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Understanding The Earth

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 08, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...

The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Universe and Earth takes the reader into a fascinating journey through cosmos to discover celestial bodies, astronomical observation equipment and astronautics, and then provides a complete...

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

by Donald R. Prothero Columbia University Press (August 25, 2015)

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 Speedy Kids (September 30, 2014)

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...

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

by H.H. Shugart Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

“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”...

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

by J. D. MacDougall Wiley (May 02, 2008)

"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...

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

by Tom Koppel Dundurn (September 30, 2007)

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

Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

by Ignatius Donnelly Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

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...

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

by Steven M Holland, Richard Arnold Davis & David L Meyer Indiana University Press (March 04, 2009)

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...


by Hali Felt Henry Holt and Co. (July 01, 2013)

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...


by Simon Winchester Harper Perennial (February 05, 2013)

The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's...

A Crack in the Edge of the World

by Simon Winchester Harper Perennial (February 05, 2013)

The international bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa vividly brings to life the 1906San Francisco Earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion....

The Million Death Quake

by Roger Musson St. Martin's Press (October 15, 2012)

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 Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 14, 2000)

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,...

End Times

by Bryan Walsh & Corey Carthew Hachette Books (August 27, 2019)

Newsweek and Bloomberg popular science and investigative journalist Bryan Walsh explores the history of extinction and offers a cutting-edge examination of existential risk, the dangerous mistakes we have yet...

The Ground Beneath Us

by Paul Bogard Little, Brown and Company (March 20, 2017)

When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future? What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil...

Into the Heart of Our World

by David Whitehouse Pegasus Books (February 15, 2016)

The journey to the center of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine. Our planet appears tranquil from outer space. And yet the arcs of volcanoes, the earthquake zones, and the auroral glow rippling...

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

by Lisa Randall & Carrington MacDuffie HarperAudio (October 27, 2015)

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter...

Geochemistry: Pathways and Processes

by Harry Y. McSween, Steven M. Richardson & Maria Uhle Columbia University Press (November 19, 2003)

Written expressly for undergraduate and graduate geologists, this book focuses on how geochemical principles can be used to solve practical problems. The attention to problem-solving reflects the authors'belief...

Geology for Nongeologists

by Frank R. Spellman Government Institutes (July 16, 2009)

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,...

IFLScience 117 Things You Should F*#king Know About Your World

by The Writers of Iflscience & Paul Parsons Running Press (October 08, 2019)

The creators of IFLScience present the most intriguing, off-beat, fascinating, and far-out facts about the universe that you should f*#ing know -- right now!

117 Things You Should F*#ing Know About Your World...

Oil, Power, and War

by Matthieu Auzanneau & Richard Heinberg Chelsea Green Publishing (November 06, 2018)

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...


by Lewis Dartnell Basic Books (May 14, 2019)

A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species

When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But...

The Seismogenic Zone of Subduction Thrust Faults

by Timothy H. Dixon & J. Casey Moore Columbia University Press (September 20, 2007)

Subduction zones, one of the three types of plate boundaries, return Earth's surface to its deep interior. Because subduction zones are gently inclined at shallow depths and depress Earth's temperature gradient,...

Disputed Earth

by Peter Doyle Uniform (August 11, 2017)

Geology controls the outcome of battle and no more so than during the trench warfare of the Great War; this new book by expert Peter Doyle takes us through the details. An understanding of terrain has been the...

Gold Panning Colorado

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (May 01, 2018)

Gold Panning Colorado is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in Colorado. Containing accurate, up-to-date prospecting information...

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (September 01, 2015)

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...

Gold Panning the Pacific Northwest

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (May 01, 2015)

Gold Panning the Pacific Northwest is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in the pacific northwest region. Containing accurate,...

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (October 02, 2012)

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to 80 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,...

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

by Pascal Godefroit Indiana University Press (July 05, 2012)

In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially...

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (October 07, 2014)

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains is a field guide to more than 130 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently sized to...

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (January 14, 2014)

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Southwest. Conveniently sized to fit in your...

Help, I Have to Teach Rock and Mineral Identification and I'm Not a Geologist!

by Tracy Dj Barnhart Giverny Press (October 19, 2017)

Help, I Have to Teach Rock and Mineral Identification and I’m Not a Geologist! is the definitive guide for teachers and home school parents who teach geology. This book provides the details that an elementary,...

Rockhounding Montana

by Montana Hodges & Robert Feldman Falcon Guides (October 15, 2015)

With this informative, fully updated and revised guide, you can explore the mineral-rich region of Montana. It describes the state's best rockhounding sites and covers popular and commerical sites as well as...

Cataclysms: A New Geology for the Twenty-First Century

by Michael R. Rampino Columbia University Press (August 22, 2017)

In 1980, the science world was stunned when a maverick team of researchers proposed that a massive meteor strike had wiped the dinosaurs and other fauna from the Earth 66 million years ago. Scientists found...

Geology in the Nineteenth Century

by Mott T. Greene Cornell University Press

In this clear and comprehensive introduction to developments in geological theory during the nineteenth century, Mott T. Greene asserts that the standard accounts of nineteenth-century geology, which dwell on...

The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes

by Richard Firestone, Allen West & Simon Warwick-Smith Bear & Company (June 05, 2006)

Newly discovered scientific proof validating the legends and myths of ancient floods, fires, and weather extremes

• Presents new scientific evidence revealing the cause of the end of the last ice age and the...

The Spiritual Technology of Ancient Egypt

by Edward F. Malkowski & Christopher Dunn Inner Traditions (October 03, 2007)

How ancient Egyptians understood quantum theory

• Investigates the history of how modern religion and the Age of Science were inspired by the sacred science of the ancients

• Examines how quantum theory...

Triassic Life on Land: The Great Transition

by Hans-Dieter Sues & Nicholas C. Fraser Columbia University Press (April 28, 2010)

The Triassic period is generally viewed as the beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs. For paleontologists, however, it also marks the rise of the world's first modern land ecosystems.

Over the past three decades,...

Gold Panning California

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (June 01, 2017)

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...

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

by Donald R. Prothero Columbia University Press (January 02, 2018)

Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. In The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks, Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In...

Principles of Physical Geography

by Francis J. Monkhouse Philosophical Library (January 15, 1964)

This comprehensive study is concerned with the solid rocks, the seas and oceans, our enveloping atmosphere, the soil and the “green mantle” of natural vegetation—as they interrelate in man’s physical...

A Wilder Time

by William E. Glassley Bellevue Literary Press (February 13, 2018)

“Very few people have spent as much time as William E. Glassley in such deep wilderness. So it would behoove us to pay attention even if he had not brought back such a fascinating, lovely, and useful set of...

Disaster Deferred: How New Science Is Changing our View of Earthquake Hazards in the Midwest

by Seth Stein Columbia University Press (October 15, 2010)

Known as the New Madrid seismic zone, the Midwestern rift between two geologic plates on the continental US has led many people to believe in strong likelihood of an imminent and hugely destructive earthquake...

Rocks and Minerals : 2nd Grade Science Workbook Series

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

What makes the Earth unique in the solar system? Look into the composition of the planet, particularly the kind of rocks and minerals found here, and your child will understand why life exists. The purpose of...

Rocks Gems and Minerals for Kids Facts Photos and Fun Childrens Rock Mineral Books Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

The Earth is home to hidden gems, rocks and other natural wonders. This workbook will showcase some of them in the hopes of inspiring the young to learn. By making this book very attractive, a child will learn...

The Mountains That Remade America

by Craig H. Jones University of California Press (September 05, 2017)

From ski towns to national parks, fresh fruit to environmental lawsuits, the Sierra Nevada has changed the way Americans live. Where there was gold to be mined (and where there was not) redefined land, mineral,...

Of Rocks, Mountains and Jasper

by Chris Yorath & Ben Gadd Dundurn (November 28, 2016)

A resource for understanding the regions geology and seeing the evidence of important processes typical of the unique geological system in Jasper National Park.

Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle¿s Topography

by David B. Williams University of Washington Press (November 30, 2015)

Residents and visitors in today�s Seattle would barely recognize the landscape that its founding settlers first encountered. As the city grew, its leaders and inhabitants dramatically altered its topography...

Geology By Design: Interpreting Rocks and Their Catastrophic Record

by Carl Froede Jr. Master Books (August 01, 2007)

From the acclaimed Creation Research Society, this technical study of rock strata, and the fossils found therein, gives a solidly scientific rationale for believing in a young earth. This advanced guide is ideal...