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Rocks & Minerals

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  • Waterworldsby Kirsten Hastrup; Frida Hastrup

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people's lives, practices, and stories. Contributors' detailed ethnographic work analyzes the union and mutual shaping of water and social lives. This volume discusses current ecological disturbances and engages in a world where unbounded relationalities and unsettled frames... more...

  • 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...

  • Rocks and Mineralsby Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    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 Ripple Effectby Alex Prud'homme

    Scribner 2011; US$ 12.99

    AS ALEX PRUD’HOMME and his great-aunt Julia Child were completing their collaboration on her memoir, My Life in France , they began to talk about the French obsession with bottled water, which had finally spread to America. From this spark of interest, Prud’homme began what would become an ambitious quest to understand the evolving story of freshwater.... 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...

  • Nature Guide Rocks and Mineralsby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals , a beautiful guide profiling the world's specimens. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images that... 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...