Download Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics by Laura Kurgan PDF

By Laura Kurgan

The maps during this booklet are drawn with satellites, assembled with pixels radioed from outer house, and constituted of records; they list events of extreme clash and convey basic variations in our methods of seeing and of experiencing house. those maps are equipped with international Positioning structures (GPS), distant sensing satellites, or Geographic details platforms (GIS): electronic spatial and software program designed for such army and governmental makes use of as reconnaissance, secrecy, tracking, ballistics, the census, and nationwide safeguard. instead of shying clear of the politics and complexities in their meant makes use of, in Close Up at a Distance Laura Kurgan makes an attempt to light up them. Poised on the intersection of artwork, structure, activism, and geography, her research uncovers the implicit biases of the hot perspectives, the technique of recording details they current, and the recent areas they've got unfolded. Her presentation of those maps reclaims, repurposes, and discovers new or even inadvertent makes use of for them, together with documentary, memorial, renovation, interpretation, political, or just aesthetic. GPS has been to be had to either civilians and the army in view that 1991; the realm broad net democratized the distribution of information in 1992; Google Earth has captured international bird’s-eye perspectives when you consider that 2005. expertise has caused a progressive shift in our skill to navigate, inhabit, and outline the spatial realm. The strains of interactions, either actual and digital, charted by way of the maps in Close Up at a Distance outline this shift.

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Download Introduction to the Physics of the Earth's Interior by Jean-Paul Poirier PDF

By Jean-Paul Poirier

advent to the Physics of the Earth's inside describes the constitution, composition and temperature of the deep Earth in a single complete quantity. The publication starts with a succinct overview of the basics of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics of solids, and offers the speculation of lattice vibration in solids. It introduces a number of the equations of country, relocating directly to a dialogue of melting legislation and shipping houses. The ebook closes with a dialogue of present seismological, thermal and compositional types of the Earth. the recent version of this winning textbook has been enlarged and entirely up-to-date, making an allowance for the substantial experimental and theoretical growth lately made in knowing the interior constitution of the Earth. just like the first version, this can be an invaluable textbook for graduate and complicated undergraduate scholars in geophysics and mineralogy. it is going to even be of serious worth to researchers in earth sciences, physics and fabrics sciences.

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Download Estuarine Processes: Circulation, Sediments, and Transfer of by Martin Wiley PDF

By Martin Wiley

Estuarine procedures, quantity II: move, Sediments, and move of fabric within the Estuary offers info pertinent to estuarine methods and makes a speciality of dynamic interactions at a number of degrees of association. This e-book describes the consequences of actual adjustments on estuarial hydraulics, dissolved and particulate fabric aid, and on aquatic biota.

Organized into six components encompassing 27 chapters, this quantity starts off with an summary of the historical adjustments in salinity stability within the estuarial quarter of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. this article then studies the influence of growth of synthetic waterway of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, which has ended in immense adjustments of the actual hydrography, biotic populations and chemical atmosphere of the canal and its techniques. different chapters contemplate the weather in a mathematical version for estuarial sediment delivery. This publication discusses besides sediment shipping charges in coastal waters. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with actual estimates of fish abundance for types of many estuarine processes.

This booklet is a helpful source for ecologists, environmentalists, and scientists.

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Download Geological Sciences in the Antebellum South by James X. Corgan,Michele L. Aldrich,Daniel D. Arden,Martha PDF

By James X. Corgan,Michele L. Aldrich,Daniel D. Arden,Martha Coleman Bray,Markes E. Johnson,Alan E. Leviton,Anne Millbrooke,Richard C. Sheridan,George W. White,Ivan L. Zabilka

Geological Sciences within the Antebellum South bargains 9 essays that offer distinct information regarding the early geological exploration of the southeastern usa. initially offered less than the aegis of the Geological Society of the US, those essays hide observations and reports made among 1796 and the 1850s. every one essay contains attention-grabbing biographic sketches of the writer, a bibliography, and an index.

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Download From Biomolecules to Chemofossils (Fundamentals in Organic by Jan Schwarzbauer,Branimir Jovancicevic PDF

By Jan Schwarzbauer,Branimir Jovancicevic

This moment quantity within the sequence 'Fundamentals in natural Geochemistry' focusses on molecular chemical points introducing the structural range of common items, their destiny within the sedimentary platforms and the implications of the corresponding adjustments for geoscientific questions. natural Geochemistry is a contemporary medical topic characterised through a excessive transdisciplinarity and found on the fringe of chemistry, environmental sciences, geology and biology. consequently, there's a desire for a versatile supply of applicable educational educating fabric on an undergraduate point addressed to the diversity of scholars coming initially from assorted research disciplines. For the sort of versatile utilization this textbook sequence involves various volumes with transparent outlined elements and with viable length.

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Download Brazilian Beach Systems (Coastal Research Library) by Andrew D. Short,Antonio Henrique da F. Klein PDF

By Andrew D. Short,Antonio Henrique da F. Klein

This publication is set the greater than 4,000 seashore platforms that shape lots of the 9000 km lengthy Brazilian coast. It specializes in the seashores of every of the seventeen coastal states and 3 oceanic islands, their nature, morphodynamics and standing. it's a needs to for a person who desires to be aware of extra approximately this nice coast and its seashore structures. this is often the 1st publication ever written concerning the seashore platforms of Brazil, and truly the first actual in regards to the shorelines of a complete kingdom. The Brazilian coast extends from the robust Amazon River and its muddy shorelines within the north to 1 of the world’s longest sandy seashores within the southern Rio Grande do Sul. It includes each seashore variety from wave to tide-dominated which differ in size from small embayed shorelines to lengthy barrier beaches.
The ebook is written through prime Brazilian lecturers and researchers and goals on the college point marketplace, in addition to coastal scientists, engineers and bosses. typical clinical terminology is used to explain the coast and its shores. it really is illustrated with greater than four hundred unique figures and serves as a benchmark textual content at the Brazilian coast.

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Download Time Machines: Scientific Explorations in Deep Time by Peter D. Ward PDF

By Peter D. Ward

what's the earlier? it's a time in addition to a spot. Acclaimed writer Peter D. Ward describes the instruments that modern scientists use to discover evidence concerning the previous - terrain, weather, and the lifestyles varieties that after inhabited this planet. Time Machines offers attention-grabbing profiles of the deep prior and the scientists who're making it come alive.
"...for the overall reader, Time Machines could be the best booklet but by way of the college of Washington prof..." -SEATTLE WEEKLY
"For somebody drawn to how and why in addition to the what of paleontology, Time Machines is a needs to read."-AMERICAN SCIENTIST

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Download The GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: An Introduction by Peter Toghill PDF

By Peter Toghill

This ebook is a geological historical past of england from over 2,000 million years in the past to the current day and describes the large number of rocks, minerals and fossils that shape this interesting island. An introductory bankruptcy covers the elemental ideas of geology. extra chapters describe the rocks, minerals and fossils of the acknowledged sessions of geological time, and the parts the place they're discovered at the present time. This e-book is written for the lay individual drawn to the nice number of Britain's rocks and landscapes but additionally incorporates a wealth of data for college students in any respect levels.

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Download Erosion in Geomechanics Applied to Dams and Levees by Stephane Bonelli PDF

By Stephane Bonelli

Erosion is the commonest reason for mess ups at earth-dams, dikes and levees, even if via overtopping and overflowing, or inner erosion and piping. This publication is devoted to the phenomenon of inner erosion and piping. it isn't meant to be exhaustive at the topic, yet brings jointly a few of the most up-to-date foreign learn and advances. Emphasis is put on actual methods, how they are often studied within the laboratory, and the way try out effects may be utilized to levees and dams. the implications from numerous learn tasks in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the USA are lined by means of the authors. Our target has been to proportion our newest findings with scholars, researchers and practitioners. figuring out the failure of an earth-dam or a levee via erosion in a unified framework, even if inner erosion or floor erosion, calls for non-stop learn during this box. we are hoping that the reader will achieve wisdom from this e-book that results in additional growth within the not easy box of the protection of levees and dams.

Contents

1. state-of-the-art at the chance of inner Erosion of Dams and Levees by way of checking out, Robin Fell and Jean-Jacques Fry.
2. touch Erosion, Pierre Philippe, Rémi Beguin and Yves-Henri Faure.
three. Backward Erosion Piping, Vera Van Beek, Adam Bezuijen and Hans Sellmeijer.
four. centred Leak Erosion, Stéphane Bonelli, Robin Fell and Nadia Benahmed.
five. courting among the Erosion homes of Soils and different Parameters, Robin Fell, Gregory Hanson, Gontran Herrier, Didier Marot and Tony Wahl.

About the Authors

Stéphane Bonelli is a study Professor at Irstea (French Environmental Sciences and applied sciences learn Institute) in Aix-en-Provence, France. He has over twenty years of educating and learn event, and has been a member of the ICOLD (International fee on huge Dams) ecu operating workforce on inner Erosion considering that 2005. He has participated in 19 huge dam experiences in France (visual inspection, tracking information research and numerical modeling). His present actions comprise learn, instructing and consultancy, targeting soil erosion and the approaches of levee breach.

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Download Teide Volcano: Geology and Eruptions of a Highly by Juan Carlos Carracedo,Valentin R. Troll PDF

By Juan Carlos Carracedo,Valentin R. Troll

Teide Volcano has many various meanings: For the Guanche aborigines, who persisted a number of of its eruptions, it used to be Echeide (Hell). Early navigators had in Teide, a lifesaving greatly noticeable landmark that used to be towering over the clouds. For the 1st explorers, Teide used to be a not easy and hazardous climb, because it used to be proposal that Teide's height was once so excessive that from its summit the sunlight was once too shut and much too scorching to outlive. Teide used to be thought of the top mountain on the planet at the moment and measuring its peak accurately was once an exceptional project and on the time of world medical value. For von Buch, von Humboldt, Lyell and different nice 18th and19th century naturalists, Teide helped to form a brand new and now more and more 'volcanic' photo, the place the beginning of volcanic rocks (from solidified magma) slowly casted apart Neptunism and got rid of many of the final limitations for the improvement of contemporary Geology and Volcanology because the sciences we all know this present day. For the current day inhabitants of Tenerife, dwelling on most sensible of the world's 3rd tallest volcanic constitution on this planet, Teide has truly turn into "Padre Teide", a fatherly protector and an emblematic icon of Tenerife, to not say of the Canaries as an entire. The UNESCO said this iconic and intricate volcano, as "of international value in supplying proof of the geological tactics that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands". this day, 'Teide nationwide Park' boasts four Million annual viewers together with many 'volcano spotters' and is a wonderful normal setting which such a lot hold as an impact to treasure and to always remember. For us, the editors of this ebook, Teide is the entire above; a 'hell of a job', a navigation aspect on cloudy days, a problem past mind's eye, a step forward in our figuring out of oceanic volcanism that has formed our mind set approximately volcanoes, and finally, Teide presents us with a reference element from the place to begin exploring different oceanic volcanoes within the Canaries and past. right here we have now compiled the several elements and the present figuring out of this usual ask yourself.

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