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Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science

Author: Gene Shinn

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Known worldwide among geologists, marine scientists, and petroleum engineers, Gene Shinn sometimes seems a product of another century.

Born in the Florida Keys, he attended the University of Miami on a music scholarship, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. A U.S. national champion spearfisher, he worked as a salvage diver, becoming an expert in the use of dynamite underwater. A self-tutored field geologist for nearly 50 years, he made major geological findings that have significantly changed professional and academic knowledge of undersea oil reserves. Shinn helped invent technology for underwater core drilling, and more recently, he has studied the effects of transoceanic African dust on coral reefs, agriculture, and human health. He’s even the basis for a character in a mystery novel.

In Bootstrap Geologist Shinn enthusiastically shares the highs and lows of his remarkable life. Taking readers around the globe as well as below the ocean, he recounts the painstaking process of data gathering that can lead to paradigm-breaking discoveries. He emphasizes the importance of field science and pointedly addresses the use and abuse of scientific research and the emergence of market-funded research.

Published by the University of Florida Press.
Product Code:
BOOT
Published:
July 01, 2013
ISBN Number:
978-0-8130-4436-1
Pages:
308
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Environmental Mineralogy II (Vol. 13)

Environmental Mineralogy II
Editors: David J. Vaughan and Roy A. Wogelius
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Minerals, as the inorganic solids that comprise the rocks, sediments and soils of Earth, are an essential part of our environment. So, in a sense, all mineralogy is environmental mineralogy. However, the term environmental has come to be employed (particularly in combination with terms such as science, issue or problem) to refer to those systems at or near the surface of Earth where the geosphere comes into contact with the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. This is, of course, the environment upon which the human race depends for survival and, hence, is now sometimes referred to as the critical zone. It can be subject to disruptions due to human activity, particularly activity associated with the exploitation and utilization of Earth's resources. This is the sense in which we use the term environmental in this book.
Product Code:
EMU013
Published:
May 20, 2013
ISBN Number:
978-0-903056-32-8
Pages:
489
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EMU Notes in Mineralogy (Vol. 12)

Full Title: Raman Spectroscopy Applied to Earth Sciences and Cultural Heritage (Vol. 12)
Editors: J. Dubessy, M.-C. Caumon, and F. Rull
Description:
In earth sciences and cultural heritage science, we can only understand the formation of the "objects" if they are well characterized. Optical observation, including optical microscopy, is still the primary tool and is essential in obtaining a preliminary, qualitative determination of an object, to determine the relations between it and other objects, and to place it in a general context. Most of the time, however, optical observations are insufficient. Spectroscopic methods are the second set of eyes used to gain greater insight into these objects and to use physical chemistry, if applicable, to derive the mechanisms of formation. Spectroscopic methods are numerous and were described in EMU Volume 6 (2004). In chapter 7 of that volume, Raman spectroscopy was addressed by Nasdala et al. Though that volume provides a useful means to gain a general understanding of the contribution of each spectroscopy to mineralogy, no details of the theory, instrumentation, and applications to the different types of objects could be provided. In the past eight years, there have been many improvements in the instrumentation which makes Raman spectroscopy a versatile technique used in many earth science and cultural heritage laboratories and so it appeared appropriate to have a school and a book dedicated to Raman spectroscopy alone.
Product Code:
EMU012
Published:
December 20, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780903056311
Pages:
504
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Tectonic Styles in Canada: The LITHOPROBE Perspective

Editors: Fred Cook, John Percival, and Ron Clowes
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This volume (Special Paper 49 from the Geological Association of Canada) provides an in-depth overview of most of the major scientific results deriving from the LITHOPROBE project, Canada's 20+ year national research project in the earth sciences. The project combined multidisciplinary earth science studies of the Canadian landmass and surrounding offshore margins to determine how the northern North American continent formed over geological time from 4000 million years ago to the present.

Although LITHOPROBE results have been published in hundreds of scientific articles during the life of the project, and in a series of special issues of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Special Paper 49 is the only book to be published on LITHOPROBE scientific results. Seven chapters cover the wide range of geotectonic regions studied through the ten LITHOPROBE transects (study areas) and an eighth provides a summary. Each chapter incorporates a geological overview and discusses a range of physical parameters as appropriate to the area (e.g., crustal thickness and its variation; crustal structure, composition, seismic velocity and reflectivity; nature of orogen margins; age and style of rifting; nature and age of accreted terranes; nature and age of continental magmatic arcs; location and nature of paleo-suture zones; age and style of accretion; variation of P-T conditions through time; and the age and style of post-collisional processes).

The chapters also include discussions of important aspects of orogenic and post-orogenic evolution, have extensive reference lists, and include many color illustrations. This volume will be the main source of information about the Canadian landmass for many years to come. The authors include many individuals who were key players in the LITHOPROBE project, in particular the editors John Percival, Fred Cook and Ron Clowes, the latter of whom was director of the project from its inception to the end.
Product Code:
LPROBE
Published:
November 29, 2012
ISBN Number:
9781897095607
Pages:
512
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Geologic Time Scale Poster v. 4.0

Version 4.0!
Compilers: J.D. Walker, J.W. Geissman, S.A. Bowring, and L.E. Babcock
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Use this colorful poster-size version of GSA’s 2012 Geologic Time Scale to decorate your office or classroom. Includes explanation of the chart by the compilers.

1 rolled sheet (18” by 27”)

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GTSPOS
Published:
October 23, 2012
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Basic Geological Mapping, 5th Edition

Authors: Richard J. Lisle, Peter Brabham, and John W. Barnes
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Part of The Geological Field Guide Series, Basic Geological Mapping, 5th Edition is an essential basic guide to field techniques in mapping geology. Now completely revised and updated, the book retains the concise clarity which has made it an indispensable instant reference in its previous editions. It provides the reader with all the necessary practical information and techniques that they will need while carrying out work in the field, covering a wide spectrum of different conditions, needs and types of countries. This edition covers new developments in technology including Google Earth and the use of GPS. This is an ideal field guide to geological mapping for 2nd or 3rd year undergraduates of geology, hydrogeology, and geological engineering.

Published by Wiley.
Product Code:
MAPPING
Published:
September 20, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780470686348
Pages:
230
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From the Outside Looking In

Author and Illustrator: Charles Ferguson Barker
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9.75" × 7.75" paperback with illustrations

Too sick to go to school, Sean is entertained when his fisherman puppet comes to life and they leave the Earth to see it from the outside looking in. This book, which is told mainly in rhyme, introduces young readers (ages 4–8) to plate tectonics. The detailed black-and-white pencil drawings are sure to delight readers of all ages.

Charles Ferguson Barker earned his bachelor's degree in geology at Arizona State University, where he first learned about plate tectonics from his professor Dr. Robert S. Dietz, who coined the phrase “seafloor spreading.” After earning his master's degree in geology at Boston University, Barker decided to write and illustrate a book for children, introducing the basic concepts of plate tectonics. Barker teaches geology, presents lectures to elementary school students about geology, and works in the environmental consulting field.

Product Code:
OUTSIDE
Published:
September 12, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813760339
Pages:
28
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Annual Review of Earth & Planetary Sciences, vol. 39, 2011

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The Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, in publication since 1973, covers significant developments in fields ranging from geochemistry, mineralogy, geobiology, and geophysics to ocean and atmospheric sciences, hydrology, regional geology, tectonics, and planetary sciences. This journal is ideal for students, professors, and researchers in the field of geoscience, planetary and space sciences, and astronomy.
Product Code:
ARVOL39
Published:
July 27, 2011
ISBN Number:
0824320393
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Field Geophysics, 4th Edition

Authors: John J. Milson and Asger Eriksen
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This handy, pocket-sized field guide provides practical information and assistance to anyone engaged in small-scale surveys on the ground. Fully revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition includes comprehensive updates on the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and global positioning systems (GPS) and new sections on surface wave seismics and towed array systems. This has become the standard text in this area for use in the field, and the experience of the two authors will ensure the book retains its place as one of the most popular handbooks in applied geophysics.

  • Fully revised and updated to incorporate new developments in the field;
  • Focus on quality control of the acquisition of data and basic field interpretation;
  • User-friendly, accessible writing style;
  • Includes updates on GPR and the use of GPS;
  • New section on surface wave methods.
Published by Wiley.
Product Code:
GEOPHYS
Published:
February 20, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780470749845
Pages:
304
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EMU Notes in Mineralogy (Vol. 8)

Nanoscopic Approaches in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Editors: Frank E. Brenker and Guntram Jordan
Description:
The properties of matter at extreme length scales and the respective processes can differ markedly from the properties and processes at length scales directly accessible to human observation. This scale-dependent behavior is possible in both directions; toward very large and very small scales. Scientists explore the frontiers of these extreme length scales in an effort to gain insight into yet unknown properties and processes. While the exploration of larger scales has been established since the Renaissance era, a comprehensive investigation of small scales was impeded by the limitations of optical microscopy. These limitations were overcome in the twentieth century. Since then, a continuous series of developments in analytical power has taken place. Today these developments allow studies of properties and processes even at the molecular or atomic scale (often referred to as nanoscience). These modern nanoscientific possibilities have triggered new innovative projects in geosciences, providing fascinating insights into small scales. Therefore, nanogeoscience has become a very important geoscientific subdiscipline.
Product Code:
EMU008
Published:
October 20, 2010
ISBN Number:
9780903056250
Pages:
382
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EMU Notes in Mineralogy (Vol. 9)

Advances in the Characterization of Industrial Minerals
Editor: G. Christidis
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The use of minerals by man is as old as the human race. In fact the advancement of human civilization has been intimately associated with the exploitation of raw materials. It is not by chance that the distinction of the main historical eras is based on the type of raw materials used. During the past 50 years, although metals were equally important to western economies as they had been previously, the amount of metals extracted annually in western countries has decreased significantly and metal mining activity shifted mainly to third world countries (in Africa, South America, Asia) and Australia, due to economic and environmental constraints. At the same time the role of industrial minerals has become increasingly important for the western economies and today, in developed EU countries, the production of industrial minerals has surpassed by far the production of metals. Industrial minerals-raw materials used by the industry for their physical and/or chemical properties-are versatile and find a wide range of industrial applications; hence their characterization is of fundamental importance and is accomplished using a variety of experimental techniques. Characterization of industrial minerals is essential because it determines the value of the raw materials and may justify expensive prospecting programs on a worldwide basis, as existing resources may be exhausted. The introduction of novel analytical techniques has provided additional tools for more effective characterization of industrial raw materials.

"The original aim [of this book] was to produce a reference textbook for those giving university level courses in the area. It is obvious that the book will meet this target and will also be extremely valuable for postgraduates and scholars interested in these materials and uses. The text will also be valuable not only for those starting industrial careers but will stimulate thought and action even by those with years of industrial experience. I recommend the book highly for its authority, clarity, practicality and as a stimulus for future work."
--Clay Minerals


Product Code:
EMU009
Published:
October 20, 2010
ISBN Number:
9780903056281
Pages:
486
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Plates vs Plumes and SPE388 CD

Plus SPE388 CD
Author of Plates vs Plumes: Gillian R. Foulger
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Purchase Plates vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy and get a CD-ROM of Special Paper 388, Plates, Plumes, and Paradigms, for only $5.00 more. Pairing this newer volume from Wiley-Blackwell with GSA’s best-selling 2006 volume gives you the complete picture on the plate and plume hypotheses.

Plates vs Plumes, A Geological Controversy (Wiley-Blackwell) is indispensable to Earth scientists from all specialties who are interested in the debate between the plate and plume hypotheses. It reviews the plate and plume hypotheses, including a clear statement of the former, then follows an observational approach, drawing widely from many volcanic regions in chapters on vertical motions of Earth's crust, magma volumes, time-progressions of volcanism, seismic imaging, mantle temperature and geochemistry. Plates, Plumes, and Paradigms (GSA) is a beautiful compendium of work containing extensive and indispensable reference resources in the form of hotspot, tectonic, volcano, and tomographic maps and cross sections of Earth. Some chapters outline the history of the plume hypothesis and other theories for the genesis of hotspots, and several provide tutorials that will be valuable to students and cross-disciplinary scientists. Other chapters present innovative models and theories for individual localities, volcano genesis processes, and related global observations. Both works will be useful as reference volumes and as texts for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

Product Code:
PLATEWCD
Published:
September 20, 2010
ISBN Number:
978-1-4051-6148-0
Pages:
364
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Plates vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy

Author: Gillian R. Foulger


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This book will be indispensable to Earth scientists from all specialties who are interested in the debate between the Plate and Plume hypotheses. It reviews the Plate and Plume hypotheses, including a clear statement of the former. Thereafter it follows an observational approach, drawing widely from many volcanic regions in chapters on vertical motions of Earth's crust, magma volumes, time-progressions of volcanism, seismic imaging, mantle temperature and geochemistry. It will be suitable as a reference work for those teaching relevant classes, and an ideal text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying plate tectonics and related topics.

Published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Product Code:
PLATES
Published:
September 20, 2010
ISBN Number:
978-1-4051-6148-0
Pages:
364
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Annual Review of Earth & Planetary Sciences, vol. 38, 2010

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The Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, in publication since 1973, covers significant developments in fields ranging from Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geobiology, and Geophysics to Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Hydrology, Regional Geology, Tectonics, and Planetary Sciences. This journal is ideal for students, professors, and researchers in the field of geoscience, planetary and space sciences, and astronomy.
Product Code:
ARVOL38
Published:
July 14, 2010
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Facies Models 4

Editors: Noel P. James and Robert W. Dalrymple
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The Geological Association of Canada’s Facies Models 4 is the essential volume on sedimentary succession interpretation. Presented in full color, this updated edition of the original, highly popular textbook Facies Models incorporates the enormous advances in our understanding of depositional environments since the last edition was issued in 1992. Coverage of this topic is at the advanced undergraduate- to graduate-student level, making this book accessible to anyone with an interest in sedimentary environments.
Product Code:
GACGT6
Published:
January 20, 2010
ISBN Number:
9781897095508
Pages:
575 plus index
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Geological Monitoring

Editors: Rob Young and Lisa Norby
Description:
Geologic Monitoring is a practical, nontechnical guide for land managers, educators, and the public that synthesizes representative methods for monitoring short-term and long-term change in geologic features and landscapes. A prestigious group of subject-matter experts has carefully selected methods for monitoring sand dunes, caves and karst, rivers, geothermal features, glaciers, nearshore marine features, beaches and marshes, paleontological resources, permafrost, seismic activity, slope movements, and volcanic features and processes. Each chapter has an overview of the resource; summarizes features that could be monitored; describes methods for monitoring each feature ranging from low-cost, low-technology methods (that could be used for school groups) to higher cost, detailed monitoring methods requiring a high level of expertise; and presents one or more targeted case studies.
Product Code:
GEOMON
Published:
September 21, 2009
ISBN Number:
9780813760322
Pages:
314
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International Stratigraphic Guide: A Guide to Stratigraphic

Full Title: International Stratigraphic Guide: A Guide to Stratigraphic Classification, Terminology, and Procedure, Second Edition
Editor: Amos Salvador
Description:
This 6" by 9" paperback reprint of the 1994 volume has been produced at the request of the IUGS International Commission on Stratigraphy while a revision of Amos Salvador's second edition is undertaken. The purpose of the 1994 volume was to promote international agreement on principles of stratigraphic classification and to develop an internationally acceptable stratigraphic terminology and rules of stratigraphic procedure. At the time of its first printing, this second edition was the most up-to-date statement of international agreement on concepts and principles of stratigraphic classification and a guide to international stratigraphic terminology. The first edition, published in 1976, was a significant contribution toward international agreement and improvement in communication and understanding among earth scientists worldwide. The revised, second edition updated and expanded the discussions, suggestions, and recommendations of the first edition, expansions necessitated by the growth and progress of stratigraphic ideas and the development of new stratigraphic procedures since release of the first edition.
Product Code:
IUG001P
Published:
November 20, 2001
ISBN Number:
978081377402
Pages:
206 (6" x 9")
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Geology Terms in English and Spanish

Author: Henry Aurand
Description:
Whether you're an armchair geologist or a seasoned professional, this pocket guide is a handy reference for describing physical science vocabulary in Spanish. Contains over 2400 terms.

Published by Sunbelt Publications.
Product Code:
OPB010
ISBN Number:
9780932653291
Pages:
117
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Glossary of Geology, Fifth Edition

Hardbound, 8.75" x 11.25" 880 pages ISBN:0-922152-76-4
Editors: Klaus K.E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson


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The fifth edition of the Glossary of Geology contains nearly 40,000 entries including 3600 new terms and nearly 13,000 entries with revised definitions from the previous edition. Additions and changes reflect both advances in scientific thought and changes in usage making this 800+ page hardbound reference tool indispensable to professional earth scientists and students. In addition to definitions, many entries include aids to syllabication and background information. The Glossary draws its authority from the expertise of the more than 100 geoscientists in many specialties who have reviewed definitions and added new terms.

Published by AGI.

Product Code:
GLOSSARY
ISBN Number:
0-922152-76-4
Pages:
880
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The Field Description of Igneous Rocks, Second Edition

Authors: Dougal Jerram and Nick Petford
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The Second Edition of this unique pocket field guide has been thoroughly revised and updated to include advances in physical volcanology, emplacement of magmas and interpreting structures and textures in igneous rocks. The book integrates new field based techniques (AMS and geophysical studies of pluton shape) with new topics on magma mixing and mingling, sill emplacement and magma sediment interaction. Part of the successful Field Guide series, this book includes revised sections on granitic and basaltic rocks and for the first time a new chapter on the engineering properties of igneous rocks.

The Geological Field Guide Series is specifically designed for scientists and students to use in the field when information and resources may be more difficult to access.

Many editions have been updated for 2011 and the guides are:
• Student-friendly in design and cost
• Durable
• Lightweight
• Pocket-sized
• Reliable
• Concise

Published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Product Code:
ROCKS
ISBN Number:
9780813700236
Pages:
256
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The Geoscience Handbook, AGI Data Sheets 4th Edition

300 pages, 5" x 8" spiral bound
Compilers: J. Douglas Walker and Harvey A. Cohen
Description:
One of the best-kept secrets in geology is this handy compilation of geological information. The essential reference for geoscientists in the field, office, or lab, The Geoscience Handbook provides quick reference for the key metrics and concepts, as well as short tutorials on subjects that may not be familiar to all geoscientists. The Handbook covers diverse subjects, from geophysics to geologic map symbols to GPS usage, and everything in between! Newly updated for 2006, The Geoscience Handbook is now a larger, but still portable, format for easier reading. Also now in full color, the Handbook uses color photos when possible to better illustrate geology in the real world.
Product Code:
DATASHEETS
ISBN Number:
0-922152-75-6
Pages:
300
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