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Geology and Landscape Evolution

Geology and Landscape Evolution
  • Author : Joseph A. DiPietro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-04-16
  • Total pages :636
  • ISBN : 9780128111925
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Summary : Geology and Landscape Evolution: General Principles Applied to the United States, Second Edition, is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and applications within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States. The vast diversity of terrain and landscape across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who research the country’s geological and landscape evolution. The book provides an explanation of how landscape forms, how it evolves and why it looks the way it does. This new edition is fully updated with greater detail throughout and additional figures, maps, drawings and photographs. Rather than limiting the coverage specifically to tectonics or to the origin and evolution of rocks with little regard for the actual landscape beyond general desert, river and glacial features, this book concentrates specifically on the origin of the landscape itself, with specific and exhaustive reference to examples from across the United States. The book begins with a discussion of how rock type and rock structure combine with tectonic activity, climate, isostasy and sea level change to produce landscape and then explores predicting how landscape will evolve. The book goes on to apply those concepts to specific examples throughout the United States, making it a valuable resource for understanding theoretical geological concepts through a practical lens. Presents the complexities of physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States through an interdisciplinary, highly accessible approach Offers hundreds of full-color figures, maps and photographs that capture the systematic interaction of land, rock, rivers, glaciers, global wind patterns and climate, including Google Earth images Provides a thorough assessment of the logic, rationale, and tools required to understand how to interpret landscape and the geological history of the Earth Features exercises that conclude each chapter, aiding in the retention of key concepts Updated with greater detail throughout and additional figures, maps, drawings and photographs Includes additional subheadings so that material is easier to find and digest Includes an all-new chapter on glaciation and expanded exercises using Google Earth images to enhance understanding

Landscape Evolution in the United States

Landscape Evolution in the United States
  • Author : Joseph A. DiPietro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-21
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780123978066
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Summary : Landscape Evolution in the United States is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and application within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology, and climatology of the United States. Landscape evolution refers to the changing terrain of any given area of the Earth's crust over time. Common causes of evolution (or geomorphology—land morphing into a different size or shape over time) are glacial erosion and deposition, volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, sediment transport into rivers, landslides, climate change, and other surface processes. The book is divided into three main parts covering landscape components and how they are affected by climactic, tectonic and ocean systems; varying structural provinces including the Cascadia Volcanic Arc and California Transpressional System; and the formation and collapse of mountain systems. The vast diversity of terrain and landscapes across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who are researching the country’s geological evolution over the past several billion years. Presents the complexities of physical geography, geology, geomorphology, and climatology of the United States through an interdisciplinary, highly accessible approach Offers more than 250 full-color figures, maps and photographs that capture the systematic interaction of land, rock, rivers, glaciers, global wind patterns and climate Provides a thorough assessment of the logic, rationale, and tools required to understand how to interpret landscape and the geological history of the Earth Features exercises that conclude each chapter, aiding in the retention of key concepts

The Role of the North American Monsoon in the Landscape Evolution of the Southwest United States

The Role of the North American Monsoon in the Landscape Evolution of the Southwest United States
  • Author : Devin Etheredge
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : OCLC:47641088
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Principles of Soilscape and Landscape Evolution

Principles of Soilscape and Landscape Evolution
  • Author : Garry Willgoose
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-28
  • Total pages :356
  • ISBN : 9780521858793
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Summary : This book provides a holistic guide to the construction of numerical models to explain the co-evolution of landforms, soils, vegetation and tectonics. This volume demonstrates how physical processes interact to influence landform evolution, and explains the science behind the physical processes, as well as the mechanics of how to solve them.

African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution

African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution
  • Author : Jörgen Runge
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-11-01
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780203845271
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Summary : This 30st jubilee volume (2010) of "Palaeoecology of Africa" looks back and reflects the "state of the art" of what is actually known on former African climates and ecosystems in the format of review articles authored by specialists in the field. New research articles on climate and ecosystem dynamics as well as applied topics on geomorphic ha

Front Yard America

Front Yard America
  • Author : Fred E. H. Schroeder
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :171
  • ISBN : 0879726369
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Summary : Throughout Front Yard America, Schroeder inquires into the functions, values, and meanings that Americans have found in the domestic landscapes of back yards and front yards, walls and fences, porches and patios.

Geoarchaeology in Action

Geoarchaeology in Action
  • Author : Charles French
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-06-27
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781134482337
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Summary : Geoarchaeology in Action provides much-needed 'hands on' methodologies to assist anyone conducting or studying geoarchaeological investigations on sites and in landscapes, irrespective of date, place and environment. The book sets out the essential features of geoarchaeological practice and geomorphological processes, and is deliberately aimed at the archaeologist as practitioner in the field. It explains the basics - what can be expected, what approaches may be taken, and what outcomes might be forthcoming, and asks what we can reasonably expect a micromorphological approach to archaeological contexts, data and problems to tell us. The twelve case studies are taken from Britain, Europe and the Near East. They illustrate how past landscape change can be discovered and deciphered whether you are primarily a digger, environmentalist or soil micromorphologist. Based on the author's extensive experience of investigating buried and eroded landscapes, the book develops new ways of looking at conventional models of landscape change. With an extensive glossary, bibliography and more than 100 illustrations it will be an essential text and reference tool for students, academics and professionals.

Channel Initiation and Landscape Evolution

Channel Initiation and Landscape Evolution
  • Author : David Richard Montgomery
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :842
  • ISBN : UCAL:C3366672
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Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution
  • Author : Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-26
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781444360257
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Summary : The book focuses on geological history as the critical factor in determining the present biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. The different driving mechanisms for landscape evolution are explored by reviewing the history of the Amazonian Craton, the associated sedimentary basins, and the role of mountain uplift and climate change. This book provdes an insight into the Meso- and Cenozoic record of Amazonia that was characterized by fluvial and long-lived lake systems and a highly diverse flora and fauna. This fauna includes giants such as the ca. 12 m long caiman Purussaurus, but also a varied fish fauna and fragile molluscs, whilst fossil pollen and spores form relics of ancestral swamps and rainforests. Finally, a review the molecular datasets of the modern Amazonian rainforest and aquatic ecosystem, discussing the possible relations between the origin of Amazonian species diversity and the palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental evolution of northern South America. The multidisciplinary approach in evaluating the history of Amazonia has resulted in a comprehensive volume that provides novel insights into the evolution of this region.

Biogeology

Biogeology
  • Author : Bernard Michaux
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-19
  • Total pages :278
  • ISBN : 9780429624407
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Summary : This detailed exposition gives background and context to how modern biogeography has got to where it is now. For biogeographers and other researchers interested in biodiversity and the evolution of life on islands, Biogeology: Evolution in a Changing Landscape provides an overview of a large swathe of the globe encompassing Wallacea and the western Pacific. The book contains the full text of the original article explored in each chapter, presented as it appeared on publication. Key features: Holistic treatment, collecting together a series of important biogeographical papers into a single volume Authored by an expert who has spent nearly three decades actively involved in biogeography Describes and interprets a region of exceptional biodiversity and extreme endemism The only book to provide an integrated treatment of Wallacea, Melanesia, New Zealand, the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Antarctica Offers a critique of fashionable neo-dispersalist arguments, showing how these still suffer from the same weaknesses of the original Darwinian formulation. The chapters also include analysis of many major theoretical and philosophical issues of modern biogeographic theory, so that those interested in a more philosophical approach will find the book stimulating and thought-provoking.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015021692184
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Landscape Evolution in the Clifton-Morenci Mining District, Arizona, 1872-1986

Landscape Evolution in the Clifton-Morenci Mining District, Arizona, 1872-1986
  • Author : Udo Zindel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :502
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822031023351
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Dynamic Mars

Dynamic Mars
  • Author : Richard J. Soare,Susan J. Conway,Stephen M. Clifford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-07
  • Total pages :474
  • ISBN : 9780128130193
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Summary : Dynamic Mars: Recent and Current Landscape Evolution of the Red Planet presents the latest observations, interpretations, and explanations of geological change at the surface or near-surface of this terrestrial body. These changes raise questions about a decades-old paradigm, formed largely in the aftermath of very coarse Mariner-mission imagery in the 1960s, suggesting that much of the interesting geological activity on Mars occurred deep in its past, eons ago. The book includes discussions of (1) Mars’ ever-changing atmosphere and the impact of this on the planet’s surface and near-surface; (2) the possible involvement of water in relatively new, if not contemporary, gully-like flows and slope streaks (i.e. recurring slope lineae); and (3) the identification of a broad suite of agents and processes (i.e. glacial, periglacial, aeolian, meteorological, volcanic, and meteoric) that are actively revising surface and near-surface landscapes, landforms, and features on a local, regional, and hemispheric scale. Highly illustrated and punctuated by data from the most recent Mars missions, Dynamic Mars is a valuable resource for all levels of research in the geological history of Mars, as well as of the three other terrestrial planets. Utilizes observational and model-based data as well as geological context to frame the understanding of the dynamic surface and near-surface of Mars Presents a broad spectrum of highly regarded experts and themes to discuss and evaluate the geological history of late and current Mars Includes extensive and detailed imagery to clearly illustrate these themes, discussions, and evaluations

Late Wisconsinan and Holocene Landscape Evolution and Alluvial Stratigraphy in the Saylorville Lake Area, Central Des Moines River Valley, Iowa

Late Wisconsinan and Holocene Landscape Evolution and Alluvial Stratigraphy in the Saylorville Lake Area, Central Des Moines River Valley, Iowa
  • Author : E. Arthur Bettis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :331
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112112915019
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Summary : To identify, map, and date the landforms making up the valley landscape as well as the deposits below those landforms, in order to provide archaeologists and managers with a physical framework in which the cultural resources of the area can be evaluated.

Landscape of the Mind

Landscape of the Mind
  • Author : John F. Hoffecker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-05-31
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780231518482
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Summary : In Landscape of the Mind, John F. Hoffecker explores the origin and growth of the human mind, drawing on archaeology, history, and the fossil record. He suggests that, as an indirect result of bipedal locomotion, early humans developed a feedback relationship among their hands, brains, and tools that evolved into the capacity to externalize thoughts in the form of shaped stone objects. When anatomically modern humans evolved a parallel capacity to externalize thoughts as symbolic language, individual brains within social groups became integrated into a "neocortical Internet," or super-brain, giving birth to the mind. Noting that archaeological traces of symbolism coincide with evidence of the ability to generate novel technology, Hoffecker contends that human creativity, as well as higher order consciousness, is a product of the superbrain. He equates the subsequent growth of the mind with human history, which began in Africa more than 50,000 years ago. As anatomically modern humans spread across the globe, adapting to a variety of climates and habitats, they redesigned themselves technologically and created alternative realities through tools, language, and art. Hoffecker connects the rise of civilization to a hierarchical reorganization of the super-brain, triggered by explosive population growth. Subsequent human history reflects to varying degrees the suppression of the mind's creative powers by the rigid hierarchies of nationstates and empires, constraining the further accumulation of knowledge. The modern world emerged after 1200 from the fragments of the Roman Empire, whose collapse had eliminated a central authority that could thwart innovation. Hoffecker concludes with speculation about the possibility of artificial intelligence and the consequences of a mind liberated from its organic antecedents to exist in an independent, nonbiological form.

2009 Joint Assembly Abstracts, 24-27 May 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2009 Joint Assembly Abstracts, 24-27 May 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Author : American Geophysical Union. Joint Assembly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :513
  • ISBN : CHI:82820895
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Holocene Palaeoenvironmental History of the Central Sahara

Holocene Palaeoenvironmental History of the Central Sahara
  • Author : Roland Baumhauer,Jörgen Runge
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-02-27
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 9780203874899
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Summary : The environmental setting within the Central Sahara was subject to considerable changes during Late Quaternary, mainly driven by major global climate variations, although human impact increased constantly since Early Holocene.Such global events can be reconstructed with the help of reliefs, sediments and palaeosoils and their specific morphological

Landscape Dynamics in the Arctic Foothills

Landscape Dynamics in the Arctic Foothills
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :11
  • ISBN : OCLC:727297521
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Summary : This document contains a summary of research accomplished by the University of Colorado's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) Joint Facility for Regional Ecosystem Analysis (JFREA) for the Department of Energy's R D research program for 1989--1990. Aerial photographs, orthophoto topographic maps, and digital elevation models (DEMs) of the Toolik Lake region site were prepared by Aeromap US at 1:500 and 1:5000 scales. During August 1990, the region surrounding Toolik Lake was mapped at 1:5000 scale, and the intensive research grid was mapped at 1:500 scale. Mapped variables include vegetation, landforms, surface forms, and percentage surface water. Soil data from the Imnavait Creek and Toolik Lake sites are central to the analysis of landscape evolution. Soils were collected from the base of the O horizon at 72 gridpoints on the 1:500-scale map area at Imnavait Creek, and 85 grid points at Toolik Lake. Soils are being analyzed for percentage moisture, pH (saturated paste), electrical conductivity, percentage organic matter, nitrate, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, iron, manganese, copper. Soils were also collected from 81 permanent plots (199 horizons) which will be used for vegetation-environmental analyses. Permanent 1 x 1-meter point-quadrat plots were established at 85 points of the Toolik Lake grid. Data from the plots will be stratified according to slope position and terrain unit and used to compare vegetation structure and cover on different aged surfaces. Work continued on the study of the effects of road dust on tundra vegetation. 28 figs.

The Morphology and Genesis of Soils in a Buried Pleistocene Toposequence, South-central Iowa

The Morphology and Genesis of Soils in a Buried Pleistocene Toposequence, South-central Iowa
  • Author : Kathleen Woida
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :570
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105028917883
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Hydraulic Geometry of 12 Selected Stream Systems of the United States

Hydraulic Geometry of 12 Selected Stream Systems of the United States
  • Author : John Byron Stall,Chih Ted Yang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1970
  • Total pages :73
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112120228496
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Bibliography of Agriculture

Bibliography of Agriculture
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015023534137
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