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  • Aerial Photography and Image Interpretationby David P. Paine; James D. Kiser

    Wiley 2012; US$ 150.00 US$ 130.00

    The new, completely updated edition of the aerial photography classic Extensively revised to address today's technological advances, Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation, Third Edition offers a thorough survey of the technology, techniques, processes, and methods used to create and interpret aerial photographs. The new edition also covers... more...

  • Iowa'S Geological Pastby Wayne I. Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 49.95

    Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind limestone... more...

  • Collecting Rocks, Gems and Mineralsby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.39

    Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color... more...

  • Nature Guide Gemsby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From red beryls to rubies, pick through Nature Guide Gems , a beautiful guide to earth's most precious stones. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Nature Guide Gems is packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and... more...

  • Lament for an Oceanby Michael Harris

    McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 16.95

    The northern cod have been almost wiped out. Once the most plentiful fish on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, the cod is now on the brink of extinction, and tens of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada have been left without work by a 1992 moratorium on fishing the stock. Today, the Pacific salmon stocks are in similar trouble ? victims... more...

  • Resilience in Social-Ecological Systemsby Marianne E. Krasny; Cecilia Lundholm; Ryan Plummer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Resilience thinking challenges us to reconsider the meaning of sustainability in a world that must constantly adapt in the face of gradual and at times catastrophic change. This volume further asks environmental education and resource management scholars to consider the relationship of environmental learning and behaviours to attributes of resilient... more...

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

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The perfect pocket guide to identifying rocks for beginners RSPB What's That Rock? is ideal if you struggle with how to tell the difference between granite and marble or limestone and sandstone. It's the perfect identification guide for beginners but also a handy field guide for the more seasoned nature lover. Featuring over 150 rocks, overviews... more...

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopediaby Timothy Haab; John Whitehead

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    Given the number and scope of environmental problems we face today, everyone from high school students to policy makers to concerned citizens should understand how the economy works and grasp how meltdowns?both economic and environmental in nature?can be avoided. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia offers the critical information... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...