Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Technical English for Geosciences A Text/Work Book

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English has become the “lingua franca“ in our globalized scientific and economic world. Recognized scientific literature is mostly written in English; for understanding and writing science books or research articles a solid command of the English language is obligatory if a scientist wants to be taken seriously and discussed worldwide.

However, not only scientists need to be sufficient in English language knowledge, but also professionals working on international projects or working abroad, salespeople selling and buying on globalized markets, etc.

The book “Technical English for Geosciences” is primarily meant for students of applied geology and geoengineering, who study at universities and other related colleges or institutes to graduate with a diploma, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Unit 1. Applied Geology What a study course in the UK looks like
Unit 2. Geotechnology What is geotechnology?
Unit 3. Geotechnical Engineering Another engineering course
Unit 4. Geoengineering The role of geoengineers in construction
Unit 5. The Rock Cycle A model to describe the formation of different rock types
Unit 6. Rocks and Rock Mechanics General principles of rock mechanics
Unit 7. Plate Tectonics, Tectonics and Faultings Theories to describe the movement of the Earth
Unit 8. Earthquakes The intensity and magnitude of the shaking of the Earth
Unit 9. Volcanoes Local devastation by volcanic eruptions
Unit 10. Tsunamis The role of geologists to predict geohazards
Unit 11. Soil Sciences and Soil Studies The composition of soils
Unit 12. Soil Testing Equipment I Soil compaction and bearing capacity
Unit 13. Soil Testing Equipment II Stress measurement methods
Unit 14. Mineralogy I What makes a mineral?
Unit 15. Mineralogy II Properties of minerals
Unit 16. Mineralogy III Diamond. The ultimate mineral
Unit 17. Minerals in Industry and Economy Why are minerals so important?
Unit 18. Tara Mines I. A Zinc and Lead Mine in Ireland Exploration and extraction of minerals
Unit 19. Tara Mines II Mining and production of minerals
Unit 20. Tara Mines III Processing of minerals
Unit 21. Minerals Recycling Resource conversation and economic considerations
Unit 22. Energy Sources I Non-renewable sources: the fossil fuels coal, oil and natural gas
Unit 23. Energy Sources II Energy - Energy from the interior of the Earth
Unit 24. Energy Sources III Other renewable energy sources for power generation
Unit 25. Drilling Techniques From hand augers to rotary core barrel drills
Unit 26. Rehabilitation Restoration of landscape as a sustainable development
Unit 27. Hydrogeology Water as a source of life
Unit 28. The Water Cycle A model about the supply of water
Unit 29. The Groundwater System How geologists locate groundwater
Unit 30. Groundwater Modelling System A geoengineering groundwater software program
Unit 31. Water Quality Testing equipment
Unit 32. Waste Water Treatment How do waste water treatment plants work?
Unit 33. Waste Disposal Waste management and geoengineering
Unit 34. Meteorology and Climatology An introduction to weather and climate phenomena
Unit 35. The Carbon Cycle The natural transfer of carbon dioxide
Unit 36. Global Warming and Climate Change The human impact on the environment
Unit 37. Global Response to Climate Change Statements and conclusions
Unit 38. Glossary Creation of one’s own geology glossary
Selected Reference List

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"Brigitte Markner-J¨ager"

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