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The Map That Changed The World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

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From the author of the bestselling  The Professor and the Madman  comes the fascinating story of William Smith, the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world's first geological map and ultimately became…
National Geographic Pocket Guide To Rocks And Minerals Of North America

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This basic beginner's field guide to North American geology helps anyone identify common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title--one of an expanding collection of National Geographic…
Worlds In Collision
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|October 1, 2009

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With this book Immanuel Velikovsky first presented the revolutionary results of his 10-year-long interdisciplinary research to the public, founded modern catastrophism - based on eyewitness reports by our ancestors - shook the doctrine of uniformity of geology as…
Rocks, Gems, And Minerals
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|June 1, 2020

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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative…
A Crack In The Edge Of The World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

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The international bestselling author of  The Professor and the Madman  and  Krakatoa  vividly brings to life the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion. Simon Winchester has also…
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
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|April 10, 2012

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Dirt, soil, call it what you want-it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging…
Breakthroughs In Geology: Ideas That Transformed Earth Science

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Geological research does not flow steadily onwards by means of small incremental advances but can be better understood as a series of significant discoveries or changes in interpretation that transformed the way we understand the Earth. Each of these changes or…
Underground: A Human History Of The Worlds Beneath Our Feet
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|April 28, 2020

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“[A] winningly obsessive history of our relationship with underground places” ( The Guardian ), from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient underground cities—an exploration of the history, science,…
The Earth: A Very Short Introduction
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|July 30, 2003

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For generations, the ground beneath the feet of our ancestors seemed solid and unchanging. Around 30 years ago, two things happened that were to revolutionize the understanding of our home planet. First, geologists realized that the continents themselves were…
Introducing Palaeontology: A Guide to Ancient Life

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Life on Earth can be traced back over three billion years into the past. Many examples of the Earth’s former inhabitants are to be found in rocks, preserved as beautiful and fascinating fossils. The earliest life forms were bacteria and algae; these…
Gold Panning California: A Guide To The Area's Best Sites For Gold

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Gold Panning California is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in California. Containing accurate, up-to-date prospecting information for all known panning areas in California. The…
Environmental Policy Paradox
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|March 2, 2012

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Updated in its 6th edition, The Environmental Policy Paradox provides an introduction to the policy-making process in the United States with regard to air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, and waste disposal, while introducing readers to both global and…
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