Best Reference Books – Basics of Earth Science

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Basics of Earth Science subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Basics of Earth Science along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Basics of Earth Science subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Basics of Earth Science" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology and Environmental Science” by Mr John Brockman

“Life: The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science” Book Review: This book explains about life collected from the interviews, essays, and discussions. This book will be useful for those who are in the field of biotechnology and also help many researchers and professors in the biology field. This book describes how progressively scientists are understanding life, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology. This book compares genes to digital information and also explains the frontiers of genomic research. In this book, one scientist also mentioned what ants can teach us in building a superorganism-and, also about how cells build an organism. This book also gives us information about David Haig’s reports on new findings of how mothers and fathers individually influence the human genome.

2. “The Basics of Earth Science (Basics of the Hard Sciences)” by Robert E Krebs

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“The Basics of Earth Science (Basics of the Hard Sciences)” Book Review: This book can be referred to by geologists and researchers and professors in the geological field. This book covers major topics like earth science forces, which include earthquakes, fossils, the big bang Theory, El Nino, and the atmosphere, which are present at a level appropriate for beginners. Here students can clear up their concepts through the use of examples, tables, and figures. In this book, readers can also learn about the advanced topics of earth science, which include geochronology, seismology, and geomagnetism. In this book, a chapter on the history of earth science illustrates the background of the topic before readers go into more advanced concepts about the topic. This book contains additional material for students including an appendix, projects, a glossary, a bibliography, and person and subject indexes for quick reference.

3. “Basic Concepts of Soil Science” by Ajit Kumar Kolay

“Basic Concepts of Soil Science” Book Review: This book would be very useful for students of agricultural courses. Extension workers at the grass-root level would also find this book to be very helpful. In a simple and systematic way, this book explains the basic aspects of soils for agricultural production. This book begins with a brief discussion about the earth itself, then explains the soil-forming minerals and rocks with a special reference to rocks of different states of India. This book also explains the soil genesis, and important physical properties of soils, soil water, soil erosion and conservation, and chemicals. This book also elaborates on the biological properties of soils and soil classification and survey. Finally, the book ends with a detailed discussion of the soils of different states of India.

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4. “Basic Concepts in Digital Signal Processing for Seismologists (Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences)” by Frank Scherbaum

“Basic Concepts in Digital Signal Processing for Seismologists (Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences)” Book Review: In today’s field digital signal is really important for scientists and engineers in many fields. This book will be useful for the electrical engineer field. This book shows how digital signal processing has become more and more an important part of observational seismology. This book also teaches us to deal with digital seismic data which requires at least a basic understanding of digital signal processing. This book covers the basic theory of linear systems, the design and analysis of simple digital filters, and their effects on sampling. Taking the calculation of true ground motion as the guiding problem, this course covers an A/D conversion and an introduction to spectral analysis of digital signals. Finally, in the end, this book contains a number of examples and exercises that can help students to understand the concept more easily.

5. “Basic Earth Science: Earth Processes and Environments” by John Tomikel

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“Basic Earth Science: Earth Processes and Environments” Book Review: This book puts an effort on the natural processes, covers the survival of the biosphere, and inland waters. This is often an undergraduate-level course to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of natural science. This book gives a brief introduction to the dynamic planet Earth and explains the natural principles and processes that help students to know how its interior works and couples with the external system. This book also covers lithosphere, landforms, atmosphere, climate, internal earth forces, and external earth forces. This book appendix covers conversion and measurements, computing location, weather maps, mineral properties, rocks, geologic, and other time scales. This book provides a summary with no long-winded extraneous additions.

6. “Basic Earthquake Engineering” by Halûk Sucuoğlu and Sinan Akkar

“Basic Earthquake Engineering” Book Review: This book provides senior undergraduate students, master students, and structural engineers who do not have a background in the field with core knowledge of structural earthquake engineering. This book covers major information on the basics of seismotectonic, which includes their causes, magnitude, and intensity of earthquakes. Then the book introduces the fundamental elements of seismic hazard analysis and also the concept of a seismic hazard map to be used in seismic design. In this book, there are chapters that cover the major ideas on response analysis of simple systems and building struc­tures to earthquake ground motions. It also discusses the design spectrum, the adoption of seismic analysis procedures in seismic design codes, seismic design principles, and seismic design of reinforced concrete structures. Students will find it more helpful to see the worked examples on seismic analysis of linear, nonlinear, and base-isolated buildings, which can also be solved using a hand calculator.

7. “Basic Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering” by Kumar Kamalesh

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“Basic Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering” Book Review: This book is on geotechnical earthquake engineering. It is suitable for undergraduate as well as first-year postgraduate courses in civil engineering. It can also help with soil mechanics and foundation engineering at the undergraduate level as prerequisites. In this book, each topic is well organized so that it will be easy and interesting for the students to understand. This book gives a piece of in-depth information on the basics of geotechnical earthquake engineering. At the end of each homework problems and numerical problems have been provided to test out the understanding of concepts about the topics. This will help the students to understand the concepts easily and accurately.

8. “Basics Of Earth Science” by D K Pandey

“Basics Of Earth Science” Book Review: This book is meant for the students of graduate-level who are within the field of geology. This book can also be useful for the teachers as well. This book provides a piece of basic knowledge in earth science in more depth and also helps to prepare students for further graduate study or for careers within the hydrogeological, and environmental fields and other careers related to environmental geosciences. This book provides all the essential concepts and all the latest information on geology. This book shows the method of evolution of all the relevant fields that are affected and ever-changing. Further in this book, some new concepts are introduced with the old ones. This book discusses the major problems which are coming within the near future. It also explained the way to prevent it from happening.

9. “Basic Useful Facts and Concepts in Biogeography” by Bertha Othoche
10. “The Basic Concepts of Mineral Evaluation and Estimation” by Reginald Boryor

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“The Basic Concepts of Mineral Evaluation and Estimation” Book Review: This book shows how mineral evaluation has become an important part of the field of Mineral Exploration within the mining industry. This book will be useful for senior undergraduates, master’s students who are in the field of mining. Knowledge during this subject has increased significantly with very little academic literature. This book shows more importance in the evaluation of a deposit. It also shows importance within the choice of the most suitable estimation method for your data and deposit by making use of Geo-statistical methods of Mineral Evaluation. This book, therefore, concentrates on the most important stages within the process of mineral evaluation of a deposit. This can be useful for all mining-related professionals, mining, and geological students who wish to know the essential concept and therefore the process of mineral evaluation.

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