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Earth (07 Edition)
Earth (07 Edition)
by James F. Luhr
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From space, Earth is a magnificent sight, splashed with vivid colors, patterns, textures, and abstract forms. Views from above can also provide telling information about the health of our planet. To help us understand the more than 150 breathtaking... (read more)

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Assembling California
Assembling California
by John Mcphee
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At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these trips is Assembling California, a cross-section in human... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Roadside Geology of Montana (Roadside Geology)
Roadside Geology of Montana (Roadside Geology)
by David D Alt
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Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary.... (read more)

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Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods
Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods
by John Eliot Allen
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The OpenBook Series highlights Ooligan Press's commitment to transparency on our road toward sustainable publishing. We believe that disclosing the impacts of the choices we make will not only help us avoid unintentional greenwashing, but also serve to... (read more)

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The Seashell on the Mountaintop
The Seashell on the Mountaintop
by Alan Cutler
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Seventeenth-century scientists were baffled: How did the fossils of seashells find their way to the tops of mountains? Nicolaus Steno, hailed by Stephen Jay Gould as "the founder of geology," solved the puzzle, looking directly at the clues left in the... (read more)

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The Map That Changed the World
The Map That Changed the World
by Simon Winchester
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In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell -- clear across England... (read more)

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The Practical Geologist: The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks
The Practical Geologist: The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks
by Dougal Dixon
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Via words and pictures, this book explores the Earth's formation and development, the substances that compose the planet, movements within the Earth, and much more. 200 four-color photos; line drawings throughout. Index.... (read more)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
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Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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Groundwater Science (02 - Old Edition)
Groundwater Science (02 - Old Edition)
by Charles Fitts
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Groundwater Science is a well organized, clearly written resource for students and professionals seeking comprehensive treatment of hydrogeology. This volume introduces groundwater's role in the hydrologic cycle and in water supply, contamination, and... (read more)

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Roadside Geology of Oregon (Roadside Geology)
Roadside Geology of Oregon (Roadside Geology)
by David D Alt
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"[It] provides a handy and understandable account, either to read at home, or to carry along on trips."-Oregon Historical... (read more)

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Natural Resource Conservation (10TH 10 Edition)
Natural Resource Conservation (10TH 10 Edition)
by Daniel D. Chiras
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This comprehensive book describes the ecological principles, policies, and practices required to create a sustainable future. It emphasizes practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions to these problems that make sense from social, economic, and... (read more)

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Fundamentals of Geomorphology (3RD 11 Edition)
Fundamentals of Geomorphology (3RD 11 Edition)
by Richard J. Huggett
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This extensively revised, restructured, and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world 's landforms from a broad systems perspective. It covers the basics of Earth surface forms and... (read more)

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Roadside Geology of Arizona (Roadside Geology)
Roadside Geology of Arizona (Roadside Geology)
by Halka Chronic
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Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary.... (read more)

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Rough-hewn Land: a Geologic Journey From California To the Rocky Mountains (13 Edition)
Rough-hewn Land: a Geologic Journey From California To the Rocky Mountains (13 Edition)
by Keith Heyer Meldahl
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and#147;A virtual road trip through geologic time that opens ancient windows on how the West was made. Meldahl is the ideal tour guide, blending history and geology to explain the rocks and topography of the American West and how geology shaped its... (read more)

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Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology
Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology
by Luna B Leopold
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This excellent text is a pioneering work in the study of landform development under processes associated with running water. Its primary emphasis is on subjects that were the focus of the authors' studies in both field and laboratory. Part I deals with... (read more)

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (Oxford Paperback Reference)
A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by Michael Allaby
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This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. Coverage includes geology, planetary science, oceanography... (read more)

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Exploring Geology (2ND 10 - Old Edition)
Exploring Geology (2ND 10 - Old Edition)
by Stephen Reynolds
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Exploring Geology by Reynolds/Johnson/Kelly/Morin/Carter is an innovative textbook intended for an introductory college geology course, such as Physical Geology. This ground-breaking, visually spectacular book was designed from cognitive and educational... (read more)

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Roadside Geology of Missouri
Roadside Geology of Missouri
by Charles G. Spencer
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The Show-Me State has plenty of geology to show, including the biggest entry room of any cave in North America, the largest lead deposit in the United States, and the only exposures in the Midwest of a large province of 1.48-billion-year-old granite and... (read more)

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In Suspect Terrain
In Suspect Terrain
by John Mcphee
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From the outwash plains of Brooklyn to Indianas drifted diamonds and gold In Suspect Terrain is a narrative of the earth, told in four sections of equal length, each in a different way reflecting the three othersa biography; a set piece about a fragment... (read more)

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