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  • Environmental Remediation and Restoration of Contaminated Nuclear and Norm Sitesby L van Velzen

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 235.00

    Nuclear sites become contaminated with radionuclides due to accidents and activities carried out without due consideration for the environment. Naturally-occurring radioactive materials (NORM) released by industrial processes such as coal power production and fertilizer manufacture may also require clean-up. Environmental remediation and restoration... more...

  • 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...

  • What Nature Does For Britainby Tony Juniper

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65

    From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'natural capital'. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature does for Britain. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain... more...

  • The Denial of Natureby Arne Johan Vetlesen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    A study of the increasingly precarious relationship between humans and nature, this book seeks to go beyond work already contributed to the environmental movement. It does so by highlighting the importance of experiencing, rather than merely theorizing nature, while realizing that such experience is becoming increasingly rare, thus reinforcing the... more...

  • Environmental and Low Temperature Geochemistryby Peter Ryan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.50

    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...

  • The Field Description of Igneous Rocksby Dougal Jerram; Nick Petford

    Wiley 2011; US$ 48.99

    The Second Edition of this unique pocket field guide has been thoroughly revised and updated to include advances in physical volcanology, emplacement of magmas and interpreting structures and textures in igneous rocks. The book integrates new field based techniques (AMS and geophysical studies of pluton shape) with new topics on magma mixing and... more...

  • Earth Materialsby Kevin Hefferan; John O'Brien

    Wiley 2010; US$ 106.95

    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...

  • Environmental Skillby Mark Coeckelbergh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry into the conditions of possibility for environmental... 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... more...