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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...


Meteorites: a southern African perspective

by Ronnie McKenzie

Meteorites are the remnants of meteors from outer space that have survived the corridor of fire through Earth's atmosphere and landed on our planet. This jam-packed book by enthusiast and collector Ronnie McKenzie...


A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice

by J. D. MacDougall

"A splendid introduction to geology and paleontology for the lay reader. To compress Earth's history into a single, lucidly written volume is a major achievement."--Publishers Weekly, starred review.

"Few people...


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.


Beyond the Stars: Our Origins and the Search for Life in The Universe

by Paolo Saraceno & David Goodstein

What is the origin of the universe? Are we alone in the Universe? Using clear and plain language, the author explores these two interesting scientific-philosophical themes with a broad range of studies, including...


Calculating Catastrophe

by GORDON WOO

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Book Launch of Calculating Catastrophe

Calculating Catastrophe has been written to explain, to a general readership, the underlying philosophical ideas and scientific...


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...


Geology off the Beaten Track: exploring South Africa's hidden treasures

by Nick Norman

Geology off the beaten track follows on the success of author Nick Norman's earlier Geological Journeys (co-authored with Gavin Whitfi eld), which has sold more than 20 000 copies in the last 6 years. This new...


Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2

by John Allen

2009 Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Biography/Memoir, Me and the Biospheres is the definitive autobiography of John P. Allen, inventor of the largest laboratory for global ecology ever built...


A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region

by Steven M Holland, Richard Arnold Davis & David L Meyer

The region around Cincinnati, Ohio, is known throughout the world for the abundant and beautiful fossils found in limestones and shales that were deposited as sediments on the sea floor during the Ordovician...


Geological Journeys: A traveller's guide to South Africa's rocks and landforms

by Nick Norman

A traveller's guide to South Africa's rocks and landforms


Soundings

by Hali Felt

Her maps of the ocean floor have been called "one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography", yet no one knows her name.

Soundings is the story of the enigmatic, unknown woman behind one of the...


Field Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Southern Africa

by Bruce Cairncross

Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa is the first definitive field guide to document the common, rare and unusual rocks and minerals of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland...


Krakatoa

by Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that...


A Crack in the Edge of the World

by Simon Winchester

Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester...


The Million Death Quake

by Roger Musson

For centuries, Californians and the Japanese have known that they were at risk of catastrophic earthquakes, and prepared accordingly. But when a violent 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti in 2010, hardly anyone knew...


Annals of the Former World

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1999

by John McPhee

The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years

Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States,...


Geology for Nongeologists

by Frank R. Spellman

Geology for Nongeologists introduces basic concepts in geology: how rocks, minerals, and fossils are classified, how wind, ice, and water have shaped the earth, how mountains are formed, and how volcanoes, geysers,...


Oil, Power, and War

by Matthieu Auzanneau & Richard Heinberg

In this sweeping, unabashed history of oil, Matthieu Auzanneau takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at the way oil interests have commandeered politics and economies, changed cultures, disrupted power balances...