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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...

  • Igneous Petrologyby C.J. Hughes

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    A balanced text that bridges the gap between introductory petrography-oriented texts and the more advanced texts that have a thermodynamic and/or chemical approach. Well-indexed, well-referenced and written in a particularly readable style, it leads the reader from classical to modern concepts in igneous petrology. 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...

  • Supply and Costs in the U.S. Petroleum Industry (Routledge Revivals)by Franklin M. Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Any discussion of the various facets of petroleum policy in the United States rests to a greater or less extent on the issue of sensitivity of petroleum exploration, and hence of new petroleum discoveries to economic incentives. Indeed, a principle argument in favour of having a special petroleum policy at all is that domestic petroleum exploration... more...

  • Water Rights and the Environment in the United States: A Documentary and Reference Guideby John Burch

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 100.00

    Three factors influence the development of water policy and politics in the United States: the availability of water, the manner in which people use the commodity to its maximum economic benefit, and governmental control. This book is a one-stop resource for understanding the scope of water issues in America, from governing doctrine and legislation,... more...