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Essential Earth Science Book Shelf

Dick_Chester
 
Holmes' Principles of Physical Geology
Holmes' Principles of Physical Geology
"Basic Text for any Earth Scientist. Detailed and comprehensive"
Fundamentals of the Physical Environment
Fundamentals of the Physical Environment
"Does exactly what it says, outlines the fundementals of physical geography"
New Views on an Old Planet
New Views on an Old Planet
"Tells eloquently the great story of how the Earth evolved over 4.6 billion years."
The Holocene: An Environmental History
The Holocene: An Environmental History
"Outlines interaction of Man and environment over the last 10 000 years"
Late Quaternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives
Late Quaternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives
"Similar to Roberts' Holocene, but more advanced text with a wide temporal scope"
Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
"Details all the techniques which allowed scienctists to tell the stories in Roberts' and Bell and Walker's Text"
The Great Ice Age: Climate Change and Life
The Great Ice Age: Climate Change and Life
"All you need to know about the Ice Age which gripped Earth for the last 2.6 million years and it's consequences"
Global Geomorphology
Global Geomorphology
"Geomorphology with minimal Maths. Very accessible"
The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future
The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future
"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"
Peatlands   Environmental Change (Ravan Writers)
Peatlands Environmental Change (Ravan Writers)
"The only quality peat text on the market"
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate
"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"
The Elements of Palaeontology
The Elements of Palaeontology
"Getting old but easily accessable and well illustrated"
Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution, 4th Edition
Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution, 4th Edition
"A more advanced palaeotology text with an evolutional perseptive"
Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas
Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas
"Adams is my sedimentology lecturer and has produced these well presented books on rock thin sections"
Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope: A Colour Atlas
Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope: A Colour Atlas
Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope
Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope
Sedimentary Petrology
Sedimentary Petrology
"Great introduction to sedimentary petrology"
Sedimentary Rocks in the Field (Geological Field Guide)
Sedimentary Rocks in the Field (Geological Field Guide)
"Great field guide"
Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics
Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins: From Turbulence to Tectonics
"One of many advanced sedimnetology texts, porbably the best"
Global Tectonics
Global Tectonics
"Intermediate text on all aspects of plate tectonics by well respected authors"
Geological History of Britain and Ireland
Geological History of Britain and Ireland
"Geology is a very British Science because with few exceptions it has most geologic units. This book describes them"
Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster
Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster
"Environmental hazards described excellently"
Principles of Hydrology
Principles of Hydrology
"Detailed description of all aspects of hydrology"
Global Warming: The Complete Briefing
Global Warming: The Complete Briefing
"Global warming explained by a world recognised expert"
The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption
The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption
"Not a textbook, but any student of science should know how their science was created. Smith laid the foundation for the Science to develop."