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1 BARNES, F. A. Canyon Country Geology: No. 11.
Wasatch Publishers, Salt Lake City: 1988. Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. Has a slight coffee stain along the margin on some of the pages. 

Price: 6.89 USD
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2 BASS, LIN. Science Close-up: Rocks.
Western Publishing Company, Inc., Racine: 1991. 0307128520 / 9780307128522 s Softcover. Good condition. 
For the young reader. Describes, with illustrations, the different types of Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic rocks. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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3 BRANDER, BRUCE. The River Nile.
National Geographic: 1966. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is damaged on 1/4 inch at top 

Price: 9.50 USD
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4 BROWN, CYNTHIA LIGHT; BAKER, ERIC (ILLUSTRATONS) . Geology Of The Great Plains And Mountain West: Investigate How The Earth Was Formed - With 15 Projects.
Nomad Press, White River Junction: 2011. First Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Designed for kids ages 9-12 who will have fun learning how geology and physical geography are intertwined as they explore the unique setting of he Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. The region includes the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Terrain, climate and the great movements of the earth impact the rivers, lakes, plains, and mountains of America's heartland. Brimming with fascinating facts and educational sidebars, kids will learn about big concepts in physical geography, such as how the Rocky Mountains affect climate, why the Great Plains don't have volcanoes, and why the largest river system in North America meanders across the middle of the continent. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.48 USD
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5 BUCHANAN, REX (EDITOR). Kansas Geology: An Introduction To Landscapes, Rocks, Minerals, And Fossils.
Kansas Geological Survey: 2010. Second Edition, Revised and Updated. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
What are the state's outstanding landforms, and where are they found? How were Kansas rocks and minerals formed? Why is Kansas world famous among fossil collectors? How does one "read the rocks" to find evidence of ancient oceans, earthquakes, and even volcanoes in Kansas? Learn all that and much more in this new edition of a classic work designed for both general readers and geologists. Like the original edition, first published in 1984, the revised edition of Kansas Geology is heavily illustrated with photographs and line drawings, many of them in full color, plus maps and figures. The introduction sketches Kansas geologic history; discusses how Kansas fits into the geology of the North American continent; explores the concepts of geologic time, labeling, and periods; and describes the natural forces of deposition and erosion. The section on landscapes focuses on the geologic and natural features of Kansas—those that can be seen on the surface—by describing the characteristics of its eleven physiographic regions. The chapters on rocks and minerals describe what they are composed of, how they were formed, and where they are found. This section includes discussions of sedimentary rocks—limestones, sandstones, shales, chalk—as well as mineral fuels, minerals, and sedimentary structures. Another chapter reviews Kansas fossil history, describes common fossils and their locations, and explains why Kansas is world famous among fossil collectors. The book also includes a special guide to noteworthy geological formations along Interstate 70 that pinpoints exact spots where interesting landform features can be observed. The new edition has been revised throughout and includes a new and updated version of the guide to the geology along Interstate 70; new photographs that reflect changes in the landscape since the book was originally published; and the latest terminology for the names of geologic periods and individual rock layers. "An excellent and accurate summary of the geologic materials of Kansas intended for readers with little or no background in earth science. . . . Refreshing and informative."—Great Plains Quarterly "Presents a vivid history of the creatures who lived millions of years ago in Kansas and describes how both the animals and the landscape evolved in a state world famous for its fossil deposits."—American West "Might just be a vacation traveler's survival guide. . . . For native or non-native Kansas travelers, a geologic guidebook that helps distinguish the beauty and fascination of the plains."—Manhattan Mercury "Would you believe that sharks once swam in the middle of the North American continent? Or that flying reptiles with a wingspan of 20 feet existed, not only in the movies, but actually? These are just two fossils represented among the many illustrations in this interesting and informative book."—Coffeyville Journal REX BUCHANAN is Deputy Director of the Kansas Geological Survey and coauthor of the newly revised and updated Roadside Kansas: A Kansas Guide to Its Geology and Land. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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6 BURZYNSKI, MICHAEL; MARCEAU, ANNE. Rocks Adrift: The Geology Of Gros Morne National Park.
Gros Morne Co-operating Association, Canada: 1995. Second Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Gros Morne National Park was established as a permanently protected site by the government of Canada in 1973. The park is a wild landscape of fjords, seacoast, forest, and mountains, but it was geology that led to Gros Morne's designation as a site of world- wide natural significance. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.79 USD
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7 CALDER, NIGEL. The Restless Earth: A Report On The New Geology.
Viking Press, New York: 1972. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In the late 1960s a group of young earth scientists advanced a bold new theory of the earth which has since revolutionized their field and given us a new story of the earth's history. In this thorough and remarkable book, the result of research and filming in sixteen countries in preparation for a ninety-minute television special, Nigel Calder tells the story, based on the theory of plate tectonics. Color and b&w illustrations, as well as an index. 
Price: 8.31 USD
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8 COLEMAN, SATIS N. Volcanoes New And Old.
The John Day Company, New York: 1946. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Spine is torn. Library discard. 

Price: 4.51 USD
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9 DANA, JAMES D. The Geological Story Briefly Told: An Introduction To Geology For The General Reader And For Beginners In The Science.
IIson, Blakeman, Taylor, and Company, New York and Chicago: 1875. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. 
The book is divided into three sections: Part I. - Rocks, or What the Earth is Made Of; Part II. - Causes in Geology, and their Effects; and Part III. - Historical Geology. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.20 USD
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10 DECKER, ROBERT AND BARBARA. Volcanoes.
W. H. Freeman, NY: 1989. 0716718510 / 9780716718512 Revised and updated Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Takes into account all the latest volcanic events and advances in knowledge, from dramatic coverage of Mount St. Helens and Kilauea to absorbing discussions of techniques for forecasting volcanic eruptions. Includes Index. 
Price: 6.46 USD
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11 EMMONS, WILLIAM H.; THIEL, GEORGE A. THIEL; STAUFFER, CLINTON R. & ALLISON, IRA S. Geology: Principle And Processes.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1955. Fourth Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Designed to challenge the interest of the student looking for a cultural course in natural science, and at the same time provide a sound basic prsentation for the student who plans a major in earth sciences. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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12 ERICKSON, JON. Quakes, Eruptions And Other Geologic Cataclysms.
Facts On File, New York: 1993. 0816029490 / 9780816029495 First Edition. The Changing Earth Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Exposes the varied processes behind (and beneath) all of the major geologic hazards, from earthquakes and volcanoes to floods and landslides; from dust storms and glaciation to meteor showers and mass extinctions. Contains more than 100 photographs and 50 line drawings depicting the carnage wrought by these natural disasters, as well as what's happening underground while they occur. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.71 USD
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13 FLINT, RICHARD FOSTER & SKINNER, BRIAN J. Introduction To Physical Geology.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York: April 1974. 0471264407 / 9780471264408 Second Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair Condition. 
This book, a successor to the long line of Yale textbooks of physical geology, has been written in sharp realization if the revolution that has occurred in Earth Science, and of the need to mke the new facts and ideas intelligible in well-integrated form to students at the beginning level. Roks and minerals are treated, not as cataogues but as organizations of matter that take part in Earth's cyclical dynamic processes. Includes an index. 
Price: 8.27 USD
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14 FRIED, JOHN J. Life Along The San Andreas Fault.
Saturday Review Press, New York: 0841502331 / 9780841502338 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 17.58 USD
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15 FRIEND, SANDRA. Sinkholes.
Pineapple Press, Sarasota: 2002. 1561642584 / 9781561642588 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Presents the full spectrum of sinkholes: Where do they happen? Why do they happen? How do they happen? How do they affect us? While Florida seems to have more than its fair share of sinkholes, sinkholes happen worldwide - from the valleys in the high Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the Adriatic Sea. With many colorful photos, this book illustrates how sinkholes are an important part of our natural environment, though they're often taken for granted. An extensive glossary helps simplify the terms used thoughout the book. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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16 GARDNER, JAMES V.; FIELD, MICHAEL E. & TWICHELL, DAVID C. (EDITORS). Geology Of The United States Seafloor: The View From Gloria.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 052143310X / 9780521433105 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Presents new, definitive studies of the seafloor adjacent to various regions of the United States--the West Coast, East Coast, Alaskan margin, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean - from the GLORIA long-range sidescan sonar images, complementary seismic profiling, and magnetic surveys. This spectacular dataset provides a new insight into the structural evolution of the seafloor, and the sedimentary processes that have modified it. Such a comprehensive interpretation of the images, in the context of the geology and geological processes of the seafloor, is presented here for the first time. New concepts have emerged and scientists have garnered much new knowledge as a result of this surveying. Geology of the United States' Seafloor will be useful to the broad range of advanced students and scientists studying the continental margins and the seafloors of the world. The contents of the book is as follows: Foreword G. W. Hill; Introduction to volume J. V. Gardner; Part I. The GLORIA System and Data Processing: 1. The USGS GLORIA system M. L. Somers; 2. Processing and manipulating GLORIA sidescan sonar images P. S. Chavez, Jr., J. A. Anderson, S. C. Sides and J. Bowell; Part II. US East Coast EEZ: Introduction and summary to US East Coast J. M. Robb, W. P. Dillon, D. W. O'Leary and P. Popenoe; 3. The timing and spatial relations of submarine canyon erosion and mass movement on the New England continental slope and rise D. W. O'Leary; 4. Characteristics of the continental slope and rise off North Carolina from GLORIA and seismic-reflection data: the interaction of downslope and contour current processes P. Popenoe and W. P. Dillon; Part III. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean EEZ: Introduction and summary to Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean EEZ D. C. Twichell, K. M. Scanlon and W. P. Dillon; 5. Breaching the levee of a channel on the Mississippi Fan D. C. Twichell, W. C. Schwab, N. H. Kenyon and H. J. Lee; 6. Morphology of carbonate escarpments as an indicator of erosional processes; 7. Sedimentary processes in the salt deformation province of the Texas and Louisiana continental slope D. C. Twichell and C. M. Delorey; 8. Sedimentary processes in a tectonically active region: Puerto Rico north insular slope K. M. Scanlon and D. G. Masson; 9. A review of the tectonic problems of the strike-slip northern boundary of the Caribbean plate and examination by GLORIA W. P. Dillon, N. T. Edgar, K. M. Scanlon and D. F. Coleman; Part IV. US West Coast EEZ: Introduction and summary of US West Coast EEZ J. V. Gardner and M. E. Field; 10. Discrimination of fluid seeps on the convergent Oregon continental margin with GLORIA imagery B. Carson, V. Paskevich, E. Seke and M. L. Holmes; 11. A meandering channel at the base of the Gorda Escarpment D. A. Cacchione, D. E. Drake and J. V. Gardner; 12. The morphology, processes, and evolution of Monterey fan: a revisit J. V. Gardner, R. G. Bohannon, M. E. Field and D. G. Masson; 13. Ground-truth studies of west coast and Gulf of Mexico submarine fans H. J. Lee, R. E. Kayen, B. D. Edwards, M. E. Field, J. V. Gardner, W. C. Schwab and D. C. Twichell; 14. Morphology of small submarine fans, inner California continental borderland B. D. Edwards, M. E. Field and N. H. Kenyon; Part V. Alaskan EEZ: Introduction and summary Of Alaskan EEZ H. A Karl and P. R. Carlson; 15. Sediment pathways in the Gulf of Alaska, from beach to abyssal plain P. R. Carlson, A. J. Stevenson, T. R. Bruns, D. M. Mann and Q. J. Huggett; 16. Sedimentation along the fore-arc region of the Aleutian Island Arc, Alaska M. R. Dobson, H. Karl and T. L. Vallier; 17. Aleutian Basin of the Bering Sea: styles of sedimentation and canyon development H. A. Karl, P. R. Carlson and J. V. Gardner; 18. Geology of the Kula Paleo-Plate, North Pacific Ocean T. L. Vallier, D. G. Masson, H. A. Karl, L. Prueher, C. A. Mortera-Gutierrez and T. E. Chase. "A great book, cambridge and the editors are to be congratulated." Christopher Kendall, The Leading Edge 
Price: 112.10 USD
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17 GRANDE, LANCE & AUGUSTYN, ALLISON. Gems And Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty Oof The Mineral World.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Gems are objects of wealth, icons of beauty, and emblems of the very best of everything. They are kept as signs of prestige or power. Given as tokens of love and affection, they also come in a kaleidoscopic array of hues and can be either mineral or organic. Gems can command a person's gaze in the way they play with light and express rich color. And they can evoke feelings of passion, greed, mystery, and warmth. For millennia, gems have played an important role in human culture: they have significant value, both financially and within folklore and mythology. But just what are gems, exactly? This lavishly illustrated volume—the most ambitious publication of its kind—provides a general introduction to gems and natural gemstones, conveying their timeless beauty and exploring similarities among different species and varieties. Gems and Gemstones features nearly 300 color images of the cut gems, precious and semiprecious stones, gem-quality mineral specimens, and fine jewelry to be unveiled in a new Grainger Hall of Gems at The Field Museum in Chicago this October. The book and exhibition's overarching theme will be the relationship between finished gems and their natural origin: while beautiful as faceted and polished pieces of jewelry, gems are often just as lovely—or even more so—as gemstones in their natural state. For example, an aquamarine or emerald as originally found in a mine with its natural crystal faces can be as stunning as any cut and polished gem prepared for a ring, bracelet, or charm. Thoughtful of both ancient and modern times, Gems and Gemstones also includes fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden the historical portrait of each specimen. When Harry Winston, for instance, donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian in 1958, he sent it through the U.S. mail wrapped in plain brown paper. And for anyone who has ever marveled at the innovations of top jewelry designers, Gems and Gemstones features a dazzling array of polished stones, gold objects, and creations from around the world. Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, amethysts, pearls, topaz, amber—every major gem gets its due in what will be an invaluable source on the subject for years to come. Winner of Association of American Publishers: PROSE Book Award. 
Price: 42.51 USD
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18 HAMBLIN, W. KENNETH. The Earth's Dynamic Systems: A Textbook In Physical Geology.
Burgess Publishing, Minneapolis: 1985. 0808747428 / 9780808747420 Fourth Edition. h Hardcover with no dustjacket, as issued. Good reading copy. 
Chapters are entitled, "The Planet Earth," "The Earth's Dynamic System," "Matter and Energy," "Minerals," "Igneous Rocks," "Sedimentary Rocks," "Metamorphic Rocks," "Geologic Time," "Weathering," "River Systems," "Processes of Stream Erosion and Deposition," "Evolution of Landforms," "Ground-Water Systems," "Glacial Systems," "Shoreline Systems," "Eolian Systems," "Plate Tectonics," "The Earth's Seismicity," "Volcanism," "Crustal Deformation," "Evolution of the Ocean Basins," "Evolution of the Continents," "Environment, Resources, and Energy," "Planetary Geology." Also includes a glossary and an index. 
Price: 24.46 USD
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19 HARLOW, GEORGE; PRINZ, MARTIN; PETERS, JOSEPH. Simon & Schuster's Guide To Rocks & Minerals.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1978. 0671244175 / 9780671244170 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 12.59 USD
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20 HODGSON, ROBERT A. (CHIEF EDITOR); GAY, JR., S. PARKER & BENJAMINS, JANET Y. (EDITORS). Proceedings Of The First International Conference On The New Basement Tectonics: Salt Lake City, Utah - June 3-7, 1974.
The Utah Geological Association, Salt Lake City: 1974. First Edition. Utah Geological Association Publication No. 5. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Water stains on the edges. Signed by the Editor. 
Contains all the papers presented at the First International Conference on the New Basement Techtonics. It constituted the first meeting of earth scientists devoted entirely to the discussion of the occurrence, origin and economic significance of the local and regional linear features of the Earth's surface. 
Price: 59.38 USD
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