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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. 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

€ 23.99
€ 18.18

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
Anova Books
Number of pages
176
Condition
New
SKU
V9781906032982
ISBN
9781906032982
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.76

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 some minor shelf wear.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Publisher
Arrow Books
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KKD0001360
ISBN
9780099406297
Paperback
Condition: Used, Very Good

€ 17.95

Paperback. An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge in an affordable and portable book. Series: Basic Illustrated Series. Num Pages: 80 pages, colour photos & illustrations. BIC Classification: WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 230 x 152 x 8. Weight in Grams: 200.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield United States
Edition
1st Edition
Number of pages
80
Condition
New
SKU
V9780762747634
ISBN
9780762747634
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 10.99
€ 10.02

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

€ 11.84

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

€ 11.84

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

€ 63.10
€ 60.48

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
€ 10.94

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
€ 10.18

Influencing Darwin, Tennyson and Dickens among others, Lyell's "Principles" was an ambitious attempt to forge links between observable causes - volcanoes, earthquakes, rivers, tides and storms - and the current state of the earth. This edition has an introduction by Jim Secord. Editor(s): Secord, James. Num Pages: 528 pages, b&w maps and diagrams. BIC Classification: 2ACD; DNF; DSBF; PSAJ; WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 130 x 31. Weight in Grams: 392.
Publication date
1998
Publisher
Penguin Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780140435283
ISBN
9780140435283
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.41

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
€ 16.27

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

€ 4.64

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
€ 10.74

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

€ 40.99
€ 31.67

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

€ 7.84

Pamphlet. Num Pages: 84 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKES; WNW; WTRM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 266 x 156 x 16. Weight in Grams: 380. South. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1DBKES; WNW; WTRM. Dimension: 266 x 156 x 16. Weight: 380.
Publisher
British Geological Survey
Publication date
2007
Condition
New
SKU
V9780852726068
ISBN
9780852726068
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 19.99
€ 18.38

Paperback. The long term future of the Gulf Stream is now under threat; the Arctic ice is melting and the fear among oceanographers is that the cold water will not sink in the Norwegian Sea, thus switching off this transatlantic heat conveyer. This book explores the Gulf Stream, its past and its future. Series: Armchair Traveller. Num Pages: 224 pages, maps. BIC Classification: WNW; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 17. Weight in Grams: 228.
Publisher
The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus United Kingdom
Number of pages
224
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Edition
Reprint
Condition
New
SKU
V9781906598747
ISBN
9781906598747
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 9.46

Paperback. Editor(s): Midgley, Mary. Series: Societas. Num Pages: 120 pages. BIC Classification: RN; WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 205 x 135 x 10. Weight in Grams: 156.
Publisher
Imprint Academic United Kingdom
Number of pages
120
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Condition
New
SKU
V9781845400804
ISBN
9781845400804
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.51

Paperback. Extinction: not the end of the world? is a highly readable introduction to the causes of extinction, the different types of extinction and how relevant it is to the world today. Ideal for those who are new to the subject, it is fully illustrated with colour diagrams and photographs. Num Pages: 96 pages, Colour photographs and diagrams throughout. BIC Classification: PSAJ; RNKH1; WNW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 223 x 280 x 9. Weight in Grams: 510.
Publisher
The Natural History Museum United Kingdom
Number of pages
96
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Edition
01st Edition
Condition
New
SKU
V9780565093211
ISBN
9780565093211
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 11.58

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