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Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

Fourth Edition

£54.99

Stephen Peake

9780198759751
Paperback
November 2017

The only renewable energy text to strike the perfect balance between depth and breadth of knowledge, making it ideal for students seeking an introduction to the subject, whatever their programme of study

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The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Paul I. Palmer

9780198722038
Paperback
March 2017

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short introduction Paul Palmer looks at the structure and basic physics and chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere, comparing it to the atmospheres of other planets, particularly our neighbours, Venus and Mars. Palmer looks at the effects of pollutants and climate change, and what may happen to our atmosphere in the future.

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A Dictionary of Science

Seventh Edition

£12.99

Jonathan Law

9780198738374
Paperback
March 2017

Oxford Quick Reference

This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. With clear and concise definitions and recommended web links for many entries, this A-Z is a reliable reference work for science students as well as non-scientists.

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Weather: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Storm Dunlop

9780199571314
Paperback
January 2017

Very Short Introductions

The weather affects everyone on Earth, influencing both our day-to-day decisions and long term plans for leisure and work. But the Earth's weather systems are extremely complex, and conditions and events may have an effect 'half a world away'. Storm Dunlop explores the processes at work behind our daily weather.

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Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Jan Zalasiewicz

9780198725190
Paperback
December 2016

Very Short Introductions

Rocks are crucial constituents of our lives, not only making the solid ground beneath our feet, but breaking up into the soil that feeds our crops, and providing the metal ores and other materials vital for civilization. This Very Short Introduction introduces the structure and diversity of rocks on Earth, in outer space, and on other planets.

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Computational Seismology: A Practical Introduction

£33.49

Heiner Igel

9780198717416
Paperback
November 2016

This book is an introductory text to a range of numerical methods used today to simulate time-dependent processes in Earth science, physics, engineering, and many other fields. It looks under the hood of current simulation technology and provides guidelines on what to look out for when carrying out sophisticated simulation tasks.

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Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

£36.49

Matthieu Roy-Barman, Catherine Jeandel

9780198787501
Paperback
September 2016

This book provides a simple introduction to the concepts, the methods and the applications of marine geochemistry with a balance between didactic and indepth information.

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Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Paul Brassley, Richard Soffe

9780198725961
Paperback
April 2016

Very Short Introductions

From the large corporation using enormous machines in the USA, to the woman with her hoe and her plot of cassava in Mozambique, to a Chinese collective farm worker in the rice fields, agriculture is essential for humanity to eat. This book looks at the many different types of agriculture and considers the challenges facing farmers today.

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Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

£8.99

James Lovelock

9780198784883
Paperback
April 2016

Gaia, in which James Lovelock puts forward his inspirational and controversial idea that the Earth functions as a single organism, with life influencing planetary processes to form a self-regulating system aiding its own survival, is now a classic work that continues to provoke heated scientific debate.

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Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Tim Lenton

9780198718871
Paperback
February 2016

Very Short Introductions

Earth System Science regards the Earth as an integrated system of interacting atmosphere, oceans, rocks, and biosphere. In this Very Short Introduction, Tim Lenton explores its development over 4.6 billion years, its present state, and its future.

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Forests: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jaboury Ghazoul

9780198706175
Paperback
May 2015

Very Short Introductions

Forests have been entwined with human development and cultural history for centuries. In this Very Short Introduction Jaboury Ghazoul explores their origins, dynamics, and the range of goods and services they provide to human society, as well as looking at issues of deforestation, reforestation, and the effects of climate change.

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Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Bill McGuire

9780198715931
Paperback
August 2014

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Bill McGuire explores the potential catastrophes facing our planet. Assessing both the probability of these events happening in the future, and our chances of survival, this new edition brings our understanding of global disasters and risk research up to date, by using recent case studies from around the world.

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The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jamie Woodward

9780199580699
Paperback
January 2014

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Jamie Woodward examines the environmental shifts that took place during the Great Ice Age of the Quaternary Period. Looking at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core records, he explores the evolution of ideas about our geological past, the great debates, and the human stories behind it all.

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Second Edition

£13.99

Michael Allaby, Chris Park

9780199641666
Paperback
January 2013

Oxford Quick Reference

This dictionary contains over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment. Thoroughly revised and updated, it covers the latest research and theories in this fast-moving field. This is a must-have for students of environment and conservation studies and ancillary subjects.

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The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Klaus Dodds

9780199697687
Paperback
July 2012

Very Short Introductions

Antarctica attracts great interest from political leaders, journalists, and public audiences around the world. In this Very Short Introduction, Klaus Dodds presents a modern account of Antarctica, looking closely at contemporary developments in commerce, science, sovreignty, and governance.

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Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Principles, Techniques, and Applications

£52.99

Hamlyn G Jones, Robin A Vaughan

9780199207794
Paperback
July 2010

An accessible yet rigorous introduction to remote sensing and its application to the study of vegetation for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The underlying physical and mathematical principles of the techniques disucussed are explained in a way readily understood by those without a strong mathematical background.

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A Dictionary of Ecology

Fourth Edition

£12.99

Michael Allaby

9780199567669
Paperback
July 2010

Oxford Quick Reference

The fourth edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of ecology available. Written in a clear, accessible style, it contains over 6,000 entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental scientific disciplines, and is fully weblinked.

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Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

Second Edition

£57.99

Robin McIlveen

9780199215423
Paperback
May 2010

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate offers an engaging and insightful treatment of the behaviour of the lower atmosphere, and takes a quantitative approach to describing the mechanisms underlying this behaviour.

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Introduction to Physical Hydrology

£49.99

Martin Hendriks

9780199296842
Paperback
January 2010

Introduction to Physical Hydrology explores the principal rules that govern the flow of water by considering the four major types of water: atmospheric, ground, soil, and surface. It gives insights into the major hydrological processes, and shows how the principles of physical hydrology inform our understanding of climate and global hydrology.

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Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Nick Middleton

9780199564309
Paperback
November 2009

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Nick Middleton tells the story of the desert, demonstrating its beautiful landscapes and remarkable climates. He challenges the common notion that they are dry and barren and uncovers fascinating life-forms, a rich biodiversity, and a long history of human habitation.

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