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The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
by Bonnie Henderson
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On a March evening in 1964, ten-year-old Tom Horning awoke near midnight to find his yard transformed. A tsunami triggered by Alaskas momentous Good Friday earthquake had wreaked havoc in his Seaside, Oregon, neighborhood. It was, as far as anyone knew... (read more)

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Oregon Geology (6TH 12 Edition)
Oregon Geology (6TH 12 Edition)
by Elizabeth Orr
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Because Oregon sits on the leading edge of a moving crustal plate, a striking diversity of geologic events have molded its topography. Over a century of study, a deeper understanding of the region’s tectonic overprint has emerged. In this timely... (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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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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Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by Their Trace Fossils
Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by Their Trace Fossils
by Anthony J Martin
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What if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a165-million year history on earth, and had adapted to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues would be left to... (read more)

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The Dynamics of Disaster
The Dynamics of Disaster
by Susan W Kieffer
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Humans persist in building centers of civilization in places of past disasters. We believe that our technology will protect us next time. Yet we rarely win these battles with the earth because we don’t understand natural disasters deeply enough... (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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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
by Richard Fortey
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From one of the world’s leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life’s history told not through... (read more)

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Wonderful Life 1st Edition
Wonderful Life 1st Edition
by Stephen Jay Gould
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High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived—a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome... (read more)

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Annals of the Former World
Annals of the Former World
by John McPhee
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In 1978, New Yorker science writer John McPhee set out on a series of road trips with prominent geologists. In each case, they remained close to Interstate 80, which spans the country at about the 40th parallel. McPhee's purpose was to write an... (read more)

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National Audubon Society Field Guide To Fossils (82 Edition)
National Audubon Society Field Guide To Fossils (82 Edition)
by National Audubon Society
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Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks)
Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks)
by Cally Hall
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Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy... (read more)

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Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau of Eastern Utah and Western Colorado
Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau of Eastern Utah and Western Colorado
by Robert Fillmore
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Robert Fillmore’s clear, easy-to-read text documents spectacular features of the eastern Colorado Plateau, one of the most interesting and scenic geologic regions in the world. The area covered in detail stretches from the Book Cliffs to the deep... (read more)

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Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone Country (Roadside Geology)
Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone Country (Roadside Geology)
by William Fritz
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Professional geologists write and edit the "Roadside Geology" books for people who are not geologists but would like to learn something about the rocks and landforms around them. Each book begins with an introductory chapter that briefly reviews the... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #90: The Earth: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #90: The Earth: A Very Short Introduction
by Martin Redfern
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-136) and index.... (read more)

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Rising from the Plains
Rising from the Plains
by John Mcphee
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Rising from the Plains is John McPhees third book on geology and geologists. Following Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain, it continues to present a cross section of North America along the fortieth parallela series gathering under the overall title... (read more)

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Roadside Geology of New Mexico (87 Edition)
Roadside Geology of New Mexico (87 Edition)
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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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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Coal: A Human History
Coal: A Human History
by Barbara Freese
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Coal generates over half of the electricity we consume yet we know little about this charred material save a few mining songs and horror stories about canaries and black lungs. In this sumptuous book we follow the black rock through time and discover its... (read more)

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Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis
Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis
by Richard Heinberg
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"Blackout is an important and timely book. In the form of this compact volume, one of the best and most productive peak oil authors working today has turned his customary scholarhsip, wisdom, wit and writing prowess to some of the most ciritical issues... (read more)

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