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Rocks & Minerals

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  • Saltby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.00

    From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of... more...

  • Power Sector Reform in SubSaharan Africaby John K. Turkson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 133.00

    As part of the wave of liberalisation sweeping most parts of the world, power sectors around the globe are coming under intense scrutiny, with some being restructured. This book presents six-country-case studies to examine the process and implementation experiences of power sector reform in Subsaharan Africa. more...

  • The Big Thirstby Charles Fishman

    Free Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex . Rather than only three states of water?liquid, ice, and vapor?there is a fourth, ?molecular water,? fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that?s where most of the planet?s water is found. Unlike most precious resources,... more...

  • Scarcity and Frontiersby Edward B. Barbier

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 48.00

    A fascinating account of the contribution that natural resource exploitation has made to economic development in world history. more...

  • Understanding Minerals & Crystalsby Bruce Cairncross; Terence McCarthy

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 17.00

    Minerals are the building blocks of rocks ? they make up the solid Earth?s crust. Understanding Minerals & Crystals takes a close look at minerals, how they form, why they differ and how to go about identifying them. more...

  • The Great Divideby TwoDot

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 34.99

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  • Northern Wildby David R. Boyd

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    This provocative and illuminating collection of essays presents the most exciting contemporary voices in Canadian nature writing, including some of Canada?s best-known and most distinguished nature writers as well as the most promising new talents. From British Columbia's ancient rain forests to the Miramichi River in New Brunswick to the vast expanses... more...

  • Nature Guide Rocks and Mineralsby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals , a beautiful guide profiling the world's specimens. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images... more...

  • Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocketby Paul Garvin; Anthony Plaut

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 9.95

    From the spiky teeth of a geode containing sparkling quartz crystals, the rich browns and golds of smoky quartz and goethite needles on calcite, and the coral-like branches of plumose barite to the abstract reds and whites of polished agate cabochons, world-class mineral crystals are harvested from the rocks of the Hawkeye State. Collecting these... more...

  • Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North Americaby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.99

    Treasures of the Earth From the author of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals and one of the leading agate collectors in the world, comes this comprehensive guide to collecting agates and jaspers, the most sought after types of collectible rocks on the market today. Designed with all beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information... more...