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The Earth: natural history general

Hardcover. An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates. In his trademark style, the author weaves together science, art and memoirs to show the weather's impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 187 x 120 x 15. Weight in Grams: 168. Very good copy in fine dustwrapper.First edition signed by the author
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
Profile Books
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KEX0303439
ISBN
9781781250525
Hardback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 20.00

Paperback. Sunday Times Bestseller A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the acclaimed BBC TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions. Num Pages: 288 pages, (Includes a colour plate section), Index. BIC Classification: WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 197 x 25. Weight in Grams: 280.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Publisher
William Collins
Condition
New
SKU
9780008210038
ISBN
9780008210038
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 9.31

Paperback. Series: Dover Pictorial Archive. Num Pages: 226 pages, 202 plates. BIC Classification: WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 259 x 203 x 10. Weight in Grams: 640.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1962
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc. United States
Edition
1St Edition
Number of pages
226
Condition
New
SKU
V9780486202877
ISBN
9780486202877
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 21.99
€ 17.59

Paperback. Environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin offers a history of earthquakes and a guide to the San Andreas Fault, the seismic scar that bisects the Golden State's spectacular scenery. He examines the mythology, culture, social implications, politics and science of earthquakes. Num Pages: 348 pages, 1 map, 1 b/w photograph. BIC Classification: 1KBBWF; HBTP; JHMC; WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 19. Weight in Grams: 458. T. The tectonic history of any one part of the earth, like the life of a soldier, consists of long periods of boredom and short periods of terror. With this quotation from geologist Derek Ager, Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental journalist Philip Fradkin, a literary geologist with a notebook in one hand and a hammer in the other, begins his trip along the San Andreas Fault. His persistent question is how a culture could ignore this powerful natural agent while simultaneously being shaped by it. Fradkin himself lives near the fault, and he understands the human reluctance to remember the past and to prepare for the inevitable. He looks at the history and impact of the major California earthquakes of the past 150 years, from Fort Teijin in 1857 to Northridge in 1994. Throughout, he exposes the problems caused by human shortcomings: the amnesia of the general public, earthquake engineers' conflicts of interest, and the failures of science. His discussions of the politics of earthquake prediction and of the arcane systems used to measure earthquake magnitudes are the best in print. I wanted others to be aware of the fault's physical presence and its awesome power, Fradkin writes. He may also succeed at raising Californians' awareness of how to prepare for earthquakes--and at shortening their feelings of boredom while lengthening their periods of prudent terror. 271pp
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1999
Publisher
University of California Press California
Condition
Used, Like New
SKU
KMR0003445
ISBN
9780520221192
Paperback
Condition: Used, Like New

€ 4.99

Paperback. Environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin offers a history of earthquakes and a guide to the San Andreas Fault, the seismic scar that bisects the Golden State's spectacular scenery. He examines the mythology, culture, social implications, politics and science of earthquakes. Num Pages: 348 pages, 1 map, 1 b/w photograph. BIC Classification: 1KBBWF; HBTP; JHMC; WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 19. Weight in Grams: 458. T. The tectonic history of any one part of the earth, like the life of a soldier, consists of long periods of boredom and short periods of terror. With this quotation from geologist Derek Ager, Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental journalist Philip Fradkin, a literary geologist with a notebook in one hand and a hammer in the other, begins his trip along the San Andreas Fault. His persistent question is how a culture could ignore this powerful natural agent while simultaneously being shaped by it. Fradkin himself lives near the fault, and he understands the human reluctance to remember the past and to prepare for the inevitable. He looks at the history and impact of the major California earthquakes of the past 150 years, from Fort Teijin in 1857 to Northridge in 1994. Throughout, he exposes the problems caused by human shortcomings: the amnesia of the general public, earthquake engineers' conflicts of interest, and the failures of science. His discussions of the politics of earthquake prediction and of the arcane systems used to measure earthquake magnitudes are the best in print. I wanted others to be aware of the fault's physical presence and its awesome power, Fradkin writes. He may also succeed at raising Californians' awareness of how to prepare for earthquakes--and at shortening their feelings of boredom while lengthening their periods of prudent terror. 271pp
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1999
Publisher
University of California Press California
Condition
Used, Like New
SKU
KMR0003446
ISBN
9780520221192
Paperback
Condition: Used, Like New

€ 4.99

Hardcover. Sweeps across dramatic and varied terrains - volcanoes and glaciers, billabongs and canyons, prairies and rain forests - to explore how humans have made sense of our planet's marvelous landscapes. This book investigates how we live with the great shaping forces of nature - from fire to changing climates and the intricacies of adaptation. Num Pages: 334 pages. BIC Classification: WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 25. Weight in Grams: 490.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
University of California Press United States
Edition
1st Edition
Number of pages
334
Condition
New
SKU
V9780520269262
ISBN
9780520269262
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 60.65
€ 58.25

Paperback. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1955
Publisher
Penguin
Condition
New
SKU
9780241967980
ISBN
9780241967980
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 10.89

Paperback. Alain de Boton meets The Cloudspotter's Guide in Robert Mighall's celebration of sunshine Num Pages: 288 pages, 40 blk & wht images. BIC Classification: WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 197 x 19. Weight in Grams: 224.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division United Kingdom
Number of pages
288
Condition
New
SKU
V9780719595202
ISBN
9780719595202
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 11.99
€ 9.90

Hardcover. A portrait of our polar regions. From the Great Melt in Spring to the 24-hour summer, the beginning of the Big Freeze and long dark winter, it follows the dramatic landscapes and the emotional life stories of the animals that live there. Num Pages: 312 pages, col. ill. BIC Classification: 1QMP; WNC; WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 286 x 260 x 28. Weight in Grams: 1826. Very good clean copy in dustwrapper. DW has light wear, remains very good
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
BBC Books
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KCW0004932
ISBN
9781846079627
Hardback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 5.12

Hardcover. With over 250 photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's footage, this book looks at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth. Each chapter reveals an environment defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. Num Pages: 312 pages. BIC Classification: WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 343 x 30. Weight in Grams: 1622.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Publisher
BBC Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9781849909655
ISBN
9781849909655
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 37.99
€ 25.65

Hardcover. "Through the contributions of more than sixty leading experts in the field, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets sets forth the foundations for this emerging new science and brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding of atmospheric formation and climate evolution"--Provided by publisher. Editor(s): Mackwell, Stephen J.; Simon-Miller, Amy A.; Harder, Jerald W.; Bullock, Mark A. Series: Space Science Series. Num Pages: 592 pages, colour illustrations, maps, figures. BIC Classification: PGS; RBP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 287 x 224 x 38. Weight in Grams: 1918.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
University of Arizona Press United States
Edition
1st Edition
Number of pages
592
Condition
New
SKU
V9780816530595
ISBN
9780816530595
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 63.83

Paperback. Mixing scientific fact, personal concern, direct experience and intriguing revelation, the author aims to shed new light on our planetary weather system, and to make more sense of disturbing manifestations like global warming, glacial retreat, and the disruption of currents such as El Nino. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: PDZ; WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 130 x 18. Weight in Grams: 215. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Publisher
Arrow Books
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KSS0003036
ISBN
9780099406297
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 5.71

Paperback. The latest in a new series of books which explain how Scotland's scenery was made, why it looks the way it does today and how it has changed over millions of years Series: Landscapes in Stone. Num Pages: 48 pages, Colour throughout. BIC Classification: 1DBKSH; RBG; WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 230 x 165. .
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Condition
New
SKU
9781780274409
ISBN
9781780274409
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 10.99
€ 9.86

Pamphlet. On the water, when questions arise, there's no time to search through an exhaustive manual. This laminated guide presents 14 color panels of concise information on on-board weather forecasting. Series: Captain's Quick Guides. Num Pages: 16 pages, 14 colour graphics. BIC Classification: WNWM; WSSN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 190 x 220 x 3. Weight in Grams: 68.
Publication date
2005
Publisher
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe United States
Edition
1st Edition
Number of pages
16
Condition
New
SKU
V9780071445474
ISBN
9780071445474
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 13.65

Paperback. BIC Classification: WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 191 x 240 x 15. Weight in Grams: 536.
Publisher
Amber Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
SKU
V9781782744931
ISBN
9781782744931
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 25.99
€ 22.66

Paperback. The international bestseller : a visually stunning photographic tour of Earth, from the astronaut who made us fall in love with our planet all over again Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: AJRK; WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 205 x 200 x 19. Weight in Grams: 708.
Publisher
Pan Books
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Edition
Main Market Ed.
Condition
New
SKU
V9781447278627
ISBN
9781447278627
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 16.25

Paperback. Num Pages: 210 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 222 x 146 x 13. Weight in Grams: 340. Clean copy in good to very good condition.
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Southern Illinois University Press
Number of pages
210
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2006
Edition
1st
SKU
KRF0000441
ISBN
9780809313204
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 8.45

Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated, but rugged and durable, pocket reference guide to clouds and cloud formations, helping the reader to identify every cloud type and to understand its implications for the weather. Num Pages: 128 pages, 200 colour photographs. BIC Classification: WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 159 x 136 x 16. Weight in Grams: 188. How to Understand the Skies. 128 pages, 200 colour photographs. A beautifully illustrated, but rugged and durable, pocket reference guide to clouds and cloud formations, helping the reader to identify every cloud type and to understand its implications for the weather. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: WNWM. Dimension: 159 x 136 x 16. Weight: 190.
Publisher
David & Charles
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2010
Edition
UK ed.
Condition
New
SKU
V9780715337615
ISBN
9780715337615
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 11.99
€ 9.90

Hardcover. Offers an exploration of planet Earth. From the fiery mass of the Earth's core to the tip of the highest ice-capped mountain, this title helps you discover every aspect of our planet in photographic detail with Earth. Num Pages: 528 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 257 x 306 x 36. Weight in Grams: 2678.
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
528
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Edition
UK ed.
Condition
New
SKU
V9781409332855
ISBN
9781409332855
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 37.99
€ 30.67

Wall Chart. Num Pages: 8ill. BIC Classification: RBP; WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 247 x 319 x 1. Weight in Grams: 42.
Publication date
2000
Publisher
Field Studies Council
Condition
New
SKU
V9781851538706
ISBN
9781851538706
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 7.66

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