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Ashfall

By Mike Mullin
  • ISBN Code: : 1933718617
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 476
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Many visitors to Yellowstone National Park don't realize that the boiling hot springs and spraying geysers are caused by an underlying supervolcano, so large that the caldera can only be seen by plane or satellite. And by some scientific measurements, it could be overdue for an eruption. For Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to seach for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.

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By Olle Selinus
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400743750
  • Total of Pages : 805
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 495
  • Pdf File: essentials-of-medical-geology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Essentials of Medical Geology reviews the essential concepts and practical tools required to tackle environmental and public health problems. It is organized into four main sections. The first section deals with the fundamentals of environmental biology, the natural and anthropogenic sources of health elements that impact health and illustrate key biogeochemical transformations. The second section looks at the geological processes influencing human exposure to specific elements, such as radon, arsenic, fluorine, selenium and iodine. The third section presents the concepts and techniques of pathology, toxicology and epidemiology that underpin investigations into the human health effects of exposure to naturally occurring elements. The last section provides a toolbox of analytical approaches to environmental research and medical geology investigations. Essentials of Medical Geology was first published in 2005 and has since won three prestigious rewards. The book has been recognized as a key book in both medical and geology fields and is widely used as textbook and reference book in these fields. For this revised edition, editors and authors have updated the content that evolved a lot during 2005 and added two new chapters, on public health, and agriculture and health. This updated volume can now continue to be used as a textbook and reference book for all who are interested in this important topic and its impacts the health and wellbeing of many millions of people all over the world. · Addresses key topics at the intersection of environmental science and human health · Developed by 60 international experts from 20 countries and edited by professionals from the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) · Written in non-technical language for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from students and professional researchers to policymakers and the general public · Includes color illustrations throughout, references for further investigation and other aids to the reader

Volcanic Hazards in Central America

By William Ingersoll Rose
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  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Book Code : 0813724120
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: volcanic-hazards-in-central-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"This volume is a sampling of current scientific work about volcanoes in Central America with specific application to hazards. The papers reflect a variety of international and interdisciplinary collaborations and employ new methods. The book will be of interest to a broad cross section of scientists, especially volcanologists. The volume also will interest students who aspire to work in the field of volcano hazards mitigation or who may want to work in one of Earth's most volcanically active areas."--Publisher's website.

The Ruby

By Nicole Eatough
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  • Publisher : Silver Spark Publishing
  • Book Code : 1958209015
  • Total of Pages : 102
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: the-ruby.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After gaining a handsome genie roommate and nearly being killed, Ali hopes life will return to as normal as it can. She decides a trip to the local museum is in order to reward herself for surviving her first encounter with a genie wizard and to clear her head. Too bad she didn't know a genie's gem would be on display. And that she didn't bring her roommate with her. As drawn to this gem as she was to Tavor's, Ali accidentally summons an alluring fire genie as she sets off magical protections around his gem. Can she survive the trap she's sprung alongside a genie who has no interest in seeing her live to see the next sunrise? The Genie Whisperer is an episodic serial reverse harem with multiple competing love interests. Ali will only end up with one guy, but each main love interest will get his own ending at the end of the series. The first season contains six episodes, each introducing another love interest. Each episode is between 80 and 120 pages. An episode will be released every two weeks and the entire first season is available for preorder! The Imperial Topaz (Episode One) – August 1st The Ruby (Episode Two) – August 15th The Aquamarine (Episode Three) – August 29th The Diamonds (Episode Four) – September 12th The Sapphire (Episode Five) – September 26th The Black Opal (Episode Six) – October 10th *This series is the equivalent of a mild T or pg-13 rating for some violence and romantic situations.

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

By Haraldur Sigurdsson,Bruce Houghton,Steve McNutt,Hazel Rymer,John Stix
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 0123859395
  • Total of Pages : 1456
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-volcanoes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Provides the only comprehensive reference work to cover all aspects of volcanology Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology Explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society Presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations making this an aesthetically appealing reference Glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all key vocabulary items in the field is included

Wildlife of Nebraska

By Paul A. Johnsgard
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496222989
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 248
  • Pdf File: wildlife-of-nebraska.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Wildlife of Nebraska: A Natural History, Paul A. Johnsgard surveys the variety and biology of more than six hundred Nebraska species. Narrative accounts describe the ecology and biology of the state’s birds, its mammals, and its reptiles and amphibians, summarizing the abundance, distributions, and habitats of this wildlife. To provide an introduction to the state’s major ecosystems, climate, and topography, Johnsgard examines major public-access natural areas, including national monuments, wildlife refuges and grasslands, state parks and wildlife management areas, and nature preserves. Including more than thirty-five line drawings by the author along with physiographic, ecological, and historical maps, Wildlife of Nebraska is an essential guide to the wildlife of the Cornhusker State.

Dinosaurs, Volcanoes, and Holy Writ

By James L. Hayward
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725257718
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: dinosaurs-volcanoes-and-holy-writ.pdf

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An earnest young boy who loves nature grows up the son of a fundamentalist pastor. He goes to college, trains as a biologist, and becomes a successful university professor. In the process he finds some of the religious beliefs that carried him through childhood and adolescence indefensible in the face of evidence from biology and geology--and even from Scripture itself. What's he to do? This is the journey of a boy-turned-scientist who finds a path away from "the idols of fundamentalism" and toward a universe rich with process, intrigue, and mystery. Along the way, he discovers a faith consistent with physical reality, one open to beauty, kindness, and hope.