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- Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 75.95
Looking at a range of social theorists, this fascinating book asks what role space plays in their work, what difference (if any) it makes to their concepts, and what difference such an appreciation makes to the way we might think about space. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 104.95
This book is a ground breaking and highly illustrated study challenging existing plate tectonics theory. It describes mountains from all over the world, analysing their rocks, structure and age to ascertain what led to their formation. 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...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95
This book chronicles the fascinating story of the enthusiastic, stalwart, and talented naturalists who were drawn to California?s spectacular natural bounty over the decades from 1786, when the La Pérouse Expedition arrived at Monterey, to the Death Valley expedition in 1890?91, the proclaimed "end" of the American frontier. Richard G. Beidleman?s... 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...