Practical Handbook of Earth Science

Jane H. Hodgkinson, Frank D. Stacey

© 2017 - CRC Press
Published September 7, 2017
Reference - 402 Pages - 7 Color & 39 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138054448 - CAT# K33204

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  • The first comprehensive and compact book that emphasizes basic science with no attention to exploration or instrumentation

  • Incorporates the best currently available data and insights on topics encompassed by the broad term ‘Earth Science’

  • Presents rates of energy transfer in natural processes such as solar radiation, tides, river flow, and wind in the same units as human energy and fuel use to allow immediate comparisons

  • Discusses new analyses of salient points in geochemistry which are classified by both geochemical behavior and by their roles in biology

  • Written in simple and clear language by internationally-known experts in geology


This self-contained handbook provides a carefully researched, compact source of key earth science information and data, logically sorted by subject matter, and then cross-referenced. Appealing to both experts and non-experts alike, the book presents earth science and environmental science as closely intertwined. It includes tables of the global distributions of fossil fuels, contrasted by tables of the distribution of non-fossil energy sources. Concise explanations cover the subject matters of geology, geophysics, oceans, atmosphere with attention to environmental implications and resources.


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