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- Taylor and Francis 1993; US$ 85.95
Covering theory and practice, this wide-ranging introductory textbook covers the main optical properties of rock-forming minerals that can be recognized under the polarizing microscope. The authors elucidate the basic elements of microscopy, the theory of light transmission through translucent minerals, and the properties of light reflected from opaque... more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 209.00
Urban landscapes formerly shaped by heavy industry are evolving all over the world. The associated processes enhance the evolution of a new kind of wilderness. In regions such as the German Ruhrgebiet, vast post-industrial areas have already been re-colonised naturally by forests. These new types of urban woodlands are often overlooked by ecologists,... more...
- RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95
The European Union plans to have its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) system, Galileo, in initial operation in 2008. As envisioned, Galileo will function and perform similarly to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS), the preeminent PNT system now in existence. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 259.00
Crater Lake is located in the caldera of Mount Mazama in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. The lake has a surface area of about 53 km2 at an elevation of 1882 m and a maximum depth of 594 m seventh deepest in the world. Limited studies of this ultraoligotrophic lake conducted between 1896 and 1981, lead to a 10-year limnological study to evaluate... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 84.00
Edward Casey describes the ways in which artists of the past half century have incorporated ingenious mapping techniques into their artworks. Casey follows Robert Smithson's legacy in the works of Sandy Gellis, Margot McLean, and Michelle Stuart. He also explores the visions of the earth found in the abstract paintings of Richard Diebenkorn, Jasper... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 339.00
Provides a comprehensive overview of a complete subduction orogen, the Andes, considered to represent the "type" subduction belt on Earth. Integrating the results from a variety of methods, this book provides a geophysical image of an active subduction orogen complimented by detailed geodetic data and a range of geological observations. more...
- Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95
This book significantly expands the coverage of this subject given by its predecessor Biogeography and Plate Tectonics (1987). Global Biogeography traces global changes in geography and biology from the Precambrian to the Recent (with worldwide coverage in chronological order); examines the evolutionary effects of the major extinctions, and discusses... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet from the poles to the equator? In Snowball Earth , gifted writer Gabrielle Walker has crafted an intriguing global adventure story, following maverick scientist Paul Hoffman?s quest to prove a theory so audacious and profound that it is shaking the world of earth sciences... more...