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Rocks & Minerals

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  • Valuing Environmental and Natural Resourcesby T.C. Haab; K.E. McConnell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 40.00

    Non-market valuation has become a broadly accepted and widely practised means of measuring the economic values of the environment and natural resources. This book provides a guide to the statistical and econometric practices that economists employ in estimating non-market values. more...

  • Saltby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 14.99

    From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World   In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of... more...

  • Moral Groundby Kathleen Dean Moore; Michael P. Nelson

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers—to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation... more...

  • Ten Commitmentsby David Lindenmayer; Stephen Dovers; Molly Harriss Olson; Steve Morton

    CSIRO Publishing 2008; US$ 25.95

    Leading environmental thinkers speak on environmental issues facing Australia. more...

  • Transforming the Appalachian Countrysideby Ronald L. Lewis

    The University of North Carolina Press 1998; US$ 29.99

    Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 more...

  • Rocks and Mineralsby Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    For experts and armchair enthusiasts alike, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject. A general introduction is followed by an introduction to rocks covering the three groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, plus their formation and occurrence, main characteristics... more...

  • Irelandby Michael Viney

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    Ireland conjures up images of nature's majesty: sweeping coastlines, rolling green hills, and secluded peat bogs and marshlands. A place of legendary beauty, it is also a land with a rich natural history. Michael Viney invites us to discover the geologic forces that created the island, peer into the famous bone caves that hold unique clues about animals... more...

  • Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocketby Paul Garvin; Anthony Plaut

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 9.95

      From the spiky teeth of a geode containing sparkling quartz crystals, the rich browns and golds of smoky quartz and goethite needles on calcite, and the coral-like branches of plumose barite to the abstract reds and whites of polished agate cabochons, world-class mineral crystals are harvested from the rocks of the Hawkeye State. Collecting... more...

  • Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North Americaby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.99

    Treasures of the Earth From the author of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals and one of the leading agate collectors in the world, comes this comprehensive guide to collecting agates and jaspers, the most sought after types of collectible rocks on the market today. Designed with all beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information... more...

  • Rocks and Mineralsby Charles A. Sorrell; George Sandström

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device.   Covering rocks and minerals form around the world?from brilliant Brazilian Aquamarine to Wulfenite from Arizona's Red Cloud Mine?this unique guide was created for the serious mineral enthusiast or rock collector. Rocks and Minerals fills the gap between academic texts and popular books by providing... more...