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Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth, Bjornerud, Marcia
1 Bjornerud, Marcia Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth
Basic Books 2005 081334249X / 9780813342498 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
To many of us, the Earth's crust is a relic of ancient, unknowable history. But to a geologist, stones are richly illustrated narratives, telling goth ic tales of cataclysm and reincarnation. For more than four billion years, in beach sand, granite, and garnet schists, the planet has kept a rich and idiosyncratic journal of its past.Fulbright Scholar Marcia Bjornerud takes the reader along on an eye-opening tour of Deep Time, explaining in elegant prose what we see and feel beneath our feet. Both scientist and storytelle r, Bjornerud uses anecdotes and metaphors to remind us that our home is a l iving thing with lessons to teach.She shows how our planet has long maintai ned a delicate balance, and how the global give-and-take has sustained life on Earth through numerous upheavals. But with the rapidly escalating effec ts of human beings on their home planet, that cosmic balance is being threa tened-and the consequences may be catastrophic.Containing a glossary and de tailed timescale, as well as vivid descriptions and historic accounts, Read ing the Rocks is literally a history of the world, for all friends of the E arth. 
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Kauai's Geologic History, Chuck, Blay;
2 Chuck, Blay; Kauai's Geologic History
Self-published 2004 0974472301 / 9780974472300 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Chuck Blay is a geoscientist with a Ph.D. in geology from Indiana Univer-sity. Prior to establishing a residence on Kauai in 1995 he accumulated over 25 years of teaching, research and con-sulting as a sedimentary geologist, including 7 years as a university pro-fessor, 5 years in industry research and 14 years as an international consultant in the petroleum industry. Robert Siemers received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Physical Geography and Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado at Boulder with additional studies at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Harvard. 
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3 Longwell, Chester R. Introduction to physical geology [by] Chester R. Longwell & Richard F. Flin t
Wiley 1962 Hardcover Very Good 

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The Highland Geology Trail, Roberts, John L
4 Roberts, John L The Highland Geology Trail
Luath Press Limited 2000 0946487367 / 9780946487363 Paperback As New 
A crisp clean as new softcover, no markings throughout: A journey of geological discovery through the diverse landforms of the nort h and west Highlands of Scotland which offers the answers to many questions of interest to visitors and local residents alike. The author is an expert on this region. He has spent many years teaching the subject at university and has written a whole series of scientific papers on it. About the Author John L. Roberts was senior lecturer in geology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne until his retirement in 1986. 
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