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Earth's Restless Surface, Deirdre Janson-Smith
1 Deirdre Janson-Smith Earth's Restless Surface
London HMSO (Her Majesty's Stationery Office) 1996 0113100566 / 9780113100569 Paperback New 8 1/4" x 8" 
Unread, unmarked. Explains how to recognize past events in the rocks and predicts the challenges of future change. Co-published with The Natural History Museum, London. 60 pages, 142 illustrations. Glossary and Index. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Rock Solid: Britain's Most Ancient Heritage, Groyson, Anna
2 Groyson, Anna Rock Solid: Britain's Most Ancient Heritage
London HMSO 1992 0113100418 / 9780113100415 First Edition Paperback New 8 1/4" x 7 1/2" 
Unread with mild shelfwear. The geological story of Britain and the history of how some of the best-known landscapes were shaped. Using simple illustrated histories of Edinburgh, Wales, Cornwall, London and two other mainland areas, the author unravels the turbulent geological story of England and discusses the impact "rocks" have in our everyday lives and its economic, cultural and social development.; 72 pages 
Price: 8.99 USD
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Opals of the Never Never, Haill, Robert G.
3 Haill, Robert G. Opals of the Never Never
Kenthurst, NSW, Australia Kangaroo Press 1995 0864176864 / 9780864176868 Revised Edition Paperback New 6" x 9" 
New, unread, unmarked. The fascinating and raucous history of an enduring Australian boom town. The outback outpost of Cobber Pedy has been the focus of a sustained opal rush since 1915. OPALS OF THE NEVER NEVER explores the town, the gem, and their inexorable link. Historians, sociologists, gem collectors and curiosity seekers will appreciate the singular phenomenon that is Cobber Pedy. OPALS OF THE NEVER NEVER is a lay person's guide to opal mining. Australia supplies opal to the jewelry trade of the whole world, and Coober Pedy produces the bulk of that. Coober Pedy (originally known as the Stuart Range) is an outback Australian town in the far north of South Australia, in the middle of a desert. The Aboriginal definition of Cobber Pedy is "white man in a burrow." U.S. mineral rushes for gold, silver and eventually uranium were brief and furious -- the hasty, rollicking communities that sprung up to support them are now ghost towns. Yet, while Cobber Pedy is a boom-town, its longevity defies the textbook definition and makes its history unique and fascinating. ; 128 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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4 McLean, Brenda A Pioneering Plantsman: A.K. Bulley and the Great Plant Hunters
London, United Kingdom The Stationery Office 1997 0112500188 / 9780112500186 First Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" 
New, unblemished. 79 b/w and 32 color illus. This is the story of Arthur K. Bulley (1861-1942), a colorful eccentric and visionary with a nose for profit and a love for flowers. He paid intrepid plant hunters to scour the mountains of China and the Himalayas for alpine and hardy plants. The plant hunters became famous, new species were discovered and gardens became enriched. Some of the plants introduced by Bully were several crocuses rhododendrons, Himalayan primulas and many other alpine flowers. Using formerly unpublished archives, author Brenda McLean shows the depth and passion Bulley had for flowers, often angering conservationists. He created natural habitats and a nursery to show and promote new flowers.; 184 pages 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Hot Talk Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate, Singer, S. Fred; Seitz, Frederick
5 Singer, S. Fred; Seitz, Frederick Hot Talk Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate
Oakland, California Independent Institute 1998 094599978X / 9780945999782 First Edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 6" x 9" 
Unread with minimal shelf wear. S. Fred Singer is a distinguished astrophysicist who has taken a scientific look at the evidence. He concludes that the pessimistic, and often alarming, global warming scenarios depicted in the media have no scientific basis. ; 120 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Field Key to Wild Orchids in Scotland, Woods, Patrick; Bates, Mary
6 Woods, Patrick; Bates, Mary Field Key to Wild Orchids in Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland HMSO 1993 0114951055 / 9780114951054 First Edition Paperback As New 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" 
Stapled wraps. Unread, unmarked. B/W illus. 32 pp. A field guide. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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