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  • Island on Fireby Alexandra Witze; Jeff Kanipe

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 14.65

    The eruption of Laki is one of history's great untold natural disasters. The eruption, spewing out a poisionous fog, lasted for eight months, but its effects lingered across Europe for years, causing the death of people as far away as the Nile, and creating famine that may have triggered the French revolution. Island on Fire is the story not only... more...

  • Future Earthby Diana Dalbotten

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Earth now is dominated by both biogeophysical and anthropogenic processes, as represented in these two images from a simulation of aerosols. Dust (red) from the Sahara sweeps west across the Atlantic Ocean. Sea salt (blue) rises into the atmosphere from winds over the North Atlantic and from a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean. Organic and black... more...

  • Environmental and Low Temperature Geochemistryby Peter Ryan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 61.95

    Environmental and Low-Temperature Geochemistry presents conceptual and quantitative principles of geochemistry in order to foster understanding of natural processes at and near the earth’s surface, as well as anthropogenic impacts on  the natural environment.  It provides the reader with the essentials of concentration, speciation... more...

  • Geology of the Alpsby O. Adrian Pfiffner

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.50

    The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent a superb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and have played a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives an up-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpine geology. After a brief presentation of the plate tectonic framework, the rock suites are... more...

  • Sustainable Water Engineeringby Ramesha Chandrappa; Diganta B. Das

    Wiley 2014; US$ 160.00

    Ensuring safe and plentiful supplies of potable water (both now and for future generations) and developing sustainable treatment processes for wastewater are among the world’s greatest engineering challenges. However, sustainability requires investment of money, time and knowledge. Some parts of the world are already working towards this goal... more...

  • Earth Materialsby Kevin Hefferan; John O'Brien

    Wiley 2010; US$ 102.95

    Minerals and rocks form the foundation of geologic studies. This new textbook has been written to address the needs of students at the increasing number of universities that have compressed separate mineralogy and petrology courses into a one- or two-semester Earth materials course. Key features of this book include: equal coverage of mineralogy,... more...

  • Rewilding the Worldby Caroline Fraser

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 19.99

    A gripping account of the environmental crusade to save the world?s most endangered species and landscapes?the last best hope for preserving our natural home Scientists worldwide are warning of the looming extinction of thousands of species, from tigers and polar bears to rare flowers, birds, and insects. If the destruction continues, a third of... more...

  • On the Other Side of Sorrowby James Hunter

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 13.11

    A magnificent combination of political passion, scholarship, literary sensitivity . . . and hopefulness? Robert Macfarlane A wonderful and ambitious book? Shetland Times Caring for the environment, developing rural communities and ensuring the survival of minority cultures are all laudable objectives, but they can conflict, and nowhere more... more...

  • The Last Oasisby Sandra Postel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95

    For decades now we have wasted and mismanaged the world?s water supplies. Today, 27 countries are short of water, a quarter of the world?s population has no safe water, 46 per cent have no proper sanitation and each year four million children die of water-borne diseases. As most of the world?s major river systems cross several national boundaries,... more...

  • Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Treeby J. David. Archibald

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Leading paleontologist David Archibald explores the rich history of visual metaphors for biological order from ancient times to the present and their influence on human beings? perception of their place in nature. Specifically, Archibald focuses on ladders and trees, and the first appearance of trees to represent seasonal life cycles. Their use in... more...