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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 71.95
The new edition of this popular student text offers an engaging introduction to environmental study. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities. In this second edition the scientific background to major environmental... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 39.50
Explores biodiversity and why preserving it is so important. This book surveys the distribution of certain trees, how soil forms and is classified scientifically, how water flows through it, and what forests soils are like. It also contrasts the efforts to conserve forests with the way forests were portrayed in folklore, often as dangerous. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 47.94
Examines the efforts made by scientists in the fields of environment, environmental protection, and environmental science. Covering a range of topics - including the Earth sciences, atmosphere, oceans, ecology, animals, plants, and exploration - this title provides a panorama of accounts of particular discoveries and the people who made them. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.94
Exploration tells the intriguing story of the navigators who crossed oceans to chart the coastlines of distant continents, the adventurers who traversed deserts and polar wastes, and the traders who sought new markets and commodities in faraway lands. The secrets of the planet and its living inhabitants have been unraveled thanks to the efforts made... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.94
Life would be impossible without plants: they provide food, either directly or in the form of plant-eating animals, as well as the many fibers we use, from the timber to build homes and the fuel for heating and cooking to the wood used to make tools and furniture. It is not surprising, therefore, that people have been studying plants for thousands... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2004; Not Available
Did you know that floods cause more damage than any other natural phenomenon? Or that there are 2,000 thunderstorms in progress around the world right now? Feel the force of nature with DK Guide to Weather. Cutting edge satellite imagery allows you to examine amazing weather phenomena in close-up detail - from powerful storms to blistering heat. more...
- Timber Press 2015; US$ 29.95
You may be at the whim of a changing climate, but you don?t have to let it ruin your garden. Weather expert Michael Allaby comes to the rescue with practical advice on adapting your garden to create optimum conditions for plants. You?ll learn how weather works, how to predict different conditions, and how to make the best of meteorological highs and... more...
- Timber Press 2015; US$ 31.95
A Library Journal Best Reference Pick of 2015! This must-have reference will help you navigate the complex world of science. It defines more than 6,000 words from 16 branches of science that are of particular interest to gardeners, from abscission (a plant?s rejection of an organ) to zoochary (the dispersal of seeds by animals). Hundreds... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 12.99
This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. Coverage includes geology, planetary science, oceanography, palaeontology, mineralogy, and volcanology, as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology.This new... more...