The Geology of Japan

Author: T. Moreno,S.R. Wallis,T. Kojima,W. Gibbons

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1862397430

Category: Science

Page: 536

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It has been 25 years since publication of the most recent English language summary of the geology of Japan. This book offers an up-to-date comprehensive guide for those interested both in the geology of the Japanese islands and geological processes of island arcs in general. It contains contributions from over 70 different eminent researchers in their fields and is divided into 12 main chapters.

Geology of Japan

Author: M. Hashimoto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792309093

Category: Science

Page: 250

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Characterizes the geology of Japan by describing the large scale construction of each geotectonically defined terrane and mass, and tracing the geotectonic history of the island chain. Also considers the submarine topography and geology around the islands, and ore deposits in relation to igneous act

Outlines of the Geology of Japan

Descriptive Text to Accompany the Geological Map of the Empire on the Scale, 1: 1, 000, 000 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Imperial Geological Survey of Japan

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781527897205

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Excerpt from Outlines of the Geology of Japan: Descriptive Text to Accompany the Geological Map of the Empire on the Scale, 1: 1, 000, 000 Iii.-general Remarks iv.-archmn Group 1. Gneiss System u. Crystalline Schists System V. - Palaeozoic Group 1. Stratigraphy and 11. Local Descriptions VI -mesozoic Group l. Triassic System u. Jurassic System ur. Cretaceous. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Pre-Industrial Korea and Japan in Environmental Perspective

Author: Conrad D. Totman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004136267

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Taking the history of Japan and Korea and their environmental interactions from late Pleistocene down to about 1870 AD, this work aims to make a convincing case for viewing the two countries together, looking at their pre-industrial experiences.

Engineering Geological Advances in Japan for the New Millennium

Author: Y. Kanaori,Kazuyoshi Tanaka,M. Chigira

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080530925

Category: Science

Page: 360

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The geology of the Japanese Islands is enormously complicated because of the active tectonism that has taken place on the boundary between the Pacific and Eurasian plates. Geological formations there are intricately deformed and displaced by many active faults. Hence, in planning for and siting large construction projects, such as nuclear power stations, underground power stations, and the underground facility for High-Level Radioactive Waste (HLW), more detailed investigations are necessary than in more stable parts of the world. Only then can assessments be made as to the long-term stability, hydrological characteristics and mechanical characteristics of geological conditions. This book offers recent research studies in engineering geology in Japan. It contains 27 papers of scope and importance sufficient to allow engineering geologists throughout the world to understand more of the present state of research and study in Japan. The title also includes a number of current topics in which Japanese engineering geologists have participated: the planning for and siting of large construction, such as nuclear power stations, underground power stations, and the underground facility for High-Level Radioactive Waste (HLW); the construction project of highways and nuclear power stations and new energy developments such as those for geothermal energy; the countermeasures for natural hazards caused by earthquakes, landslides, and slope, and stone deterioration; and alteration because of weathering at and near the Earth's surface.

Natural Heritage of Japan

Geological, Geomorphological, and Ecological Aspects

Author: Abhik Chakraborty,Kuniyasu Mokudai,Malcolm Cooper,Mahito Watanabe,Shamik Chakraborty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319618962

Category: Science

Page: 183

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This volume brings together the geological, geomorphological and ecological aspects of Japan’s natural heritage, arguing for dynamic conservation of such heritage and explaining their key characteristics in an accessible format for general readers. Sites from World Heritage Properties (Natural), UNESCO Global Geoparks, and National Parks of Japan representing key facets of this heritage are analyzed in depth, and the text is supplemented with color photographs and useful information for potential travelers. The volume is divided into thematic sections that help understand the diversity of Japan’s natural heritage, with supplementary information on conservation, tourism trends, local culture and lifestyles. In addition, chapters analyzing nature's mechanisms that engender diverse heritage landscapes and conservation/sustainable management schemes make this volume a valuable resource for both general readers and those with more specialized interests.

A History of Japan

Author: Conrad Totman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119022355

Category: History

Page: 720

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This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman’s authoritativehistory of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day. The first edition was widely praised for combiningsophistication and accessibility. Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate,agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media,foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism. Updated to include an epilogue on Japan today andtomorrow. Now includes more on women in history and more on internationalrelations. Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.

Fossil Mammals of Asia

Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Author: Xiaoming Wang,Lawrence J. Flynn,Mikael Fortelius

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520824

Category: Science

Page: 752

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Fossil Mammals of Asia, edited by and with contributions from world-renowned scholars, is the first major work devoted to the late Cenozoic (Neogene) mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of Asia. This volume employs cutting-edge biostratigraphic and geochemical dating methods to map the emergence of mammals across the continent. Written by specialists working in a variety of Asian regions, it uses data from many basins with spectacular fossil records to establish a groundbreaking geochronological framework for the evolution of land mammals. Asia's violent tectonic history has resulted in some of the world's most varied topography, and its high mountain ranges and intense monsoon climates have spawned widely diverse environments over time. These geologic conditions profoundly influenced the evolution of Asian mammals and their migration into Europe, Africa, and North America. Focusing on amazing new fossil finds that have redefined Asia's role in mammalian evolution, this volume synthesizes information from a range of field studies on Asian mammals and biostratigraphy, helping to trace the histories and movements of extinct and extant mammals from various major groups and all northern continents, and providing geologists with a richer understanding of a variety of Asian terrains.

Medical Geology

A Regional Synthesis

Author: Olle Selinus,Robert B. Finkelman,Jose A. Centeno

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048134307

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Medical Geology is a rapidly growing field concerned with the relationship between natural geological factors and human and animal health, as well as with improving our understanding of the influence of environmental factors on the geographical distribution of health problems. This book brings together the work of geoscientists and medical/public health researchers, which addresses health problems caused, or exacerbated by geological materials (rocks, minerals, atmospheric dust and water) and processes (including volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Among the environmental health problems discussed in this book are: exposure to toxic levels of trace essential and non-essential elements such as arsenic and mercury; trace element deficiencies; exposure to natural dusts and to radioactivity; naturally occurring organic compounds in drinking water; volcanic emissions, etc. The text also deals with the many health benefits of geologic materials and processes. This wide-ranging volume covers issues in medical geology all over the world with each author covering their respective region. It provides examples from different continents as well as a state-of-the-art review of the latest developments in the discipline. The authors are all recognized geoscientific and medical experts working in the field. The book is written for a wide variety of specialists from geologists, geochemists, pathologists and medical doctors to veterinarians and biologists.

Japan on Display

Photography and the Emperor

Author: Morris Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134195826

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Sixty years on from the end of the Pacific War, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was regarded as a symbol of the nation, in both war and peacetime. Much of this representation was aided by the phenomenon of photography. The introduction and development of photography in the nineteenth century coincided with the need to make Hirohito’s grandfather, the young Meiji Emperor, more visible. Photo books and albums became a popular format for presenting seemingly objective images of the monarch, reminding the Japanese of their proximity to the Emperor, and the imperial family. In the twentieth century, these 'national albums’ provided a visual record of wars fought in the name of the Emperor, while also documenting the reconstruction of Tokyo, scientific expeditions, and imperial tours. Drawing on archival documents, photographs, and sources in both Japanese and English, this book throws new light on the history of twentieth-century Japan and the central role of Hirohito. With Japan’s defeat in the Pacific War, the Emperor was transformed from wartime leader to peace-loving scientist. Japan on Display seeks to understand this reinvention of a more 'human’ Emperor and the role that photography played in the process.