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Rocks & Minerals

  • Wild Articulationsby Timothy Neale

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Beginning with the nineteenth-century expeditions, Northern Australia has been both a fascination and concern to the administrators of settler governance in Australia. With Southeast Asia and Melanesia as neighbors, the region's expansive and relatively undeveloped tropical savanna lands are alternately framed as a market opportunity, an ecological... more...

  • Ranching, Mining, and the Human Impact of Natural Resource Developmentby Raymond L. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In Ranching, Mining, and the Human Impact of Natural Resource Development, Raymond L. Gold observes and reports on people whose lives have been significantly affected by the industrialization of rural communities in the American West. Such community change research is rarely done, so this classic study is invaluable for its real world groundings applicable... more...

  • Land of Plentyby Charlie Pye-Smith

    Elliott & Thompson 2017; US$ 11.99

    Golden fields, ripening apples, lowing cattle: our idea of the landscape has been shaped by agriculture, as has the land itself. But in a fast-changing world, how does the great British countryside continue to provide the food we eat? Most people living in Britain today must go back several generations before they find an ancestor who worked on the... more...

  • The Biology of Arid Soilsby Blaire Steven

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Soils have been called the most complex microbial ecosystems on Earth. A single gram of soil can harbor millions of microbial cells and thousands of species. However, certain soil environments, such as those experiencing dramatic change exposing new initial soils or that are limited in precipitation, limit the number of species able to... more...

  • Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystemsby Jessica E. Halofsky; David L. Peterson

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.57

    This book is the result of a team of approximately 100 scientists and resource managers who worked together for two years to understand the effects of climatic variability and change on water resources, fisheries, forest vegetation, non-forest vegetation, wildlife, recreation, cultural resources and ecosystem services. Adaptation options, both strategic... more...

  • America's Water and Wastewater Crisisby Lewis D. Solomon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the role of private firms in the American water and wastewater industry. As more water infrastructure shifts from public- to private-sector control, vendors, consultants, and facilities are taking on more importance. Lewis D. Solomon presents an historical overview of water supply and treatment needs and the role of the government,... more...

  • Rockhounding Wyomingby Kenneth Graham

    Falcon Guides 2017; US$ 18.99

    Guide and source-book with advice on observing and collecting gems and minerals in Wyoming. more...

  • Reading the Rocksby Brenda Maddox

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.99

    A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily, and inevitably, of gentlemen with the necessary wealth to support their interests, yet boosting their numbers, expanding their learning and increasing their... more...

  • Midwest Medicinal Plantsby Lisa M. Rose

    Timber Press 2017; US$ 21.95

    Midwest Medicinal Plants is an indispensable guide to finding, identifying, and using the wild medicinal plants of the heartland.  more...

  • Gold Panning Californiaby Garret Romaine

    Falcon Guides 2017; US$ 21.99

    Gold Panning California is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in California. Containing accurate, up-to-date prospecting information for all known panning areas in California. The write-ups for each locale include driving directions, GPS coordinates, historical information,... more...