By Hans Reichardt
By Hans Reichardt
By Maurice E. Tucker
The innovations to be had for the learn of sediments and sedimentary rocks shape the point of interest of this ebook. whereas box points are incorporated, larger emphasis is put on the laboratory exam of sediments. each one bankruptcy presents introductory heritage fabric after which proceeds to a dialogue of method, the apparatus, and its obstacles. A concluding part contains examples of ways the recommendations can be utilized to resolve sedimentological difficulties.
Techniques in Sedimentology is an unrivalled textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and of serious use to many different geologists.
By Eric Jorink, Dirk Miert
Generally remembered for his library and for his biblical feedback, Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) performed a critical function within the early smooth ecu global of studying. Taking his cue from the not going bedfellows Joseph Scaliger and Rene Descartes, Vossius released on chronology, biblical feedback, optics, African geography and chinese language civilization, whereas accumulating, annotating and promoting one of many century's most useful libraries. He used to be appointed an early Fellow of the Royal Society, and moved within the circles which later gave upward thrust to the Academie Royale des Sciences. including Christiaan Huygens, he was once thought of the Dutch Republic's most effective pupil of nature. during this quantity, a number authors examine Vossius' participation within the complete spectrum of the Republic of Letters, a lot of which has unfortunately been written out of the historical past of either scholarship and technological know-how. members contain: Anthony Grafton, Scott Mandelbrote, Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis, Karel Davids, Thijs Weststeijn, Colette Nativel, Susan Derksen and Astrid C. Balsem
By Verlyn Klinkenborg
Celebrates the agricultural existence, its pleasures and hardships, and the wonderful thing about the yank panorama, in a sequence of reflections such as the months of the year.
summary: Celebrates the agricultural lifestyles, its pleasures and hardships, and the great thing about the yankee panorama, in a chain of reflections equivalent to the months of the 12 months
By Joseph E. Stevens
By F. S. Bodenheimer (auth.)
By St. George Mivart
St George Jackson Mivart used to be an eminent biologist, who used to be initially an suggest for traditional choice and later a passionate opponent. during this superbly illustrated 1871 textual content, Mivart raised objections to common choice as a way for evolution. those incorporated difficulties in explaining: 'incipient levels' of advanced constructions (e.g. the mammalian eye); the life of comparable constructions of divergent beginning; dramatic and swift adjustments in shape; the absence of transitional varieties from the fossil list; and matters in geological distribution. mentioning the giraffe's neck, the rattle of the snake and the whale's baleen, Mivart argued for the need of an innate energy underlying all natural lifestyles. Mivart's publication didn't heavily undermine the concept that of usual choice - Darwin and Huxley quickly countered his 'formidable array' of arguments - however it helped circulate the controversy ahead. unfortunately, it additionally ended in a rift among Mivart and Darwin.
By National Geographic Society / Editor-in-Chief: Chris Johns
Washington, DC: The nationwide Geographic Society, 2006. The could, 2006 factor, quantity 209, No.5. 4to, wraps, 166 numbered pp. + unpaginated gains and advertisements. As New; pristine, faultless. See test. faraway from its plastic mailing bag lengthy sufficient to experiment, then put in sealed garage. excessive grade. characteristic articles: Fall of the Wild, The Judas Gospel, Duchy of Cornwall, hypersensitive reaction distress, River of Spirits (Irrawaddy). Departments: Visions of Earth, Darwin's Tortoise, scholars, Sandhogs underneath ny, Marriage Map, Butterfly Migration, Politics of technology, E.O. Wilson, Lindsborg/Kansas . L-pr2
By Ruth Heller
Publication by means of Heller, Ruth
By J. R. McNeill
This publication describes and analyses the environmental historical past of the mountain parts of the Mediterranean international, concentrating on Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Morocco. the writer examines the land and its humans and concludes that groovy alterations within the 19th and 20th centuries created the usually barren and depopulated countrysides of at the present time. those alterations, he indicates, lie in the back of a lot of the social and political turbulence of contemporary instances as mountain humans got here to phrases with worsening stipulations. Written in a full of life kind, the publication is the 1st environmental background of the Mediterranean sector.