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The Geology Companion: Essentials for Understanding the Earth

Gary Prost, Benjamin Prost

Hardback
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November 29, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 468 Pages - 150 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498756082 - CAT# K27509

 

Features

  • Explains how to look at the earth like a geologist
  • Presents a comprehensive review of minerals, fossils, earth history, evolution, and natural resources
  • Addresses natural disasters, climate change, and other issues of concern to the general public
  • Explains how to identify minerals and fossils, where to find them, and what they reveal about the earth
  • Contains a minimum of scientific jargon, making this book easy to read and easily understood by the student, amateur scientist, and outdoor enthusiast
  • Is lavishly illustrated with over 450 photos, diagrams, and charts

Summary

This practical guidebook provides a basic grounding in the principles of geology and explains how to apply them. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. They will be able to determine the geologic hazards in their neighborhood, where to look for fossils and minerals, or where best to drill a water well. In plain English, The Geology Companion sheds light on the processes that shape the earth and how geology affects people in their daily lives.

 

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Authors. Introduction. Minerals. Rocks. Geologic Principles. Deep Time. Earth History. Fossils. Evolution. The Changing Face of the Earth—Structure of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, and Mountain Building. The Changing Face of the Earth—Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition. Maps. Acts of God? Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Other Natural Disasters. Groundwater. Oceans. Mineral Resources. Black Gold (Texas Tea). Climate Change. So You Want to Be a Geologist. Index.

 

Remote Sensing for Geoscientists: Image Analysis and Integration, Third Edition

Gary L. Prost

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December 13, 2013 by CRC Press
Reference - 702 Pages - 543 Color & 543 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466561748 - CAT# K15950

 

Features

  • Presents an overview of the most advanced remote sensing systems and algorithms
  • Introduces the most advanced image technologies and their applications for both classification and analysis with up-to-date examples of successful projects and case studies
  • Offers new chapters on remote sensing, astrogeology; new and updated sections on remote geochemistry, modern analogs, geobotanical remote sensing, and environmental hazards
  • Provides information written in a simple, clear style that is lavishly illustrated
  • Includes contributors that are renowned global scientists and well established in the remote sensing field

Summary

This 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.

 

Table of Contents

INITIATING PROJECTS
Project Flow and Obtaining Data
Chapter Overview
Choosing the Right Imagery for the Job
Acquiring Imagery
References
Additional Reading

Photointerpretation Tools and Techniques
Chapter Overview
Tools
Image Characteristics
Mechanics of Image Analysis
Technique
Image Processing
References
Additional Reading

Remote Sensing Systems
Chapter Overview
Instrument Systems

Cameras and Photography

Thermal Scanners and Imagery

Radar

Passive Microwave Radiometry

Spectrometers, Spectrophotometers, and Interferometers

Lasers, Lidar, and Lidar Altimeters

Potential Fields Systems (Gravity and Magnetics Instruments)

Gamma Ray and X-Ray Spectrometry

Airborne Electromagnetic Systems

Airborne Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic Surveys

Airborne Resistivity

Airborne Induced Polarization

Ground Penetrating Radar

Side-Scan Sonar
Instrument Platforms

Airborne Scanner Systems
Satellites and Their Primary Earth Observation Systems
United States of America (NASA, NOAA)
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
DigitalGlobe
European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
European Space Agency
France
Germany
GEOEYE, INC
India
Indonesia
ImageSat International
Japan
Korea
Soviet Union/Russian Federation
Singapore
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
Future Satellite Systems
References
Additional Reading

REMOTE SENSING IN GEOLOGIC MAPPING AND RESOURCE EXPLORATION
Introduction
Geologic Mapping
Frontier Area Analysis
Lease Evaluation
Established Concessions
The Field Check

Recognizing Rock Types
Chapter Overview
Igneous Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
References

Recognizing Structure
Chapter Overview
Undeformed Terrain
Recognizing Dip
Anticlines, Domes, and Uplifts
Circular Features
Fractures and Lineaments
Earthquakes and Tectonics
Timing of Structural Development
References
Additional Reading

Stratigraphic and Compositional Mapping
Chapter Overview
Rock Spectra
Mineral Spectra
Hyperspectral Imagery
Ground-Penetrating Radar
Lithologic Mapping
Source Rock Mapping
Seeps Mapping
Stratigraphic Traps
Stratiform Deposits
References
Additional Reading

Remote Geochemistry
Chapter Overview
Altered Rock and Soil Related to Hydrocarbon Seepage
Altered Rock and Soil Related to Mineral Deposits
Remote Sensing of Gases, Radiation, and Aerosols
References

Modern Analogs
Chapter Overview
Depositional Environments
Erosional Environments
Structural Analogs
Analogs for Hazards Planning
Planetary Analogs
References

Remote Sensing in Petroleum Exploration
Chapter Overview
Frontier Petroleum Exploration
Mature Basin Petroleum Exploration
Resource Plays
References
Additional Reading

Remote Sensing in Mineral Exploration
Chapter Overview
Exploration Applications of Alteration Mapping

Exploration Applications of Structure Mapping [I have requested these two lines be added to the TOC and chapter]

Exploration Applications of Hyperspectral Mapping
References
Additional Reading

Exploitation, Hydrologic, and Engineering Remote Sensing
Introduction
Exploitation Applications
Hydrologic Applications
Engineering and Logistical Applications

Remote Sensing in Resource Exploitation Projects
Chapter Overview
Choosing Infill and Stepout Well Locations
Coalbed Methane
Secondary Recovery and Waterfloods
Extending Known Mineral Deposits
Slope Stability and Mine Safety
References

Hydrology
Chapter Overview
Locating Sources of Groundwater
Soil Moisture Determination
Surface Waters and Bathymetry
Sub-Glacial Water
Geothermal Resources
References
Additional Reading

Logistics and Engineering
Chapter Overview
Site Selection
Generating Appropriate Base Maps
Reconnaissance
Transportation
Construction Projects
References
Additional Reading

ENVIRONMENTAL REMOTE SENSING
Environmental Baselines and Monitoring
Chapter Overview
Environmental Audits
Habitat Mapping
Surface Disturbance and Change Detection
Coal Mine Fires

Mine Reclamation
Water Quality
Atmospheric and Air Pollution Monitoring
References
Additional Reading

Geobotanical Remote Sensing
Chapter Overview
Geobotany and Geological Mapping
Botanical Indicators of Mineralization and Alteration
Botanical Responses to Hydrocarbons
Vegetation as a Groundwater/Geothermal Resource Indicator
References
Additional Reading

Environmental Hazards and Global Warming
Chapter Overview
Monitoring the Effects of Global Warming
Landslides and Avalanches
Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Flooding
Erosion
Volcanoes
Subsidence and Sinkholes
Marine Hazards
References
Additional Reading

ASTROGEOLOGY
Mapping Planetary Structure
Chapter Overview
Faulting
Folding
Impact Structures
References
Additional Reading

Mapping Planetary Stratigraphy
Chapter Overview
Erosion and Deposition
Composition and Mineral Mapping
References
Additional Reading

Planetary Resources
Chapter Overview
Water
Minerals and Metals
Hydrocarbons
References
Additional Reading

REMOTE SENSING, GEOSCIENCE, AND THE PUBLIC
Public Relations, the Media, and the Law
Chapter Overview
Public Relations
Media
Remote Sensing and the Law
References

Geographic Information Systems and Online Remote Sensing Resources
Chapter Overview
Geographic Information Systems and Mapping
Online Resources for Remote Sensing
OpenTopography: Tutorial for Web-Based Public Digital Topographic Data and Tools
Introduction
Computing Considerations
References

Closing Thoughts
Index

 

English-Spanish and Spanish-English Glossary of Geoscience Terms

Gary L. Prost

Paperback
$104.00

February 2, 1998 by CRC Press
Reference - 376 Pages
ISBN 9789056995621 - CAT# TF3019

Sumary

 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.