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Earth
A Tenant's Manual
Frank H. T. Rhodes
In Earth: A Tenant's Manual, the distinguished geologist Frank H. T. Rhodes, President Emeritus of Cornell University, provides a sweeping, accessible, and deeply informed guide to the home we all share, showing us how we might best preserve the Earth.


"Rhodes reviews earth science, identifies and discusses the major environmental issues currently facing societies, and describes and promotes pathways for sustainable use of Earth and its resources. . . . Overall, the book is highly readable. Although science is a focus, the presentation is such that anyone with an interest in environmental issues will enjoy and learn from the work. It could serve well as a text for students in an upper-division environmental issues class. Summing Up:... cont'd



The Technocratic Antarctic
An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance
Jessica O'Reilly
The Technocratic Antarctic is an ethnographic account of the scientists and policymakers who work on Antarctica. Jessica O'Reilly conducted most of her research for this book in New Zealand, home of the "Antarctic Gateway" city of Christchurch, and on an expedition to Windless Bight, Antarctica, with the New Zealand Antarctic Program.



Origins
The Search for Our Prehistoric Past
Frank H. T. Rhodes
In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded and polluted planet.



Fossils
The Key to the Past
Richard Fortey
The world-renowned paleontologist Richard Fortey provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Extensively illustrated in full color throughout, this fifth edition of Fossils includes the most recent advances in our understanding of the fossil record.



Climate Change in the Adirondacks
The Path to Sustainability
Jerry Jenkins
Although global in scale, the impact of climate change will be felt at the local level. Refocusing our attention away from the ice shelves disintegrating in the Antarctic, the flooding of Pacific islands, and carbon inventories measured in billions of...



A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area
The Tree Shelter
Pierre M. Vermeersch
Egyptian Prehistory Monographs 7 The prehistory of the Eastern Desert of Egypt is not well understood. A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area is an important contribution to our knowledge of the Epi-Palaeolithic, Neolithic, and...



Charles Darwin, Geologist
Sandra Herbert
"Pleasure of imagination. . . . I a geologist have illdefined notion of land covered with ocean, former animals, slow force cracking surface &c truly poetical."—from Charles Darwin's Notebook M, 1838 The early nineteenth century was a golden age for...



Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology
Noah Heringman
This book reexamines a wide range of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry to discover its relationship to a broad cultural consensus on the nature and value of geology, rocks, and landforms.






Industrial Minerals
Resources, Characteristics, and Applications
This issue of Aardkundige Mededelingen deals with industrial minerals, their resources, characteristics and applications. It is the result of an academic session on industrial minerals in honour of Em. Prof. Dr. R. Ottenburgs. The contributions are...



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