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  • Foreland Basinsby P. A. Allen; P. Homewood

    Wiley 2009; US$ 75.00

    Firstly, this represents a collection of case-studies covering a wide range of basin types and tectonic and stratigraphic settings. Secondly, it highlights specific themes such as the history of subsidence and its relation to orogenesis, and the stratigraphic architecture of the basin fill. more...

  • Carbonate Platformsby M. E. Tucker

    Wiley 2009; US$ 85.00

    A collection of 11 papers on Carbonate Sedimentology which discusses case histories from Europe and the Middle East. Each case history comprises a description and interpretation of carbonate facies, their sequences and tectonic controls. more...

  • Calcretes (Reprint Series Volume 2 of the IAS)by V. P. Wright; M. E. Tucker

    Wiley 2009; US$ 75.00

    Calcretes are an important component of many ancient fluvial, lacustrine and shallow-marine carbonate sequences, and they are widely developed in many parts of the world at the present time. Calcretes are useful to the earth scientist involved in reconstructing ancient environments, palaeoclimates and palaeographics, and they may also reveal details... more...

  • Community-based Natural Resource Managementby Ajit Menon; Praveen Singh; Esha Shah; Sharachchandra Lele; Suhas Paranjape

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 34.95

    Non-governmental organisations today, as part of civil society, have come to play a prominent role in South Asia in the context of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM). This book examines the theory and practice of NGO-driven CBNRM within the framework of emerging critiques of dominant discourses of development, the micro-politics of... more...

  • Low-Grade Metamorphismby M. Frey; Douglas Robinson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 185.95

    Low-Grade Metamorphism explores processes and transformations in rocks during the early stages of metamorphic recrystallization. There has been little analysis and documentation of this widespread phenomenon, especially of the substantial and exciting advances that have taken place in the subject over the last decade. This book rectifies that shortfall,... more...

  • Carbonate Sedimentologyby Maurice E. Tucker; V. Paul Wright

    Wiley 2009; US$ 160.00

    Carbonate rocks (limestones and dolomites) constitute a major part of the geological column and contain not only 60% of the world's known hydrocarbons but also host extensive mineral deposits. This book represents the first major review of carbonate sedimentology since the mid 1970's. It is aimed at the advanced undergraduate - postgraduate level and... more...

  • Sedimentary Facies Analysisby A. Guy Plint

    Wiley 2009; US$ 150.00

    This book celebrates the professional career of Harold Reading, who has played a leading role in the development of the IAS, and has been at the roots of the development of 'facies sedimentology' as an art in itself and as a major tool in the broader field of geology. This special collection of original research papers from Harold Reading's students... more...

  • Valuing Environmental and Natural Resourcesby T.C. Haab; K.E. McConnell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 40.00

    Non-market valuation has become a broadly accepted and widely practised means of measuring the economic values of the environment and natural resources. This book provides a guide to the statistical and econometric practices that economists employ in estimating non-market values. more...

  • Elements of Ecological Economicsby Jan Otto Andersson; Ralf Eriksson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 63.95

    This text, which is tailor made for short courses in ecological economics, takes as its starting point the notion of the ?global-ethical trilemma?: the interrelation between justice, sustainability and prosperity. Defiantly pluralistic in tone, the book introduces to the student different attempts to reconcile these three goals and provides a balanced... more...

  • Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazardsby C. A. Brebbia; M.E Conti; E. Tiezzi

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 688.00

    The state of our planet continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. We have arrived at a situation where we need to determine urgent solutions before we reach a point of irreversible damage.This book contains papers presented at the First International Conference on Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards,... more...