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  • Snowball Earthby Gabrielle Walker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet? A global adventure story and a fascinating account of scientist Paul Hoffman's quest to prove his maverick ‘Snowball Earth' theory, this is science writing at its most gripping. In SNOWBALL EARTH, Gabrielle Walker takes us on a thrilling natural history expedition in... more...

  • Antarcticaby Gabrielle Walker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    There have been many books about Antarctica in the past, but all have focused on only one aspect of the continent - its science, its wildlife, the heroic age of exploration, personal experiences or the sheer awesome beauty of the landscape, for example - but none has managed to capture whole story, till now. Gabrielle Walker, author, consultant to... more...

  • Spectrumsby David Blatner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    The universe is a mind-boggling place, full of things seemingly too big and too small to understand. How can we visualise the minuscule world of the atom and the vastness of our galaxy? How can we grasp a billionth of a second and a billion years ? Or the freezing point of Helium and the heat generated by the blast of an atomic bomb?... more...

  • Geophysical Modelling of the Polar Motionby Christian Bizouard

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    Polar motion is an important geophysical process, and difficult to understand given the various parameters involved. But it is of key importance to our climate and climate change. Understanding and modeling also has implications on key technologies such as space geodesy and satellite navigation. Additionally, long term polar motion has close links... more...

  • Sonic Wonderlandby Trevor Cox

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    As an acoustic engineer, Trevor Cox has spent his career eradicating unwanted noises ? echoes in concert halls, clamour in classrooms. Until the day he heard something so astonishing that he had an epiphany: rather than quashing rare or bizarre sounds, we should be celebrating these sonic treasures. This is the story of his investigation... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH... more...

  • Seismic Imaging, Fault Damage and Healby Yong-Gang Li; Higher Education Press

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Presenting current approaches in observational and computational seismology, this book introduces advanced methods and techniques by means of case studies in earthquake research. Among others these include solving inverse seismologic problems, tomography for structure imaging, characterizing fault damage and healing, seismicity analysis... more...

  • Fault-related Rocks: A Photographic Atlasby Arthur W. Snoke; Jan Tullis; Victoria R. Todd

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 101.50

    This is a richly illustrated reference book that provides a unique, comprehensive, and up-to-date survey of the rocks and structures of fault and shear zones. These zones are fundamental geologic structures in the Earth's crust. Their rigorous analysis is crucial to understanding the kinematics and dynamics of the continental and oceanic crust, the... more...

  • Fieldwork: A Geologist's Memoir of the Kalahariby Christopher Scholz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    Christopher Scholz, an internationally recognized expert in the geological fields of seismology and tectonics, here offers a captivating memoir of a three-month-long field expedition to northern Botswana. Fieldwork tracks the adventures of a group of American scientists trying to gather critical data in some of the wildest and most inhospitable... more...

  • 50 Earth Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Martin Redfern

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    This latest book in Quercus's bestselling "50 Ideas" series is a wonderfully accessible overview of the only place we know of in the universe that is capable of sustaining life. Expert popular science writer Martin Redfern covers all the natural processes of the Earth: climate, ocean currents, air currents, the elements, plate tectonics, fossils, the... more...