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Earth Sciences

  • Linescapesby Hugh Warwick

    Random House 2017; US$ 25.37

    It is rare to find a landscape untouched by our lines ? the hedges, walls, ditches and dykes built to enclose and separate; and the green lanes, roads, canals, railways and power lines, designed to connect. This vast network of lines has transformed our landscape. In Linescapes , Hugh Warwick unravels the far-reaching ecological consequences of the... more...

  • From Dust to Lifeby John Chambers; Jacqueline Mitton; John Chambers; Jacqueline Mitton

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. From Dust to Life tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel... more...

  • Thermodynamics of Natural Systemsby Greg Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 76.00

    Fully updated, this streamlined new textbook is an accessible introduction to thermodynamics for Earth and environmental scientists, emphasising real-world problems. more...

  • Centaurby Declan Murphy; Ami Rao

    Transworld 2017; US$ 23.96

    As heard on BBC Radio 4: Midweek and BBC Radio 2: Simon Mayo drivetime. Coping with your own death, when you are not yet dead, is a strange thing... A natural on a horse since he was able to walk, and imbued with a pure love of riding, Declan Murphy became one of the most brilliant jockeys of his generation before his world came crashing down... more...

  • The Argentina Continental Marginby Roberto A. Violante; Cecilia Laprida; Natalia L. García Chapori

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.85

    The evolution of the Argentina Continental Margin during the Quaternary and the stratigraphic and morphosedimentary configuration responded to climatic variability, oceanographic changes, glacioeustatic fluctuations and tectono-isostatic processes, which began to impact on the margin during previous geological periods. The final modeling of the margin... more...

  • Britain's Mammalsby Dominic Couzens; Andy Swash; Robert Still; Jon Dunn

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times?including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred. The book features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you... more...

  • Anthropogenic Soilsby Jeffrey Howard

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 83.89

    This book is a state-of-the-art review of the physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of anthropogenic soils, their genesis morphology and classification, geocultural setting, and strategies for reclamation, revitalization, use and management. more...

  • Wonderlandby Brett Westwood; Stephen Moss

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    ' Vibrant, fascinating, poetic - a year in living things: all the things we love, all the things we wish we could, all the little things we step over and never know - the best of British wildlife from two superb naturalists and writers ' CHRIS PACKHAM From blackbirds, beavers and beetles to tawny owls, natterjack toads and lemon slugs. Every day... more...

  • Strange Labyrinthby Will Ashon

    Granta Publications 2017; US$ 19.99

    In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as world-renowned artists and fading celebrities, robbers, lovers, ghosts and poets. But will he find himself? Or a version of himself he might learn something from?... more...

  • Great Plains Geologyby R.F. Diffendal

    UNP - Bison Books 2017; US$ 14.95

    Great Plains Geology concisely guides readers through the geological development of the Great Plains region. It describes the distinct features of fifty-seven geologic sites, including fascinating places such as Raton Pass in Colorado and New Mexico, the Missouri Breaks of Montana, and the Ashfall Fossil Beds in Nebraska. This guide addresses the... more...