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  • A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Sectionby Andrew J. Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an effi cient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full... more...

  • Hazards, Risks and, Disasters in Societyby Andrew E. Collins; Jones Samantha; Bernard Manyena; Janaka Jayawickrama; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline... more...

  • Tensile Fracturing in Rocksby Dov Bahat; Avinoam Rabinovitch; Vladimir Frid

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 329.00

    Understanding tensile fracture in rocks provides an important key for the interpretation of many problems in structural geology. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to tensile fracture in rocks (faulting is briefly addressed), starting with an introduction to fracture physics and progressing through tectonofractographic features, characterized... more...

  • Thrustbeltsby Michal Nemcok; Steven Schamel; Rod Gayer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 99.00

    Comprehensive summary of research and new techniques for academic researchers, petroleum workers and graduate students. more...

  • Impact Tectonicsby Christian Koeberl; Herbert Henkel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 359.00

    This volume is the 8th in a series of impact books resulting from the activities of the scientific program "Response of the Earth System to Impact Processes" (IMPACT), by the European Science Foundation. The book resulted from an international meeting at Mora, Sweden, which was held as part of the IMPACT program. The papers cover various... more...

  • Pyrometamorphismby Rodney Grapes

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 129.00

    Pyrometamorphism occurs at very high temperatures (800 - > 1000 [degrees]C) and low pressures (< 2 kb) and results in the formation of "burnt" and fused rocks termed buchites, paralavas, clinkers and fulgarites. It is typically associated with shallow basaltic intrusions, combustion of carbonaceous matter, and lightning strikes. more...

  • Travertineby Allan Pentecost

    Springer 2005; US$ 135.00

    This is the first book entirely devoted to travertine, a material in use for over 4000 years. The single-author work is a valuable reference source for travertine, covering all aspects of travertine origins, formation, composition, flora and fauna, occurrence and utilisation, as well as covering allied continental carbonates such as lake marls, calcretes... more...

  • Minnesota’s Geologyby Richard W. Ojakangas; Charles L. Matsch

    University of Minnesota Press 1982; US$ 90.00

    Minnesota?s Geology provides a history of the past 3.5 billion years in the area?s development. In accessible language, Minnesota-based geologists Richard W. Ojakangas and Charles L. Matsch tell the story of the state?s past and offer a guide for those who want to read geological history firsthand from the rocks and landscapes of today. "Minnesota?s... more...

  • Late-Quaternary Environments of the United Statesby H.E. Wright; Stephen C. Porter

    University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 60.00

    To many, the Pleistocene Epoch, which constitutes the earlier and major part of the Quaternary Period, is synonymous with the glacial ages and is viewed as a time of dramatic environmental change. Although there now is abundant evidence that glaciations occurred not only during the Pleistocene but through much of the Tertiary Period as well, and therefore... more...