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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shelf Sand and Sandstone Bodiesby

    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 Fossil Detectivesby Douglas Palmer; Hermione Cockburn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 27.18

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 140.00

    The new, completely updated edition of the aerial photographyclassic Extensively revised to address today's technological advances,Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation, Third Edition offers athorough survey of the technology, techniques, processes, andmethods used to create and interpret aerial photographs. The newedition also covers other... 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...

  • 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...