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The Arctic: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Klaus Dodds, Jamie Woodward

9780198819288
Paperback
November 2021

Very Short Introductions

The Arctic is a complex space. This book considers the competing elements surrounding the region, from geopolitical claims on its rich resources to environmental concerns over the effects of climate change and shrinking sea ice. It examines the impact of ongoing cultural, physical, and economic changes, and considers the future of the Arctic.

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Principles of Rock Deformation and Tectonics

£55.00

Jean-Luc Bouchez, Adolphe Nicolas

9780192843876
Hardback
August 2021

The book is an up-to-date and augmented version that keeps the concise and rigorous writing of its inspiring French language predecessors. It is based on laboratory and field experience of both authors, with a focus towards hard rocks and magmatic rocks from both the continental crust worldwide and the mantle, principally from the Oman ophiolites.

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Volcanoes: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Michael J Branney, Jan Zalasiewicz

9780199582204
Paperback
November 2020

Very Short Introductions

Throughout our planet's history volcanoes have played a large role in shaping landscapes, the climate, and biological evolution. This book explains the fundamental mechanisms of volcanism, considering why volcanoes are essential for life on Earth, and how they interact with the Earth's other physical processes, and with human society.

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Fire: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Andrew C. Scott

9780198830030
Paperback
June 2020

Very Short Introductions

Fire has shaped the Earth's landscape and vegetation for the past 400 million years. This book explores the history of wildfire, and how humans have sought to use and manage it. The need to understand fire has never been greater, as human settlements encroach on flammable landscapes and wildfires increase with climate change.

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Tides: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

David George Bowers, Emyr Martyn Roberts

9780198826637
Paperback
November 2019

Very Short Introductions

The tide is important to Earth's climate, the biological productivity of our seas, and our hunt for renewable energy sources. It is also thought to have played a role in the evolution of life on Earth. This book explains the nature and cause of the tide, its observation and prediction, unusual tides, and their relevance to us.

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Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

David J. A. Evans

9780198745853
Paperback
October 2018

Very Short Introductions

David Evans introduces glaciers and ice sheets as systems, discussing the processes that shape them, and their impacts on our planet in terms of erosional and depositional processes. He explains how we can use this knowledge in reconstructing glaciers and ice sheets of the past, and discusses the impacts on glaciers of climate change.

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Geology: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jan Zalasiewicz

9780198804451
Paperback
July 2018

Very Short Introductions

Jan Zalasiewicz introduces the field of geology, its fundamental role in understanding the Earth and other planets, and its economic importance in the finding and exploitation of resources. He explains how geologists work today, and describes major discoveries such as plate tectonics, and the field's exciting frontiers such as the geology of Mars.

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Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

William Lowrie

9780198792956
Paperback
March 2018

Very Short Introductions

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. It encompasses seismology, volcanism, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and changes in the Earth's magnetic field (present and past). William Lowrie describes how all these give clues to the structure and working of the planet.

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Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

£20.00

Andrew C. Scott

9780198734840
Hardback
March 2018

Andrew Scott, who played a key role in identifying fossilized charcoal, describes the profound impact of fire through Earth history, from its role in mass extinctions and the spread of flowering plants, to early hominid use of fire, and the role of wildfires on landscapes today.

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Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Warwick F. Vincent

9780198766735
Paperback
January 2018

Very Short Introductions

Ranging from vast inland seas to hydro-reservoirs, lakes are unique, complex, ecosystems. Warwick Vincent introduces lake science, or limnology, and the importance of protecting and sustaining these vitally important living resources. He explains the impact of factors such as climate, seasons, salinity, and sedimentation on lake biodiversity.

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Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

£18.99

Mike Searle

9780198798514
Paperback
October 2017

Gargantuan geological forces created the spectacular mountain ranges of the Himalaya and Karakoram. Mike Searle, one of the world's most experienced field geologists, tells the scientific story, illustrating it with his own photographs, and accounts of his mountaineering and research in the region.

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Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Dorrik Stow

9780199655076
Paperback
July 2017

Very Short Introductions

Our oceans are hugely important, as a source of food and mineral wealth, as an environment for a vast variety of wildlife, for the role they play in climate regulation, and as part of the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements critical to life. Dorrik Stow explores what we know about how oceans originate and are maintained.

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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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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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A Short History of Gardens

£12.99

Gordon Campbell

9780198784616
Hardback
November 2016

A Short History of Gardens embraces the beauty and practicality of gardens, in history and culture across the world. Gordon Campbell also look at variations on the modern garden, including the suburban garden, the city garden, the guerrilla garden, and the vegetable garden, and considers the future of gardens.

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Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Peter A. Furley

9780198717225
Paperback
June 2016

Very Short Introductions

Due to pressures on land for development, savannas are at the forefront of research and conservation concerns. Here, Peter A. Furley describes the range of ecosystems encompassed in the savanna landscape; their rich wildlife; their impact on humans and their evolution; and the approaches to their conservation and management.

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Mountains: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Martin Price

9780199695881
Paperback
September 2015

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Price addresses the role of mountains in global ecosystems and within human culture. Considering the global effects of melting glaciers, and the conservation of mountain regions and peoples, he discusses the future of mountainous regions and the implications for all of us.

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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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Principles of Geographical Information Systems

Third Edition

£44.99

The late Professor Peter A. Burrough, Rachael A. McDonnell, Christopher D. Lloyd

9780198742845
Paperback
April 2015

Principles of Geographical Information Systems provides a thorough, broad-ranging account of the theory and practice of GIS. It explains why spatial data and the information systems based on them are so important in the modern world for solving a range of practical problems.

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Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Peter Molnar

9780198728269
Paperback
March 2015

Very Short Introductions

Plate tectonics caused a revolution in our understanding of the Earth. It has aided our understanding of why earthquakes and volcanoes are found in distinct locations, how oceans form and disappear, and how mountain ranges were built. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Molnar explores the history and significance of plate tectonics.

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