Earth Materials

  • Filename: earth-materials.
  • ISBN: 1444391216
  • Release Date: 2010-11-09
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Kevin Hefferan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Minerals and rocks form the foundation of geologic studies. This new textbook has been written to address the needs of students at the increasing number of universities that have compressed separate mineralogy and petrology courses into a one- or two-semester Earth materials course. Key features of this book include: equal coverage of mineralogy, sedimentary petrology, igneous petrology and metamorphic petrology; copious field examples and regional relationships with graphics that illustrate the concepts discussed; numerous case studies to show the uses of earth materials as resources and their fundamental role in our lives and the global economy, and their relation to natural and human-induced hazards; the integration of earth materials into a cohesive process-based earth systems framework; two color thoughout with 48 pages of four color. Readership: students taking an earth materials, or combined mineralogy and petrology course in an earth science degree program. It will also be useful for environmental scientists, engineering geologists, and physical geographers who need to learn about minerals, rocks, soil and water in a comprehensive framework. A companion website for this book is available at:

Earth Materials

  • Filename: earth-materials.
  • ISBN: 9780521145213
  • Release Date: 2012-08-27
  • Number of pages: 533
  • Author: Cornelis Klein
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Key concepts in mineralogy and petrology are explained alongside beautiful full-color illustrations, in this concisely written textbook.

Earth s Materials

  • Filename: earth-s-materials.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105110283715
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 542
  • Author: Gautam Sen
  • Publisher:

This comprehensive volume, covering all aspects of mineralogy, optical mineralogy and petrology addresses the recent and dramatic shift in geological focus from a hard rock emphasis to an environmental orientation. The text blends descriptive aspects with theory and quantitative analysis and details the exciting new developments in the study of earth materials. Text covers all aspects of minerals, Optical Mineralogy and Petrology. For those interested in a one-volume source covering the important scientific aspects of both minerals and rocks.

Deformation of Earth Materials

  • Filename: deformation-of-earth-materials.
  • ISBN: 9781139469562
  • Release Date: 2012-07-26
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Shun-ichiro Karato
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This graduate textbook presents a comprehensive, unified treatment of the materials science of deformation as applied to solid Earth geophysics and geology. The deformation of Earth materials is presented in a systematic way covering elastic, anelastic and viscous deformation. Advanced discussions on relevant debates are also included to bring readers a full picture of science in this interdisciplinary area. This textbook is ideal for graduate courses on the rheology and dynamics of solid Earth, and includes review questions with solutions so readers can monitor their understanding of the material presented. It is also a much-needed reference for geoscientists in many fields including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, materials science, mineralogy and ceramics.

Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials

  • Filename: physics-and-chemistry-of-earth-materials.
  • ISBN: 0521358949
  • Release Date: 1994-11-25
  • Number of pages: 417
  • Author: Alexandra Navrotsky
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Stressing the fundamental solid state behavior of minerals, and emphasizing both theory and experiment, this text surveys the physics and chemistry of earth materials. The author begins with a systematic tour of crystal chemistry of both simple and complex structures (with completely new structural drawings) and discusses how to obtain structural and thermodynamic information experimentally. Dr. Navrotsky also reviews the quantitative concepts of chemical bonding--band theory, molecular orbit and ionic models. She then covers physical properties and relates microscopic features to macroscopic thermodynamic behavior and treats high pressure phase transitions, amorphous materials and solid state reactions. The author concludes with a look at the interface between mineral physics and materials science. Highly illustrated throughout, this book fills the gap between undergraduate texts and specialized review volumes and is appropriate for students and researchers in earth science and materials science.

Earth Materials Research

  • Filename: earth-materials-research.
  • ISBN: NAP:12919
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 122
  • Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials
  • Publisher: National Academies

Science and Technology of Rare Earth Materials

  • Filename: science-and-technology-of-rare-earth-materials.
  • ISBN: 9780323138970
  • Release Date: 2012-12-02
  • Number of pages: 439
  • Author: E C Subbarao
  • Publisher: Elsevier

Science and Technology of Rare Earth Materials reviews the important aspects of the science and technology of rare earth materials, covering the entire spectrum from occurrence to extraction and purification, phase relationships, electronic structure, and applications. This book is organized into five sections encompassing 19 chapters. The occurrence, extraction, and production of rare earths are discussed in the first section, followed by purification methods employed for rare earths, together with the role of impurities on their behavior. The phase relations among the rare earth alloys, including a particular reference to the technologically important rare earth-cobalt alloys, and phase relations among the rare earth oxides are considered in the second section. The succeeding two sections focus on studies of the electronic structure of rare earth materials, with emphasis on the use of nuclear magnetic resonance and Mössbauer spectroscopy. Theoretical conceptions are set forth as well as the effect of crystal fields and valence fluctuations on the properties of rare earth systems. The final section describes some of the extensive current uses of rare earth materials such as in the steel industry and in permanent magnets, as well as emerging applications in catalysis, hydrogen storage, ferroelectrics, and fast ion conductors. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students interested in rare earths.

Earth Materials and Health

  • Filename: earth-materials-and-health.
  • ISBN: 0309164494
  • Release Date: 2007-04-09
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press

A range of natural earth materials, like arsenic or fluoride, have long been linked to significant human health effects. Improved understanding of the pervasive and complex interactions between earth materials and human health will require creative collaborations between earth scientists and public health professionals. At the request of the National Science Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this National Research Council book assesses the current state of knowledge at the interface between the earth sciences and public health disciplines. The book identifies high-priority areas for collaborative research, including understanding the transport and bioavailability of potentially hazardous earth materials, using risk-based scenarios to mitigate the public health effects of natural hazards under current and future climate regimes, and understanding the health risks that result from disturbance of earth systems. Geospatial information - geological maps for earth scientists and epidemiological data for public health professionals - is identified as one of the essential integrative tools that is fundamental to the activities of both communities. The book also calls for increased data sharing between agencies to promote interdisciplinary research without compromising privacy.

Rare Earth Materials in the Defense Supply Chain

  • Filename: rare-earth-materials-in-the-defense-supply-chain.
  • ISBN: 9781437932232
  • Release Date: 2010-08
  • Number of pages: 38
  • Author: Belva M. Martin
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing

This letter transmits the briefing in response to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, which required a report on rare earth materials in the defense supply chain to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Contents: Introduction; Objectives, Scope, and Methodology; Background; Summary; Objective 1: Current and Projected Availability; Objective 2: Defense System Dependency; Objective 3: Department of Defense Identified Risks and Actions; Agency Comments; Points of Contact. Charts and tables.

Rare Earth Materials

  • Filename: rare-earth-materials.
  • ISBN: 9781466564022
  • Release Date: 2014-06-17
  • Number of pages: 371
  • Author: A.R. Jha
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Recent studies indicate that China accounts for about 96 percent of the world’s supply of rare earth materials (REMs). With REMs becoming increasingly important for a growing number of high-tech applications, appropriate action must be taken to mitigate the effects of a shortage of critical REMs in defense systems and components. Bringing together information previously available only from disparate journal articles and databases, Rare Earth Materials: Properties and Applications describes the unique characteristics and applications of 17 REMs. It defines their chemical, electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics. Maintaining a focus on physical and chemical properties, it addresses the history and critical issues pertaining to mining and processing of REMs. In this book, Dr. A.R. Jha continues his distinguished track record of distilling complex theoretical physical concepts into an understandable technical framework that can be extended to practical applications across commercial and industrial frameworks. He summarizes the chemical, optical, electrical, thermal, magnetic, and spectroscopic properties of REMs best suited for next-generation commercial and military systems or equipment. Coverage includes extraction, recycling, refinement, visual inspection, identification of spectroscopic parameters, quality control, element separation based on specific application, pricing control, and environmental / geo-political considerations. Potential applications are identified with an emphasis on scientific instruments, nuclear resonance imaging equipment, MRI systems, magnetic couplers for uranium enrichment equipment, battery-electrodes, electric motors, electric generators, underwater sensors, and commercial and military sensors. The book describes unique applications of rare earth magnets in all-electric and hybrid electric cars and microwave components. It also considers the use of rare earth magnets in commercial and military systems where weight and size are the critical design requirements. Suitable for both students and design engineers involved in the development of high-technology components or systems, the book concludes by summarizing future applications in electro-optic systems and components, including infrared lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers operating at room temperatures, and other sophisticated military and commercial test equipment

Compaction Models for Predicting Moisture density energy Relationships for Earth Materials

  • Filename: compaction-models-for-predicting-moisture-density-energy-relationships-for-earth-materials.
  • ISBN: 9781109782462
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest

This thesis describes an evaluation of the use of curve-fitting methods to develop field compaction specifications in earthwork projects with respect to optimum moisture content and maximum density. Five (5) curve-fitting methods were evaluated for forty-two (42) soils over a total of 763 lab compaction tests. The investigation indicated that of the five methods, two were found to be more reliable than others. All models were found to be unable to provide an adequate fit of the data for granular soils with a bulking moisture condition. A statistical evaluation of the mean square error for two of the models indicated that the Caterpillar model provides similar prediction reliability while using fewer parameters for a larger sample size. This investigation is meant to provide earthwork professionals insight into limitations associated with the use of curve-fitting applied to field compaction specifications.

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