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  • Dynamical Geology of Salt and Related Structuresby I. Lerche

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Dynamical Geology of Salt and Related Structures deals with many aspects of the dynamical evolution of salt bodies in sedimentary basins. This book consists of four major sections. Section A deals with salt dynamics and the motion of salt. The impact of a mobile salt mass on the structural development of the overlying formations is considered in Section... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Atmosphere of Hopeby Tim Flannery

    Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2015; US$ 27.00

    A decade ago, Tim Flannery?s #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers , was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth?s climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined. Opinion... 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...

  • Finance & Development, March 1976by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1976; US$ 3.75

    For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF?s own staff as well as by prominent international experts.... more...