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Who is a geologist? What is geoscience all about?What areas of study are covered under ti?

Asked by mike myers, 25 Jun '09 01:47 pm
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Eosciences address all issues related to the earth, ocean and atmosphere. They are fundamental as all energy resources and raw materials come from the Earth. The major applications of geosciences are in exploration and responsible development of natural resources (oil, gas, coal, minerals, water soil, etc), preservation of the natural environment, restoration from environmental damage, and mitigation of geohazards such as earthquakes and landslides, as also exploratory research, says M K Pandit, HoD, Geological Sciences, Rajasthan University.
All geoscientists work with people, data, information, ideas and technology. They work in the field and laboratory, as also in the office. They may have to work outdoors quite often and in all kinds of weather, and some like seismologists or volcanologists may have to face dangerous conditions while observing and gathering data.

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Answered by adnan jariwala, 31 Jul '09 06:26 pm

 
  
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Geology is the science and study of the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth. The field of geology encompasses the study of the composition, structure, physical properties, dynamics, and history of Earth materials, and the processes by which they are formed, moved, and changed. The field is a major academic discipline, and is also important for mineral and hydrocarbon extraction, knowledge about and mitigation of natural hazards, some engineering fields, and understanding past climates and environments.

A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth and terrestrial planets. Geologists usually engage studying geology, and approach this using physics, chemistry and biology as well as other sciences.

Geoscience is also known as Earth science is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. It is arguably a special case in planetary science, the Earth being the only known life-bearing planet. Ther ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 25 Jun '09 05:25 pm

 
  
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A geologist is a contributor to the science of geology. Geologists study the physical structure and processes of the Earth. Their undergraduate training typically includes significant coursework in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, in addition to classes offered through the geology department; volcanology, hydrology, and rock and mineral formation are among the many areas of study. Most geologists also need skills in GIS and other mapping techniques. Geology students may spend summers living and working under field conditions with faculty members. Geology courses are also highly valuable to students of geography, engineering, chemistry, urban planning, archaeology, environmental studies, and other fields.
Professional geologists work for a wide range of government agencies, private firms, and non-profit and academic institutions. Local, state, and national governments hire geologists to help plan and evaluate excavations, construction sites, environmental remediation projects, and ...more
Answered by FARRUKH NADEEM, 25 Jun '09 03:16 pm

 
  
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Geology, Earth science , geography all mean more or less same thing ; all areas coming under these subjects are there.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 25 Jun '09 03:04 pm

 
  
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