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Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short
There are very few things in the world that can inspire instantaneous awe and admiration as much as a beautiful and dramatic landscape. Be it the Grand Canyon, Himalayas, the Amazon rainforest or any …
reviewed Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very .... October 14, 2010
Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short
There are very few things in the world that can inspire instantaneous awe and admiration as much as a beautiful and dramatic landscape. Be it the Grand Canyon, Himalayas, the Amazon rainforest or any …
posted a Quick Tip about How Earth Made Us. July 15, 2010
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How Earth Made Us
Another BBC documentary by Prof. Iain Stewart which tells the story of natural forces that shaped our world history. Some incredible coverage on off the beaten tracks of the world; places we would never …
reviewed Vesuvius: A Biography. May 19, 2010
Vesuvius: A Biography
Author Alwyn Scarth knows his subject matter intimately.  Over the past dozen years he has written a total of eight books on the subject of volcanoes.  His latest effort "Vesuvius:  …
reviewed Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big C.... March 22, 2009
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Take a good look around you.  The signs are numerous and unmistakable.  The Arctic glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.  Entire island nations in the South Pacific are being permanently …
reviewed Not Just The Levees Broke: My Story D.... December 03, 2008
Not Just The Levees Broke
I have to be honest with you. I really struggled to figure out just what to make of "Not Just The Levees Broke".  After all, Phyllis Montana-Leblanc is not a writer by trade and as …
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27,
This is an interesting history and account of Krakatoa and the 1883 explosion. Much of the book is interesting and readable. In particular, Mr. Winchester makes the geology accessible, and even fun, for …
reviewed The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese .... February 15, 2006
The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a
On January 26, 1700, a tsunami struck eastern Japan. Because they had experienced no preceding earthquake to explain the wave, contemporary Japanese writers recorded the event as an "orphan tsunami." …
reviewed Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution. September 30, 2005
Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution
Natural history, deep-time may conjure up images of Stephen J. Gould's wondrous creatures of the early Cambrian (530 million years ago), dug out of the Burgess Shale in British Columbia. I realize that …
reviewed Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution. August 18, 2005
Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution
I have always loved Trilobites, ever since I found a small fossil on a beach (God knows why it was there, but it felt pretty cool). This book finally helped me understand the animals I had been collecting. …
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