Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 506, The New Order (Sedgwick Club) edition


The Careers page a new look on a new site

The success of the Careers event last November was a clear indication that there is a very real appetite for more and better information about careers and prospects for earth scientists. To this end we have created a new web site which aims to meet this need. Access it from the link on the admissions page or directly from here. There are currently three pages;

  • the Home page explaining the purpose of the site,
  • a ‘What we did next‘ page with personal testimony from alumni, lastly,
  • the third page is a Calendar which list events, talks, jobs, training, further study opportunities and anything that may be relevant to careers.

It’s hoped, with help, that we can build on this small start and create an informative, engaging and useful resource for all members of the department. So please get in touch  – with comments, contributions, suggestions, critiques or information – if you’d like something featured on any part of the web site.

eBooks rise again

In an effort to urge greater engagement with eBooks the library eBooks web page has undergone a revamp. The work isn’t quite finished yet but you a visit to the page will give you access to over 60 eBooks of some relevance to Earth Sciences. Including, Introduction to seismology, Mathematical modeling of earth’s dynamical system and How to build a habitable planet, which were all requested by members of the Teaching Staff.

The books are in alphabetical author order. There’s also a pdf with the books arranged, as best as possible, by subject area nad with links built into each cover image – note this part of the project is not entirely complete.

Access these from the cam domain or by using your Raven log in.

Book due back, shelf check and Great Annual Easter Egg (and cheese & crackers) Hunt

All items borrowed from the library are due back by 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 13th March. Courtesy emails will be sent out on Tuesday. Renewing items is as simple as replying to the email you’ve been sent, and is our preferred method. DON’T attempt to renew on-line, it just won’t work. Shelf check will happen on Thursday14th March after which at 3.00 p.m. the Great Annual Easter Egg and cheese & crackers) Hunt will begin. Note only Part IIs, Part IIIs and research students may attend.

Something to look at:

A geological time spiral – see larger image here

And, the very important history of Dinosaurs featured in stampsScientific American blog post



Publications Brand New to eprint

Gallardo, M. C. and Romero, F. J. and Manchado, J. and Olalla, J. M. M. and Planes, A. and Vives, E. and Salje, E. K. H. and Romero, R. and Stipcich, M. (2013) Calorimetric Study of Avalanche Criticality in the Martensitic Phase Transition of Cu~6~7~.~6~4Zn~1~6~.~7~1Al~1~5~.~6~5. In: European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations ESOMAT 2012.

Hewitt, Duncan R. and Neufeld, Jerome A. and Lister, John R. (2013) Convective shutdown in a porous medium at high Rayleigh number. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 719 . pp. 551-586. ISSN 0022-1120, ESSN: 1469-7645

Hu, Xiufang and Jeans, Christopher and Dickson, Tony (2012) Geochemical and stable isotope patterns of calcite cementation in the Upper Cretaceous Chalk, Uk: Direct evidence from calcite-filled vugs in brachiopods. Acta Geologica Polonica, 62 (2). pp. 143-172. ISSN 0001-5709

Huppert, Herbert E. and Neufeld, Jerome A. and Strandkvist, Charlotte (2013) The competition between gravity and flow focusing in two-layered porous media. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 720 . pp. 5-14. ISSN 0022-1120, ESSN: 1469-7645

Langer, Gerald (2013) Palaeontology: Plankton in a greenhouse world. Nature Geoscience, 6 (3). pp. 164-165. ISSN 1752-0894, 1752-0908

Meunier, Patrick and Uchida, Taro and Hovius, Niels (2013) Landslide patterns reveal the sources of large earthquakes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 363 . pp. 27-33. ISSN 0012-821X

Pollitt, David A. and Anthonissen, Erik and Saller, Arthur H. and BouDagher-Fadel, Marcelle K. and Dickson, J. A. D. (2012) Abrupt early Eocene global climatic change as a control of carbonate facies and diagenesis: a new record of the Palaeocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum in the Umm er Radhuma Formation, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Terra Nova, 24 (6). pp. 487-498. ISSN 0954-4879, ESSN: 1365-3121

Sardar, Kripasindhu and Hong, Jiawang and Catalan, Gustau and Biswas, P. K. and Lees, Martin R. and Walton, Richard I. and Scott, James F. and Redfern, Simon A. T. (2012) Structural, spectroscopic, magnetic and electrical characterization of Ca-doped polycrystalline bismuth ferrite, Bi1−xCaxFeO3−x/2 (x ≤ 0.1). Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 24 (4). 045905. ISSN 0953-8984, ESSN: 1361-648X

Wexler, Jason S. and Trinh, Philippe H. and Berthet, Helene and Quennouz, Nawal and du Roure, Olivia and Huppert, Herbert E. and Linder, Anke and Stone, Howard A. (2013) Bending of elastic fibres in viscous flows: the influence of confinement. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 720 . pp. 517-544. ISSN 0022-1120, ESSN: 1469-7645

Yang, Jie and Ortega-Hernández, Javier and Butterfield, Nicholas J. and Zhang, Xi-guang (2013) Specialized appendages in fuxianhuiids and the head organization of early euarthropods. Nature, 494 (7438). pp. 468-471. ISSN 0028-0836

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