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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals (Audubon Society Field Guide)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals (Audubon Society Field Guide)
by National Audubon Society
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Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)
Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)
by Walter Schumann
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A guide that is both accessible to hobbyists and useful to experts, translated from the German edition published in 1985. Some 600 stunning color photographs show specimens from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail, including... (read more)

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Essentials of Geology
Essentials of Geology
by Stephen Marshak
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A substantial revision of an already successful text, the Third Edition of Essentials of Geologycombines an accurate and engaging narrative with exceptional visual and pedagogical elements. It is supported by a complete learning and teaching package... (read more)

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Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery
Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery
by John Imbrie
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This book tells the exciting story of the ice ages--what they were like, why they occurred, and when the next one is due. The solution to the ice age mystery originated when the National Science Foundation organized the CLIMAP project to study changes in... (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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Volcanoes
Volcanoes
by Robert W Decker
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The most affordable, informative text available on the intricate anatomy of volcanoes, this concise paperback is the ideal text for classes in geology, atmospheric science and geography.  Beautifully illustrated with both art and incredibly photos... (read more)

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Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time (Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures)
Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time (Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures)
by Stephen Jay Gould
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What you read in textbooks and what your teachers told you is really wrong, Gould expounds. All this is a lot of fun, and there is such history and philosophy to intellectually chew on in this book...As we have come to expect from Gould, this book is... (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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Dougal Dixon was a geology student in college and now is a well-known writer specializing in the earth sciences. He took part in the 1985 and 1987 British Open University/Earthwatch expeditions to the Askja caldera in central Iceland. Previous books... (read more)

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Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California (00 Edition)
Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California (00 Edition)
by David D. Alt
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In nontechnical terms, geologists Alt and Hyndman describe the recent rumblings and tremulous past of northern and central Californiafrom the sea stacks along the north coast and the flood basalts of the Modoc Plateau to the creeping fault of the... (read more)

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Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology-text Only (10TH 15 Edition)
Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology-text Only (10TH 15 Edition)
by Richard M. Busch
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0133929167 / 9780133929164 Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology & Modified MasteringGeology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package   Package consists of:    0321944518 / 9780321944511 Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology... (read more)

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Chemical Fate and Transport in Environment (2ND 00 Edition)
Chemical Fate and Transport in Environment (2ND 00 Edition)
by Harold F. Hemond
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A textbook for a one-semester graduate course covering the basic principles of chemical behavior in the environment but possibly appropriate as well for some undergraduate courses in environmental engineering. Students are expected to be familiar only... (read more)

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Environmental Chemistry (3RD 11 Edition)
Environmental Chemistry (3RD 11 Edition)
by Gary W. Vanloon
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Chemical processes shape the world we live in; the air we breathe, the water we drink, the weather we experience. Environmental Chemistry: a global perspective describes those chemical principles which underpin the natural processes occurring within 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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Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (5TH 12 Edition)
Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (5TH 12 Edition)
by Sam Boggs
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This concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy highlights the important physical, chemical, biological, and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. It emphasizes the ways in which the study of... (read more)

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Earth System History - Text Only (3RD 09 - Old Edition)
Earth System History - Text Only (3RD 09 - Old Edition)
by Steven M. Stanley
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Steve Stanley was the first author to write an historical geology textbook with whole-earth approach to the subject. It remains the only textbook for the course written from a truly integrated earth systems perspective. Now in its Third Edition, Earth... (read more)

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Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (2ND 09 Edition)
Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (2ND 09 Edition)
by Anthony R. Philpotts
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This textbook explains petrologic concepts through simple physical and chemical principles and quantitative applications. With instructive end-of-chapter quantitative problem sets and over 350 illustrations, this new edition is designed for intermediate... (read more)

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Environmental Geology
Environmental Geology
by Carla Montgomery
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Environmental Geology, ninth edition, presents the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped that this... (read more)

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Sedimentary Geology : Introduction To Sedimentary Geology (3RD 14 Edition)
Sedimentary Geology : Introduction To Sedimentary Geology (3RD 14 Edition)
by Prothero
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Written for introductory courses, this text covers both sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy, focusing on crucial geological principles and, when essential, contributions from chemistry, physics, and structure.... (read more)

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Changing Earth - Study Guide (4TH 06 Edition)
Changing Earth - Study Guide (4TH 06 Edition)
by James S. Monroe
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James S. Monroe is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Central Michigan University, where he taught Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Prehistoric Life, and Stratigraphy and Sedimentology beginning in 1975 and served as chair of the Geology department... (read more)

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Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World
Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World
by Tom Zoellner
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The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox, and its story is a fascinating window into... (read more)

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