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Book
193 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in).
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xii, 56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 folded leaf of plates.
  • Preface
  • Geologic road log: Austin to/from Canyon Dam and Natural Bridge Caverns / C. M. Woodruff, Jr., Edward W. Collins, and Eric C. Potter
  • Tour of Canyon Dam Spillway Gorge / C. M. Woodruff, Jr., and Edward W. Collins
  • Tour of Natural Bridge Caverns / Eric C. Potter and Robert G. Loucks
  • Apppendix. Speleothems as geochemical proxies for past climate change--a summary of long-term monitoring in Natural Bridge Caverns, Comal County, Texas / Corinne Wong, Jay L. Banner, Richard Casteel, and Eric James.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
v, 215 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Probing crustal thickness evolution and geodynamic processes in the past from magma records: An integrated approach / J. Ganne, W.P. Schellart, G. Rosenbaum, X. Feng, and V. De Andrade
  • Uplift of the southeastern Australian lithosphere: Thermal-tectonic evolution of garnet pyroxenite xenoliths from western Victoria / Jiang-Gu Lu, Qing Xiong, William L. Griffin, Jian-Ping Zheng, Jin-Xiang Huang, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, Takako Satsukawa, and Norman J. Pearson
  • Variety of origins and exhumation histories of Sambagawa eclogite interpreted through the veil of extensive structural and metamorphic overprinting / Soichi Osozawa and John Wakabayashi
  • Exhumation of western Alboran peridotites in an Oligocene-Miocene oblique continental rift system / Frédéric Gueydan and Gianluca Frasca
  • Mylonitic gabbro nodules of Stromboli (southern Italy): Microstructural evidence of high-temperature deformation of cumulates during the evolution of the magmatic crustal roots of an active volcano / Richard Spiess, Raffaella Dibona, Manuele Faccenda, Michele Mattioli, and Alberto Renzulli
  • Crust-mantle boundary in eastern North America, from the (oldest) craton to the (youngest) rift / Vadim Levin, Andrea Servali, Jill VanTongeren, William Menke, and Fiona Darbyshire
  • Role of percolating melts in Antarctic subcontinental lithospheric mantle: New insights from Handler Ridge mantle xenoliths (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica) / Beatrice Pelorosso, Costanza Bonadiman, Massimo Coltorti, Massimiliano Melchiorre, Pier Paolo Giacomoni, Theodoros Ntaflos, Michel Gregoire, and Mathieu Benoit
  • In situ U-Pb zircon geochronology on metapelitic granulites of Beni Bousera (Betic-Rif system, N Morocco) / M. Melchiorre, A.M. Álvarez-Valero, J. Vergés, M. Fernàndez, E.A. Belousova, A. El Maz, and A. Moukadiri
  • Detrital zircon evidence for eclogite formation by basal subduction erosion
  • An example from the Yukon-Tanana composite arc, Canadian Cordillera / J.A. Gilotti, W.C. McClelland, C.R. van Staal, and M.B. Petrie
  • Comparison among Ethiopia-Yemen, Deccan, and Karoo continental flood basalts of central Gondwana: Insights on lithosphere versus asthenosphere contributions in compositionally zoned magmatic provinces / Claudio Natali, Luigi Beccaluva, Gianluca Bianchini, and Franca Siena.
"This volume encompasses contributions from a wide spectrum of earth science disciplines, including geophysics, geodynamics, geochemistry, and petrology, to provide an overview of the nature and evolution of the crust-mantle and lithosphere-asthenosphere boundaries in different tectonic settings"-- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
145 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
viii, 161 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.
  • Morphological misfits and character evolution in monocots, with particular reference to Pandanales / Paula J. Rudall
  • Comparative labellar micro-morphology of Mormolyca (Maxillariinae: Orchidaceae) / Rafael Arévalo, Barbara S. Carlsward, Galen Bergquist, and Kenneth M. Cameron
  • Tepal apex trichomes, specialized bud closure structures and their systematic value in Asparagales / Terry D. Macfarlane and John G. Conran
  • Anatomical evidence of the meristematic activity of the endodermis and pericycle in the primary thickening of Xyris L. (Xyridaceae) / Graziela Cury, Karen L. M. Sasaki, and Nanuza L. De Menezes
  • Adaptive evolution of the chloroplast genome in the submersed monocotyledon Najas (Hydrocharitaceae) / Ursula M. King, Donald H. Les, Elena L. Peredo, and Lori K. Benoit
  • Pogoniopsis is an epidendroid orchid that has been misclassified in subfamily Vanilloideae (Orchidaceae) / Kenneth M. Cameron and Cassio Van Den Berg
  • Orchid taxonomy on a global scale: a network for data verification / Franco Pupulin
  • Biodiversity and distribution of Iridaceae in Italy / Maretta Colasante
  • Comparative biology of aloes and related genera in the context of recent phylogenetic evidence / Olwen M. Grace and Nina Ronsted
  • A first look at diversification of Beaksedges (tribe Rhynchosporeae: Cyperaceae) in habitat, pollination, and photosynthetic features / Christopher E. Buddenhagen, W. Wayt Thomas, and Austin R. Mast
  • A molecular phylogeny of the subtribe Sporobolinae and a classification of the subfamily Chloridoideae (Poaceae) / Paul M. Peterson, Konstantin Romaschenko, Yolanda Herrera Arrieta, and Jeffery M. Saarela
  • Endemism and the importance of intensive collections efforts for a taxonomic revision of Dichorisandra 1. C. Mikan, Commelinaceae (Commelinales) / L. Y. S. Aona and M. C. E. Amaral.
The Fifth International Conference on the Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons (Monocots V) convened in New York City in June 2013, marking the 20th anniversary of the conference series. The New York Botanical Garden (Bronx) hosted Monocots V, also using facilities of the adjacent, beautiful Fordham University Rose Hill campus. Over 330 participants, including about 80 students, represented 37 countries. Twenty-two symposia covered a wide array of taxonomic groups and subjects, such as life history strategies, morphology, paleobiology, phylogenomics, and reproductive biology. This volume of proceedings from Monocots V comprises 12 papers from 24 contributing authors. Monocot groups represented include Asparagales, Pandanales, Poales, Commelinaceae, and Hydrocharitaceae. Among the volume's dozen papers is the Conference's plenary lecture by Paula J. Rudall (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), "Morphological misfits and character evolution in monocots, with particular reference to Pandanales.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
iii, 53 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Marias River Canyon geoecosystem. Geologic setting ; Geomorphology of the Marias River Canyon ; Climatic setting ; Flora and large vertebrate fauna ; Overview of regional prehistory ; Archaeological site context
  • Late Holocene depositional environments of the Marias River Canyon. Marias River depositional environment ; Alluvial-fan depositional environment ; Hillslope depositional environment
  • Archaeological materials and geologic context of the Goose Bill Site Complex (24CH887). Site description ; Archaeological materials and stratigraphic context
  • Archaeological and geological materials from the Sparrowhawk Site (24CH301). Site setting ; Archaeological materials and their context ; Stratigraphic context and age
  • Geoecology : plant communities and ungulate niches. Plant communities ; Use of plants by native Americans ; Relations between depositional units and plant communities ; Ungulate niches
  • Geoecological implications for archaeology
  • Conclusions.
The Marias River canyon in north-central Montana, incised into Upper Cretaceous strata of the Great Plains during latest Pleistocene to Holocene time, served as a locus of human activity tied to the unique floral and faunal resources it provided ancient peoples. Erosion of the main canyon walls resulted in deposition of tributary junction alluvial fans characterized by debris-flow and hyperconcentrated flow sediment transport processes where side canyons emerged onto the alluvial valley floor. These alluvial-fan deposits preserve Late Precontact archaeological remains accessible due to their postburial exposure where partially eroded by the meandering channel of the Marias River (Goose Bill site complex). Archaeological materials are also preserved high on the dissected canyon walls where movement of hillslope sediment and colluvium by sheetwash led to their burial (Sparrowhawk site). Deposition of sediment of contrasting physical attributes (grain size, sorting, clay mineral content) within the canyon influences soil substrate properties, favoring growth of specialized plant communities in both alluvial-fan and fluvial environments. These relations exemplify the strong geoecological connections among depositional environment and sediment characteristics, substrate properties, and vegetation community development. The plant communities, interacting in conjunction with the physical landscape, provided a range of habitats utilized by such large mammals as plains bison, Rocky Mountain elk, Audubon sheep, pronghorn, Rocky Mountain mule deer, and white-tailed deer. Four major bison bone layers, some including bison hair and other soft tissues, with associated stone arrow points and stone flakes (artifacts) and evidence of bone processing are preserved in alluvial-fan deposits exposed along the bank of the Marias River at the Goose Bill site complex. These relations illustrate: (1) human activities dating to ~100--595 yr B.P. (falling within the Late Precontact Period of regional archaeological prehistory) that reflect subsistence reliance on bison as a food source, (2) the importance of tributary alluvial fans proximal to canyon walls in preserving archaeological remains, and (3) the role of the meandering Marias River channel in destroying these deposits over a time period of <100 yr. Sediment deposition by overland flow higher up the canyon walls at the Sparrowhawk site preserves a somewhat older (710--830 yr B.P.) archaeological record suggestive of a broader spectrum of resource (food) processing spatially decoupled from an area of bison kill/death.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
221 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
ix, 322 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
"Oil and gas fields greater than 500 MMBO equivalent are called giants. They are the world's ultimate prize. Giants drive worldwide economies and human prosperity. Nearly 50 years ago, Michel T. Halbouty encouraged geoscientists to practice Discovery Thinking and study fields that matter most when he initiated the Giant Fields AAPG Memoir series. Previous Giant Fields Memoirs are: Memoir 14, Memoir 30, Memoir 54, and Memoir 78. It is exciting that giant fields are still being found today. The decade 2000-2010 was characterized by the rise of the unconventional plays. These are dominated by large regional accumulations in small microscopic pore throats. In addition to the unconventional accumulations, deep-water accumulations continue to have increasing importance in the global hydrocarbon budget. The editors of this latest Giant Fields volume, R. K. Merrill and C. A. Sternbach, believe that giant fields will continue to be found with renewed technology, new exploration and production concepts, enhanced imaging, and the boldness to explore in deeper water and more remote geography. AAPG Memoir 113 proudly continues the fifth decade of the Giant Fields series" -- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
vi, 232 pages : maps (some color), illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xv, 372 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
  • Linkages and feedbacks in orogenic systems : an introduction / J. Ryan Thigpen, Richard D. Law, Arthur J. Merschat, and Harold H. Stowell
  • Evaluating kinematic displacement rate effects on transient thermal processes in thrust belts using coupled thermomechanical finite-element models / J. Ryan Thigpen, Kyle T. Ashley, and Richard D. Law
  • Techniques for understanding fold-and-thrust belt kinematics and thermal evolution / Nadine McQuarrie and Todd A. Ehlers
  • Basement-cover tectonics, structural inheritance, and deformation migration in the outer parts of orogenic belts : a view from the western Alps / Robert W.H. Butler
  • Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the western Blue Ridge, Southern Appalachians : a critical examination of long-standing conflicts in a polydeformed system / J. Ryan Thigpen and Robert D. Hatcher Jr.
  • Strain gradients in the Day Mountain thrust sheet, Massachusetts USA : implications for deformations during thrusting and strain localization / Paul Karabinos and Elizabeth L. Pierce
  • Synconvergence extension and midcrustal exhumation in the internal Dinarides / Gabriele Casale, Richard Bennett, Darrell Cowan, and Marijana Surkovic
  • How (not) to recognize a midcrustal channel from outcrop patterns / Taija Torvela
  • Quartz inclusions in garnet : time capsules of early mountain building / Kyle T. Ashley, Richard D. Law, Robert J. Bodnar, and Kenneth A. Eriksson
  • Paleoproterozoic to Triassic coastal evolution of the Gyeonggi Massif, Korea : tectonic correlation with the North China craton / Moonsup Cho, Taehwan Kim, Soh-young Yang, and Keewook Yi
  • Temporal and spatial distribution of Paleozoic metamorphism in the southern Appalachian Blue Ridge and Inner Piedmont delimited by ion microprobe U-Pb ages of metamorphic zircon / Arthur J. Merschat, Brendan R. Bream, Matthew T. Huebner, Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., and Calvin E. Miller
  • Thrust loading as a mechanism for crustal recycling : an example from the Swakane Gneiss, Cascades, crystalline core, Washington USA / Matthew Gatewood and Harold H. Stowell
  • Transition from B- to A- type subduction during the closing of the Rheic remnant ocean : new geochronologic and geochemical data marking Acadian-Neoacadian orogenisis and accretion of the Carolina superterrane, southern Appalachians / Matthew T. Huebner and Robert D. Hatcher, Jr.
  • Geologic and kinematic insights from far-traveled horses in the Brevard fault zone, southern Appalachians / Robert D. Hatcher, Jr., Matthew T. Huebner, Justin R. Rehrer, Louis L. Acker, Paul D. Follegar, Angang Liu, and Patricia Lee Goad
  • Late Carboniferous thin-skinned compressional deformation above the SW edge of the East European craton as revealed by reflection seismic and potential field data : correlations with the Variscides and the Appalachians / Piotr Krzywiec, Stanisław Mazur, Łukasz Ga̦gała, Mateusz Kufrasa, Marek Lewandowski, Michał Malinowski, and Vinton Buffenmyer.
"This volume explores linkages between tectonic processes through a series of field-, numerical- and laboratory-based studies, concentrating on feedback mechanisms within ancient and evolving orogens by which individual or linked tectonic processes may influence or predetermine the operation of other processes in space and time"-- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
iv, 147 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Principles of paleoclimatology
  • Principles of paleobiogeography
  • Chronology of the tectonic evolution of the Indian plate
  • Terrestrial tetrapod horizons in India
  • The Permian period: the beginnings of Gondwana sedimentation
  • The Triassic period: Pangean world
  • The Jurassic period: time of the giants
  • The Cretaceous period
  • The paleocene period
  • The Paleocene-Eocene transition: initial collision with Asia
  • The making of the Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau
  • Neogene Siwalik group
  • Evolution of Indian summer monsoons
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References cited.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
iv, 113 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm + 1 folded map.
  • Arcs
  • Slab failure
  • Peninsular Ranges Batholith: Setting, geochemistry, and proof of concept
  • Sierra Nevada batholith
  • Idaho-Montana
  • Cascades–Coast plutonic complex
  • Salinia
  • Mid-Cretaceous Oregonian event
  • Cordilleran ribbon continent and westerly subduction
  • Cordilleran fold-and-thrust belt
  • Sevier fold-and-thrust belt
  • Sevier hinterland
  • Plutons of the Sevier event
  • Laramide event --Thick-skinned deformation
  • Laramide orogenic hinterland
  • Involvement of subcontinental lithospheric mantle?
  • Crustal input: Fact or fiction?
  • Depth of melting and interactions with lithospheric mantle --Zoned intrusive complexes and the absence of crustal input
  • Granodiorites from the mantle?
  • Slab window magmatism and adakites
  • Origin of Archean TTG suites
  • Formation and growth of continental crust
  • Mineralization.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
xii, 143 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portrait ; 28 cm.
  • Preface
  • Abstract
  • Introduction and background. Basic geology. Geologic framework ; Geologic structure ; Formation of black shale ; Marcellus boundaries
  • Petroleum and natural gas formation. Conventional resources ; Unconventional resources
  • The history of U.S. shale gas studies. Eastern Gas Shales Project. Field processing of shale core ; Laboratory processing ; EGSP cores
  • Institute of Gas Technology tight gas research. Contributions of Phil Randolph ; IGT core analysis of shale ; IGT core analysis results and discussion ; Advances in shale core analysis technology
  • The demise of unconventional gas research programs
  • Production of Marcellus Shale gas. Background. Drilling ; Drill rigs ; Well casing and groundwater protection ; Borehole cement
  • Hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing chemicals ; The hydraulic fracturing process
  • Produced fluids. Naturally occurring radioactive material
  • Natural fractures and emerging technologies
  • Shale gas resources. Resource assessment ; Other shales
  • Resource development. Social license ; International resources
  • Risks to the environment. Sources of risk
  • Environmental concerns. Peer-review process ; Common concerns
  • Shale gas impacts. Risk assessment ; Historical data
  • Hydraulic fracturing chemicals. The "Halliburton loophole" ; Hydraulic fracturing and aquifers
  • Land and watershed impacts
  • Contaminant hydrology. Common contaminants ; Other sources of contaminants
  • Water availability
  • Other issues. Induced seismicity ; Fugitive emissions ; Abandoned wells ; Silica dust ; Economics ; Social issues
  • Questions and investigations. Improved understanding of environmental impacts. Fate of injected frac water ; High TDS in produced brine ; Stray gas in groundwater ; Watershed management practices and drilling ; Leaching of black shale cuttings and other solid waste ; Fate and transport of frac chemicals
  • Production engineering research
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration. Geologic storage in shale ; Storage risk assessment
  • New uses for natural gas. Transportation fuel ; Electric power generation
  • Summary and conclusions.
"This book examines the production technology, history, and potential environmental impacts of shale gas development"-- Provided by publisher.
"New technology has opened vast reserves of "unconventional" natural gas and oil from shales like the Marcellus in the Appalachian Basin, making the United States essentially energy independent for the first time in decades. Shale gas had its origins in the oil embargos and energy crises of the 1970s, which led to government research to increase domestic energy supplies. The first large-scale shale gas production was successful on the Barnett Shale in Texas in the late 1990s, followed a few years later by the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. Shale gas has changed thinking about fossil energy supplies worldwide, but the development of these resources has been controversial. Activists have made claims that hydraulic fracturing may contribute to climate change, threaten groundwater resources, and pose risks to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and human health. This volume explores the geology, history, technology, and potential environmental impacts of Marcellus Shale gas resources." -- Publisher's description
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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vi, 237 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm.
  • Foreword / M.E. (Pat) Bickford
  • Earth's dynamic surface : a perspective on the past 50 years in geomorphology / Ellen Wohl, Paul R. Bierman, and David R. Montgomery
  • The metamorphosis of metamorphic petrology / Frank S. Spear, David R.M. Pattison, and John T. Cheney
  • The Archean-Hadean Earth : modern paradigms and ancient processes / Paul A. Mueller and Allen P. Nutman.
"This book is a follow-up to Special Paper 500: The Web of Geological Sciences: Advances, Impacts, and Interactions, which was prepared to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of GSA, and whose theme was 'What have we learned in the last fifty years?' Three important disciplines that were not covered in the first book are engagingly presented here: 'Earth's dynamic surface: The past 50 years in geomorphology' by Ellen Wohl et al.; 'The metamorphosis of metamorphic petrology' by Frank Spear et al.; and 'The Archean-Hadean Earth: Modern paradigms and ancient processes' by Paul Mueller and Allen Nutman. Readers will find these chapters comprehensive and readable. They will appeal to professional scientists and especially to teachers." -- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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x, 237 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
  • Learning from the 2013 3-D Interpretation Hedberg Conference : how geoscientists see 3-D / Bob Krantz, Carol Ormand, and Brett Freeman
  • Training spatial skills in geosciences : a review of tests and tools / Kristin M. Gagnier [and others]
  • Visual metaphors in structural geology : a means for enhancing 3-D visualization / George H. Davis and David Fischer
  • Visible geology : creative online tools for teaching, learning, and communicating geologic concepts / Rowan Cockett, Tara Moran, and Adam Pidlisecky
  • Spatial skills in expert structural geologists / Margaret R. Tarampi [and others]
  • Structural interpretation of seismic geologic reality, perspective, and 3-D thinking / Peter Boult, Brett Freeman, and Graham Yielding
  • Subsurface structural interpretation : the significance of 3-D structural frameworks / Bob Krantz and Thomas Neely
  • Insight on mechanical stratigraphy and subsurface interpretation / Ronald N. McGinnis [and others]
  • Evolution of the Hat Creek Fault System, Northern California / Simon A. Kattenhorn [and others]
  • 3-D seismic-structural workflows-- examples using the Hat Creek fault system / Graham Yielding and Brett Freeman
  • Earth, mind, and paper : field sketches as expert representations of the Hat Creek fault zone / Heather L. Petcovic, Carol J. Ormand, and Bob Krantz
  • Increasing interpreter capability in structurally complex settings through combined fieldwork, interpretation, and geocellular modeling / John G. Solum, Stephen J. Jolley, and Benjamin D. Meyer
  • Linking cognitive science and disciplinary geoscience practice : the importance of the conceptual model / Thomas F. Shipley and Basil Tikoff.
"Three-dimensional geologic interpretation of surface and subsurface data requires integration and application of both geologic knowledge and spatial cognitive skills. Much surface geologic mapping still employs pen and paper techniques, but subsurface interpretation is usually accomplished using sophisticated visualization software. In both cases, successful interpreters use mental models that bridge internal and external forms of 3-D visualization to construct 3-D geologic interpretations. This volume sets out to understand more about the convergence of geology, 3-D thinking, and software, which collectively provide the basis for truly effective interpretation strategies"--Back cover.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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216 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xi, 384 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Dedication / James W. Sears and John S. MacLean
  • Introduction / John S. MacLean and James W. Sears. 1. Stratigraphy and sedimentology : Sheetflood sedimentology of the Middle Proterozoic Revett Formation, Belt Supergroup, northwestern Montana, USA / Don Winston
  • Crinkle cracks in the Proterozoic Piegan Group, Belt Supergroup, Montana and Idaho: a descriptive style of sand-filled cracks hypothetically formed by subaqueous solitary-like waves / Don Winston and Shane V. Smith
  • A review of molar-tooth structures with some speculations on their origin / A.G. Smith
  • Paleoenvironmental implications of an expanded microfossil assemblage from the Chamberlain Formation, Belt Supergroup, Montana / Zachary R. Adam, Mark L. Skidmore, and David W. Mogk. 2. Lemhi subbasin : Stratigraphy of the Lemhi subbasin of the Belt Supergroup / Russell F. Burmester, Jeffrey D. Lonn, Reed S. Lewis, and Mark D. McFaddan
  • Giant folds and complex faults in Mesoproterozoic Lemhi strata of the Belt Supergroup, northern Beaverhead Mountains, Montana and Idaho / Jeffrey D. Lonn, Russell F. Burmester, Reed S. Lewis, and Mark D. McFaddan
  • Detrital zircons in the Mesoproterozoic upper Belt Supergroup in the Pioneer, Beaverhead, and Lemhi Ranges, Montana and Idaho: the Big White arc / Paul K. Link, Eric D. Stewart, Travis Steel, Jo-Ann Sherwin, Lee T. Hess, and Catherine McDonald
  • Geologic history of the Blackbird Co-Cu district in the Lemhi subbasin of the Belt-Purcell Basin / Arthur A. Bookstrom, Stephen E. Box, Pamela M. Cossette, Thomas P. Frost, Virginia S. Gillerman, George R. King, and N. Alex Zirakparvar. 3. Geochemistry and geochronology : Iron mineralogy and redox conditions during deposition of the mid-Proterozoic Appekunny Formation, Belt Supergroup, Glacier National Park / Sarah P. Slotznick, Don Winston, Samuel M. Webb, Joseph L. Kirschvink, and Woodward W. Fischer
  • Mafic magmatism in the Belt-Purcell Basin and Wyoming Province of western Laurentia / C. Rogers, A. Mackinder, R.E. Ernst, and B. Cousens
  • U-Pb ages of zircons from the Lower Belt Supergroup and proximal crystalline basement: implication for the early evolution of the Belt Basin / Paul Mueller, David Mogk, Joseph Wooden, and Drew Spake. 4. Geophysics and structural geology : Highly conductive horizons in the Mesoproterozoic Belt-Purcell Basin: sulfidic early basin strata as key markers of Cordilleran shortening and Eocene extension / P.A. Bedorosian and S.E. Box
  • Unkinking the Lewis and Clark tectonic zone, Belt Basin, Idaho and Montana / Brian G. White
  • Belt-Purcell Basin: template for the Cordilleran magmatic arc and its detached carapace, Idaho and Montana / James W. Sears.
"The Belt Basin displays one of the planet's best-exposed and best-preserved sequences of Mesoproterozoic sedimentary and igneous rocks. This volume focuses on research into this province; kindles ideas about this critical era of Earth evolution; and covers aspects of the basin from its paleontology, mineralogy, sedimentology, and stratigraphy to its magmatism, ore deposits, geophysics, and structural geology"-- Provided by publisher.
A collection of papers from the 5th Belt Symposium, Salmon, Idaho, 2013, on the geology of the Belt Basin, or Purcell Basin; the region is the Rocky Mountain Region of the northern United States, extending into Canada.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xiii, 300 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • Historical perspectives on cave and karst research: The science of caves and karst : from the beginning of the Geological Society of America to about 1960 / Derek Ford. Science of caves and karst : a half century of progress / William B. White. Karst mapping in the United States : past, present and future / David J. Weary and D.H. Doctor. Historical review and forward view of cave and karst research in Texas / George Veni and Nico Hauwert
  • Formational proceses in cave and karst environments: Morphometric analysis of cave patterns using fractal indices / Patricia N. Kambesis, Erik B. Larson, and John E. Mylroie. Geologic history of the Black Hills caves, South Dakota / Arthur N. Palmer, Margaret V. Palmer, and James B. Paces. Depth and timing of calcite spar and "spar cave" genesis : implications for landscape evolution studies / David D. Decker, Victor J. Polyak, and Yemane Asmerom
  • The hydrogeology of karst and epikarst: The importance of advection for CO2 dynamics in the karst critical zone : an approach from dimensional analysis / Matt D. Covington. Initial pipe development within epikarst microfractures / Maria Inés Dragila, Katrina M. Hay, and Stephen W. Wheatcraft. On the efficacy of monitoring wells in karstic carbonate aquifers / Ralph O. Ewers. Assessing structural control on groundwater flow in the Morrell Cave springshed, Sullivan County, Tennessee / Taylor Burnham, Ingrid Luffman, Michael Whitelaw, amd Yongli Gao. Geochemistry of cave pools connected to an alpine epikarst : Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah / Lee J. Florea, Chelsie R. Dugan, and Camille McKinney. Analysis of hydrologic and geochemical time-series data at James Cave, Virginia : implications for epikarst influence on recharge in Appalachian karst aquifers / Sarah Eagle, William Orndorff, Benjamin Schwartz, Daniel H. Doctor, Jonathan Gerst, and Madeline Schreiber
  • Biological and archaeological interactions with caves and karst: Caves, hills, and caches : the importance of karst landscapes for the Prehispanic and contemporary Maya / Brent K.S. Woodfill, Jon Spenard, and Megan Parker. Microclimate and niche constructionism in tropical bat caves : a case study from Mount Elgon, Kenya / Joyce Lundberg, Donald A. McFarlane
  • Climate and sedimentary records preserved within caves and karst: High-resolution rainfall records for middle and late Holocene based on speleothem annual UV fluorescent layers integrated with stable isotopes and U/Th dating, Raccoon Mountain Cave, Tennessee, USA / Steven G. Driese, Zheng-Hua Li, Hai Cheng, Jane L. Harvill, and Justin Sims. Middle Pleistocene glacial outwash in poljes of the Dinaric karst / K.R. Adamson, J.C. Woodward, and P.D. Hughes. Long-distance sediment transport and episodic re-sedimentation of Pennsylvanian dust (eolian silt) in cave passages of the Mississippian leadville limestone, southwestern Colorado, USA / James Evans. Paleomagnetic constraints on the Atapuerca karst development (N Spain) / J.M. Pares, A.I. Ortega, A. Benito-Calvo, A. Aranburu, J.L. Arsuaga, J.M. Bermúdez de Castro, and E. Carbonell.
"Knowledge and understanding of cave and karst systems have evolved dramatically since the creation of the Geological Society of America in 1888. This book, which came out of a session during GSA's 2013 Annual Meeting, highlights the changes in the study and application of cave and karst systems since GSA's origin, while looking ahead to future advancements"-- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xi, 227 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Louis Scott Tribute Runge, J. & Seaman, M.T. Geomorphology and Quaternary environmental change-- the case of central South Africa Holmes, P. Dry Lakes or Pans of the western Free State, South Africa: Environmental History and possible Human Impact at Deelpan Butzer, K.W. & Oswald, J.F Homo habilis and Australopithecus africanus, in the context of a chronospecies and climatic chang Thackeray, J.F. The Fauresmith and Archaeological Systematics Chazan, S. A reconstruction of the skull of Megalotragus priscus (Broom, 1909), based on a find from the Erfkroon fossil site, Free State Province, South Africa, with notes on the chronology and biogeography of the species Brink, J.S. Ostrich eggshell as a source of palaeoenvironmental information for the arid interior of South Africa Ecker, M., Botha-Brink, J., Lee-Thorp, J.A. & Horwitz, L.K. Baden-Baden: A fossil spring site in the western Free State, South Africa van Aardt, A.C., Bousman, C.B., Brink, J.S., Brook, G.A., Jacobs, Z., du Preez, P.J. & Scott, L. Charcoal from pre-Holocene Stratum 5, Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa Bamford, M. Rediscovering the intriguing patrimonies depicted in rock shelters of Iringa, Tanzania Peter, M.I. The effects of global warming on the rock art in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, South Africa Nhundu, A. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation through Agro forestry systems in Wolaita Zone, Southern Highland of Ethiopia Hailesilassie, W.T.
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This book is volume 33 of the yearbook series 'Palaeoecology of Africa' presenting the outcome of a 'tribute conference' to the internationally recognized South African researcher and palynologist Professor Louis Scott. He has recently retired, but is continuing his active research career. The conference proceedings and articles published here highlight and celebrate Prof. Scott's contribution to palaeoscience and to the natural sciences in general. The conference was organized in July 2014 by the National Museum, Bloemfontein and the University of the Free State, South Africa, and focused on both past and present environments, ecosystems and climates of the arid regions of southern Africa, an area that serves as major focus of Prof. Scott's research. Louis Scott's research interests include stratigraphic palynology, long-term continental environmental change during the Cainozoic, and interpretation of palaeoenvironmental records associated with archaeological sites. His research has contributed insights into the origin of our current environment by identifying long-term patterns of climate change. Results have been applied in numerical models of vegetation change in Africa and globally. The results of these studies are relevant across the fields of botany, geology, climatology, archaeology, anthropology and palaeontology. The chapters revisit and discuss the scientific work of Prof. Scott: among others the reconstructions of vegetation and climatic history in various areas of southern Africa, including the Tswaing Crater with a record of 200 000 years, that give insights into environmental conditions during the Last Glacial Period and the subsequent development of modern conditions. Some observations also provide key baseline information, contributing to understanding past human and environmental contexts and climatic change and the effects of global warming.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138027046 20160619
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166 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
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