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Rocks & Minerals

  • Ecoculturesby Steffen Böhm; Zareen Pervez Bharucha; Jules Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The world faces a ?perfect storm? of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and increase resilience. This book demonstrates how communities... 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...

  • Rocks and Mineralsby Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    For experts and armchair enthusiasts alike, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject. A general introduction is followed by an introduction to rocks covering the three groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, plus their formation and occurrence, main characteristics... more...

  • New Challenges to Food Securityby Ian Christoplos; Adam Pain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call ?land grabbing? on food prices and availability have meant that food security is now recognised... more...

  • The Politics of River Basin Organisationsby D. Huitema; S. Meijerink

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Can River Basin Organisations (RBOs) actually improve water governance? RBOs are frequently layered on top of existing governmental organisations, which are often reluctant to share their power. This, in turn, can affect their performance. The Politics of River Basin Organisations addresses this issue by exploring the subject on a global level. more...

  • Irelandby Michael Viney

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    Ireland conjures up images of nature's majesty: sweeping coastlines, rolling green hills, and secluded peat bogs and marshlands. A place of legendary beauty, it is also a land with a rich natural history. Michael Viney invites us to discover the geologic forces that created the island, peer into the famous bone caves that hold unique clues about animals... more...

  • Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountainsby Garret Romaine

    Falcon Guides 2014; US$ 13.99

    Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains is a field guide to more than 130 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and... more...

  • Beyond Growthby Herman E. Daly

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    --Utne Reader "Considered by most to be the dean of ecological economics, Herman E. Daly elegantly topples many shibboleths in  Beyond Growth.  Daly challenges the conventional notion that growth is always good, and he bucks environmentalist orthodoxy, arguing that the current focus on 'sustainable development' is misguided and that the phrase... more...

  • Water Supply Bylaws Guideby S. F. White; G. D. Mays

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The End of Natureby Bill Mckibben

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth. This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies.... more...