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    The Secret Knowledge of Water : Discovering the Essence of the American Desert

    The Secret Knowledge of Water : Discovering the Essence of the American Desert Lowest new price: $5.51
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    Author: Craig Childs
    Brand: Hatchette Book Group

    Deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to seasoned explorers. Craig Childs has spent years in the deserts of the American West, and his treks through arid lands in search of water reveal the natural world at its most extreme.

    The "essence of the American desert," as the subtitle of Craig Childs's book has it, is water. A desert, by definition, lacks it, but when water does come, it comes in torrential, sometimes devastating abundance. Childs, a thirtysomething desert rat with a vast knowledge of the Southwest's remote corners, knows this fact well. "Most rain falling anywhere but the desert comes slow enough that it is swallowed by the soil without comment," he observes. "Desert rains, powerful and sporadic, tend to hit the ground, gather into floods, and are gone before the water can sink five inches into the ground."

    The travels that Childs recounts in this vivid narrative take him from places sometimes parched, sometimes swimming, from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the dry limestone tanks of the lava-strewn Sonoran Desert. As he travels, Childs gives a close reading of the desert landscape ("the moral," he writes at one point, "is that if you know the land and its maps, you might live"), observing the rocks, plants, animals, and people that call it home. Some of his adventures will remind readers of Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire--save that Childs writes without Abbey's bluster, and with a measured lyricism that well suits the achingly lovely back canyons and cactus forests of the Southwest. By turns travelogue, ecological treatise, and meditative essay, Childs's book will speak to anyone who has spent time under desert skies, wondering when the next drop of rain might fall. --Gregory McNamee

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    Gold Panning the Pacific Northwest: A Guide to the Area’s Best Sites for Gold

    Gold Panning the Pacific Northwest: A Guide to the Area’s Best Sites for Gold Lowest new price: $14.35
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    Author: Garret Romaine
    Brand: Garret Romaine

    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, up-to-date prospecting information for all known panning areas in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The write-ups for each locale include driving directions, GPS coordinates, historical information, land ownership restrictions, full-color photos, and geological background.

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    • Full-color images
    • GPS coordinates
    • Geology basics
    • Tools of the trade for every level of collector
    • Rules and regulations
    • Polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures

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    The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job (Springer Praxis Books)

    The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job (Springer Praxis Books) Lowest new price: $44.95
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    Author: Emily Lakdawalla

    This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet: Curiosity. It is a one-ton robot with two brains, seventeen cameras, six wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This essential reference to the Curiosity mission explains the engineering behind every system on the rover, from its rocket-powered jetpack to its radioisotope thermoelectric generator to its fiendishly complex sample handling system. Its lavishly illustrated text explains how all the instruments work -- its cameras, spectrometers, sample-cooking oven, and weather station -- and describes the instruments' abilities and limitations. It tells you how the systems have functioned on Mars, and how scientists and engineers have worked around problems developed on a faraway planet: holey wheels and broken focus lasers. And it explains the grueling mission operations schedule that keeps the rover working day in and day out.  

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    The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah's Flood Explain the Grand Canyon?

    The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah's Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? Lowest new price: $16.71
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    Brand: Kregel Publications

    -Could the Grand Canyon’s rock layers have formed in a single year of Noah’s flood? -Why are there no dinosaur, bird or mammal fossils in the canyon’s layers? -How do we know that radiometric dating methods are reliable? -How can we tell what happened in the unobserved past? -How long did it take to carve out the canyon? -Is Young Earth Creationism really biblical? Learn the answers to these questions and more to understand how the Grand Canyon testifies to an old earth. Insights from top geologists, highlighted by stunning photographs, provide a memorable guide to these ancient wonders of creation.

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    Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho

    Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho Lowest new price: $17.03
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    Author: Shawn Willsey

    Southern Idaho is a geologic jackpot. Etched in its rugged mountains, incredibly young lava fields, and steep-walled canyons lie compelling evidence of amazing geologic events, including breccia from one of the largest meteorite impacts in the world. Join geology professor and author Shawn Willsey as he uses clear prose, concise illustrations, and dramatic photographs to tell the stories of 23 amazing geologic sites. Learn how Ice Age floods carved the Snake River Canyon, how tree molds and lava tubes formed at Craters of the Moon, why 200 individuals of Idaho’s state fossil―the Hagerman Horse―died and were preserved in one place, and where the land surface ruptured during the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake.

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    Ancient Landscapes of Western North America: A Geologic History with Paleogeographic Maps

    Ancient Landscapes of Western North America: A Geologic History with Paleogeographic Maps Lowest new price: $23.39
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    Author: Ronald C. Blakey

    Allow yourself to be taken back into deep geologic time when strange creatures roamed the Earth and Western North America looked completely unlike the modern landscape.  Volcanic islands stretched from Mexico to Alaska, most of the Pacific Rim didn’t exist yet, at least not as widespread dry land; terranes drifted from across the Pacific to dock on Western Americas’ shores creating mountains and more volcanic activity.  Landscapes were transposed north or south by thousands of kilometers along huge fault systems.  Follow these events through paleogeographic maps that look like satellite views of ancient Earth.  Accompanying text takes the reader into the science behind these maps and the geologic history that they portray.  The maps and text unfold the complex geologic history of the region as never seen before.

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    The Universe Next Door: A Journey through 55 Alternative Realities, Parallel Worlds and Possible Futures (New Scientist)

    The Universe Next Door: A Journey through 55 Alternative Realities, Parallel Worlds and Possible Futures (New Scientist) Lowest new price: $10.37
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    A journey through 55 alternative realities, parallel worlds and possible futures.

    It's lucky you're here. But for a series of incredible coincidences and roads not taken, your life could be very different. The same goes for reality. We live in just one of many possible worlds. In others, dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the Moon first, time flows backwards and everyone is vegetarian.

    And that's just for starters. What if the laws of physics were different? If we really did live in a multiverse? If robots became smarter than us? If humans were wiped off the face of the planet?

    Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through these and dozens of other incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities, thought experiments and counterfactual histories -each shining a surprising and unexpected spotlight on life as we know it.

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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: $8.68
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    Author: Bob Lynch
    Brand: 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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    A Play for Oil: The Stories Behind the Discovery and Development of Oil and Gas

    A Play for Oil: The Stories Behind the Discovery and Development of Oil and Gas Lowest new price: $21.80
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    Author: Tim Daley

    You hold in your hands the most original guide to understanding the oil and gas world – from exploration and production to the related economics and geopolitics. Tim Daley has spent years travelling the world and living as an expatriate in a quest to secure resources and meet humanity’s energy demands. After several decades in the hydrocarbon business, he was keen to write a book about his experiences in an easily accessible language, enabling everyone to grasp the technicalities involved in evaluating the resources that lie beneath our feet.

    If you want to learn how hydrocarbons are discovered and produced, Tim’s explanations have the added colour of vivid descriptions of the sites discussed and allow you to meet some of the most important characters in the industry, and to gain new insights into this global industry. In addition, the depictions of key events and locations add an element of national politics and travelogue feel.

    This book is intended for all members of the general public interested in how hydrocarbon resources are discovered, providing a concise account of how oil geologists view the subsurface, and illustrated by the author’s personal experiences in countries around the world. The book will also be of interest to ex-oil industry workers, allow geologists to compare the author’s experiences to their own, and provide non-geologists essential insights into how the oil is won. Written in an informal style, it makes for a relaxing yet informative reading experience.


    Geodes: Nature's Treasures

    Geodes: Nature's Treasures Lowest new price: $19.95
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    Author: Brad Lee Cross

    In this book two renowned experts share their lifelong passion for geodes and their extensive knowledge of world-class geode deposits as they present the latest theories on the formation and occurrence of these amazing mineral gifts of nature. Visit the geode mines of Northern Mexico and Southern Brazil with Brad Cross. Learn the geode mining process and how the astonishing treasures hidden inside are uncovered. Travel with June Culp Zeitner as she explores vast geode deposits throughout the Midwestern U.S. that provide a recorded history of the ancient seas that once covered the land. Discover Florida's ocean harvest of unparalleled agatized geodes. Meet the close cousins of geodes--thundereggs, septarians and concretions. See over 140 full-color photos of geodes that defy description!

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