Essential Earth Science Book Shelf

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Principles of Physical Geology
1.  Principles of Physical Geology by Arthur Holmes
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  "Basic Text for any Earth Scientist. Detailed and comprehensive"
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Fundamentals of the Physical Environment
2.  Fundamentals of the Physical Environment by Peter Smithson
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  "Does exactly what it says, outlines the fundementals of physical geography"
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New Views on an Old Planet
3.  New Views on an Old Planet by Tjeerd H. van Andel
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  "Tells eloquently the great story of how the Earth evolved over 4.6 billion years."
47.75   Used & New from: 0.01
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The Holocene: An Environmental History
4.  The Holocene: An Environmental History by Neil Roberts
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  "Outlines interaction of Man and environment over the last 10 000 years"
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Late Quaternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives
5.  Late Quaternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives by Martin Bell
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  "Similar to Roberts' Holocene, but more advanced text with a wide temporal scope"
41.79   Used & New from: 5.36
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Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
6.  Reconstructing Quaternary Environments by J.J. Lowe
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  "Details all the techniques which allowed scienctists to tell the stories in Roberts' and Bell and Walker's Text"
41.99   Used & New from: 0.01
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The Great Ice Age: Climate Change and Life
7.  The Great Ice Age: Climate Change and Life by J.A. Chapman
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  "All you need to know about the Ice Age which gripped Earth for the last 2.6 million years and it's consequences"
37.00   Used & New from: 7.91
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Global Geomorphology
8.  Global Geomorphology by Michael A. Summerfield
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  "Geomorphology with minimal Maths. Very accessible"
40.24   Used & New from: 0.01
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The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future
9.  The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future by Richard B. Alley
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  "Who'd of thought ice was so interesting? Read this and you'll know why. It tells us where we've come from and where we're going"
15.83   Used & New from: 2.58
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Peatlands and Environmental Change (Ravan Writers)
10.  Peatlands and Environmental Change (Ravan Writers) by Dan Charman
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  "The only quality peat text on the market"
75.95   Used & New from: 51.70

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate
11.  Atmosphere, Weather and Climate by Roger Barry
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  "This book is currently in it's 8th Edition. Do I need to say any more? Contains all you need to know about Earth's atmosphere"
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The Elements of Palaeontology
12.  The Elements of Palaeontology by Rhona M. Black
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  "Getting old but easily accessable and well illustrated"
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Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution, 4th Edition
13.  Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution, 4th Edition by Euan Clarkson
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  "A more advanced palaeotology text with an evolutional perseptive"
42.75   Used & New from: 3.00
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Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas
14.  Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas by Ian R. MacKenzie
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  "Adams is my sedimentology lecturer and has produced these well presented books on rock thin sections"
24.40   Used & New from: 13.00
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Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope: A Colour Atlas
15.  Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope: A Colour Atlas by Anthony Adams
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Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope
16.  Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope by A.E. Adams
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Sedimentary Petrology
17.  Sedimentary Petrology by Maurice Tucker
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  "Great introduction to sedimentary petrology"
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Sedimentary Rocks in the Field (Geological Field Guide)
18.  Sedimentary Rocks in the Field (Geological Field Guide) by Maurice Tucker
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  "Great field guide"
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Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics
19.  Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics by Mike R. Leeder
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  "One of many advanced sedimnetology texts, porbably the best"
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Global Tectonics
20.  Global Tectonics by Philip Kearey
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  "Intermediate text on all aspects of plate tectonics by well respected authors"
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Geological History of Britain and Ireland
21.  Geological History of Britain and Ireland by Nigel H. Woodcock
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  "Geology is a very British Science because with few exceptions it has most geologic units. This book describes them"
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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster
22.  Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster by Prof Keith Smith
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  "Environmental hazards described excellently"
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Principles Of Hydrology
23.  Principles Of Hydrology by Roy Ward
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  "Detailed description of all aspects of hydrology"
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Global Warming: The Complete Briefing
24.  Global Warming: The Complete Briefing by John Houghton
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  "Global warming explained by a world recognised expert"
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The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption
25.  The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption by Simon Winchester
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  "Not a textbook, but any student of science should know how their science was created. Smith laid the foundation for the Science to develop."
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