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    Geology of the Alps

    R863,00 R1 528,03
    The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent a superb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and have played a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives an up-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpine geology.

    The Basics of Geomorphology: Key Concepts

    Two globally respected geomorphologists explain the basics of landform science in 20 concepts. An accessible and student focused companion to the field.

    Sedimentary Rocks in the Field: A Colour Guide

    R584,00 R755,00
    A guide to the recognition and description of sedimentary rocks in the field. It aims to help the geologist know what to observe and record and how best to interpret this data and is of value to students, amateur enthusiasts and professional geologists.

    The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

    A witty, irreverent guide to the birth, development, and state-of-the-art of one of the most important theories in Earth Science. The book explains how modern plate tectonics accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and how it controls conditions at the Earth's surface, including global geography and climate.

    The Age of the Earth

    R598,00 R650,47
    Accessible to scientist and general reader alike, this definitive history and synthesis serves as a complete source of information for all of the methods, ancient and modern, used to derive the age of the earth.

    The Principles of Field Drainage

    First published in 1953, this book provides an account regarding field drainage for those involved in the organisation and supervision of the drainage process.

    Foundations of Engineering Geology

    Offers an overview of the aspects of geology that are most significant to civil engineers. This title covers sections that include those devoted to the main rock types, weathering, ground investigation, rock mass strength, failures of old mines, subsidence on peats and clays, sinkholes on limestone and chalk, and water in landslides.

    Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything

    Tells how scientists who were seeking to understand the past arrived at the ingenious techniques they now use to determine the age of objects and organisms. This book shows how scientists used ingenuity and inspiration to construct one of modern science's most significant accomplishments: a timescale for the earth's evolution and human prehistory.

    The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth: The Emergence of the Fourth Geosphere

    R725,00 R813,94
    Uniting the foundations of physics and biology, this groundbreaking multidisciplinary and integrative book explores life as a planetary process.

    The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction

    Crystallography and diffraction are widely used throughout science for studying structure. The aim of this book is to show, through relevant examples and without relying on complex mathematics, that the basic ideas behind crystallography and diffraction are simple and easily comprehensible.