|Mineralogy & The Peabody Museum Collection : A
overview of mineralogy, the branch of science dealing with
minerals in the Earth's crust and also those found outside the
Earth (such as in lunar samples and meteorites). The writer
focuses specifically upon a very important (and well-known)
collection stored in the Peabody Museum at Yale University.
That particular collection's history is discussed in light of
mineralogy itself. Bibliography is missing. Mineralg.wps
Earths Defense Against Meteors : This 6 page report
discusses the options available to the governments of Earth if a
meteor on a collision course was cited. Earths atmosphere is
literally besieged with as much as 50,000 tons of interplanetary
rubble annually. There is a scientific consensus agrees that
cosmic impacts have played a major role in Earth history and
that they continue to pose a significant threat today.
Bibliography lists 10 sources. BWmeteor.wps
High Pressure Silica Minerals: Coesite and Stishovite :
A 5 page paper discussing these rare forms of silica. Generally only
found in areas where quartz rocks have been subjected to
extremely high pressure such as in Arizonas Meteor Crater,
stishovite was first discovered in sandstone that had been
converted to glass as a result of the impact of the meteor.
While both are silica, coesites structure is that of tetrahedrons;
stishovite is constructed of octahedrons with oxygen. Stishovite
is the densest known form of silica and also the hardest known
oxide; both begin to degrade in the absence of high pressure.
Bibliography lists 8 sources. Coestis.wps
Physical Features Of Mount St. Helens And Mount Etna :
This 6 page report discusses the physical features of Mount St.
Helens in southwestern Washington State and compares it
briefly with Mount Etna in Sicily. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Earth Science & The Environmental Scientist : 13
the important relevance that earth science has to the
environmental sciences. Numerous case examples are provided.
Bibliography lists more than 20 comprehensive sources.
Fossils / Burgess Shale : A 7 page research paper
the fascinating fossil record that was found in the Burgess
Shale. Because the Burgess Shale fossils contain examples of
soft-bodied animals, which is very rare, these fossils have been
called a "window to the Cambrian period" of prehistory.
Bibliography lists 5 sources. 99shale.wps
Plate Tectonics : A 7 page paper discussing the
theory of plate
tectonics. Citing the works of various key theorists, the write
describes how exploring plate tectonics helps us to better
understand the validity of Continental Drift. Bibliography lists
five sources. Platet.wps
Plate Tectonics: A 5 page discussion of plate
tectonics and the
phenomenons influence on the formation of the various features
of the earths topography such as the Himalayan Mountains.
Emphasizes that the process is ongoing and that the mountains
continue to grow to this day. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
The Study Of Geological History Prior To The 1900's :
7 pages in length. Theories and concepts in geological history
prior to the twentieth century are both significant and
far-reaching. So instrumental are they in gauging the earth's
ongoing changes that a specialized scientific field was
developed solely for its continued study. The writer discusses
the study of geological history as it existed prior to the twentieth
century. Bibliography lists 5 sources. GeoHist.wps
Earthquakes / A Comprehensive
Discussion : A 9 page
paper on earthquakes in which the writer explains their different
classifications, the role of various seismic wave patterns &
types, etc; Also discussed are causes, reasons for geographical
distribution, and the effects of earthquakes at different
proximities beginning with the meizoseismal area (most
damaged region). A final section looks at some experimental
and theoretical grounds for predicting earthquakes.
Bibliography lists 3 sources. Quakes.wps