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  • An Introduction to the Study of Fabrics of Geological Bodiesby Bruno Sander

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    An Introduction to the Study of Fabrics of Geological Bodies introduces the reader to the method of fabric studies in accordance with the principles of symmetrology, with emphasis on the link between morphological and functional fabrics. Topics covered include affine and non-affine movement-pictures; movement and symmetry of tectonic deformation; tectonics... more...

  • Shale-Slate Metamorphism in Southern Appalachiansby C.E. Weaver

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Developments in Petrology, Volume 10: Shale-Slate Metamorphism in Southern Appalachians provides information pertinent to shale-slate metamorphism. This book aims to develop a paleothermometer for shales and to be able to predict the reactions that would arise in response to an increase in temperature. Organized into 10 chapters, this volume begins... more...

  • Transport Fuels from Australia's Gas Resourcesby Robert Clark; Mark J. Thomson

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    The transport sector in Australia depends heavily on imported oil-based fuels. With this comes the ever-present risk of oil supply shortages. But Australia is gas-rich and oil-poor, so it makes practical sense to assess how our own gas resources can be used to produce these fuels. Natural gas can be used directly as a fuel, blended with diesel in modified... more...

  • Evolution of the Igneous Rocksby Hatten Schuyler Yoder

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 107.00 US$ 85.60

    The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks , by N. L. Bowen, appeared in 1928 and had a profound influence on later generations of petrologists. Drawing on his series of lectures at Princeton University in the spring of 1927, Dr. Bowen identified, outlined, and applied the principles of physical chemistry relevant to petrological processes. Whereas the major... 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...

  • Growth of the Soilby Knut Hamsun; W. W. Worster

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the twentieth century. Isak and Inger, an idealistic young couple, reject modern society to raise their family on a back country farm. Isak's embrace of outdoor life reflects author Knut Hamsun's attitude of rugged individualism... more...

  • Extreme Simplicityby Christopher Nyerges; Dolores Lynn Nyerges

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    Perfect guide to self-sufficient city dwelling shows how to use available natural resources in an intelligent, efficient way. Covers growing and preserving food, energy conservation, recycling, keeping chickens and bees, and more. more...

  • Five Acres and Independenceby Maurice G. Kains

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures. more...

  • Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resourcesby R. Halvorsen; D. F. Layton

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    The topics discussed in the Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resources are essential for those looking to understand how best to use and conserve the resources that form the foundation for human well-being. These include nonrenewable resources, modeling of biological resources, conservation of biological resources and water resources. The expert... more...

  • Hedges and Hedgelayingby Murray Maclean

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.72

    In recent years there has been a much greater appreciation of the enormous contribution that hedges make to the countryside. Today, their beauty, their ability to provide wind protection and contain livestock, their environmental importance and their significance as a wildlife habitat, are all widely recognized. Not surprisingly, this transformation... more...