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Rocks & Minerals

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  • 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... more...

  • Sedimentary structures of ephemeral streamsby M.D. Picard; Jr. L.R. High

    Elsevier Science 1973; US$ 72.95

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  • 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...

  • Shelf Sand and Sandstone Bodiesby D. Swift

    Wiley 2009; US$ 125.00

    Applies the insights gained from the study of the shallow-marine boundary layer and the technology of petroleum exploration to contintnental shelf and continental margin deposits, providing a new viewpoint to the subject. more...

  • The Structure and Operation of the World Gold Marketby Gary O'Callaghan

    International Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 7.50

    This paper describes the structure of the world gold market, its sources of supply and demand, and how it functions. The paper examines the composition and origin of physical stocks of gold, their flows, and their market destination and also reviews the operation of bullion and paper gold markets. 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...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Minerals & Crystalsby Bruce Cairncross; Terence McCarthy

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 17.00

    Minerals are the building blocks of rocks ? they make up the solid Earth?s crust. Understanding Minerals & Crystals takes a close look at minerals, how they form, why they differ and how to go about identifying them. more...

  • Woods & Peopleby David Foot

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    <div>It seems that forests have never been more in the news than they are today. The part played by the tropical forests in sustaining the world's climate is well understood, but they are in drastic decline. Our own prehistoric forest was mostly destroyed thousands of years ago to make way for farming. Only since the First World War have... more...

  • World Metal Demandby John E. Tilton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In the early 1970s, the post-World War II boom in world metal consumption came to a halt. As time passed, it became clear that what many first thought to be a cyclical downturn was instead a long-term, substantial decline in world metal demand. In this volume, first published in 1990, editor John E. Tilton and four fellow scholars of mineral economics... more...