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils (Hardcover): Donald L. Wise Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils (Hardcover)
Donald L. Wise; Edited by Debra J. Trantolo, Hilary I. Inyang, Edward J. Cichon, Ulrich Stottmeister
R8,185 Discovery Miles 81 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume focuses on innovative bioremediation techniques and applications for the cleanup of contaminated media and sites. It includes quantitative and design methods that elucidate the relationships among various operational parameters, and waste chemistry that defines the cost effectiveness of bioremediation projects. It also presents numerical models.

The Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin - Depositional Evolution and Petroleum Applications (Hardcover): John W. Snedden, William... The Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin - Depositional Evolution and Petroleum Applications (Hardcover)
John W. Snedden, William E Galloway
R2,097 Discovery Miles 20 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Gulf of Mexico Basin is one of the most prolific hydrocarbon-producing basins in the world, with an estimated endowment of 200 billion barrels of oil equivalent. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the basin, spanning the US, Mexico and Cuba. Topics covered include conventional and unconventional reservoirs, source rocks and associated tectonics, basin evolution from the Mesozoic to Cenozoic Era, and different regions of the basin from mature onshore fields to deep-water subsalt plays. Cores, well logs and seismic lines are all discussed providing local, regional and basin-scale insights. The scientific implications of seminal events in the basin's history are also covered, including sedimentary effects of the Chicxulub Impact. Containing over 200 color illustrations and 50 stratigraphic cross-sections and paleogeographic maps, this is an invaluable resource for petroleum industry professionals, as well as graduate students and researchers interested in basin analysis, sedimentology, stratigraphy, tectonics and petroleum geology.

Natural Hazards - Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes (International Student Edition) (Paperback,... Natural Hazards - Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes (International Student Edition) (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Edward A. Keller, Duane E. DeVecchio
R1,855 Discovery Miles 18 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes, Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology and solar system astronomy. The book is designed for a course in natural hazards for non-science majors, and a primary goal of the text is to assist instructors in guiding students who may have little background in science to understand physical earth processes as natural hazards and their consequences to society. Natural Hazards uses historical to recent examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material. The Fourth Edition continues our new active learning approach that includes reinforcement of learning objective with a fully updated visual program and pedagogical tools that highlight fundamental concepts of the text. This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here's how: Provide a balanced approach to the study of natural hazards: Focus on the basic earth science of hazards as well as roles of human processes and effects on our planet in a broader, more balanced approach to the study of natural hazards. Enhance understanding and comprehension of natural hazards: Newly revised stories and case studies give students a behind the scenes glimpse into how hazards are evaluated from a scientific and human perspective; the stories of real people who survive natural hazards, and the lives and research of professionals who have contributed significantly to the research of hazardous events. Strong pedagogical tools reinforce the text's core features: Chapter structure and design organizes the material into three major sections to help students learn, digest, and review learning objectives.

Selenium in the Environment (Hardcover): William T. Frankenberger Selenium in the Environment (Hardcover)
William T. Frankenberger; Edited by Sally M. Benson
R6,863 Discovery Miles 68 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discusses the biochemical and geological cycling of selenium (Se), its worldwide distribution, and the factors controlling its fate and transport within and between major environmental media, presenting a global assessment of selenium's complex environmental behaviour. The focus of this work is upon Se management and remediation strategies.

Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country (Paperback, 2nd ed.): William J. Fritz, Robert C Thomas Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
William J. Fritz, Robert C Thomas
R582 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R112 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With more than 10,000 geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots, as well as cubic mile upon cubic mile of once-incendiary rhyolite, the landscape of Yellowstone Country vividly displays its fiery past and present. The region contains 1/5 of the world's geysers, including the most famous of them all, and is the setting of some of Earth's most destructive volcanic eruptions. The 19 road guides in Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country fully explore this volcanic pedigree

while also delivering you to sites that have recorded the region's broadand deep geologic story, which includes exquisitely preserved, 50-million-year-old petrified trees buried in conglomerate; mountain-sized blocks of rock that slid more than 50 miles in a massive debris avalanche; the glacially carved craggy peaks and U-shaped valleys of the Beartooth Mountains and Absaroka Range; and the Grand

Canyon of the Yellowstone, the excavation of which is

still a mystery.

Earthquake Time Bombs (Hardcover): Robert Yeats Earthquake Time Bombs (Hardcover)
Robert Yeats
R580 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R42 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Great Jobs for Geology Majors (Paperback, 2nd edition): Blythe Camenson Great Jobs for Geology Majors (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Blythe Camenson
R436 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 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

Secret Namibia (Hardcover): Lily Jouve, Marcel Jouve Secret Namibia (Hardcover)
Lily Jouve, Marcel Jouve
R300 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R60 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Namibia is a vast, ancient place, its legacy an endless expanse of desert sand fringed by coastal plain and rugged mountain terrain and dotted with geological wonders that remain the country’s most impressive features.

Intrigued by the scenic splendour and entranced by the ever-changing landscape that emerges beyond every corner, every towering dune and every mountaintop, Lily and Marcel Jouve travelled the length and breadth of the country to discover the varying facets of the land and its geology. In Secret Namibia, they share their exploration of the terrain, and reveal its secrets – from the geomorphological make-up to the best routes to follow and the finest places to stay.

From the famed Spitzkoppe to Kaokoland, Etosha National Park to the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei to Sandwich Harbour, this is Namibia through their lens, their celebration of its rock and sand, valley, canyon and plain – and the unique flora and fauna found in these landscapes. Secret Namibia is an invitation to discover, through word and image, the intriguing natural features of this wild country.

A Brief History of Geology (Hardcover): Kieran D. O'Hara A Brief History of Geology (Hardcover)
Kieran D. O'Hara
R775 R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Save R166 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Geology as a science has a fascinating and controversial history. Kieran D. O'Hara's book provides a brief and accessible account of the major events in the history of geology over the last two hundred years, from early theories of Earth structure during the Reformation, through major controversies over the age of the Earth during the Industrial Revolution, to the more recent twentieth-century development of plate tectonic theory, and on to current ideas concerning the Anthropocene. Most chapters include a short 'text box' providing more technical and detailed elaborations on selected topics. The book also includes a history of the geology of the Moon, a topic not normally included in books on the history of geology. The book will appeal to students of Earth science, researchers in geology who wish to learn more about the history of their subject, and general readers interested in the history of science.

Footprints (Paperback): David Farrier Footprints (Paperback)
David Farrier 1
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A profound meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene and an urgent search for the fossils-industrial, chemical, geological-that humans are leaving behind What will the world look like ten thousand or ten million years from now? In Footprints, David Farrier explores what traces we will leave for the very deep future. From long-lived materials like plastic and nuclear waste, to the 50 million kilometres of roads spanning the planet, in modern times we have created numerous objects and landscapes with the potential to endure through deep time. Our carbon could linger in the atmosphere for 100,000 years, and the remains of our cities will still exist millions of years from now as a layer in the rock. These future fossils have the potential to tell remarkable stories about how we lived in the twenty-first century. Through literature, art, and science, Footprints invites us to think about how we will be remembered in the myths, stories, and languages of our distant descendants. Travelling from the Baltic Sea to the Great Barrier Reef, and from an ice core laboratory in Tasmania to Shanghai, one of the world's biggest cities, David Farrier tells a story of a world that is changing rapidly, and with long-term consequences. Footprints will not only alter how you think about the future, it will change how you see the world today.

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, …
R1,052 Discovery Miles 10 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Officially endorsed by OCR, this inspiring 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. //

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
R1,659 Discovery Miles 16 590 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology (Paperback): Bradley Deline, Randa Harris, Karen Tefend Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology (Paperback)
Bradley Deline, Randa Harris, Karen Tefend
R1,062 Discovery Miles 10 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Roadside Geology of Southern California (Paperback): Arthur Gibbs Sylvester, Elizabeth O'Black Gans Roadside Geology of Southern California (Paperback)
Arthur Gibbs Sylvester, Elizabeth O'Black Gans
R635 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sediment Routing Systems - The Fate of Sediment from Source to Sink (Hardcover): Philip A. Allen Sediment Routing Systems - The Fate of Sediment from Source to Sink (Hardcover)
Philip A. Allen
R1,870 R1,768 Discovery Miles 17 680 Save R102 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This cutting-edge summary combines ideas from several sub-disciplines including geology, geomorphology, oceanography and geochemistry to provide an integrated view of Earth surface dynamics in terms of sediment generation, transport and deposition. Introducing a global view of fundamental concepts underpinning source-to-sink studies, it provides an analysis of the component segments which make up sediment routing systems. The functioning of sediment routing systems is illustrated through calculations of denudation and sedimentation as well as the response to external drivers; with the final sections focusing on the stratigraphic record of sediment routing systems. Containing quantitative solutions to a wide range of problems in Earth surface dynamics, it is suitable for graduate students as well as academic and professional researchers; and will enable an understanding of sediment routing systems.

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