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Melting the Earth: The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions

Melting the Earth: The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions Lowest new price: $19.76
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Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson

From prehistoric times to the fiery destruction of Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the more recent pyrotechnics of Mt. St. Helens, volcanic eruptions have aroused fear, inspired myths and religious worship, and prompted heated philosophical and scientific debate. Melting the Earth chronicles humankind's attempt to understand this terrifying phenomenon and provides a fascinating look at how our conception of volcanoes has changed as knowledge of the earth's internal processes has deepened over the centuries.
A practicing volcanologist and native of Iceland, where volcanoes are frequently active, Haraldur Sigurdsson considers how philosophers and scientists have attempted to answer the question: Why do volcanoes erupt? He takes us through the ideas of the ancient Greeks--who proposed that volcanoes resulted from the venting of subterranean winds--and the internal combustion theories of Roman times, and notes how thinking about volcanoes took a backward, symbolic turn with the rise of Christian conceptions of Hell, a direction that would not be reversed until the Renaissance. He chronicles the 18th-century conflict between the Neptunists, who believed that volcanic rocks originated from oceanic accretions, and the Plutonists, who argued for the existence of a molten planetary core, and traces how volcanology moved from "divine science" and "armchair geology" to empirical field study with the rise of 19th-century naturalism. Finally, Sigurdsson describes how 19th and 20th-century research in thermodynamics, petrology, geochemistry and plate tectonics contribute to the current understanding of volcanic activity.
Drawing liberally from classical sources and firsthand accounts, this chronicle is not only a colorful history of volcanology, but an engrossing chapter in the development of scientific thought.


A Guide to Weather

A Guide to Weather Lowest new price: $3.50
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Author: William Burroughs

Watching the changing skies can be both peaceful and a perplexing one. What caused that beautiful cloud formation? Whatever your interests - nature, aviation, sailing, hiking - Weather will help you recognize and interpret weather signs each day, and enhance your knowledge of the natural world.

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The Sky (CubeBook)

The Sky (CubeBook) Lowest new price: $67.13
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Brand: Brand: White Star Publishers

The sky is a never-ending source of inspiration for artists, poets, and anyone who has found peace in contemplating clouds or a colorful sunset. Whether viewed from below or from above—with the help of satellite images—the pictures in this new addition to White Star's popular CubeBooks series convey the many faces of the sky. Colorful images capture the violent force of tempestuous storms as well as the glorious sunrises, sunsets, and northern lights that are reflections of nature's gentler side. Readers view the sky in horizons that frame both the most beautiful natural parks and landscapes in the world and the skylines of the world's most sophisticated cities. Spectacular views of flocks of migratory birds pose a fascinating contrast to images of people "flying" in extreme sports such as paragliding, sky-diving or through the impressive maneuvers of acrobatic air squads. Throughout the book, insightful captions provide fascinating facts about meteorological phenomena and other heavenly tidbits. With its stunning full-page spreads, the Cubebook format is ideal for showcasing sweeping cloud formations, dramatic weather patterns, and vast expanses of deep, pure blue sky. Accessible and delightfully tactile, The Sky Cubebook will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Mastering the Systems, Air Traffic Control and Weather

Mastering the Systems, Air Traffic Control and Weather Lowest new price: $2.25
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Author: Richard L. Collins

A pilot must exert more than a conscientious effort when dealing with weather and the tower, Collins believes, for the pilot has to command intuitive flying skills. The emphasis then is on judgment. Collins demystifies the art of aviation. Yes, flight is affected by winds; storms are always a risk; larger-engined planes do not replace safety precautions; and a regulation's legality does not guarantee pilot and passenger's safety. Collins dexterously guides the pilot through these common misconceptions with solid advice and accurate guideline examples for improvement. This book addresses VFR and IFR situations, from flight planning on through arrival, approach, landing and evaluation of the flight.


Dynamical Oceanography

Dynamical Oceanography Lowest new price: $79.12
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Author: Henk A. Dijkstra

This textbook provides a mathematical introduction to the theory of large-scale ocean circulation. It is accessible for readers with an elementary knowledge of mathematics and physics, including continuum mechanics and solution methods for ordinary differential equations.

At the end of each chapter several exercises are formulated. Many of these are aimed to further develop methodological skills and to get familiar with the physical concepts. New material is introduced in only a few of these exercises. Fully worked out answers to all exercises can be downloaded from the book’s web site.


Radar for Meteorologists

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Author: Rinehart
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Radar for Meteorologists

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Hurricanes: The Science Behind Killer Storms (The Science Behind Natural Disasters)

Hurricanes: The Science Behind Killer Storms (The Science Behind Natural Disasters) Lowest new price: $18.50
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Author: Alvin Silverstein

''Examines the science behind hurricanes, including how and where tropical storms form, the various types of tropical storms, how scientists track hurricanes, and provides hurricane safety tips''--Provided by publisher.
Title: Hurricanes
Author: Silverstein, Alvin/ Silverstein, Virginia B./ Nunn, Laura Silverstein
Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc
Publication Date: 2009/06/01
Number of Pages: 48
Binding Type: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2008026264


Modern Earth Science: Interactive Tutor CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows

Modern Earth Science: Interactive Tutor CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows Lowest new price: $2.00
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Author: RINEHART AND WINSTON HOLT

The Holt Earth Science Interactive Tutor helps your students explore and investigate the earth space sciences-including geology, meteorology, astronomy, and satellite remote sensing. With sophisticated projects, comprehensible explanations, fascinating animation, and amazing movies, your students will get the practice they need to better understandearth and space science concepts.


Tornadoes: The Science Behind Terrible Twisters (Science Behind Natural Disasters)

Tornadoes: The Science Behind Terrible Twisters (Science Behind Natural Disasters) Lowest new price: $11.97
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Author: Alvin Silverstein

About 1,000 tornadoes touch down in the United States every year. Severe weather scientists are studying these types of deadly storms to discover how more lives can be saved. TORNADOES: THE SCIENCE BEHIND TERRIBLE TWISTERS explains how tornadoes develop, describes the technology that help predict and track the storms, follows daring storm chasers and provides safety tips for surviving a terrible twister.


The Secret Language Of Snow

The Secret Language Of Snow Lowest new price: $72.97
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Author: Terry Tempest Williams

Examines over a dozen different types of snow and snowy conditions through the vocabulary of the Inuit people of Alaska. Discusses the physical properties and formation of the snow and how it affects the plants, animals, and people of the Arctic.

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