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  • Sediment-Hosted Mineral Deposits (Special Publication 11 of the IAS)by J. Parnell; Y. Lianjun; C. Changming

    Wiley 2009; US$ 75.00 US$ 65.00

    This publication consists of papers delivered at an International Symposium of the International Association of Sedimentologists held at Beijing, Peoples' Republic of China in August, 1988. The theme of the symposium was sedimentology related to mineral deposits and incorporated meetings of three International Geological Correlation Programmes (IGCP)... more...

  • Shelf Sand and Sandstone Bodiesby D. Swift

    Wiley 2009; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    The last decade of study of the shallow-marine boundary layer has arrived at a synthesis of sediment dynamic principles that can begin to be transferred from the time scales of the rock record (years to millenia). At the same time, the technology of petroleum exploration has lead to a fundamentally new way of examining the deposits of sedimentary basins.... more...

  • Trilobiteby Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    With Trilobite , Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures. Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as... more...

  • Natural Resource Managementby Fiona Flintan; Shibru Tedla

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 10.00

    This book reveals how innovation in natural resource management can contribute to rural poverty reduction. Drawing from research throughout eastern and southern Africa, the contributing authors present a synthesis of lesson from both policy and practice. They look at various multi-stakeholder approaches to natural resource management, showing which... more...

  • Quaternary Carbonate and Evaporite Sedimentary Facies and Their Ancient Analoguesby Christopher G. St C. Kendall; Abdulrahman Alsharhan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 133.00 US$ 115.27

    This book is part of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) Special Publications. The Special Publications from the IAS are a set of thematic volumes edited by specialists on subjects of central interest to sedimentologists. Papers are reviewed and printed to the same high standards as those published in the journal Sedimentology... more...

  • The Fossil Detectivesby Douglas Palmer; Hermione Cockburn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 23.96

    Fossils provide us with a tantalizing glimpse of Britain's prehistoric past and hold the key to unlocking the secrets of life's history and evolution. Since the appearance of primitive organisms in Britain more than a billion years ago, oceans, deserts, swamps and vast mountains have come and gone in our corner of western Europe; forests of long-extinct... more...

  • Sedimentary Rocks in the Fieldby Maurice E. Tucker

    Wiley 2011; US$ 67.00 US$ 58.07

    This fourth edition builds on the success of previous editions and for the first time is produced in full colour throughout with improved photos and diagrams. It retains its popular pocket size and is an essential buy for all students working in the field. The text shows how sedimentary rocks are tackled in the field and has been written for all... more...

  • A Handful of Silverby Meg Hutchinson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 8.99

    Banished from her father's sight and home since the age of four, wheelchair-bound Esther Kerral is horrified when Jos Kerral forces her into an arranged marriage with Morgan Cosmore, the son of a local factory owner. Both fathers hope the union will save their ailing businesses; little do they know that each is as bankrupt as the other. But Morgan's... more...

  • Conflict and Cooperation in Participating Natural Resource Managementby Roger Jeffery; Dr Bhaskar Vira

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Over the past one hundred years in particular, there has been a steady process by which natural resources (such as ground-water, forests, fishing grounds and grazing land) have been increasingly managed by centralised institutions. Governments and other national agencies have argued that this promotes efficiency, equity, and other wide national goals.... more...

  • Collecting Rocks, Gems & Mineralsby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 17.99 US$ 14.75

    Three Guides in One! Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced collectors, Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being just someone who appreciates rocks to a true "collector." Easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color... more...