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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Practical Handbook of Earth Science /
Author Hodgkinson, Jane H.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stacey, Frank D.
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2017
Call Number QE26.3
ISBN 9781315166834; 1315166836; 9781315148038; 131514803X; 9781351681179; 1351681176; 9781351374712; 1351374710; 9781351374699; 1351374699
Subjects SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--General. ; NATURE--Environmental Conservation & Protection. ; Earth sciences--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis
Edition First edition.
Collation 1 online resource : text file, PDF
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
"This self-contained handbook provides a carefully researched, compact source of key earth science information and data, logically sorted by subject matter, and then cross-referenced. Appealing to both experts and non-experts alike, the book presents earth science and environmental science as closely intertwined. It includes tables of the global distributions of fossil fuels, contrasted by tables of the distribution of non-fossil energy sources. Concise explanations cover the subject matters of geology, geophysics, oceans, atmosphere with attention to environmental implications and resources."--Provided by publisher. Part SECTION I Notation and Units -- chapter 1 Physical Units and Constants -- chapter 2 Some Shorthand Conventions -- part Section 2: The Building Blocks -- chapter 3 Elements, Isotopes and Radioactivity -- chapter 4 The Solar System -- part SECTION III Global Geophysics -- chapter 5 Whole Earth Properties -- part Section 4: Major Subdivisions of the Earth -- chapter 6 The Core -- chapter 7 The Mantle -- chapter 8 The Crust -- chapter 9 The Oceans -- chapter 10 Inland Salt Lakes -- chapter 11 Freshwater and Ice -- chapter 12 The Atmosphere -- part Section 5: Geological ActivityThe Restless Earth -- chapter 13 Tectonics -- chapter 14 Earthquakes -- chapter 15 Volcanism -- chapter 16 Tsunamis -- chapter 17 Weathering, Erosion, Crustal Recycling and Regeneration -- chapter 18 Geological Time and the Fossil Record -- part SECTION VI Rocks and Minerals -- chapter 19 Mineral Types and Characteristics -- chapter 20 Rock Types and Occurrences -- chapter 21 Physical Properties of Minerals and Rocks -- part SECTION VII Resources -- chapter 22 Elements as Resources -- chapter 23 Rocks and Minerals as Resources -- chapter 24 Fossil Fuels -- chapter 25 Energy Sources Alternative to Fossil Fuels -- chapter 26 Land Degradation, Waste Disposal and Recycling.