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Rocks & Minerals

  • Southwest Foragingby John Slattery

    Timber Press 2016; US$ 19.50

    Southwest Foraging profiles 117 plants, with detailed information for safe identification, advice on sustainable harvesting, and tips on preparation and use. Part of the Timber Press Regional Foraging book series, this is for foragers in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, southern Utah, and southern Nevada.   more...

  • Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islandsby L. Stephen Lau; John F. Mink

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 61.00

    Why is groundwater the predominant drinking water source in Hawaii? Why are groundwater sources susceptible to pesticide contamination? How long does it take for water in the mountains to journey by land and underground passages to reach the coast? Answers to questions such as these are essential to understanding the principles of hydrology?the science... more...

  • Water in Plain Sightby Judith D. Schwartz

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification... more...

  • Bioresource and Stress Managementby Ratikanta Maiti; Aruna Kumari; Ashok Kumar Thakur; Narayan Chandra Sarkar

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 249.00

    This book is a compilation of recent global measures to conserve bio-resources and manage biotic and abiotic stresses. It highlights emerging issues related toagriculture, abiotic and biotic stress factors, ethnic knowledge, climatechange and global warming, as well as natural resources and their sustainablemanagement. It also focuses on the consolidated... more...

  • Mountain States Foragingby Briana Wiles

    Timber Press 2016; US$ 19.50

    Forage for wild edible plants in the mountain west! From alpine meadows to high deserts and lush forests, the mountain states are rich with wild edibles. Forager and herbalist Briana Wiles helps you find delicious plants for the picking?treats like spicy wild onion flowers, tender spring asparagus, and sweet late-summer blueberries. Back in the... more...

  • What's Really Happening to Our Planet?by Tony Juniper; Charles The Prince of Wales

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    What's Really Happening To Our Planet? is the only ebook to fully review the current state of the planet and the way in which our unchecked human activity could change the world forever, with a perspective on what we can do to reverse the damage. What's Really Happening To Our Planet? charts the dramatic explosion of human population and consumption... more...

  • Communities in Transition: Protected Nature and Local People in Eastern and Central Europeby Saska Petrova

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The role of local people in contemporary nature conservation practices is often poorly understood or neglected. This book, therefore, examines questions of local participation at the nature-society nexus within national parks in the transitional context of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The post-1990 reconfiguration of conservation paradigms in... more...

  • Visibilityby William Malm

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 99.95

    Visibility: The Seeing of Near and Distant Landscape Features reviews the science of visibility from how to measure it quantitatively to its impacts by one of the foremost experts in the field. Carefully designed pedagogy allows a diversity of readers, from regulators to researchers to use this book to further their understanding of the field.... more...

  • The Rock and Gem Bookby Dan Green

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and... more...

  • Water and the California Dreamby David Carle

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 16.95

    Imported water has transformed the Golden State?s environment and quality of life. Land ownership patterns and real estate boosterism dramatically altered both urban and rural communities across the entire state. The key has been redirecting water from the Eastern Sierra, the Colorado River, and Northern California rivers. Whoever brings the water,... more...