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  • Rocks, Gems, and Mineralsby Garret Romaine

    Falcon Guides 2012; US$ 8.99

    Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to†80 of the†most common and sought-after†rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed†photographs, this informative†guide makes†it easy to identify†rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is†an introduction... more...

  • 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 visionariesótheologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writersóto 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...

  • Transport Fuels from Australia's Gas Resourcesby Robert Clark; Mark J. Thomson

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    The transport sector in Australia depends heavily on imported oil-based fuels. With this comes the ever-present risk of oil supply shortages. But Australia is gas-rich and oil-poor, so it makes practical sense to assess how our own gas resources can be used to produce these fuels. Natural gas can be used directly as a fuel, blended with diesel in modified... 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...