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  • The Social Life of Waterby John R. Wagner

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Everywhere in the world communities and nations organize themselves in relation to water. We divert water from rivers, lakes, and aquifers to our homes, workplaces, irrigation canals, and hydro-generating stations. We use it for bathing, swimming, recreation, and it functions as a symbol of purity in ritual performances. In order to facilitate and... more...

  • Introducing Physical Geographyby Alan H. Strahler

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.00 US$ 57.60

    Introducing Physical Geography, 6th Edition is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features a strengthened... more...

  • Acts of Godby Ted Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    In this eye-opening volumn, eminent environmental historian Ted Steinberg explains how much of the death and destruction caused by "natural" disasters has been well within the realm of human control. Steinberg exposes the fallacy of seeings such calamities as simply random events, showing how the decisions of business leaders and government officials... more...

  • Wasserinfrastrukturen und Macht von der Antike bis zur Gegenwartby Birte Förster; Martin Bauch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 133.00

    Aquädukte und Kanäle, Häfen und Staudämme, Wassermühlen und repräsentative Brunnen: Wasserinfrastrukturen gehören über die Epochen hinweg zu den teuersten, aber auch nutzbringendsten Bauten, die Gesellschaften errichten können. Sind sie mehr als scheinbar rein technische Großprojekte: In ihnen wird politische Macht sichtbar oder auch verschleiert.... more...

  • Water and Societyby D. W. Pepper; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 498.00

    This book contains the papers presented at a conference co-organised by the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the Wessex Institute of Technology to facilitate trans-disciplinary communication on issues related to the nature of water and its use and exploitation by society. With adequate water supply becoming a critical issue in more and more areas,... more...

  • Explore Water!by Anita Yasuda; Bryan Stone

    Nomad Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    DripDropSplash! Water is essential to all forms of life. Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments , captures a child’s imagination with an intriguing look at the world of water. Combining hands-on activities with history and science, kids will have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation,... more...

  • Igneous Rocks: A Classification and Glossary of Termsby R. W. Le Maitre; A. Streckeisen; B. Zanettin; M. J. Le Bas; B. Bonin; P. Bateman

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 62.00

    The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) recommendations for igneous rock classification and nomenclature. more...

  • The Myrdalsjokull Ice Cap, Icelandby Anders Schomacker; Johannes Krüger; Kurt Kjaer

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 220.00

    Lowland glaciers are usually considered the best analogs for formerly glaciated areas and as such, many Icelandic glaciers have been intensively investigated with regard to process-orientated sediment-landform interrelationships. The Mýrdalsjökull ice cap has, thus, served as an excellent "ice-age laboratory."  Furthermore, a substantial effort has... more...

  • Volcanoesby John P. Lockwood; Richard W. Hazlett

    Wiley 2013; US$ 106.95 US$ 96.25

    Volcanoes are essential elements in the delicate global balance of elemental forces that govern both the dynamic evolution of the Earth and the nature of Life itself. Without volcanic activity, life as we know it would not exist on our planet. Although beautiful to behold, volcanoes are also potentially destructive, and understanding their nature is... more...

  • Cold Region Hazards and Risksby Colin A. Whiteman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 65.95 US$ 59.36

    This is a unique, timely and engaging text with wide ranging geographical coverage. The text brings together, for the first time, information about a vast array of hazards associated with ice and snow, spanning both well known phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the less familiar (e.g. river ice jams and ice storms) using, in many cases, material which... more...