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  • Biweekly Sea Surface Temperature over the South China Sea and its association with the Western North Pacific Summer Monsoon.- North Equatorial Indian Ocean Convection and Indian Summer Monsoon June Progression: a Case Study of 2013 and 2014.- Sensitivity Study of Cloud Cover and Ozone Modeling to Microphysics Parameterization.- High-Resolution Dynamical Downscaling of ERA-Interim Using the WRF Regional Climate Model for the Area of Poland. Part 1: Model Configuration and Statistical Evaluation for the 1981-2010 Period.- High-Resolution Dynamical Downscaling of ERA-Interim Using the WRF Regional Climate Model for the Area of Poland. Part 2: Model Performance with Respect to Automatically Derived Circulation Types.- Aerosol-Radiation Feedback and PM10 Air Concentrations Over Poland.- The Relevance of Surface Roughness Data Qualities in Diagnostic Modeling of Wind Velocity in Complex Terrain: A Case Study from the Snieznik Massif (SW Poland).- The Role of Auxiliary Variables in Deterministic and Deterministic-Stochastic Spatial Models of Air Temperature in Poland.- Spatial Interpolation of Ewert's Index of Continentality in Poland.- Geospatial Predictive Modelling for Climate Mapping of Selected Severe Weather Phenomena Over Poland: A Methodological Approach.- Geocomputation and Spatial Modelling for Geographical Drought Risk Assessment: A Case Study of the Hustopece Area, Czech Republic.- The Use of Geospatial Technologies in Flood Hazard Mapping and Assessment: Case Study from River Evros.- Regional L-Moment-Based Flood Frequency Analysis in the Upper Vistula River Basin, Poland.- GNSS Vertical Coordinate Time Series Analysis Using Single-Channel Independent Component Analysis Method.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319660912 20171127
This volume presents recent developments in atmospheric sciences driven by numerical modeling which makes use of geospatial technologies and increasing computational power. It gathers examples of how geoinformatics supports meteorological, climatological and water-related studies. One of the most important features of geospatial technologies is that they provide methods and tools which may be utilized in real time or near real time in order to monitor and predict atmospheric processes. This is particularly crucial in areas where dynamics of atmospheric phenomena is considerable and causes difficulties in accurate forecasting. One of such areas is the transitional zone between oceanic and continental features of the mid-latitude climate. Good examples of investigations into the transitional zone come from Poland and its neighboring countries. The topical volume provides the reader with a selection of papers on physically-based and data-based modelling of weather-related phenomena over Poland. This main theme of the topical volume is extended to cover case studies on the use of geoinformatics in atmospheric studies in other regions at a range of spatial scales.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319660912 20171127
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  • Glacigenic diamictons : a rationale for study
  • A brief history of till research and developing nomenclature
  • Till : when is it an inappropriate term?
  • Glacigenic diamictons : a strategy for field description and analysis
  • Subglacial sedimentary processes : origins of till matrix and terminal grade
  • Subglacial sedimentary processes : modern observations on till evolution
  • Subglacial sedimentary processes : laboratory and modelling experiments on till
  • Evolution
  • Measuring strain signatures in glacial deposits
  • The geological record : products of lodgement, cavity fill and the boulder
  • Pavement problem
  • The geological record : deforming bed deposits
  • The geological record : sliding bed deposits
  • The geological record : impacts of pressurisedwater (clastic dykes)
  • The geological record : melt-out till
  • The geological record : glacitectonite
  • Glacial diamictons unrelated to subglacial processes
  • Till spatial mosaics, temporal variability and architecture
  • Concluding remarks : the case for a simplified nomenclature.
Provides the first comprehensive review of the current state of the science on tills It is critical that glacial scientists continue to refine their interpretations of ancient archives of subglacial processes, specifically those represented by tills and associated deposits, as they form the most widespread and accessible record of processes at the ice-bed interface. Unfortunately, despite a long history of investigation and a lexicon of process-based nomenclature, glacial sedimentologists have yet to reach a consensus on diagnostic criteria for identifying till genesis in the geological record. What should be called till? Based on the author s extensive field research, as well as the latest literature on the subject, this book attempts to provide a definitive answer to that question. It critically reviews the global till literature and experimental and laboratory-based assessments of subglacial processes, as well as the theoretical constructs that have emerged from process sedimentology over the past century. Drawing on a wide range of knowledge bases, David Evans develops a more precise, contemporary till nomenclature and new investigatory strategies for understanding a critical aspect of glacial process sedimentology. Provides an in-depth discussion of subglacial sedimentary processes, with an emphasis on the origins of till matrix and terminal grade and the latest observations on till evolutionDescribes contemporary laboratory and modelling experiments on till evolution and techniques for measuring strain signatures in glacial depositsDevelops an updated till nomenclature based on an array of knowledge bases and describes new strategies for field description and analysis of glacial diamictons Written by an internationally recognised expert in the field, this book represents an important step forward in the modern understanding of glacial process sedimentology. As such, Till: A Glacial Process Sedimentology is an indispensable resource for advanced undergraduates and researchers in sedimentology, glacier science and related areas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118652596 20171106
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  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Materials and Methods.- 3. Trace Element Contamination in Surface Sediment of Sundarban Wetland.- 4. Total and Acid-leachable Trace Metals in Surface Sediments along Hooghly (Gangels) River Estuary, India.- 5. Bioaccumulation of Trace Metals in Macrozoobenthos of Sundarban Wetland.- 6. Geochemical Speciation and Risk Assessment of Trace Metals in Sediments of Sundarban Wetland.- 7. Organotin Compounds in Surficial Sediments of Sundarban Wetland and Adjacent Coastal Regions.- 8. Arsenic Speciation in Sediments and Representative Biota of Sundarban Wetland.- 9. Phytoremediation of Trace Metals by Mangrove Plants in Sundarban Wetland.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811027925 20171127
This book offers a comprehensive and accessible guide covering various aspects of trace metal contamination in abiotic and biotic matrices of an iconic Indian tropical mangrove wetland - Sundarban. Divided into nine chapters, the book begins by discussing the fundamental concepts of sources, accumulation rate and significance of trace metal speciation, along with the impact of multiple stressors on trace metal accumulation, taking into account both tourist activities and the exacerbating role of climate change. The second chapter presents a detailed account of the sampling strategy and preservation of research samples, followed by exhaustive information on sediment quality assessment and ecological risk, instrumental techniques in environmental chemical analyses, quality assurance and quality control, along with the Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs). Using raw data, the sediment quality assessment indices (e.g., pollution load index, index of geoaccumulation, Nemerow Pollution Load Index etc.) and conventional statistical analyses are worked out and interpreted precisely, allowing students to readily evaluate and interpret them. This is followed by chapters devoted to trace metal accumulation in sediments and benthic organisms, as well as acid-leachable and geochemical fractionation of trace metals in sediments. The book then focuses on chemical speciation of butylin and arsenic in sediments as well as macrozoobenthos (polychaetous annelids). Finally, potential positive role of the dominant mangrove Avicennia in sequestering trace metals from rhizosediments of Sundarban Wetland is elaborately discussed. This timely reference book provides a versatile and in-depth account for understanding the emerging problems of trace metal contamination - issues that are relevant for many countries around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811027925 20171127
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  • Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Neotectonics and Earthquake Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Introduction 1 Ibrahim Cemen and Yucel Y lmaz Part I: Morphotectonic Characteristics of Neotectonics in Anatolia and Its Surroundings 9 2 Morphotectonic Development of Anatolia and the Surrounding Regions 11 Yucel Y lmaz 3 Diversion of River Courses Across Major Strike Slip Faults and Keirogens 93 A. M. Celal S engor Part II: Neotectonics of the Aegean-Western Anatolian Region 103 4 Effect of Slab Tear on Crustal Structure in Southwestern Anatolia: Insight From Gravity Data Modeling 105 Rezene Mahatsente, Suleyman Alemdar, and Ibrahim Cemen 5 Geodynamical Models for Continental Delamination and Ocean Lithosphere Peel Away in an Orogenic Setting 121 Og uz H. Gog us , Russell N. Pysklywec, and Claudio Faccenna 6 Major Problems of Western Anatolian Geology 141 Yucel Yilmaz 7 The Cataldag Plutonic Complex in Western Anatolia: Roles of Different Granites on the Crustal Buildup in Connection With the Core Complex Development 189 Omer Kamac , Alp Unal, S afak Altunkaynak, Stoyan Georgiev, and Zeki M. Billor Part III: Seismotectonics in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 223 8 Fault Structures in Marmara Sea (Turkey) and Their Connection to Earthquake Generation Processes 225 Mustafa Aktar 9 North Aegean Active Fault Pattern and the 24 May 2014, Mw 6.9 Earthquake 239 Sotiris Sboras, Alex Chatzipetros, and Spyros B. Pavlides 10 Seismic Intensity Maps for the Eastern Part of the North Anatolian Fault Zone (Turkey) Based on Recorded and Simulated Ground Motion Data 273 Aysegul Askan, Shaghayegh Karimzadeh, and Mustafa Bilal Index 289.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118944981 20170522
Neotectonics involves the study of the motions and deformations of the Earth's crust that are current or recent in geologic time. The Mediterranean region is one of the most important regions for neotectonics and related natural hazards. This volume focuses on the neotectonics of the Eastern Mediterranean region, which has experienced many major extensive earthquakes, including the devastating Izmit, Turkey earthquake on August 17, 1999. The event lasted for 37 seconds, killing around 17,000 people, injuring 44,000 people, and leaving approximately half a million people homeless. Since then, several North American, European, and Turkish research groups have studied the neotectonics and earthquake potential of the region using different geological and geophysical methods, including GPS studies, geodesy, and passive source seismology. Some results from their studies were presented in major North American and European geological meetings. This volume highlights the work involving the Eastern Mediterranean region, which has one of the world's longest and best studied active strike-slip (horizontal motion) faults: the east-west trending North Anatolian fault zone, which is very similar to the San Andreas fault in California. This volume features discussions of: Widespread applications in measuring plate motion that have strong implications in predicting natural disasters like earthquakes, both on a regional and a global scale Recent motions, particularly those produced by earthquakes, that provide insights on the physics of earthquake recurrence, the growth of mountains, orogenic movements, and seismic hazards Unique methodical approaches in collecting tectonophysical data, including field, seismic, experimental, computer-based, and theoretical approaches. Active Global Seismology is a valuable resource for geoscientists, particularly in the field of tectonophysics, geophysics, geodynamics, seismology, structural geology, environmental geology, and geoengineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118944981 20170522
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vi, 559 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Over the past two decades, the oil sands region of northeastern Alberta has been the site of unprecedented levels of development. Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin tells a fascinating story of how a catastrophic ice age flood left behind a unique landscape, one that made deposits of bitumen available for surface mining. Less well known is the discovery that this flood also produced an environment that supported perhaps the most intensive use of boreal forest resources by prehistoric Native people yet recognized in Canada. Studies undertaken to meet the conservation requirements of the Alberta Historical Resources Act have yielded a rich and varied record of prehistoric habitation and activity in the oil sands area. Evidence from between 9,500 and 5,000 years ago - the result of several major excavations - has confirmed extensive human use of the region's resources, while important contextual information provided by key eological and palaeoenvironmental studies has deepened our understanding of how the region's early inhabitants interacted with the landscape. Touching on various elements of this rich environmental and archaeological record, the contributors to this volume use the evidence gained through research and compliance studies to offer new insights into human and natural history. They also examine the challenges of managing this irreplaceable heritage resource in the face of ongoing development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781926836904 20170821
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147 pages, 60 plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm.
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  • Introduction and history of mapping and research / P.C. Bandopadhyay-- Introduction to the geography and geomorphology of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Regional context of the geology of the Andaman-Nicobar accretionary ridge / P.D. Clift
  • Cenozoic rifting, passive margin development and strike-slip faulting in the Andaman Sea: a discussion of established v. new tectonic models / C.K. Morley
  • Regional tectonics, structure and evolution of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands from ophiolite formation and obduction to collision and back-arc spreading / C.K. Morley & M. Searle
  • Geological framework of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Andaman-Nicobar Ophiolites, India: origin, evolution and emplacement / B. Ghosh, D. Bandopadhyay & T. Morishita
  • Mithakhari deposits / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Submarine fan deposits: petrography and geochemistry of the Andaman Flysch / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Provenance of Oligocene Andaman sandstones (Andaman-Nicobar Islands): Ganga-Brahmaputra or Irrawaddy derived? / M. Limonta, A. Resentini, A. Carter, P.C. Bandopadhyay & E. Garzanti
  • The Archipelago Group: current understanding / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Inner-arc volcanism: Barren and Narcondam islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • Anatomy of the Andaman-Nicobar subduction system from seismic reflection data / S.C. Singh & R. Moeremans
  • Seismicity of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea / A. Carter & P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami / A. Carter & P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • Natural resources / P.C. Bandopadhyay, B. Ghosh & A. Carter
  • Index.
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  • Contents Introduction to the Application of Palaeoecological Techniques in Estuaries
  • Part I. Estuaries and their Management.- Estuary Form and Function: Implications for Palaeoecological Studies
  • Geology and Sedimentary History of Modern Estuaries
  • Palaeoecological Evidence for Variability and Change in Estuaries: Insights for Management
  • Part II. Coring and Dating of Estuarine Sediments. Sediment Sampling in Estuaries ? Site Selection and Sampling Techniques
  • Some Practical Considerations Regarding the Application of 210Pb and 137Cs Dating to Estuarine Sediments
  • Radiocarbon Dating in Estuarine Environments
  • Part III. Techniques for Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions in Estuaries. Lipid Biomarkers as Organic Geochemical Proxies for the Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Estuarine Environments
  • C/N ratios and Carbon Isotope Composition of Organic Matter in Estuarine Environments
  • Physical and Chemical Factors to Consider when Studying Historical Contamination and Pollution in Estuaries
  • Diatoms as Indicators of Environmental Change in Estuaries
  • Dinoflagellate Cysts as Proxies for Holocene Environmental Change in Estuaries: Diversity, Abundance and Morphology
  • Applications of Foraminifera, Testate Amoebae and Tintinnids in Estuarine Palaeoecology
  • Ostracods as Recorders of Palaeoenvironmental Change in Estuaries
  • Application of Molluscan Analyses to the Reconstruction of Past Environmental Conditions in Estuaries
  • Corals in Estuarine Environments: Their Response to Environmental Changes and Application in Reconstructing Past Environmental Variability
  • Inferring Environmental Change in Estuaries from Plant Macrofossils
  • Applications of Pollen Analysis in Estuarine Systems
  • Part IV. Case Studies. Palaeo-Environmental Approaches to Reconstructing Sea Level Changes in Estuaries
  • Paleoecology Studies in Chesapeake Bay: A Model System for Understanding Interactions between Climate, Anthropogenic Activities and the Environment
  • Paleosalinity Changes in the Rio de la Plata Estuary and on the Adjacent Uruguayan Continental Shelf over the Past 1,200 Years: An Approach Using Diatoms as a Proxy
  • Application of Paleoecology to Ecosystem Restoration: A Case Study from South Florida's Estuaries
  • Paleolimnological History of The Coorong: Identifying the Natural Ecological Character of a Ramsar Wetland in Crisis
  • Palaeoenvironmental History of the Baltic Sea : One of the Largest Brackish-water Ecosystems in the World .
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  • Foreword; References; Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1 Introduction; References; 2 Ichnological Basics, Principles and Concepts; 2.1 Terminology and Definitions; 2.2 Some Principles; References; 3 Applications of Trace-Fossil Analysis; 3.1 Facies Interpretation; 3.2 Stratigraphy; 3.3 Reservoir Quality; References; 4 Methodology in Ichnological Core Logging; 4.1 Identification of Bounding Surfaces and Quantification of Bioturbation; 4.2 Identification and Documentation of Key Trace Fossils; 4.3 Analysis of Burrow Size and Tiering Patterns
  • 4.4 Quantification of Ichnodiversity and Ichnoabundance4.5 Advanced Techniques and Methods; 4.6 Neoichnological Approach and Analog Studies; References; 5 Selected Trace Fossils in Core and Outcrop; 5.1 Classification of Burrows; 5.2 Arenicolites Salter, 1857; 5.3 Artichnus Zhang et al., 2008; 5.4 Asterosoma von Otto, 1854; 5.5 Bergaueria Prantl, 1946; 5.6 Bornichnus Bromley and Uchman, 2003; 5.7 Camborygma Hasiotis and Mitchell, 1993; 5.8 Chondrites von Sternberg, 1833; 5.9 Conichnus Männil, 1966; 5.10 Cylindrichnus Toots in Howard, 1966; 5.11 Diplocraterion Torell, 1870
  • 5.12 Hillichnus Bromley et al., 20035.13 Lingulichnus Hakes, 1976; 5.14 Macaronichnus Clifton and Thompson, 1978; 5.15 Nereites MacLeay in Murchison, 1839; 5.16 Ophiomorpha Lundgren, 1891; 5.17 Palaeophycus Hall, 1847; 5.18 Paradictyodora Olivero et al., 2004; 5.19 Parahaentzschelinia Chamberlain, 1971; 5.20 Phoebichnus Bromley and Asgaard, 1972; 5.21 Phycosiphon Fischer-Ooster, 1858; 5.22 Planolites Nicholson, 1873; 5.23 Rhizocorallium Zenker, 1836; 5.24 Rosselia Dahmer, 1937; 5.25 Schaubcylindrichnus Frey and Howard, 1981; 5.26 Scolicia de Quatrefages, 1849; 5.27 Scoyenia White, 1929
  • 5.28 Siphonichnus Stanistreet et al., 19805.29 Skolithos Haldeman, 1840; 5.30 Taenidium Heer, 1877; 5.31 Teichichnus Seilacher, 1955; 5.32 Thalassinoides Ehrenberg, 1944; 5.33 Tisoa de Serres, 1840; 5.34 Trichichnus Frey, 1970b; 5.35 Virgaichnus Knaust, 2010a; 5.36 Zoophycos Massalongo, 1855; 5.37 Diffuse Bioturbate Texture; 5.38 Plant Roots and Their Traces; 5.39 Borings; 5.40 Pseudo-trace Fossils; References; Index
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  • FOREWORD PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1. AN INTRODUCTION INTO BIRDS, THE GEOLOGICAL SETTINGS OF THEIR EVOLUTION, AND THE AVIAN SKELETON 4 Birds are evolutionary nested within theropod dinosaurs 4 The geological settings of avian evolution in a nutshell 6 Characteristics of the avian skeleton 7 2. THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS 13 Archaeopteryx: The German urvogel and its bearing on avian evolution 13 The closest maniraptoran relatives of birds 15 Feather evolution 21 The origin of avian flight 25 3. THE MESOZOIC FLIGHT WAY TOWARDS MODERN BIRDS 29 Jeholornithids: Early Cretaceous long-tailed birds 30 Confuciusornis, Sapeornis, and kin: Basal birds with a pygostyle 31 Ornithothoraces and the origin of sustained flapping flight capabilities 34 The Ornithuromorpha: Refinement of modern characteristics 37 Ornithurae and the origin of modern birds 40 4. MESOZOIC BIRDS: INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND CHARACTER EVOLUTION 43 The interrelationships of Mesozoic birds controversial phylogenetic placements and well-supported clades 43 Character evolution in Mesozoic birds 45 Ontogenetic development of Mesozoic birds 53 5. THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND ORIGIN OF CROWN GROUP BIRDS (NEORNITHES) 55 Phylogenetic interrelationships of neornithine birds 56 The Mesozoic fossil record of neornithine-like and neornithine birds 58 6. PALAEOGNATHOUS BIRDS (OSTRICHES, TINAMOUS, AND ALLIES) 61 The interrelationships of extant Palaeognathae 62 Early Cenozoic palaeognathous birds of the Northern Hemisphere 63 The long-winged ostriches, rheas, and tinamous 64 The short-winged palaeognathous birds 67 Biogeography: A textbook example of Gondwanan vicariance has become dismantled 70 7. GALLOANSERES: FOWL AND KIN 71 Galliformes from herbivorous forest dwellers to seed eaters of open landscapes 72 The waterfowl 75 Gastornithids: Giant herbivorous birds in the early Paleogene of the Northern Hemisphere 79 Dromornithids (mihirungs or thunderbirds): Gastornis-like birds from Australia 80 Pelagornithids: The bony-toothed birds 81 8. THE DIFFICULT-TO-PLACE GROUPS : BIOGEOGRAPHIC SURPRISES AND AERIAL SPECIALISTS 83 The columbiform birds: Doves, sandgrouse, and mesites? 84 The Hoatzin a South American relict species 85 Turacos and cuckoos 86 Bustards 87 The wonderful Mirandornithes, or how different can sister taxa be? 88 Strisores: The early diversification of nocturnal avian insectivores 91 9. SHOREBIRDS, CRANES, AND RELATIVES 97 Charadriiformes: One of the most diverse groups of extant birds 97 From rail to crane 103 10. AEQUORNITHES: AQUATIC AND SEMI-AQUATIC CARNIVORES 107 Loons: Foot-propelled divers of the Northern Hemisphere 107 The pelagic tubenoses and albatrosses 108 Penguins: More than 60 million years of flightlessness 111 The polyphyletic Pelecaniformes and Ciconiiformes 115 Late Cenozoic turnovers in marine avifaunas 125 11. CARIAMIFORMS AND DIURNAL BIRDS OF PREY 126 Seriemas and allies: Two species now, a lot more in the past 127 Diurnal birds of prey: Multiple cases of convergence among raptorial birds 131 12. THE CENOZOIC RADIATION OF SMALL ARBOREAL BIRDS 137 The Courol and mousebirds: Two African relict groups 137 The long evolutionary history of owls 140 Parrots and passerines: An unexpected sister group relationship and its potential evolutionary implications 142 Trogons, rollers, and woodpeckers: Cavity-nesters with diverse foot morphologies 148 13. INSULAR AVIFAUNAS NOW AND THEN, ON VARIOUS SCALES 153 Islands and isolated continents as refugia 154 The evolution of flightlessness in predator-free environments 155 Insular gigantism and islands as cradles of unusual morphologies 160 GLOSSARY 163 REFERENCES 165 INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119020769 20161205
Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. This book gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological significance, and it is the only up-to-date textbook that covers both Mesozoic and more modern-type Cenozoic birds in some detail. The reader is introduced to key features of basal avians and the morphological transformations that have occurred in the evolution towards modern birds. An account of the Cenozoic fossil record sheds light on the biogeographic history of the extant avian groups and discusses fossils in the context of current phylogenetic hypotheses. This review of the evolutionary history of birds not only addresses students and established researchers, but it may also be a useful source of information for anyone else with an interest in the evolution of birds and a moderate background in biology and geology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119020769 20161205
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  • Editor's preface / Mikko Nironen
  • Major stratigraphic units in the bedrock of Finland, and an approach to tectonostratigraphic division / Jouni Luukas, Jukka Kousa, Mikko Nironen & Jouni Vuollo
  • Guide to the Geological map of Finland - bedrock 1:1 000 000 / Mikko Nironen
  • Metamorphic map of Finland / Pentti Hölttä & Esa Heilimo.
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  • Using real-time data in the classroom
  • What are real-time data?
  • Technology tips and tricks
  • Conducting investigations with real-time data
  • Data types, representation, and analysis
  • Sample activities using real-time data
  • Investigations using real-time atmosphere data
  • Investigations using real-time biosphere data
  • Investigations using real-time geosphere data
  • Investigations using real-time hydrosphere data
  • Investigations using real-time celestial sphere data
  • Going further
  • Beyond the data
  • Real-time citizen science.
"This book is designed to help the classroom Earth and environmental science teacher develop student investigations that use real-time data. It includes information on the technology and classroom implementation aspects of accessing and using data for meaningful learning. Sample lesson plans are included that showcase specific data and the apps that include them."--Page 2.
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17. Bluespace [2015]

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This sci-fi-infused documentary explores the terraforming of Mars alongside the waterways of New York City--such as the infamous Gowanus Canal--yielding unusual perspectives on our increasingly watery planet. Bluespace sets out on a creative expedition to two planets: Earth, where rising seas threatened our existence, and Mars, whose canals and ice offer science-fiction authors and astrobiologists the promise of terraforming and colonization.
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  • Foreword Preface Part One Geological and Evolutionary Setting of the Biota 1 Geological time and the evolution of early life on Earth 2 The evolutionary significance of the Chengjiang biota 3 The discovery and study of the Chengjiang Lagerstatte 4 The distribution and geological setting of the Chengjiang Lagerstatte 5 The taphonomy and preservation of the Chengjiang fossils 6 The paleoecology of the Chengjiang biota 7 Cambrian Lagerstatten Part Two Chengjiang Fossils 8 Algae Fuxianospira gyrata Chen & Zhou, 1997 Megaspirellus houi Chen & Erdtmann, 1991 Sinocylindra yunnanensis Chen & Erdtmann, 1991 Yuknessia sp. of Chen & Erdtmann, 1991 9 Ctenophora Galeactena hemispherica Ou et al., 2015 Maotianoascus octonarius Chen & Zhou, 1997 Batofasciculus ramificans Hou et al., 1999 Yunnanoascus haikouensis Hu et al., 2007 10 Porifera Paradiagoniella xiaolantianensis Chen et al., 2014 Triticispongia diagonata Mehl & Reitner, 1993 Saetaspongia densa Mehl & Reitner, 1993 Leptomitus teretiusculus Chen et al., 1989 Choiaella radiata Rigby & Hou, 1995 Choia xiaolantianensis Hou et al., 1999 Allantospongia mica Rigby & Hou, 1995 Leptomitella conica Chen et al., 1989 Paraleptomitella dictyodroma Chen et al., 1989 Paraleptomitella globula Chen et al., 1989 Quadrolaminiella diagonalis Chen et al., 1990 11 Cnidaria Archisaccophyllia kunmingensis Hou et al., 2005 Xianguangia sinica Chen & Erdtmann, 1991 12 Entoprocta Cotyledion tylodes Luo & Hu, 1999 13 Phoronida Iotuba chengjiangensis Chen & Zhou, 1997 14 Brachiopoda Yuganotheca elegans Zhang et al., 2014 Heliomedusa orienta Sun & Hou, 1987 Longtancunella chengjiangensis Hou et al., 1999 Diandongia pista Rong, 1974 Lingulellotreta malongensis (Rong, 1974) Lingulella chengjiangensis Jin et al., 1993 15 Annelida Cambrosipunculus tentaculatus Huang et al., 2004 Maotianchaeta fuxianella Chen, 2004 16 Trochozoa of uncertain affinity Ambrolinevitus maximus Jiang, 1982 Ambrolinevitus ventricosus Qian, 1978 Burithes yunnanensis Hou et al., 1999 Linevitus opimus Yu, 1974 Nectocaris pteryx Conway Morris, 1976 Wiwaxia papilio Zhang et al., 2015 17 Priapulida and relatives Mafangscolex sinensis (Hou & Sun, 1988) Maotianshania cylindrica Sun & Hou, 1987 Cricocosmia jinningensis Hou & Sun, 1988 Paraselkirkia sinica (Luo & Hou, 1999) Corynetis brevis Luo & Hu in Luo et al., 1999 Sicyophorus rarus Luo & Hu, 1999 Palaeopriapulites parvus Hou et al., 1999 Eximipriapulus globocaudatus Ma et al., 2014 Xiaoheiqingella peculiaris Hu, 2002 Omnidens amplus Hou et al., 2006 Acosmia maotiania Chen & Zhou, 1997 Archotuba elongata (Luo & Hou, 1999) 18 Lobopodians Paucipodia inermis Chen et al., 1995 Diania cactiformis Liu et al., 2011 Microdictyon sinicum Chen et al., 1989 Onychodictyon ferox Hou et al., 1991 Cardiodictyon catenulum Hou et al., 1991 Hallucigenia fortis Hou & Bergstrom, 1995 Luolishania longicruris Hou & Chen, 1989 Antennacanthopodia gracilis Ou & Shu, 2011 19 Anomalocaridids Anomalocaris saron Hou et al., 1995 Amplectobelua symbrachiata Hou et al., 1995 Lyrarapax unguispinus Cong et al., 2014 Cucumericrus decoratus Hou et al., 1995 20 Euarthropoda Isoxys auritus (Jiang, 1982) Isoxys paradoxus Hou, 1987 Pectocaris spatiosa Hou, 1999 Shankouia zhenghei Chen et al., 2004 Chengjiangocaris longiformis Hou & Bergstrom, 1991 Fuxianhuia protensa Hou, 1987 Pseudoiulia cambriensis Hou & Bergstrom, 1998 Fortiforceps foliosa Hou & Bergstrom, 1997 Occacaris oviformis Hou, 1999 Forfexicaris valida Hou, 1999 Jianfengia multisegmentalis Hou, 1987 Tanglangia longicaudata Luo & Hu, 1999 Parapeytoia yunnanensis Hou et al., 1995 Haikoucaris ercaiensis Chen et al., 2004 Alalcomenaeus sp. of Tanaka et al., 2013 Leanchoilia illecebrosa (Hou, 1987) Retifacies abnormalis Hou et al., 1989 Pygmaclypeatus daziensis Zhang et al., 2000 Squamacula clypeata Hou & Bergstrom, 1997 Urokodia aequalis Hou et al., 1989 Sinoburius lunaris Hou et al., 1991 Acanthomeridion serratum Hou et al., 1989 Cindarella eucalla Chen et al., 1996 Xandarella spectaculum Hou et al., 1991 Skioldia aldna Hou & Bergstrom, 1997 Saperion glumaceum Hou et al., 1991 Kuamaia lata Hou, 1987 Naraoia spinosa Zhang & Hou, 1985 Misszhouia longicaudata (Zhang & Hou, 1985) Eoredlichia intermedia (Lu, 1940) Kuanyangia sp. of Hou & Bergstrom, 1997 Yunnanocephalus yunnanensis (Mansuy, 1912) Parapaleomerus sinensis Hou et al., 1999 Kwanyinaspis maotianshanensis Zhang & Shu, 2005 Kunmingella douvillei (Mansuy, 1912) Kunyangella cheni Huo, 1965 Primicaris larvaformis Zhang et al., 2003 Branchiocaris? yunnanensis Hou, 1987 Canadaspis laevigata (Hou & Bergstrom, 1991) Chuandianella ovata (Lee, 1975) Clypecaris pteroidea Hou, 1999 Combinivalvula chengjiangensis Hou, 1987 Synophalos xynos Hou et al., 2009 Yunnanocaris megista Hou, 1999 21 Chaetognatha Protosagitta spinosa Hu, 2002 22 Hemichordata Galeaplumosus abilus Hou et al., 2011 23 Ambulacraria of uncertain affinity Phlogites longus Luo & Hu, 1999 Eldonia eumorpha (Sun & Hou, 1987) Rotadiscus grandis Sun & Hou, 1987 24 Chordata Shankouclava anningense Chen et al., 2003 Myllokunmingia fengjiaoa Shu et al., 1999 Zhongxiniscus intermedius Luo & Hu, 2001 Cathaymyrus haikouensis Luo & Hu, 2001 25 Bilateria of uncertain affinity Dinomischus venustus Chen et al., 1989 Facivermis yunnanicus Hou & Chen, 1989 Vetulocystis catenata Shu et al., 2004 Yunnanozoon lividum Hou et al., 1991 26 Vetulicolians Heteromorphus confusus (Chen & Zhou, 1997) Pomatrum ventralis Luo & Hu, 1999 Yuyuanozoon magnificissimi Chen et al., 2003 Beidazoon venustum Shu, 2005 Vetulicola cuneata Hou, 1987 27 Animals of uncertain affinity Allonnia phrixothrix Bengtson & Hou, 2001 Nidelric pugio Hou et al., 2014 Stromatoveris psygmoglena Shu et al., 2006 28 Species recorded from the Chengjiang biota 29 Phylogenetic arrangement of chapters References Systematic Index General Index.
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The celebrated lower Cambrian Chengjiang biota of Yunnan Province, China, represents one of the most significant ever paleontological discoveries. Deposits of ancient mudstone, about 520 million years old, have yielded a spectacular variety of exquisitely preserved fossils that record the early diversification of animal life. Since the discovery of the first specimens in 1984, many thousands of fossils have been collected, exceptionally preserving not just the shells and carapaces of the animals, but also their soft tissues in fine detail. This special preservation has produced fossils of rare beauty; they are also of outstanding scientific importance as sources of evidence about the origins of animal groups that have sustained global biodiversity to the present day. Much of the scientific documentation of the Chengjiang biota is in Chinese, and the first edition of this book was the first in English to provide fossil enthusiasts with a comprehensive overview of the fauna. The second edition has been fully updated and includes a new chapter on other exceptionally preserved fossils of Cambrian age, exciting new fossil finds from Chengjiang, and a phylogenetic framework for the biota. Displaying some 250 figures of marvelous specimens, this book presents to professional and amateur paleontologists, and all those fascinated by evolutionary biology, the aesthetic and scientific quality of the Chengjiang fossils.
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  • List of contributors-- Foreword-- Preface-- 1. Clays and the mineral processing value chain (MPVC) Markus Grafe, Angus J. McFarlane and Craig Klauber-- 2. Fundamentals of clays: surface and colloid science and rheology Elizaveta Forbes and Andrew Chryss-- 3. Leaching and solution chemistry Jian Li, Angus J. McFarlane, Craig Klauber and Peter Smith-- 4. Identification and quantification of clays Mark Raven and Peter Self-- 5. Clays by deposit type Martin Wells, Erick Ramanaidou, Carsten Laukamp, Kai Yang and Mark Pownceby-- 6. Exploration and discovery Carsten Laukamp, Erick Ramanaidou, Martin Wells and Kai Yang-- 7. Clay minerals in flotation and comminution operations Elizaveta Forbes, Mark Ma and Warren Bruckard-- 8. Solid-liquid separation of clay tailings Phillip Fawell-- 9. Effects of clay in tailings handling and storage Andrew Chryss-- 10. Knowledge and practice gaps and research priorities for clay-related phenomena in the minerals processing value chain (MPVC) Markus Grafe, Angus J. McFarlane and Craig Klauber-- Glossary-- Index.
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Clays are increasingly becoming a major problem in the mining, extraction and value-adding processes for a wide range of commodity raw materials. Clays can impact negatively on virtually every unit process within the mining and minerals processing sector, having long-term environmental implications that go well beyond the lifetime of the mining operation. This book is the first to compile, explain and evaluate the effects of clays in the mineral processing value chain, from mining to minerals processing, and finally, tailings disposal. Focusing on topics from the chemistry and rheology of clays to their detection and dissolution behaviour, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the effects on processes such as settling, preg-robing, flotation and comminution. It is an excellent reference for professional mineralogists and geologists, industrial engineers, and researchers interested in clays and clay minerals.
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