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Earth Sciences
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This web site is provided by the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program as part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States. In the 2004 reauthorization of NEHRP by Congress, NIST has been given the lead role to plan and coordinate this national effort to mitigate earthquake losses by developing and applying earth science data and assessments essential for land-use planning, engineering design, and emergency preparedness decisions.
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Why a drought atlas? Every time there is a drought event, the question is asked, “How does this drought compare……”, and the comparisons are usually to the last drought event, the drought of record for an area or a significant/historical drought that was remembered even outside of the area impacted. This information, up to this point, has not been readily available at individual stations, and more often than not has only been available for climate divisions. Information contained in the NDMC Drought Risk Atlas will answer all of these questions as well as provide a user-friendly portal to access these data.
Books
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Voyages of Discovery is a mesmerizing visual survey of the most significant discoveries in the history of natural science exploration. Superb artwork and photographs spanning three centuries document landmark advances made in the field and bring to life the fascinating stories of the explorers, naturalists, artists and photographers
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A career-spanning book of stories and essays on nature, religion, and society by the great California writer.
Encyclopedias
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Hundreds of entries on concepts, theories and hypotheses, places and events, contributing scientists, technology and instruments, and other subjects provide a broad scope of hydrology, structural geology, petrology, isotope geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, and oceanography.
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Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline. All include: * Pronunciation guide for every term * Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations * Appendices with conversion tables; listings of scientific, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of relevant data; and more * A convenient, quick-find format
DVDs
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Violent changes in climate and geography have marked Earth's long history in a mysterious, miraculous pattern of planetary evolution.
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A stunning 11-part series that captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures.
Magazines
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Amateurs as well as professional scientists delight in and pore over Rocks & Minerals, which has published articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector, microminerals, and current geologic events.
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Founded in 1959 at the Duke University Geology Department (now Earth & Ocean Sciences), SOUTHEASTERN GEOLOGY is a refereed journal that gives the reader the results of research in all aspects of the geology of the southeastern United States.
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