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Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

by James Lawrence Powell

Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first...


The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

by Donald R. Prothero

Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping, scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the...


Mother Nature Is Awesome (From Volcanoes To Earthquakes): Children's Books for Nature

by Speedy Publishing

As children see things in our movie theaters and television sets, they are probably often left wondering why they are not able to see some of the scenery in their very own hometowns. This is when they begin...


Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell

by John L. Casey

Climate change has been a perplexing problem for years. In Dark Winter, author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer tells...


Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia

by Robert Cribb & Narangoa Li

Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations struggled to maintain autonomy...


The Measure of All Things

by Ken Alder

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way...


American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival

by Giles Slade

Seeking higher ground – how rising global temperatures will lead to unprecedented waves of human migration


Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job

by H.H. Shugart

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” God asks Job in the “Whirlwind Speech,” but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a “green”...


Water from Heaven: The Story of Water From the Big Bang to the Rise of Civilization, and Beyond

by Robert Kandel

From where—and what—does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to form...


Gis Open Source

by Luca Casagrande, Alessandro Frigeri, Alessandro Furieri & Ivan Marchesini et al.

The authors are all prominent experts in Open Source GIS in Italy and, in many cases, the international community. They are all professionals with involvement in training and scientific research and are highly...


Ebb and Flow: Tides and Life on Our Once and Future Planet

by Tom Koppel

Drawing on history, science, and personal memories, Koppel demonstrates the complexity of tides and how they affect all our lives.


The Antidote

by Barry Werth

In this timely and much praised book, Barry Werth draws upon inside reporting that spans more than two decades. He provides a groundbreaking close-up of the upstart pharmaceutical company Vertex and the ferocious...


Theory of Satellite Geodesy: Applications of Satellites to Geodesy

by William M. Kaula

Text discusses earth's gravitational field; matrices and orbital geometry; satellite orbit dynamics; geometry of satellite observations; statistical implications; and data analysis.


Snowflakes in Photographs

by W. A. Bentley

Over 850 illustrations of snow crystals, photographed by Bentley during a 50-year period, for use by artists, designers, and craftspeople in a variety of creative projects.


Snow Crystals

by W. A. Bentley & W. J. Humphreys

Over 2,000 clear photomicrographs printed on black background of snow crystals. Also frost, rime, hail, and more. Brief text on methodology of research. Absolutely inexhaustible source of design. 202 plates....


What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?: More Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

by Craig F. Bohren

Abounding in lively writing and fun-filled, easy-to-perform experiments, this illustrated volume makes the fascinating world of atmospheric physics accessible to readers without a scientific background. 1991...


De Re Metallica

by Georgius Agricola

One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover....


Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

by Ignatius Donnelly

This 1882 classic offers an erudite blend of evidence from geologic, oceanographic, and anthropologic studies and remains a captivating work of enthusiasm and imaginative thought. 128 illustrations. Introduction...


Harmonic Proportion and Form in Nature, Art and Architecture

by Samuel Colman

A treatise on the laws governing proportional form in both nature and art, this well-illustrated volume features natural organisms and artistic creations in a mathematical study of their constructive principles....


De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

by Georgius Agricola

This 1546 publication remains a landmark in geology, with unprecedented classifications by physical property and locality, simple standardized naming system, summaries of earlier studies, and employment of observation...