Author: National Research CouncilPublish On: 2003-08-22
This book describes the growth and origins of earthquake science and identifies research and data collection efforts that will strengthen the scientific and social contributions of this exciting new discipline.
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The destructive force of earthquakes has stimulated human inquiry since ancient times, yet the scientific study of earthquakes is a surprisingly recent endeavor. Instrumental recordings of earthquakes were not made until the second half of the 19th century, and the primary mechanism for generating seismic waves was not identified until the beginning of the 20th century. From this recent start, a range of laboratory, field, and theoretical investigations have developed into a vigorous new discipline: the science of earthquakes. As a basic science, it provides a comprehensive understanding of earthquake behavior and related phenomena in the Earth and other terrestrial planets. As an applied science, it provides a knowledge base of great practical value for a global society whose infrastructure is built on the Earth's active crust. This book describes the growth and origins of earthquake science and identifies research and data collection efforts that will strengthen the scientific and social contributions of this exciting new discipline.
It is the sourceof the Earth's magnetic field. The modern Earth isan active planet.
Ithas volcanoes and earthquakes, andits history isone ofmoving continents and
the makingand destruction of oceanic basins. These are the surface expressions
Author: Evan G. Nisbet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Life has shaped the Earth, and the Earth has moulded the history of life. That history, the co-evolution of our ancestors and their horne, has much to teach us about our place on the planet today. We are part of the fabric of the biosphere. As we change that fabric we would be wise to understand how our horne was built. Our planet is neither a hotel nor a colony. It is not a place which life briefly inhabits during a transient occupation. Instead, it is our horne, designed by the deeds of our ancestors and suited to our own needs. The history of life on Earth is held in the geological record, which is composed of the rocks, water and air that are available for study on the planet's surface. These rocks, the oceans and the atmosphere are not simply stores of information for the excitement of fossil hunters and geochemists, or resources to exploit without thought. Their cre ation and continued existence form an integral part of the development and management of the Earth as the horne of life.
Hormones do not provide energy and are active in very small quantities . They
are critical in the regulation of many life processes , including sexual
development , metabolic functions , development of the brain , human growth ,
and stress ...
Author: Gary S. Moore
Publisher: CRC Press
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
Nutrients are continually recycled between the active soil ecosystem
belowground and the productive forest aboveground, maintaining a ... Amazingly,
there's a single solution that provides food, shelter, water, and air for the living
Author: Elizabeth Murphy
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
This is your down-to-earth, complete manual for achieving great gardening results with your own rich, organic soil! How do you recognize healthy soil? How much can your existing soil be improved? What are the best amendments to use for your soil? Let Building Soil answer your questions and be your guide on gardening from the ground up! Fertilizing, tilling, weed management, and irrigation all affect the quality of your soil. Using author Elizabeth Murphy's detailed instructions, anyone can become a successful soil-based gardener, whether you want to start a garden from scratch or improve an existing garden. If you want methods that won't break your back, are good for the environment, and create high-yielding and beautiful gardens of all shapes and sizes, this is the book for you! Create classic landscape gardens, grow a high-yielding orchard, nurture naturally beautiful lawns, raise your household veggies, or run a profitable farm. A soil-based approach allows you to see not just the plants, but the living system that grows them. Soil-building practices promote more ecologically friendly gardening by reducing fertilizer and pesticide use, sequestering greenhouse gases, and increasing overall garden productivity. Building Soil is a simple book full of practical, up-to-date information about building healthy soils. Simple methods perfect for the home gardener's use put healthy, organic soil within everyone's reach. You don't need a degree in soil management to understand this book; you only need a yard or garden and the desire to improve it at the most basic level.
Living With Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Geology is ideal for those students, fostering a better understanding of how they interact with Earth and how their actions can affect Earth's environmental health.
Author: Travis Hudson
For many students with no science background, environmental geology may be one of the only science courses they ever take. Living With Earth: An Introduction to Environmental Geology is ideal for those students, fostering a better understanding of how they interact with Earth and how their actions can affect Earth's environmental health. The informal, reader-friendly presentation is organized around a few unifying perspectives: how the various Earth systems interact with one another; how Earth affects people (creating hazards but also providing essential resources); and how people affect Earth. Greater emphasis is placed on environment and sustainability than on geology, unlike other texts on the subject. Essential scientific foundations are presented - but the ultimate goal is to connect students proactively to their role as stakeholders in Earth's future.
Living near a potentially destructive volcano can provide a certain, usually
unwelcome, sense of adventure. Living on an active volcano can make one's day
-to-day existence precarious to say the least. Yet millions of Americans do both.
Author: Craig A. Munsart
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
The profound effects of the earth, its oceans, and its atmospheres on the entire course of American history provide the focus of this exciting resource. Classroom-ready activities guide middle and high school students in applying the principles of earth science to events that dictated America's past and present, from 30,000 years ago to today. Students apply critical thinking and experiential learning to such historic events as early migrations to and from North America, and the building of the Panama Canal.
Moreover, if the oceans did ice over very early, on the active Earth ejecta from
large impacts or dust from huge ... 1.6 Earliest life – the geological setting 1.6.1
Location There is reasonable geological ground for suspecting that life dates
back to ...
Author: Lynn Rothschild
Driving evolution forward, the Earth's physical environment has challenged the very survival of organisms and ecosystems throughout the ages. With a fresh new perspective, Evolution on Planet Earth shows how these physical realities and hurdles shaped the primary phases of life on the planet. The book's thorough coverage also includes chapters on more proximate factors and paleoenvironmental events that influenced the diversity of life. A team of notable ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and paleontologists join forces to describe drifting continents, extinction events, and climate change -- important topics that continue to shape Earth's inhabitants to this very day. In a world where global change has become an international issue, this book provides a several billion-year evolutionary perspective on what the environment and environmental change means to life. * Provides thorough background information on each topic while introducing cutting-edge research * Features original material solicited from the leading minds in evolutionary biology and geology today * Emphasizes the influence of massive geological forces - continental drift, volcanic activity, sea and tides
Author: Charles R. Thomas, Jr.Publish On: 2007-09-01
Foreword God inspired me to write this book about living as a committed
Christian, a member of God's Kingdom, ... I would like to explore several
dimensions of this dichotomy and challenge mature believers to be active lay
ministers. How do ...
Author: Charles R. Thomas, Jr.
Publisher: Xulon Press
This insightful book gives a fresh perspective to those wanting to yield themselves and do the works of Jesus. The books direct application of the Bible to daily living is bold. (Christian)
Lightning would have been active also on the pre-life Earth, and may have been
critical in creating the compounds on which life rests: nucleic acids and amino
acids. In the early Earth's atmosphere, there would have been no free oxygen,
Author: Karel Schrijver
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Living with the Stars tells the fascinating story of what truly makes the human body. The body that is with us all our lives is always changing. We are quite literally not who we were years, weeks, or even days ago: our cells die and are replaced by new ones at an astonishing pace. The entire body continually rebuilds itself, time and again, using the food and water that flow through us as fuel and as construction material. What persists over time is not fixed but merely a pattern in flux. We rebuild using elements captured from our surroundings, and are thereby connected to animals and plants around us, and to the bacteria within us that help digest them, and to geological processes such as continental drift and volcanism here on Earth. We are also intimately linked to the Sun's nuclear furnace and to the solar wind, to collisions with asteroids and to the cycles of the birth of stars and their deaths in cataclysmic supernovae, and ultimately to the beginning of the universe. Our bodies are made of the burned out embers of stars that were released into the galaxy in massive explosions billions of years ago, mixed with atoms that formed only recently as ultrafast rays slammed into Earth's atmosphere. All of that is not just remote history but part of us now: our human body is inseparable from nature all around us and intertwined with the history of the universe.
Since life is abundant on Earth , it seems likely that conditions on early Earth
were conducive to chemical ... geological record and were well adapted to the
rigors of life on a_young , volcanically active Earth during late bombardment .
Research for this book showed that there is very little biographical information
available for currently active Earth scientists. There is basic information on
employment, awards, and date of birth available for most living individuals in the
Author: Alexander E. Gates
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Earth scientists
Profiles more than 150 scientists from around the world who made important contributions to the study of earth science, including Don L. Anderson, Marie Luisa Crawford, Hans P. Eugster, Marshall Kay, and Manik Talwani.
... glory of God (cf. 1.2.500). "Heaven and earth will pass away, ... precisely this
point! In the same book in which he denies a Christological analogy 84 LIVING
AND ACTIVE The Word of God and the Word of Jesus: A "Barthian" Critique of
Author: Telford Work
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
For all of the Bible's popularity both in the church and in Western culture, confusion reigns about what the Bible is, its relationship to God, its relationship to its human authors and readers, and its proper use. Living and Active answers these fundamental questions by looking anew at Scripture from the perspective of Christian doctrine. Rather than treating the Bible as a sourcebook for theology, Telford Work uses systematic theology to build a compelling new doctrine of Scripture: the doctrine of God establishes the Bible's triune character and purpose; the doctrine of salvation explains the mission of Scripture in ancient Israel, in the career of Jesus, and in the life of his followers; the doctrine of the church relates the Bible's qualities to those of its reading communities, describes the relation of Scripture and tradition, and appreciates the Bible's role in worship and in personal salvation. Drawing in this way on the full resources of Christian dogmatics allows us to see the Bible at work accomplishing God's purposes in the world.Throughout the book, Work incorporates insights from the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, Anabaptist, and evangelical traditions in order to produce a truly ecumenical doctrine of Scripture. He also interacts with patristic theology and practice, historical-critical methods of interpretation, and postmodern thought, refusing to draw lines between biblical studies, ethics, history, philosophy, and theology. As a result, Living and Active is the most comprehensive, balanced, and relevant statement of Scripture now available. It clearly portrays the Bible as integral to the economy of salvation and the life of the church, it offers solutions to the current crisis of biblical authority and practice, and it prescribes fruitful ways to preach, teach, and live Scripture in today's world.
This history is generally agreed to have begun about 4,600 million years ago.
The date is inferred from the age of oldest Moon rocks and meteorites, thought to
be about the same age, but the Earth was so active in its first 500 million years
Author: Frederick Ferre
Publisher: SUNY Press
Based on an ecologically inspired wordview, defends ethics against skepticism and irrealism.
Environmental Pollution - INTRODUCTION Pollution of the environment is one of
the most horrible ecological crises to which we are subjected today . We know
that three basic amenities for living organisms are air , land or soil and water .
In this quest to live a life that is heaven on earth we need to understand what our
flesh is and what it accomplishes in our lives. We will do this by looking into ...
divides the soul and Spirit. Hebrews 4:12 For the Word of God is living and active.
Author: Stephanie White
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The orders always came to her in their usual way, Here is the target, extinguish it, you have forty eight hours to reply. Sounded like a cheap imitation of a cheesy spy movie to her, but then again why change things when they work so well.
A modification or variation in any of the factors results in a different kind of soil .
Climate and living organisms are the active factors of soil formation . They act on
parent material and change it into a natural body that has definite characteristics .
Signs of life Earth is not the only planet in the solar system with the basic
chemistry set needed for life. ... On the i at met ane is emg surface of Mars,
methane is quickly broken down by the released from an active _ _ _ _ source on
the planet ...
Author: Andrew Solway
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
How do we know Earth isn't flat? What are the benefits of space exploration, and is it good value? How and why do scientists study the Universe? This series answers questions like these, while tackling key curriculum topics relating to Earth, Space, and the Universe. The series encourages critical thinking to support the modern science curriculum and includes features on "space science in the home" and "what it means for us", showing the relevance of space science to our everyday lives.
Author: Anna-Teresa TymienieckaPublish On: 2012-12-06
It is not merely that Eric Cross is drawn to a new way of life, he is instructed in it
by the active agency of the Tailor. ... very fact of being alive, expressed by a total
immersion and acceptance of all aspects of living (Cross 1992:165). The active ...
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Literature reveals that the hidden strings of the human `passional soul' are the creative source of the specifically human existence. Continuing the inquiry into the `elemental passions of the soul' and the Human Creative Soul pursued in several previous volumes of this series, the present volume focuses on the `passions of the earth', bringing to light some of the primogenital existential threads of the innermost bonds of the Human Condition and mother earth. In Tymieniecka's words, the studies purpose to unravel the essential bond between the living human being and the earth - a bond that lies at the heart of our existence. A heightened awareness of this bond should enlighten our situation and help us find our existential bearings.