The Geology Companion: Essentials For Understanding the Earth – Taylor and Francis/CRC Press. Publication date: December 18, 2017.
Does geology matter? Do you care if your house is built on a landslide? How would you feel on learning that the dam up the valley is sited on an active fault? Can a volcano in Iceland change your vacation travel plans, or would you just like to visit an active volcano in Hawaii (or a megavolcano at Yellowstone Park)? Would you like to take your kids fossil hunting? Where would you go and what would you look for? What should you know about the global warming debate? Is global warming man-made, natural, or what? Should we all be concerned that the new “fracking” process used by oil companies is going to cause earthquakes where we live and ruin our water supplies? These are a few of the concerns any curious person might have that can be answered by knowing a little geology.
This will be a practical book for those who want to understand the earth, but don’t want to become scientific experts. It is directed toward those with little or no experience in geology or sciences, but with ample interest and curiosity. This book will provide you with a quick, basic grounding in the principles and science and explain how to apply the science in a practical way. Then you can decide whether earthquakes or landslides or floods are worth worrying about without taking an online geology class or reading a full-fledged textbook on the topic. You will be able to figure out, by observing and interpreting roadcuts, whether you are now standing in an ancient seafloor, peat swamp or sand dune. Walking in the field or sitting at home with a simple PC and free access desktop software, you will be able to determine the geologic hazards in your neighborhood, where to look for fossils or go caving, or the best location to drill a water well for your vacation home. You will come to think of this book as a geoscience companion, both a reference and a guide to understanding the earth and geologic processes and how they affect people like you in their daily lives.
Remote Sensing for Geoscientists: Image Analysis and Integration (3rd ed.), 2013, CRC Press.
The third edition of the bestselling Remote Sensing for Geologists: A Guide to Image Interpretation is now titled Remote Sensing for Geoscientists: Image Analysis and Integration. The title change reflects that this edition applies to a broad spectrum of geosciences, not just geology; stresses that remote sensing has become more than photointerpretation; and emphasizes integration of multiple remote sensing technologies to solve Earth science problems. The text reviews systems and applications, explains what to look for when analyzing imagery, and provides abundant case histories to illustrate the integration and application of these tools.
What’s New in the Third Edition:
- Broader coverage to include integration of multiple remote sensing technologies
- Significant new illustrations in color and reviews of new satellites and sensors
- Analysis of imagery for geobotanical remote sensing, remote geochemistry, modern analogs to ancient environments, and astrogeology
The book covers how to initiate a project, including determining the objective, choosingthe right tools, and selecting imagery. It describes techniques used in geologic mapping and mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, image analysis used in mine development and petroleum exploitation, site evaluation, groundwaterdevelopment, surface water monitoring, geothermal resource exploitation, and logistics. It also demonstrates how imageryis used to establish environmental baselines; monitor land, air, and water quality; maphazards; and determine the effects of global warming.
The many examples of geologic mapping on other planets and the moon highlight how to analyze planetary surface processes, map stratigraphy, and locate resources. The book then examines remote sensing and the public, geographic information systems and Google Earth, and how imagery is used by the media, in the legal system, in public relations, and by individuals.
Readers should come away with a good understanding of what is involved in image analysis and interpretation and should be ableto recognize and identify geologic features of interest. Having read this book, they should be able to effectively use imagery in petroleum, mining, groundwater, surface water, engineering, and environmental projects.
English-Spanish and Spanish-English Glossary of Geoscience TermsEnglish-Spanish and Spanish-English Glossary of Geoscience Terms, 1998, CRC Press
With the continuing growth of commerce between Spanish and English speaking countries, it is increasingly important to have a clear and precise understanding of what is being said in the technical literature as well as in technical presentations and day-to-day transactions. This glossary offers approximately 20,000 English and Spanish translations of industrial terms from geology (petroleum, mining and remote, sensing), geography and other geotechnical fields. The book should meet the needs of geophysicists, hydrologists and environmental engineers who require an accurate translation tool to implement technology transfer between North America and Latin America countries. In addition, businesses and banking terms and phrases used in annual reports, proposals, finance, and commodities markets are included so that those in the business community can take advantage of this reference. Finally, common business and science terms, such as legal, climatic, geographic, computer terminology, and units of measure are included for completeness.
Prost, G.L., 1973, A proposed global time scale. The Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, v. 51 no. 1, p. 27-30.
Prost, G.L.., 1977, Reconnaissance drilling in the Yampa coal field, Colorado: U.S. Geol. Survey Open File report OF77-155.
Brownfield, M., and G. L. Prost, 1979, Geologic map and coal sections of the Lay Quadrangle, Moffat County, Colorado. U.S. Geol. Survey Open File report OF 79-1679.
Prost, G.L.., 1980, Alteration mapping with airborne multispectral scanners: Economic Geology, v. 75, p. 894-906.
Prost, G.L., 1981, Mineral exploration applying multispectral remote sensing. Photointerpretation, Editions Technip 81-3.
Prost, G.L., and M. Brownfield, 1983, Geology and coal resources of the Pine Ridge Quadrangle, Moffat Co., CO: U.S. Geol. Survey Open File report OF83-633.
Prost, G.L., 1983, Mineral exploration with Skylab photography in central Colorado.Economic Geology, v. 78, p. 633-640.
Prost, G.L., 1988, Jointing at rock contacts in cyclic loading: Intl. Jour. of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science and Geomech. Abs., v. 25 no. 5, p. 263-272.
Prost, G.L., 1988, Results of satellite bathymetric mapping, Qatar and U.A.E. Proc. Of French-Qatari Regional Symposium on Remote Sensing, Univ. Qatar, Doha, p. 199-213.
Prost, G.L., 1990, Recognizing thrust faults on remote sensing images: World Oil, v. 211 no. 3, p. 39-45.
Prost, G.L., 1994, Coalbed methane exploration in the Sydney basin, Australia, using remote sensing techniques: abs., AAPG Bull. v. 78 no. 13, p. 239.
Prost, G.L., 1996, Airphoto fracture analysis of the Cottonwood Creek field, Bighorn basin, Wyoming. Society of Petroleum Engineers publication SPE 35289, p. 25-32.
Prost, G.L., Marrett, R., Meneses, J., Aranda, M., and Ortuno, S., 1997, Paleogeography, mechanical stratigraphy, and deformation styles in the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico: abs., AAPG Bull. v. 81, p. 1406.
Berry, J.L., and G.L. Prost, 1999, Chapter 9, Hydrocarbon Exploration, in A.N. Rencz (ed.), Remote Sensing for the Earth Sciences, Manual of Remote Sensing v. 3, John Wiley & Sons, New York, p. 449-508.
Prost, G.L. and M. Aranda-Garcia, 2002, Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Systems of the Veracruz Basin, Mexico: in Bartolini, C., R.T. Buffler, and A. Cantú-Chapa (eds.), AAPG Memoir 75, The western Gulf of Mexico Basin, p. 271-291.
Prost, G.L., 2003, Methane hydrates—an exploration and production overview, CSPG Reservoir, v. 30, no. 7, p. 28-30, 32, 34.
Prost, G.L., 2004, Tectonics and hydrocarbon systems of the East Gobi basin, Mongolia. AAPG Bull. v. 88 no. 4, p. 483-513.
Prost, G.L., 2014, Precision is not accuracy; interpretation is not truth. in M. Hall (ed.), 52 Things You Should Know about Geology, Agile Libre, Nova Scotia, p. 68-69.
Prost, G.L., and G.M. Peasley, 2015, The Umiak field discovery, Northwest Territories, Canada. AAPG Bull. v. 99 no. 2, p. 273-292.
Prost, G.L., and J. Newsome, 2016, Caprock integrity determination at the Christina Lake thermal recovery project, Alberta. Bull. Canadian Petroleum Geology.