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  • Hedges and Hedgelayingby Murray Maclean

    Crowood 2015; US$ 31.99

    In recent years there has been a much greater appreciation of the enormous contribution that hedges make to the countryside. Today, their beauty, their ability to provide wind protection and contain livestock, their environmental importance and their significance as a wildlife habitat, are all widely recognized. Not surprisingly, this transformation... more...

  • Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resourcesby R. Halvorsen; D. F. Layton

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    The topics discussed in the Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resources are essential for those looking to understand how best to use and conserve the resources that form the foundation for human well-being. These include nonrenewable resources, modeling of biological resources, conservation of biological resources and water resources. The expert... more...

  • World Metal Demandby John E. Tilton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In the early 1970s, the post-World War II boom in world metal consumption came to a halt. As time passed, it became clear that what many first thought to be a cyclical downturn was instead a long-term, substantial decline in world metal demand. In this volume, first published in 1990, editor John E. Tilton and four fellow scholars of mineral economics... more...

  • The Great Divideby TwoDot

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 34.99

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  • Understanding Minerals & Crystalsby Bruce Cairncross; Terence McCarthy

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 17.00

    Minerals are the building blocks of rocks – they make up the solid Earth’s crust. Understanding Minerals & Crystals takes a close look at minerals, how they form, why they differ and how to go about identifying them. more...

  • The New Politics of Strategic Resourcesby David Steven; Emily O'Brien; Bruce D. Jones

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Since 2008, energy and food marketsthose most fundamental to human existencehave remained in turmoil. Resource scarcity has had a much bigger global impact in recent years than has been predicted, with ongoing volatility a sign that the world is only part-way through navigating a treacherous transition in the way it uses resources. Scarcity, and... more...

  • Biological Economiesby Richard Le Heron; Hugh Campbell; Nick Lewis; Michael Carolan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Recent agri-food studies, including commodity systems, the political economy of agriculture, regional development, and wider examinations of the rural dimension in economic geography and rural sociology have been confronted by three challenges. These can be summarized as: ‘more than human’ approaches to economic life; a ‘post-structural political... more...

  • Collecting Rocks, Gems and Mineralsby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    A rockhound's must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable... more...

  • Astrid Taim's Almaguin Chronicles 2-Book Bundleby Astrid Taim

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 14.99

    Once considered as a site for a First Nations Reserve in the early 1800s, The Almaguin Highlands are now year-round mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. This 2-book bundle is Astrid Taim's definitive guide to the region and its heritage. more...

  • New York Rocks & Mineralsby Dan R. Lynch; Bob Lynch

    Adventure Publications 2016; US$ 14.99

    Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Empire State! New York Rocks & Minerals, by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, features comprehensive entries for 105 different types of common rocks and rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the... more...