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  • Rocks and Mineralsby Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.40

    For experts and armchair enthusiasts alike, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject. A general introduction is followed by an introduction to rocks covering the three groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, plus their formation and occurrence, main characteristics... more...

  • Let There Be Waterby Seth M. Siegel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 12.59

    An essential look at the unknown story of how Israel has avoided the coming water crisis despite being mostly desert. more...

  • The Story of Stuffby Annie Leonard

    Free Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring , The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health. Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet. The Story of Stuff... more...

  • The Big Thirstby Charles Fishman

    Free Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex . Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth, “molecular water,” fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that’s where most of the planet’s water is found. Unlike most precious resources,... more...

  • Chainsaw Operator's Manualby ForestWorks

    Landlinks Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    The ultimate guide to basic chainsaw operating techniques covering safety, maintenance and cross-cutting. more...

  • Northern Wildby David R. Boyd

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    This provocative and illuminating collection of essays presents the most exciting contemporary voices in Canadian nature writing, including some of Canada’s best-known and most distinguished nature writers as well as the most promising new talents. From British Columbia's ancient rain forests to the Miramichi River in New Brunswick to the vast expanses... more...

  • Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocketby Paul Garvin; Anthony Plaut

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.46

    From the spiky teeth of a geode containing sparkling quartz crystals, the rich browns and golds of smoky quartz and goethite needles on calcite, and the coral-like branches of plumose barite to the abstract reds and whites of polished agate cabochons, world-class mineral crystals are harvested from the rocks of the Hawkeye State. Collecting these... more...

  • Eerste Veldgids tot Gesteentes & Minerale van Suider-Afrikaby Professor Bruce Cairncross

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2013; US$ 4.00

    Eerste Veldgids tot Gesteentes & Minerale, die jongstetoevoeging tot die gewilde Struik Nature-reeks, stel diebelangrikste en interessantste gesteentes en minerale vanons geologies opwindende streek bekend. more...

  • Tropical Gemstonesby Carol Clark

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 3.99

    Learn the essentials of Asian gemestones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics,... more...

  • Gaia's Limitsby Rud Istvan

    SBPRA 2014; Not Available

    This illustrated essay concerns sustainability. Its simple thesis is that trees do not grow to the sky. Basic facts are used to figure Earth’s human carrying capacity. Soft food and hard petroleum limits are reached within present lifetimes. Liquifying other fossil fuels and biofuels cannot make up for future petroleum shortfalls given a world population... more...