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In many ways, the records of antiquity tell us that active tectonism helped to mold our cultural heritage. Impact of Tectonic Activity on Ancient Civilizations draws from various fields such as tectonics geology, classics, history, archaeology, and anthropology to support this conclusion.
Rocks are crucial constituents of our lives, not only making the solid ground beneath our feet, but breaking up into the soil that feeds our crops, and providing the metal ores and other materials vital for civilization. This Very Short Introduction introduces the structure and diversity of rocks on Earth,...
This book tells the story of the catastrophic impact of the giant 10 Km asteroid Chicxulub into the ancient Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago. The aftermath of the Chicxulub's event initiated decades and more of major global climate changes including a "Nuclear Winter" of freezing darkness and blistering...
This book focuses on the presentation and evaluation of geological maps of the Central Europe from 1750 up to 1840. Milestones in presentation of stratigraphy and tectonics and new geological models on such maps will be underlined. Geological maps represent geological synthesis and indicate the level of geological knowledge throughout...
Examines the various forms of evidence used to establish the history and scale of environmenal changes during the Quaternary. The evidence is extremely diverse, ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil assemblages and isotope ratios, bringing the book fully up to date since its last publication.
Subduction dynamics has been actively studied through seismology, mineral physics, and laboratory and numerical experiments.
The most comprehensive survey of dating methods in the earth sciences, this book provides a synthesis of physical and chemical bases of dating methods, and the applications of dating methods to the geological sciences, biology, and archaeology.
By Svend Buhl
This book offers a comprehensive description of the discovery, history and study of the Henbury craters and meteorites. It features colorful illustrations of the meteorites found in this area as well as a detailed map of the crater locations.