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The West without water - what past floods, droughts, and other climatic clues tell us about tomorrow The West without water - what past floods, droughts, and other climatic clues tell us about tomorrow

"The West without Water documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the region's current water crisis from the perspective of its climate history, the authors ask the central question of what is "normal" climate for the West, and whether the relatively benign climate of the past century will continue into the future. The West without W

Aug 28, 2015
Genetics - unlocking the secrets of life Genetics - unlocking the secrets of life

Aug 28, 2015
Gorillas in the mist Gorillas in the mist

One of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world, GORILLAS IN THE MIST is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Fossey's extraordinary efforts to ensure the future of the rain forest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. As only she could, Fossey combined her personal adventure story

Aug 28, 2015
Seismology - our violent earth Seismology - our violent earth

"This title presents the history of seismology. Vivid text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible."--Publisher's website.

Aug 31, 2015
The complete idiot's guide to alchemy The complete idiot's guide to alchemy

Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.

Aug 31, 2015
The story of life in 25 fossils - tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution The story of life in 25 fossils - tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution

"Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a riveting history of life on our planet."--

Sep 3, 2015