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Cambridge University Press Publishes across the full range of the earth and environmental sciences and at all levels, from popular science and undergraduate textbooks through to graduate texts and monographs. Our list is particularly strong in solid earth geophysics, atmospheric science, hydrology and environmental science.



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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Edited by Tom Karl, Jerry Melillo, Thomas Peterson, Susan Joy Hassol

This book is the most comprehensive report to date on the wide range of impacts of climate change in the United States. It is written in plain language to better inform members of the public and policymakers.

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$50.00 (Z)


Add to basket Challenged by Carbon

The Oil Industry and Climate Change

Bryan Lovell

Faced with compelling new geological evidence, the petroleum industry can no longer ignore the consequences of climate change brought on by consumption of its products.

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$29.99 (G)


Add to basket Sustainable Communities on a Sustainable Planet

The Human-Environment Regional Observatory Project

Edited by Brent Yarnal, Colin Polsky, James O'Brien

The goal of the Human-Environment Regional Observatory project (HERO) was to develop the infrastructure necessary to monitor and understand the local dimensions of global change. This book presents the philosophy behind HERO, the methods used to put that philosophy into action, its results, and the lessons learned from the project.

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$120.00 (C)


Add to basket The Cambridge Handbook of Earth Science Data

Paul Henderson, Gideon M. Henderson

This handbook presents an indispensable compilation of fundamental facts and figures about the Earth. It brings together reliable physical, chemical, biological and historical data in a series of 145 easy to read tables, supplemented by maps, charts and color plates.

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$30.00 (Z)


Add to basket The Art of Being a Scientist

A Guide for Graduate Students and their Mentors

Roel Snieder, Ken Larner

This is a hands-on guide for graduate students and young researchers wishing to perfect the practical skills needed for a successful research career.

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$32.99 (Z)


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Global Warming

The Complete Briefing

John Houghton

John Houghton's market-leading textbook is now in full color and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change.

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$59.00 (X)


Add to basket Ionospheres

Physics, Plasma Physics, and Chemistry

Robert Schunk, Andrew Nagy

This combination of text and reference book describes the physical, plasma and chemical processes controlling the behavior of ionospheres, upper atmospheres and exospheres.

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$150.00 (C)


Add to basket Geochemistry

An Introduction

Francis Albarède

Introducing the essentials of modern geochemistry for students across the Earth and environmental sciences, this new edition emphasizes the general principles of this central discipline.

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$60.00 (Z)


Add to basket Dinosaurs

A Concise Natural History

David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel

From the authors of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs comes an introduction to the study of dinosaurs for non-specialists designed to excite readers about science by using dinosaurs to illustrate and discuss geology, natural history and evolution.

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$70.00 (X)


Add to basket Heliophysics: Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos

Edited by Carolus J. Schrijver, George L. Siscoe

Heliophysics is a developing scientific discipline integrating studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and climatic environments.

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$60.00 (Z)


Add to basket Megaflooding on Earth and Mars

Edited by Devon Burr, Paul Carling, Vic Baker

Beginning with a historical overview of flood science, the book presents sections on morphology and mechanisms, flood sedimentology, and modeling, each illustrated with examples from Earth and Mars.

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$140.00 (C)


Add to basket Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change

Edited by Olav Slaymaker, Thomas Spencer, Christine Embleton-Hamann

Providing a benchmark statement from the world’s leading geomorphologists on the current state of, and potential changes to, the environment, this book is invaluable for advanced courses on geomorphology and environmental science, and as a reference for research scientists.

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$80.00 (Z)


Add to basket Structural Geology

An Introduction to Geometrical Techniques

Donal Ragan

This combination of text and lab book presents an entirely different approach to structural geology.

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$70.00 (Z)


Add to basket Origins of Life in the Universe

Robert Jastrow, Michael Rampino

This concise and beautifully illustrated book traces the evolution of the Cosmos from the Big Bang to the development of intelligent life on Earth, conveying clear science in an engaging narrative.

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$51.00 (X)


Add to basket Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Anthony Philpotts, Jay Ague

This textbook provides a basic understanding of the formative processes of igneous and metamorphic rock through quantitative applications of simple physical and chemical principles.

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$90.00 (X)


Add to basket The Hydrogen Economy

Opportunities and Challenges

Edited by Michael Ball, Martin Wietschel

Responding to sustained interest in and controversial discussion of the prospects of hydrogen, this book highlights the opportunities and the challenges of introducing hydrogen as alternative fuel in the transport sector from an economic, technical and environmental point of view, and with a global geographic scope.

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$135.00 (C)


Add to basket Isotope Geology

Claude J. Allègre, Translated by Christopher Sutcliffe

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to both radiogenic and stable isotope techniques.

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$80.00 (Z)


Add to basket Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks

Sam Boggs, Jr.

This textbook outlines the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of the major sedimentary rocks, as revealed by petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study.

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$90.00 (Z)


Add to basket Volcanic and Tectonic Hazard Assessment for Nuclear Facilities

Edited by Charles B. Connor, Neil A. Chapman, Laura J. Connor

This book documents the current state-of-the-art in volcanic and tectonic hazard assessment for proposed nuclear facilities, which must be located in areas where the risks associated with geologic processes are quantifiable and demonstrably low.

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$150.00 (C)