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  • The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glassby Mary Beth Beuke; Lisl Armstrong

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker—especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting.... more...

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economicsby John Whitehead; Timothy Haab

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    Accessible to students and practitioners without an advanced degree in environmental economics, this essential reference work pinpoints the role of the economy in both creating and solving many of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. more...

  • Physics of Magmatic Processesby Robert Bero Hargraves

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    While the chemical aspects of igneous petrology have dominated research for many years, the physical processes associated with the generation, transport, and crystallization of magma have been somewhat neglected. Here a group of distinguished scientists, whose current research embraces both chemical and physical aspects of the field, illustrates these... more...

  • Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analoguesby Christopher G. St C. Kendall; Abdulrahman Alsharhan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Sedimentary Rocks in the Fieldby Maurice E. Tucker

    Wiley 2011; US$ 67.00

    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 those... 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... more...

  • Who Killed the Grand Banks?by Alex Rose

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    In almost the blink of an eye, Canada's east coast cod fishery collapsed completely. The famous Grand Banks fishery was dead. First sounded by European explorers in the late 15th century, the banks were internationally known to be a famous fishing ground for the Northern cod. Sadly, this is no longer the case. While many theories abound surrounding... more...

  • Research for Development in the Dry Arab Regionby Shadi Hamadeh; Mona Haider; Rami Zurayk

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 18.00

    Can dryland communities cope with the global changes sweeping the world today? Is their predicament limited to their difficulty of building livelihoods on precarious natural resources? Can development research and external interventions offer any sustainable and fruitful partnerships to this end? This book relates the story of a relationship between... more...

  • Alaskaby Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world... more...

  • Melt Inclusions in Volcanic Systemsby B. De Vivo; R.J. Bodnar

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 175.00

    Melt inclusions provide a unique record of the physical and chemical processes operating in active magma chambers associated with volcanic systems. This book includes a summary of modern techniques used to study and interpret melt inclusions in volcanic rocks, as well as descriptive studies of specific volcanoes. These various studies document the... more...