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Rocks & Minerals

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  • What's that Rock or Mineral?by DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    What's That Rock or Mineral? is an indispensable beginner's guide to identifying the 150 most common North American rocks and minerals. 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...

  • Tropical Gemstonesby Carol Clark

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 6.95

    Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Southeast Asia. This Periplus Nature Guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs... more...

  • Gaia's Limitsby Rud Istvan

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    This illustrated essay concerns sustainability. Its simple thesis is that trees do not grow to the sky. Basic facts are used to figure Earth?s human carrying capacity. Soft food and hard petroleum limits are reached within present lifetimes. Liquifying other fossil fuels and biofuels cannot make up for future petroleum shortfalls given a world population... more...

  • Ten Billionby Stephen Emmott

    Penguin Canada 2013; US$ 17.00

    Earth is home to millions of species. Yet just one dominates it. Us. Our cleverness, inventiveness, and activities have modified almost every part of our planet, impacting it profoundly. Indeed, our cleverness, inventiveness, and activities are now the drivers of every global problem we face. And every one of these problems is accelerating as we... more...

  • Precambrian Ore Deposits of the East European and Siberian Cratonsby C. Gillen; D.V. Rundqvist

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 310.00

    " Precambrian Ore Deposits of the East European and Siberian Cratons " is a sequel to " Precambrian Geology of the USSR " published in 1993 (English edition), in which the main emphasis was on the stratigraphy, magmatism and metamorphism of Precambrian assemblages in both ancient cratons (East European and Siberian) as well as in Phanerozoic fold... more...

  • El manejo de las pesquerías en ríos de Sudaméricaby Danny Pinedo; Carlos Soria

    International Development Research Centre 2008; US$ 40.00

    Las pesquerías contribuyen de manera significativa a la oferta alimentaria mundial, sobre todo de las comunidades rurales pobres de los países en desarrollo, que dependen del pescado y sus derivados como principal fuente de proteína animal. Sin embargo, numerosos stocks y especies pesqueras se están disminuyendo dramáticamente,... more...

  • Clays, Muds, and Shalesby C.E. Weaver

    Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 72.95

    This book provides a comprehensive and critical summary of clay mineral literature that relates to geology and geologic processes, making it useful both as a reference book for geologists and as a text for the specialist. The book encompasses the full scope of clay-shale geology. An introductory chapter provides basic background terminology and classification.... more...

  • Compaction of Argillaceous Sedimentsby H.H. Rieke; G.V. Chilingarian

    Elsevier Science 1974; US$ 72.95

    Compaction of Argillaceous Sediments more...

  • Continental Red Bedsby P. Turner

    Elsevier Science 1980; US$ 72.95

    Continental Red Beds more...