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    Roadside Geology of Washington

    Roadside Geology of Washington Lowest new price: $17.64
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    Author: Marli B. Miller

    Washington is alive with geologic activity: It’s home to the most active volcanoes in the lower 48, earthquakes regularly rattle the populated Puget Sound region, the potential of landslides increases with each soaking rain, and tsunami evacuation routes alert tourists in Olympic National Park to the active plate boundary just off the coast. The only geologic hazard Washingtonians need not fear, at least not with the continued trend of global warming, is another Ice Age flood. More than forty of the biggest floods known in the history of Earth scoured the Channeled Scabland of eastern Washington, the most recent only about 15,000 years ago.
    Since the first edition of Roadside Geology of Washington appeared on the book shelves in 1984, several generations of geologists have studied the wild assortment of rocks in the Evergreen State, from 45-million-year-old sandstone exposed in sea cliffs at Cape Flattery to 1.4-billion-year-old sandstone near Spokane. In between are the rugged granitic and metamorphic peaks of the North Cascades, the volcanic flows of Mt. Rainier and the other active volcanoes of the Cascade magmatic arc, and the 2-mile-thick flood basalts of the Columbia Basin. With the help of this brand new, completely updated second edition, you can appreciate spectacular geologic features along more than forty of Washington’s highways.

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    Spectrum Geography, Grade 6: World

    Spectrum Geography, Grade 6: World Lowest new price: $5.60
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    Brand: Carson-Dellosa
    Model: 704661

    Winding through purple mountains majesties and amber waves of grain, the standards-based Spectrum Geography: World for grade 6 guides your child’s understanding of ecosystems, world religions, current events, human migration, and more using colorful illustrations and informational text.

    Spectrum Geography is an engaging geography resource that goes beyond land formations and maps―it opens up children’s perspectives through local, national, and global adventures without leaving their seats.

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    Roadside Geology of Colorado

    Roadside Geology of Colorado Lowest new price: $17.67
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    Author: Felicie Williams
    Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company

    The third edition of this popular guide is now even better―it’s full color. Colorado’s multihued rocks―from white and red sandstones to green shales and pink granites―are vividly splashed across the pages in stunning color photographs. Detailed color maps and diagrams clearly distill the state’s complex bedrock geology. Updated text includes information about new discoveries, such as the mastodons and other Pleistocene fossils found at Snowmass, and new parks, such as Chimney Rock National Monument. Roadside Geology of Colorado is a must-have for any Colorado rock enthusiast.

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    Essentials of Geology (13th Edition)

    Essentials of Geology (13th Edition) Lowest new price: $134.99
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    Author: Frederick K. Lutgens

    For introductory physical geology courses.

     

    Using dynamic media to bring geology to life

    From the renowned Lutgens/Tarbuck/Tasa team, the 13th Edition of  Essentials of Geology  continues to elevate the text’s readability, illustrations, and focus on basic principles. This revision incorporates a structured learning path and reliable, consistent framework for mastering the chapter concepts. With a fully integrated mobile media program that includes new Mobile Field Trip and Project Condor quadcopter videos as well as new animations and videos, this edition provides a unique, interactive, and engaging learning experience for readers.

     

    Also available with Mastering Geology

    Mastering™ Geology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.


    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


    If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geology, search for:


     0134663772 / 9780134663777 Essentials of Geology Plus Mastering Geology with eText -- Access Card Package

     

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    • 0134609042 / 9780134609041 Mastering Geology with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Essentials of Geology
    Essentials of Geology , 13th  Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.

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    Roadside Geology of Oregon

    Roadside Geology of Oregon Lowest new price: $16.49
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    Author: Marli B. Miller
    Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company

    When the first edition of Roadside Geology of Oregon was published in 1978, it was revolutionary―the first book in a series designed to educate, inspire, and wow nongeologists. Back then, the implications of plate tectonic theory were only beginning to shape geologic research and discussion. Geologists hadn’t yet learned that Oregon’s Klamath and Blue Mountains were pieces of far-traveled island arcs and ocean basins that had been piled against the growing North American continent. Steaming volcanoes, ghost forests, recent landslides, and towns heated with geothermal energy attest to Oregon’s still-prominent position at the edge of an active tectonic plate.
    Author, photographer, and geologist Marli Miller has written a completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon’s geology. Spectacular photographs showcase the state’s splendor while also helping readers understand geologic processes at work. Roadside Geology of Oregon, Second Edition, is a must-have for every Oregon resident, student, and rockhound.

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    Lake Superior Rocks and Minerals (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides)

    Lake Superior Rocks and Minerals (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides) Lowest new price: $8.62
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    Author: Bob Lynch

    Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of the Lake Superior region! This handy book by Bob Lynch and Dan R. Lynch features comprehensive entries for 75 rocks and minerals found in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, from common rocks to rare finds. The authors know rocks and took their own incredible, full-color, sharp photographs to depict the detail needed for identification―no more guessing from line drawings. The entries are organized by area, so you can find rocks unique to each state or common to all three. With professional pictures and all the details you need to know―including what to look for and where to look for it―identifying and collecting is more fun and informative than ever!

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    Michigan Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Great Lake State (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides)

    Michigan Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Great Lake State (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides) Lowest new price: $6.80
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    Author: Dan R. Lynch
    Brand: Dan R Lynch

    Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of the Great Lake State! This handy book by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch features comprehensive entries for 96 rocks and minerals found in Michigan, from common rocks to rare finds. The authors know rocks and took their own incredible, full-color, sharp photographs to depict the detail needed for identification―no more guessing from line drawings. Entries are organized alphabetically, and the easy-to-use format means you’ll quickly find what you need to know. With professional pictures and all the important details―including what to look for and where to look for it―identifying and collecting is more fun and informative than ever!

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    Salt Tectonics, Sediments and Prospectivity - Special Publication 363 (Geological Society Special Publication)

    Salt Tectonics, Sediments and Prospectivity - Special Publication 363 (Geological Society Special Publication) Lowest new price: $240.00
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    Author: G I Alsop

    In this timely volume, geoscientists from both industry and academia present a contemporary view of salt at a global scale. The studies examine the influence of salt on synkinematic sedimentation, its role in basin evolution and tectonics, and ultimately in hydrocarbon prospectivity. Recent improvements in seismic reflection, acquisition and processing techniques have led to significant advances in the understanding of salt and sediment interactions, both along the flanks of vertical or overturned salt margins, and in subsalt plays such as offshore Brazil. The book is broadly separated into five major themes covering a variety of geographical and process-linked topics. These are: halokinetic sequence stratigraphy, salt in passive margin settings, Central European salt basins, deformation within and adjacent to salt, and salt in contractional settings and salt glaciers.

    The Geological Society of London

    Founded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society in the world, and one of the largest publishers in the Earth sciences.

    The Society publishes a wide range of high-quality peer-reviewed titles for academics and professionals working in the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable international reputation for the quality of its work.

    The many areas in which we publish in include:

    -Petroleum geology
    -Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics
    -Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology
    -Volcanology, magmatic studies and geochemistry
    -Remote sensing
    -History of geology
    -Regional geology guides


    Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California

    Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California Lowest new price: $17.58
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    Author: David Alt

    California’s geology makes headlines when faults shift, volcanoes puff steam, and coastal bluffs fall into the sea. The latest edition of this popular book explores the state’s recent rumblings and tremulous past with the aid of full color illustrations. Spectacular photographs showcase multihued rock, from red chert and green serpentinite to blue schist and gray granite. The color geologic road maps, based on the 2010 Geologic Map of California, are detailed and easy to read. The geologic information, particularly for the Klamath Mountains, Modoc Plateau, and northern Sierra Nevada, has been updated to reflect the more recent geologic understanding of these complex areas. For your next road trip, replace your tattered, dog-eared copy of the old edition with this gorgeous new volume.

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    Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

    Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 Lowest new price: $6.00
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    Author: Simon Winchester
    Brand: Winchester, Simon

    Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogotá and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significant of all -- in view of today's new political climate -- the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy among fundamentalist Muslims, one of the first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings anywhere. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event.

    This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

    It may seem a stretch to connect a volcanic eruption with civil and religious unrest in Indonesia today, but Simon Winchester makes a compelling case. Krakatoa tells the frightening tale of the biggest volcanic eruption in history using a blend of gentle geology and narrative history. Krakatoa erupted at a time when technologies like the telegraph were becoming commonplace and Asian trade routes were being expanded by northern European companies. This bustling colonial backdrop provides an effective canvas for the suspense leading up to August 27th, 1883, when the nearby island of Krakatoa would violently vaporize. Winchester describes the eruption through the eyes of its survivors, and readers will be as horrified and mesmerized as eyewitnesses were as the death toll reached nearly 40,000 (almost all of whom died from tsunamis generated by the unimaginably strong shock waves of the eruption). Ships were thrown miles inshore, endless rains of hot ash engulfed those towns not drowned by 100 foot waves, and vast rafts of pumice clogged the hot sea. The explosion was heard thousands of miles away, and the eruption's shock wave traveled around the world seven times. But the book's biggest surprise is not the riveting catalog of the volcano's effects; rather, it is Winchester's contention that the Dutch abandonment of their Indonesian colonies after the disaster left local survivors to seek comfort in radical Islam, setting the stage for a volatile future for the region. --Therese Littleton

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