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Earth Sciences

  • 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...

  • Introduction to Planetary Photometryby Michael K. Shepard

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 52.00

    This accessible handbook demonstrates how reflected light can be measured and used to investigate the properties of Solar System objects. more...

  • The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introductionby Paul I. Palmer

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short introduction Paul Palmer looks at the structure and basic physics and chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere, comparing it to the atmospheres of other planets, particularly our neighbours, Venus and Mars. Palmer looks at the effects of pollutants and climate change, and what may happen to our atmosphere in the future. more...

  • A Dictionary of Scienceby Jonathan Law

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 18.99

    This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. With clear and concise definitions and recommended web links for many entries, this A-Z is a reliable reference work for science students as well as non-scientists. more...

  • Soil Reinforcement for Anchor Plates and Uplift Responseby Hamed Niroumand

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 130.00

    Soil Reinforcement for Anchor Plates and Uplift Response presents a comprehensive and rigorous review of the current knowledge in soil improvement for anchor plates, and is based on original research that includes experimental data on how to enhance uplift response of soil anchor plates by using several soil reinforcement methods. Divided into... more...

  • Atlas of Trace Fossils in Well Coreby Dirk Knaust

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.96

    This book provides readers with a well-balanced blend of high-quality photographs, figures and accompanying texts on the identification of trace fossils, both in core and in outcrop. Ichnological data has become increasingly important in sedimentological and paleoenvironmental interpretations, not only in the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons... more...

  • Soil Health and Intensification of Agroecosystemsby Mahdi M. Al-Kaisi; Birl Lowery

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 125.00

    Soil Health and Intensification of Agroecosystems examines the climate, environmental, and human effects on agroecosystems and how the existing paradigms must be revised in order to establish sustainable production. The increased demand for food and fuel exerts tremendous stress on all aspects of natural resources and the environment to satisfy... more...

  • Adaptive Soil Management : From Theory to Practicesby Amitava Rakshit; Purushothaman Chirakuzhyil Abhilash; Harikesh Bahadur Singh; Subhadip Ghosh

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 183.61

    The book focuses in detail on learning and adapting through partnerships between managers, scientists, and other stake­holders who learn together how to create and maintain sustainable resource systems. As natural areas shrink and fragment, our ability to sustain economic growth and safeguard biological diversity and ecological integrity is increasingly... more...

  • Global Changes and Natural Disaster Management: Geo-information Technologiesby Saied Pirasteh; Jonathan Li

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 151.21

    This book presents ongoing research and ideas related to earth observations and global change, natural hazards and disaster management studies, with respect to geospatial information technology, remote sensing, and global navigation satellite systems. Readers will discover uses of advanced geospatial tools, spatiotemporal models, and earth observation... more...

  • Silica Storiesby Christina De La Rocha; Daniel J. Conley

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 32.39

    Do you know silica, the tetrahedra of silicon and oxygen constituting the crystals of New Agers and the desiccant in a box of new shoes?  It's no mere mundane mineral. As chemically reacting silicate rocks, silica set off the chain of events known as the origin of life. As biomineralized opal, it is the cell wall, skeleton, spicules, and scales... more...