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1 BOURDON, DAVID. Designing The Earth: The Human Impulse To Shape Nature.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York: 1995. 0810932245 / 9780810932241 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Moving across space and time, from prehistory to the present and around the world, this fascinating volume explores the many ways in which the earth has been transformed by human effort. In discerning text, more than 150 fabulous photographs - many of them taken by some of the world's premier aerial photographers - and arresting drawings, paintings, and other artworks, Designing the Earth examines such diverse works as clay dwellings in Chad and Mali, adobe pueblos in the American Southwest, mud-brick ziggurats in Babylon, ancient Egyptian funerary monuments, subterranean aqueducts in Iran, Native American effigy mounds, the Nazca lines of Peru, artificial lines in Japan, the Great Wall in China, Mount Rushmore, and earth-sheltered housing by Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as earthworks by contemporary artists such as Michael Heizer and Andy Goldsworthy. Includes an Index. 
Price: 42.23 USD
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2 CAPRICORN PRESS (EDITED & DESIGNED BY). Antarctica: Great Stories From The Frozen Continent.
Reader's Digest, Sydney: 1988. 0949819646 / 9780949819642 Revised Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The secrets of this vast continent were unlocked by a tiny handful of men - a few thousand at most - members of some 300 expeditions, It is their stories, illustrated with many rare photographs, paintings and drawings, that have been gathered together for the first time in such detail in this fascinating book. 
Price: 70.97 USD
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3 EDITORS OF LIFE & BARNETT, LINCOLN. The Wonders Of Life On Earth.
Time Inc., New York: 1960. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Tells the grand story of life itself: what it is, what has shaped it, and how - through ceaseless change and proliferation - it has unfolded the infinitely diverse panorama of flora and fauna that blank the globe today. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.92 USD
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4 FORTEY, RICHARD. Life: A Natural History Of The First Four Billion Yerars Of Life On Earth.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1998. 0375401199 / 9780375401190 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A magnificently daring and compulsively readable account of life on Earth based on the most original of all sources-the evidence of fossils. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.54 USD
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5 GINGERICH, OWEN; FOREWORD BY ISAAC, RANDY. God's Planet.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014 . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
With exoplanets being discovered daily, Earth is still the only planet we know of that is home to creatures who seek a coherent explanation for the structure, origins, and fate of the universe, and of humanity's place within it. Today, science and religion are the two major cultural entities on our planet that share this goal of coherent understanding, though their interpretation of evidence differs dramatically. Many scientists look at the known universe and conclude we are here by chance. The renowned astronomer and historian of science Owen Gingerich looks at the same evidence—along with the fact that the universe is comprehensible to our minds—and sees it as proof for the planning and intentions of a Creator-God. He believes that the idea of a universe without God is an oxymoron, a self-contradiction. God's Planet exposes the fallacy in thinking that science and religion can be kept apart. Gingerich frames his argument around three questions: Was Copernicus right, in dethroning Earth from its place at the center of the universe? Was Darwin right, in placing humans securely in an evolving animal kingdom? And was Hoyle right, in identifying physical constants in nature that seem singularly tuned to allow the existence of intelligent life on planet Earth? Using these episodes from the history of science, Gingerich demonstrates that cultural attitudes, including religious or antireligious beliefs, play a significant role in what passes as scientific understanding. The more rigorous science becomes over time, the more clearly God's handiwork can be comprehended. Owen Gingerich is Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science, Emeritus, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "[A] short, punchy, accessible, and thought-provoking book… What sets this book apart from others dealing with the science-religion debate is that rather than dealing in generalities, the author illustrates his viewpoint by focusing on three case studies related to the work of three scientists, Nicolaus Copernicus, Charles Darwin, and Fred Hoyle. The introduction of personal details concerning these thinkers makes what is already an easy read even more enjoyable and engaging."—Russell Stannard, The Christian Century "A rich volume you'll want to keep in your library."—John Farrell, Forbes (online) "Eminent scholar Gingerich shows how religious perspectives have played significant roles in major scientific discoveries and frameworks… This enlightened Christian's goal is to show that Steven J. Gould's allegedly non-overtapping magisteria (NOMA), namely science and religion, are actually constantly overlapping… God's Planet is fascinating in its wealth of information and insights."—V. V. Raman, Choice "I thought I knew all I needed to know about these characters—Copernicus, Darwin, Hoyle—who shaped our modern view of the cosmos. Now Owen Gingerich provides new facts and deeper understanding of all three of them."—Freeman Dyson "Astronomer-historian Owen Gingerich rebuts the claim made by Stephen Jay Gould that science and religion are 'non-overlapping magisteria' with no influence on each other. He does so by carefully analyzing three scientific discoveries whose full significance is only clarified through metascientific assessment. Gingerich's argument is scholarly, yet the writing is so clear and lively that it is readily accessible."—The Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS 
Price: 18.95 USD
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6 GRAENING, G. O.; FENOLLO, DANTE; SLAY, MICHAEL E. Cave Life Of Oklahoma And Arkansas: Exploration And Conservation Of Subterranean Biodiversity.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . Volume 10 in the Animal Natural History Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Speleobiology, the study of cave life, is a relatively new science. The diversity of species that live in caves, springs, and aquifers is just beginning to be documented, and much of the underground world has yet to be explored. The surveys of cave life reported in this book represent an important step forward in understanding the biodiversity of caves in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The project whose research led to the publication of Cave Life of Oklahoma and Arkansas began in the 1970s as a study of Ozark cavefish and expanded to encompass two states and involve a number of research topics and collaborators. The authors and their team donned snorkeling gear, cave suits, and climbing harnesses and descended into caves in Oklahoma and Arkansas to study, inventory, and photograph this hidden world. The result is a comprehensive checklist of the region's cave fauna, complete with descriptions of these rare animals' distribution and ecological niches. The cast of characters ranges from familiar and charismatic species, such as cave crayfish and gray bats, to rare and bizarre fauna, such as blind salamanders and cave dung beetles. More than 175 full-color illustrations include stunning, never-before-seen photographs (from the cameras of Dave Bunnel, Tim Ernst, and Dant B. Fenolio, among others) of cave animals—even some newly discovered species. The authors also address conservation of subterranean biodiversity, discussing not only threats to cave life such as invasive species, resource extraction, and habitat loss, but also current methods of preservation and protection, including legislation, land acquisition, people management, and cave gates. The book's appendices provide a comprehensive cave bibliography and checklists of subterranean animals for each cave. Speleology is critical to science. Subterranean organisms are key indicators of groundwater quality, and their adaptations can lead to advances in medicine. Cave Life of Oklahoma and Arkansas advances our knowledge of, and can thus help us save, subterranean ecosystems—among the world's last frontiers. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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7 GRAENING, G. O.; FENOLLO, DANTE; SLAY, MICHAEL E. Cave Life Of Oklahoma And Arkansas: Exploration And Conservation Of Subterranean Biodiversity.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . Volume 10 in the Animal Natural History Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Speleobiology, the study of cave life, is a relatively new science. The diversity of species that live in caves, springs, and aquifers is just beginning to be documented, and much of the underground world has yet to be explored. The surveys of cave life reported in this book represent an important step forward in understanding the biodiversity of caves in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The project whose research led to the publication of Cave Life of Oklahoma and Arkansas began in the 1970s as a study of Ozark cavefish and expanded to encompass two states and involve a number of research topics and collaborators. The authors and their team donned snorkeling gear, cave suits, and climbing harnesses and descended into caves in Oklahoma and Arkansas to study, inventory, and photograph this hidden world. The result is a comprehensive checklist of the region's cave fauna, complete with descriptions of these rare animals' distribution and ecological niches. The cast of characters ranges from familiar and charismatic species, such as cave crayfish and gray bats, to rare and bizarre fauna, such as blind salamanders and cave dung beetles. More than 175 full-color illustrations include stunning, never-before-seen photographs (from the cameras of Dave Bunnel, Tim Ernst, and Dant B. Fenolio, among others) of cave animals—even some newly discovered species. The authors also address conservation of subterranean biodiversity, discussing not only threats to cave life such as invasive species, resource extraction, and habitat loss, but also current methods of preservation and protection, including legislation, land acquisition, people management, and cave gates. The book's appendices provide a comprehensive cave bibliography and checklists of subterranean animals for each cave. Speleology is critical to science. Subterranean organisms are key indicators of groundwater quality, and their adaptations can lead to advances in medicine. Cave Life of Oklahoma and Arkansas advances our knowledge of, and can thus help us save, subterranean ecosystems—among the world's last frontiers. 
Price: 56.95 USD
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8 HARRIS, NICHOLAS (WRITTEN BY); GAVE, MARC (AMERICAN TEXT); HINCKS, GARY (ILLUSTRATIONS). Journey To The Center Of The Earth.
Reader's Digest Children's Books, Pleasantville: 1998. 1575842742 / 9781575842745 First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Come take a trip like no other. You can't get there by plane, train, boat, or car - and you don't even have to pack. Just open this book, and you're off on a journey through the different layers of the Earth, all the way to its very core. You'll experience an unforgettable 4,000-mile-long trip, based on the latest scientific evidence. And you won't have to face conditions that would make the real trip impossible: miles and miles of solid rock, tremendous heat, and unbelievable pressure. For a sneak preview of where you're headed, take a peak through the die-cut window. As you travel deeper into each layer, you can look back to see where you've been. And when you finally get to the core, you'll still be able to catch a glimpse of the sky above, where you began your remarkable journey. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.89 USD
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9 JOHNSON, MARKES E (EDITOR); LEDESMAN-VASQUEZ, JORGE (EDITOR). Atlas Of Coastal Ecosystems In The Western Gulf Of California: Tracking Limestone Deposits On The Margin Of A Young Sea.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Gulf of California is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but it is also important to earth and marine scientists who work far beyond the area. In text and an accompanying CD-ROM with stunning satellite images, this atlas captures the dynamics of natural cycles in the fertility of the Gulf of California that have been in near-continuous operation for more than five million years. The book is designed to answer key questions that link the health of coastal ecosystems with the region's evolutionary history: What was the richness of "fossil" ecosystems in the Gulf of California? How has it changed over time? Which ecosystems are most amenable to conservation? With an emphasis on the intricate workings of the Gulf, a team of scientists led by Markes E. Johnson and Jorge Ledesma-Vazquez explores how marine invertebrates such as corals and bivalves, as well as certain algae, contribute to the operation of a vast "organic engine" that acts as a significant carbon trap. The Atlas reveals that the role of these organisms in the ecology of the Gulf was greatly underestimated in the past. The organisms that live in these environments (or provide the sediments for beaches and dunes) are mass producers of calcium carbonate. Until now, no book has considered the centrality of calcium carbonate production as it functions today across multiple ecosystems and how it has evolved over time. An important work of scholarship that also evokes the region's natural splendor, the Atlas will be of interest to a wide range of scientists, including geologists, paleontologists, marine biologists, ecologists, and conservation biologists. 
Price: 66.50 USD
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10 KUNOH, HIROSHI; TAKAOKI, EIJI. 3-d Planet: The World As Seen Through Stereograms.
Cadence Books, San Francisco 1994. 1569310289 / 9781569310281 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 10.45 USD
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11 MCKENNA, TERESA & ORTIZ, FLORA IDA (EDITORS). The Educational Experience Of Hispanic American Women: The Broken Web.
Floricanto Press, Mountain View. 0942177002 / 9780942177008 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A most revealing anthology of essays and expos on the failure of publicly funded institutions to provide and encourage the educational attainment and achievement of Hispanic American women. It also reveals that private parochial schools do by contrast a much better job in educating Hispanic women. It provides evidence that Hispanic women outperform in terms of academic achievement and aspirations Hispanic males, Anglo males and Anglo females and Blacks in parochial schools. Hispanic women are most definitely an academic success story that needs to be communicated to the public at large. Because of this success, the focus of the discussion of the education of Hispanics needs to be switched from the students to the performance of public schools. Parochial schools operate with fewer resources but a greater commitment to minority students. Hispanic American women respond to that commitment with academic excellence. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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12 NAAM, RAMEZ. The Infinite Resource: The Power Of Ideas On A Finite Planet.
University Press of New England: Hanover: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A surprising, convincing, and optimistic argument for meeting the crisis of scarcity with the power of ideas. Climate Change. Finite Fossil Fuel. Fresh Water Depletion. Commodity Prices. Ocean Acidification. Overpopulation. Deforestation. Feeding the World's Billions. We're beset by an array of natural and environmental challenges. They pose a tremendous risk to human prosperity, to world peace, and to the planet itself. Yet, if we act, these problems are addressable. Throughout history we've overcome similar problems, but only when we've focused our energies on innovation. For the most valuable resource we have isn't oil, water, gold, or land - it's our stockpile of useful ideas, and our continually growing capacity to expand them. In this remarkable book, Ramez Naam charts a course to supercharge innovation - by changing the rules of our economy - that can lead the whole world to greater wealth and human well-being, even as we dodge looming resource crunches and environmental disasters and reduce our impact on the planet. Ramez Naam is a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. "Presents a balanced and ecumenical approach through cogent, well-researched positions." - Booklist 
Price: 18.95 USD
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13 POND, ALONZO W. Deserts: Silent Lands Of The World.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1965. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 15.68 USD
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14 PORTER, ELIOT. Antarctica.
Dutton, New York: 1978. 0525055754 / 9780525055754 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Portrays the stark beauty of the least known continent. Includes 87 full color plates and an Index. 
Price: 28.98 USD
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15 PRESS, FRANK; SIEVER, RAYMOND. Earth.
W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco: 1974. 0716702614 / 9780716702610 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A comprehensive guide to the geology of planet earth. Index included. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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16 ROWELL, GALEN. Poles Apart: Parallel Visions Of The Arctic And Antarctic.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1995. 0520201744 / 9780520201743 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Photographs, with some description, that illustrate the two Polar areas on the Earth. Includes an Index. 
Price: 60.80 USD
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17 SCHELL, JONATHAN. The Fate Of The Earth.
Avon Books, New York: 1982. 0380613255 / 9780380613250 First Avon Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Approaches the large questions of life and death, love and fear, peace and war, and, in language of singular beauty and nobility, with faultless logic and with passion, written a profoundly moral, profoundly spiritual, profoundly humane work. Includes an index. "It may be one of the most important works of recent years . . . There still may be hope to sae our civilization." - Walter Cronkite 
Price: 3.31 USD
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18 WARE, KATHERINE. Earth Now: American Photographers And The Environment.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Since its invention, photography has been used to document and interpret the landscape. Survey photographers in the 1860s were the first environmental advocates, arguing for the U.S. national park system. During the first half of the 20th century photographers Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter were central figures in influencing American attitudes toward wilderness and conservation. Earth Now traces the development of environmental photography beginning with Adams and Porter and others, and the next generation of landscape photographers—Robert Adams, Richard Misrach, Robert GlennKetchum, Patrick Nagatani, Mark Klett, whose works confronted the issues of landscape and the environment in less idealized terms. Shifting from the historical framework, Earth Now presents new work by twenty-three photographers working in the U.S., the next wave of artists using the camera to engage the environmental issues of the day. Works by Michael Berman, Subhankar Banerjee, Joann Brennan, Dornith Doherty, Greg Mac Gregor, Christina Seely, Sharon Stewart, and others are among the ninety-one duotone and color images presented, many being published for the first time. Ranging from documentary to conceptual, the photographs touch on topics such as land and water use, the human place in the landscape, mounting consumer waste, industrial pollution, roof gardens and the green roof initiative, local food production, energy consumption, and the effects of industry on humans and animals. Katherine Ware's text offers insightful commentary on photography and the ways that environmental issues have been framed and advanced through the medium of photography. Earth Now is a powerful commentary on global environmental issues as seen through the lens of the newest wave of environmental photographers. This book was published to coincide with an exhibition that opened at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, in April 2011. 
Price: 17.10 USD
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