Geology

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  1. Book ImageEarth: The Operators' Manual

    Richard B. Alley

    The book—companion to a PBS series—that proves humans are causing global warming and offers a path to the future.More

  2. Book ImageThe Mountains of Saint Francis: Discovering the Geologic Events That Shaped Our Earth

    Walter Alvarez

    The major new work by the best-selling author of T. Rex and the Crater of Doom--a fascinating history.More

  3. Book ImageIntroduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface

    H. Robert Burger, Craig H. Jones, Anne F. Sheehan

    Introduction to Applied Geophysics covers the fundamental principles and common methods of exploration geophysics, preparing students for field study of the shallow subsurface.More

  4. Book ImageOrigins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith

    "An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology." —Kirkus ReviewsMore

  5. Book ImageParks and Plates: The Geology of Our National Parks, Monuments, and Seashores

    Robert J. Lillie

    Many of our national parks, monuments, and seashores were established because of their inspiring geological features—from the geysers of Yellowstone to the granite peaks of Yosemite.More

  6. Book ImageEarth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics

    Ben A. van der Pluijm, Stephen Marshak

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics takes a balanced approach to the subject—emphasizing links between structural features at all scales (microscopic, hand-specimen, outcrop, mountain-range) and deformation processes.More

  7. Book ImageThe Nemesis Affair: A Story of the Death of Dinosaurs and the Ways of Science

    David M. Raup

    "David Raup is, to put it baldly and justly, the world's most brilliant paleontologist."-Stephen Jay GouldMore

  8. Book ImageWhy the Earth Quakes: The Story of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori, Michael Lilly

    “At last an inviting book on earthquakes, written by scientists whose easily understandable prose takes us on a tour not only of seismology but also of modern building technologies, volcanoes, and that California constant, the magnificent rubbing and pushing of tectonic plates beneath us.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book ReviewMore

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