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Dino Tracks, by Rhonda Lucas Donald.
Learn about the tracks left behind by dinosaurs, and what scientists can learn from these traces, in this delightful 32-page children's book. This is the first in a two-part series that introduces children to the world of paleontology.

Dino Treasures, by Rhonda Lucas Donald.
In this delightful children's book, Donald explores the world of paleontology by describing some of the items and information that scientists have learned about dinosaurs from their fossilized and trace remains.

Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, by David R. Montgomery.
A detailed history of soil, and the disastrous impact that the loss of top-soil can, and has had, on civilizations.

Disaster! The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, by Dan Kurzman.
At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, San Francisco was hit by a major foreshock. Several seconds later, at 5:13 a.m., the city was hit by a devastating earthquake that measured 8.3 on the Richter scale...

Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions, by Charles Gallenkamp.
A real life Indiana Jones, Andrews may have actually been the model for this fictional character. While this book offers the reader a comprehensive overview of Andrews life and work, the main focus of this biography is Andrews' expeditions to Central Asia, which took place between 1922 and 1930.

Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology, by Cornelis Klein and Anthony Philpotts.
This book offers an accessible and fully-illustrated introduction to mineralogy for college students and rock hounds looking for information on how to scientifically identify rocks and minerals.

Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868 - 1930, by Gregory Clancey.
A riveting look at how seismic activity, especially the 1891 Nobi Earthquake, affected Japanese cultural, political, and architectural development.

Elements of Petroleum Geology, 3e, by Richard C. Selley and Stephen A. Sonnenberg.
Fully updated and revised, this new edition of Elements of Petroleum Geology is essential reading for students and oil industry professionals of every ilk. It also offers motivate amateurs with a detailed and understandable introduction to the rapidly changing field of petroleum geoscience.

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, 2e, editor-in-chief Haraldur Sigurdsson.
A comprehensive and up-to-date reference book on volcanism that contains 78 articles by experts from around the world, coving topics ranging from the history of volcanology to extraterrestrial volcanism.

Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, by Keith Smith
Smith merges hard science with data from the social sciences, to explore the environmental, political, and economic implications inherent in attempting to reduce, or prevent the occurrence of, an environmental hazard.

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas, by Kevin G. Steward and Mary-Russell Roberson.
An outstanding field guide to the Carolinian geology that covers thirty-six different sites across the Blue Ridge, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain of both North and South Carolina.

Fossils of West Virginia, by Dr. Hassan Amjad
A two-volume set that details the fossil history of West Virginia. Enhanced by more than 1,000 illustrations, this set provides a visual record of the fossils most commonly found throughout the state. In addition, it provides a concise overview of the geological and fossil history of West Virginia, and related topics.

Fundamentals of Gas Shale Reservoirs, edited by Reza Rezaee.
An up-to-date and highly informative overview of the fundamentals of gas shale, from its mapping and exploration to well production and environmental concerns. For advanced geology and petroleum engineering students, and for academics and professionals working in all fields related to the shale gas industry.

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