Advances in Earth Science: From Earthquakes to Global Warming

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $43.15
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 33%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $43.15   
  • New (5) from $43.15   
  • Used (2) from $62.39   


Advances in Earth Science outlines the latest developments and new research directions currently being made world-wide in the earth sciences. It contains invited and refereed articles by leading younger researchers on their cutting-edge research, but aimed at a general scientific audience.

This exciting volume explains how powerful methodologies such as satellite remote sensing and supercomputing simulations are now profoundly changing research in the earth sciences; how the earth system is increasingly being viewed in a holistic way, linking the atmosphere, ocean and solid earth; and how the societal impact of the research in the earth sciences has never been more important.

Published by Imperial College Press in collaboration with the Royal Society of London, the book features many articles originating from invited papers published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Eleven of the distinguished contributors hold prestigious Royal Society Research Fellowships.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860947629
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Royal Society Series on Advances in Science
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface   Chris Hawkesworth, FRS     v
Profiles of the Editors and Authors     ix
Introduction   Peter Sammonds     xxi
Environmental Change     1
The Price of Climate Change   David S. Reay     3
Carbon in the Atmosphere and Terrestrial Biosphere in the Early Anthropocene   Yadvinder Malhi     25
Dust in the Earth System: The Biogeochemical Linking of Land, Air, and Sea   Andy Ridgwell   Karen E. Kohfeld     51
The Late Permian Mass Extinction Event and Recovery: Biological Catastrophe in a Greenhouse World   Richard J. Twitchett     69
Dynamics of the Earth     91
Space-Plasma Imaging - Past, Present and Future   Cathryn N. Mitchell     93
Fault Structure, Stress, Friction and Rupture Dynamics of Earthquakes   Eiichi Fukuyama     109
Some Remarks on the Time Scales of Magmatic Processes Occurring Beneath Island Arc Volcanoes   Simon P. Turner     133
The Break-Up of Continents and the Generation of Ocean Basins   T. A. Minshull     153
Properties and Evolution of the Earth's Core and Geodynamo   F. Nimmo   D. Alfe     167
Applied Earth Science     211
Giant CatastrophicLandslides   Christopher R. J. Kilburn     213
Remote Monitoring of the Earthquake Cycle using Satellite Radar Interferometry   Tim J. Wright     229
Human Influence on the Global Geochemical Cycle of Lead   Dominik J. Weiss   Malin E. Kylander   Matthew K. Reuer     245
Natural and Artificial Platinum and Palladium Occurrences World-Wide   Hazel M. Prichard     273
Data Assimilation and Objectively Optimised Earth Observation   David J. Lary   Anuradha Koratkar     293
Afterword   Bill McGuire     311
Index     313
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)