Valuing the Earth

Economics, Ecology, Ethics

Author: N.A

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262260565

Category:

Page: N.A

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Earth (Planet)

Earth

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: Kindersley Dorling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409332855

Category: Earth (Planet)

Page: 528

View: 3612

A breathtaking and inspirational exploration of planet EarthFrom the fiery mass of the Earth's core to the tip of the highest ice-capped mountain, discover every aspect of our planet in awe-inspiring photographic detail with Earth.Visit 400 of the tallest, longest, widest, most significant and most unusual geographical features of planet Earth, from volcanoes, deserts and rivers to weather systems, rocks and minerals. Then take a look at the health of our planet and explore the interaction between people and the environment, from living in volcanic areas to deforestation, to understand the human impact on nature and how we can preserve our physical environment. Fully updated, revised and enhanced with new digital artworks, geographical advances and developments, this new edition of Earth (previous ISBN: 9781405373692) is an extraordinary about-this-world read.
Science

Loose-leaf Version for Essential Earth

Author: Thomas H. Jordan,John Grotzinger

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464110611

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 2128

The Essential Earth is a whole new way to open students’ eyes to the physical world around them, to learn how scientists explore it, and what we need to do to both protect ourselves from it (hazards) as well as protect it from us (global change). In just 14 chapters, it offers a well-focused introduction to the basics of geology that emphasize the process of science and how humans interact with our home, Spaceship Earth.
Technology & Engineering

Engineering Ethics

Peace, Justice, and the Earth, Second Edition

Author: George D. Catalano

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627055428

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 85

View: 4085

A response of the engineering profession to the challenges of security, poverty and underdevelopment, environmental sustainability, and native cultures is described. Ethical codes, which govern the behavior of engineers, are examined from a historical perspective linking the prevailing codes to models of the natural world. A new ethical code based on a recently introduced model of Nature as an integral community is provided and discussed. Applications of the new code are described using a case study approach. With the ethical code based on an integral community in place, new design algorithms are developed and also explored using case studies. Implications of the proposed changes in ethics and design on engineering education are considered. Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgments / Introduction / Engineering Ethics / Models of the Earth / Engineering in a Morally Deep World / Engineering Design in a Morally Deep World / Implications for Engineering Education / Final Thoughts / References / Author's Biography

The Heart of the Earth Second Edition

Author: Richard H. Wooten

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533275288

Category:

Page: 328

View: 4647

Second addition of THE HEART OF THE EARTH with new cover design.
Science

Seismic Wave Propagation and Scattering in the Heterogeneous Earth : Second Edition

Author: Haruo Sato,Michael C. Fehler,Takuto Maeda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642230296

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 8936

Seismic waves - generated both by natural earthquakes and by man-made sources - have produced an enormous amount of information about the Earth's interior. In classical seismology, the Earth is modeled as a sequence of uniform horizontal layers (or spherical shells) having different elastic properties and one determines these properties from travel times and dispersion of seismic waves. The Earth, however, is not made of horizontally uniform layers, and classic seismic methods can take large-scale inhomogeneities into account. Smaller-scale irregularities, on the other hand, require other methods. Observations of continuous wave trains that follow classic direct S waves, known as coda waves, have shown that there are heterogeneities of random size scattered randomly throughout the layers of the classic seismic model. This book focuses on recent developments in the area of seismic wave propagation and scattering through the randomly heterogeneous structure of the Earth, with emphasis on the lithosphere. The presentation combines information from many sources to present a coherent introduction to the theory of scattering in acoustic and elastic materials and includes analyses of observations using the theoretical methods developed. The second edition especially includes new observational facts such as the spatial variation of medium inhomogeneities and the temporal change in scattering characteristics and recent theoretical developments in the envelope synthesis in random media for the last ten years. Mathematics is thoroughly rewritten for improving the readability. Written for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students of geophysics or planetary sciences, this book should also be of interest to civil engineers, seismologists, acoustical engineers, and others interested in wave propagation through inhomogeneous elastic media.
Science

Climate Change

Observed Impacts on Planet Earth

Author: Trevor M. Letcher

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444635351

Category: Science

Page: 632

View: 7609

Earth's climate is always changing. As the debate over the Earth's climate has grown, the term "climate change" has come to refer primarily to changes we've seen over recent years and those that are predicted to be coming, mainly as a result of human behavior. Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth, Second Edition, serves as a broad, accessible guide to the science behind this often political and heated debate by providing scientific detail and evidence in language that is clear to both the climatologist and the non-specialist. The book contains 35 chapters on all scientific aspects of climate change, written by the world's authority of each particular subject. It collects the latest information on all of these topics in one volume. In this way, readers can make connections between the various topics covered in the book, leading to new ways of solving problems and looking at related issues. The book also contains major references and details for further research and understanding on all issues related to climate change, giving a clear indication of a looming crisis in global warming and climate change. Provides an up-to-date account of the current understanding of climate change and global warming Includes 23 updated chapters and 12 new chapters Includes coverage on modeling climate change, geological history of climate change, and on engineering aspects of climate change Written by the world’s leading experts on the issues related to climate change
Science

Living with the Earth

Concepts in Environmental Health Science, Second Edition

Author: Gary S. Moore

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566705851

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 6281

Still a revolutionary concept, this Web-enhanced book Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science, Second Edition continues the standard of excellence that earned the first edition the CHOICE award for Outstanding Academic Book in 1999. It incorporates traditional concepts in environmental and health science with new, emerging, and controversial issues associated with environmental threats to human health and ecology. In addition, the Web site, maintained by the author, gives you a technological edge. HERE'S WHAT YOU GET IN TEXT: Accurate infographic illustrations such as 3-D bar charts, 3-D pie charts, and detailed maps Tables designed using the most recently available data HERE'S THE WEB ADVANTAGE: Words from the World with comments and information from students and professionals around the globe Live chatroom with the author during the semester Test bank and study questions giving a thorough understanding of the concepts covered Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slides in digital format Study guides for each chapter with detailed notes, full-color figures, and tables of importance Printable sample questions and answers in a separate location for each chapter Search tools for online journals and databases covering useful, up-to-date information in health and environmental topics News flashes relating to current topics in every chapter The author presents a balanced and objective picture of opposing scientific views on major issues ranging from global warming and the Greenhouse Effect to reproductive problems associated with endocrine disruptors. More than 280 richly detailed graphs, charts, figures, and photographs put the information right at your fingertips. The glossary provides over 300 definitions and a section on acronyms and abbreviations. Kept current via the author's Web site, this is a "living" environmental health book, reflecting the latest information. The Web site is classroom tested, and designed to maximize the use of the Living with the Earth as a text, training tool, or resource for professionals. VISIT THE WEB SITE! Cut and paste the following address into your browser to get a first-hand glimpse of what the Living with the Earth Web site offers: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~envhl565
Science

Origins of Life

On Earth and in the Cosmos

Author: Geoffrey Zubay

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080497616

Category: Science

Page: 564

View: 3338

Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos, Second Edition, suggests answers to the age-old questions of how life arose in the universe and how it might arise elsewhere. This thorough revision of a very successful text describes key events in the evolution of living systems, starting with the creation of an environment suitable for the origins of life. Whereas one may never be able to reconstruct the precise pathway that led to the origin of life on earth, one can certainly make some plausible reconstructions of it. Such discussions have greatly expanded our understanding of the principles of chemical evolution and how they compare and contrast with the principles of biological evolution. The text is strong on biochemistry and its recent applications to origins' research. Provides an excellent review of basic biochemistry an evolution Written in a clear, concise style for scientists, students, and readers interested in a scientific inquiry into the origins of life Written by an authority in the field, and brought fully up-to-date in light of new research Pulls together valuable information not found in a single source Organized and presented in a manner conductive for use in a college course Heavily illustrated to make difficult concepts concrete
Nature

For the Beauty of the Earth

A Christian Vision for Creation Care

Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103695X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 2688

This substantially revised and updated edition provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care.
Science

Earth: Portrait of a Planet

5th International Student Edition

Author: Steve Marshak

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393938174

Category: Science

Page: 984

View: 7165

The Fifth Edition of this bestselling textbook features stunning art, the most up-to-date science, and a wealth of online learning tools, all developed under the critical eyes of Stephen Marshak. Heavily revised with remarkably detailed photographs, animations, and maps, the text offers rich and engaging pedagogy, an expanded chapter on energy, and coverage of recent global events, from Hurricane Sandy and the Washington Landslide to Typhoon Haiyan and the Japanese Tsunami.
Science

Earth's Oldest Rocks

Author: Martin J. van Kranendonk,Vickie Bennett,Hugh R.H. Smithies

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080552477

Category: Science

Page: 1330

View: 7555

Earth’s Oldest Rocks provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of early Earth, from planetary accretion through to development of protocratons with depleted lithospheric keels by c. 3.2 Ga, in a series of papers written by over 50 of the world's leading experts. The book is divided into two chapters on early Earth history, ten chapters on the geology of specific cratons, and two chapters on early Earth analogues and the tectonic framework of early Earth. Individual contributions address topics that range from planetary accretion, a review of Earth meteorites, significance and composition of Hadean protocrust, composition of Archaean mantle and deep crust, all aspects of the geology of Paleoarchean cratons, composition of Archean oceans and hydrothermal environments, evidence and geological settings of early life, early Earth analogues from Venus and New Zealand, and a tectonic framework for early Earth. * Contains comprehensive reviews of areas of ancient lithosphere on Earth, of planetary accretion processes, and of meteorites * Focuses on specific aspects of early Earth, including oldest putative life forms, evidence of the composition of the ancient atmosphere-hydrosphere, and the oldest evidence for subduction-accretion * Presents an overview of geological processes and model of the tectonic framework on early Earth
Computers

Computer Network Time Synchronization

The Network Time Protocol

Author: David L. Mills

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420006150

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 4560

What started with the sundial has, thus far, been refined to a level of precision based on atomic resonance: Time. Our obsession with time is evident in this continued scaling down to nanosecond resolution and beyond. But this obsession is not without warrant. Precision and time synchronization are critical in many applications, such as air traffic control and stock trading, and pose complex and important challenges in modern information networks. Penned by David L. Mills, the original developer of the Network Time Protocol (NTP), Computer Network Time Synchronization: The Network Time Protocol takes a broad look at the architecture, protocols, and algorithms involved in time dissemination, distribution, and synchronization. Focused on the fourth generation of NTP, Mills' magnum opus gives an in-depth configuration and performance analysis of typical deployed NTP networks as well as a detailed error budget showing the influence of network and computer delay variations on accuracy. Mills demonstrates the algorithms used to select measurements accessed via diverse pathways to achieve the best accuracy, addresses security issues in depth, and describes the engineering principles underlying NTP architecture and timestamping exchange procedures. Opening the door to highly precise time synchronization in both public and private networks, Computer Network Time Synchronization offers in-depth analysis, theory, and practical concerns in a unified and authoritative reference.
Science

Silicon Earth

Introduction to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, Second Edition

Author: John D. Cressler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351830201

Category: Science

Page: 595

View: 3047

We are in the center of the most life-changing technological revolution the Earth has ever known. In little more than 65 years, an eye-blink in human history, a single technological invention has launched the proverbial thousand ships, producing the most sweeping and pervasive set of changes ever to wash over humankind; changes that are reshaping the very core of human existence, on a global scale, at a relentlessly accelerating pace. And we are just at the very beginning. Silicon Earth: Introduction to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology introduces readers with little or no technical background to the marvels of microelectronics and nanotechnology, using straightforward language, an intuitive approach, minimal math, and lots of pictures. The general scientific and engineering underpinnings of microelectronics and nanotechnology are described, as well as how this new technological revolution is transforming a broad array of interdisciplinary fields, and civilization as a whole. Special "widget deconstruction" chapters address the inner workings of ubiquitous micro/nano-enabled pieces of technology, such as smartphones, flash drives, and digital cameras. Completely updated and upgraded to full color, the Second Edition: Includes new material on the design of electronic systems, the future of electronics, and the societal impact of micro/nanotechnology Provides new widget deconstructions of cutting-edge tech gadgets like the GPS-enabled smartwatch Adds end-of-chapter study questions and hundreds of new color photos Silicon Earth: Introduction to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, Second Edition is a pick-up-and-read-cover-to-cover book for those curious about the micro/nanoworld, as well as a classroom-tested, student-and-professor-approved text ideal for an undergraduate-level university course. Lecture slides, homework examples, a deconstruction project, and discussion threads are available via an author-maintained website.

Earth User's Guide to Permaculture

Second Edition

Author: Rosemary Morrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975078655

Category:

Page: 278

View: 657

This completely revised and updated edition of Rosemary Morrow's highly successful Earth User's Guide to Permaculture is a straight-forward manual of practical permaculture. This book will be most beneficial if you apply it to the space where you live and work. The same principles apply for becoming more sustainable and living lightly whether you live in a small city apartment with a balcony, in a house with a garden in the suburbs, or on acreage in the country. Included in this new edition are chapters on seed-saving, permaculture at work, integrated pest management, information about domestic as well as rural water usage, a non-destructive approach towards dealing with weeks and wildlife, and designing to withstand a disaster. Earth User's Guide to Permaculture is suitable for beginners as well as experienced permaculture practitioners looking for new ideas in moving towards greater self-reliance and sustainable living.
Science

The Planet Earth

Author: D. R. Bates

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483135993

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 2599

The Planet Earth, Second Edition reviews remarkable advances in understanding the physical aspects of the Earth, including technical developments that have made various new types of observation and measurement possible, as well as a deepened understanding of the fundamental laws of nature that have given the necessary basis for the interpretation of many of the complex phenomena concerned. Topics covered include the Van Allen radiation belts, the Mohole project, continental drift and polar wandering, the theory of magnetic storms and aurorae; and the possibility of extra-terrestrial sources of life. This book is comprised of 18 chapters and begins with an overview of the work and achievements of the International Geophysical Year. The reader is then introduced to the Earth's physical properties such as the deep interior, crust, oceans, climate, and geomagnetic field, as well as its origin, age, and possible ultimate fate. Subsequent chapters explore the composition and structure of the Earth's atmosphere; the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans; the ice ages; meteorology and weather forecasting; and experimental proof of the existence of the ionosphere. The airglow, aurorae and magnetic storms, meteors, cosmic radiation, and radiation belts are also described. The final chapter examines the genesis of life on Earth. This monograph is intended for students and practitioners of planetary and geophysical sciences.
Science

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Author: Kent C. Condie

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128037091

Category: Science

Page: 430

View: 9150

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Third Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth, including subsystems in the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. This third edition includes 30% new material and, for the first time, includes full color images in both the print and electronic versions. Topics in the great events chapters are now included in the beginning of the book, with the addition of a new feature of breakout boxes for each event. The second half of the book now focuses on a better understanding of Earth's history by looking at the interactions of the subsystems over time. The Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, crustal and mantle evolution, the supercontinent cycle, great events in Earth history, and the Earth in comparison to other planets are also covered. Authored by a world leader in tectonics who also authored the two previous editions Presents comprehensive coverage of the Earth's history that is relevant for both students and teachers Includes important section on Comparative Planetary Evolution, not found in other textbooks All illustrations presented throughout both the print and electronic versions in full color