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Rocks & Minerals

  • 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...

  • Gold Panning the Pacific Northwestby Garret Romaine

    Falcon Guides 2015; US$ 21.99

    Gold Panning the Pacific Northwest is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in the pacific northwest region. Containing accurate, up-to-date prospecting information for all known panning areas in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The write-ups for each locale include driving... more...

  • Principles for Building Resilienceby Reinette Biggs; Maja Schlüter; Michael L. Schoon

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    Leading researchers outline seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems, examining how these can be applied to advance sustainability. 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...

  • American Environmental Policyby D. Press

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    More than 40 years after the United States launched bold efforts to curb pollution and waste, American environmental management has stalled. Drawing extensively on recent enviornmental science, engineering, regulatory agency data and trade information, American Environmental Policy explores how environmental management in the US has fallen short of... more...

  • Water to the Angelsby Les Standiford

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created?William Mulholland?s Los Angeles aqueduct?a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today. In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one... more...

  • Water to the Angelsby Les Standiford

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created?William Mulholland?s Los Angeles aqueduct?a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today. In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one... more...

  • Negotiating Water Governanceby Emma S. Norman; Christina Cook; Alice Cohen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Recently, efforts to understand the relationship between water and political boundaries have come to the fore of water governance debates: how and why does water governance fragment across sectors and governmental departments? How can we govern shared waters more effectively? How do politics and power play out in water governance? This book brings... more...

  • The Triumph of Seedsby Thor Hanson

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed... more...

  • The Pocket Book of Stones, Revised Editionby Robert Simmons

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    The spiritual and healing qualities of 390 members of the mineral kingdom are detailed here in  The Pocket Book of Stones , Robert Simmons's condensed reference guide to to crystals and gems. Based on the bestselling  The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach , this guide describes 47 new stones not covered in the original encyclopedia and... more...