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Rocks & Minerals

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  • Water to the Angelsby Les Standiford

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created?William Mulholland?s Los Angeles aqueduct?a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today. In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one... more...

  • Timber Production and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Rain Forestsby Andrew Grieser Johns; Jeffrey Burley

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 56.00

    How timber production and tropical biodiversity conservation can be balanced. more...

  • The Race for What's Leftby Michael Klare

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 18.99

    From Michael Klare, the renowned expert on natural resource issues, an invaluable account of a new and dangerous global competition The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion--a crisis that goes beyond "peak oil" to encompass shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water and arable land. With all of the planet's... more...

  • The Big Thirstby Charles Fishman

    Free Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex . Rather than only three states of water?liquid, ice, and vapor?there is a fourth, ?molecular water,? fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that?s where most of the planet?s water is found. Unlike most precious resources,... more...

  • Box of Rocksby Nick Norman

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 6.00

    Budding rock collectors will find out all about the rocks that they?ll encounter in southern Africa, with a view to building their own rock collections. more...

  • Northern Wildby David R. Boyd

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    This provocative and illuminating collection of essays presents the most exciting contemporary voices in Canadian nature writing, including some of Canada?s best-known and most distinguished nature writers as well as the most promising new talents. From British Columbia's ancient rain forests to the Miramichi River in New Brunswick to the vast expanses... more...

  • Nature Guide Rocks and Mineralsby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals , a beautiful guide profiling the world's specimens. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images... 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 these... 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...

  • Fossils (Collins Gem)by Douglas Palmer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    This handy guide covers everything you need to know when looking for fossils in any part of Britain and Europe. Many different types of fossilized objects are included, from plants and coral, to insects, birds and dinosaurs. more...