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  • MOTHER NATURE. by Andrews, Sara.
    Andrews, Sara.
    MOTHER NATURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Geologist Em Hansen investigates a murder in Sonoma County, California. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-312-155913.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 65626
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  • Andrews, Sara.
    MOTHER NATURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Geologist Em Hansen investigates a murder in Sonoma County, California. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-312-155913.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20203
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  • TENSLEEP. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    TENSLEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An unusual debut novel - introduces Em Hansen, a mudlogger - set in the oil fields of Wyoming - the author is a geologist herself. Author's note. 280 pp. ISBN: 1-883402-336.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 65627
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  • DEAD DRY. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    DEAD DRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Tenth mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen. 306 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-342527.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46308
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  • MOTHER NATURE by Andrews, Sarah
    Andrews, Sarah
    MOTHER NATURE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Geologist Em Hansen investigates a murder in Sonoma County, California. ISBN: 0-312-155913.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20202
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  • TENSLEEP. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    TENSLEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual debut novel - introduces Em Hansen, a mudlogger - set in the oil fields of Wyoming - the author is a geologist herself. Author's note. 280 pp. ISBN: 1-883402-336.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64171
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  • FAULT LINE. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    FAULT LINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set in Salt Lake City on the eve of the Olympics. INSCRIBED on the title page "To - - with thanks." Author's note. 307 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-253508.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket. (name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 56185
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  • AN EYE FOR GOLD. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    AN EYE FOR GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set mostly in the Nevada desert around Lovelock. INSCRIBED on the title page. Author's note. 387 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-253494.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51364
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  • Andrews, Sarah
    MOTHER NATURE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Geologist Em Hansen investigates a murder in Sonoma County, California. ISBN: 0-312-155913.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 11273
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  • ROCK BOTTOM. by Andrews, Sarah
    Andrews, Sarah
    ROCK BOTTOM.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012). First edition - The 12th book in this series featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen - in this, Em and her new husband are rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, with a killer not far behind. 291 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63667
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  • KILLER DUST. by Andrews, Sarah
    Andrews, Sarah
    KILLER DUST.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003) dj. Hardcover - Mystery featuring geologist Em Hansen (by an author who is herself a geologist) set in Florida against the backdrop of a planned satellite launch and in a world now affected by 9/11 and the anthrax mailings. Author's note. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-301960.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71776
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  • Andrews, Sarah.
    A FALL IN DENVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner's, (1995). First edition - The second mystery featuring geologist Em Hansen (by an author who is herself a geologist.) Wonderful background setting in the oilfields of the West.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 8569
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  • Chaffee, Allen
    UNEXPLORED! With the Forest Rangers of the Northwest.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. (ca 1938) dj. Hardcover - "A pack-burro camping trip in an unexplored region of the high Sierras results in a series of adventures for three boys in their late teens, a young Geological Survey man and the old prospector who guides them. . . they ride in a lumber camp rodeo and experience earthquakes and avalanches" Illustrated with black and white drawings. Glossary & Pronouncing Dictionary of Geologic Terms Used & Key to Geologic Time. 266 pp

    Condition: Poor condition - both hinges are cracked and the text block is separating from the binding, severe toning to the endpapers, some corners chipped - in a good dust jacket. Despite the flaws, this has some vintage appeal and is rather uncommon in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61712
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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 76529
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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76264
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  • GRAPHIC METHODS IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. by Donn, William L. & John A. Shimer,.
    Donn, William L. & John A. Shimer,.
    GRAPHIC METHODS IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, (1958.). Hardcover first edition - Written primarily for the undergraduate student, this is also designed to be a convenient reference for the professional geologist. Includes orthographic projection, stereographic projection, study of bedded rocks, and more. Illustrated throughout with graphs, geological maps, and mathematical computations. Bibliography, index. viii, 180 pp. plus 2 pp of additional drawings.

    Condition: Very good in original green cloth (pencilled notations on front endpapers -erasable).

    Book ID: 40047
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  • GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF THE FEATHER RIVER COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA. by Durrell, Cordell.
    Durrell, Cordell.
    GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF THE FEATHER RIVER COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1987). First edition - "How did the Sierra Nevada and adjacent lands come to be the size and shape they are today This book covers 400 million years of physical evolution in a language understandable to nonscientists, tracing the volcanic activity, the folding and building of mountains, the breaking of blocks along fault lines, and the work of erosion and glaciers that have created todays dramatic landscape." Photographs, charts and graphs. Bibliography, index. xiv, 337 pp. ISBN: 0-520056914.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 63911
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  • FLANAGAN'S VERSION : A Spectator's Guide to Science on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century. by Flanagan, Dennis.
    Flanagan, Dennis.
    FLANAGAN'S VERSION : A Spectator's Guide to Science on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Individual chapters focus on physics, astronomy, geology, biology and technology, and make complex ideas understandable. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the noted collector Larry Owens with the comment "A true reader. Someone who remembers what he has read!" Index. x. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-394555473.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67713
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  • CARBON DREAMS. by Gaines, Susan M.
    Gaines, Susan M.
    CARBON DREAMS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co, (2001). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in northern California, in the early 1980s, "when the problem of global warming had yet to garner much public concern, [this] tells the story of one scientist's struggle to come to terms with her conflicting responsibilities to science and to society." SIGNED and dated in 2002 on the title page. Geologic timescale as frontispiece. 351 pp plus author's note and selected references. Cover praise from Jean Heglund and Louis B. Jones, among others. ISBN: 0-887393063.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76655
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  • Hawkes, Jacquetta (illustrated by Henry Moore.)
    A LAND.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Random House, (1952.) dj. Hardcover - Archeologist and poet Hawkes writes a history of Britain from its earliest days by showing how the geological evolution of the land affected the development and consciousness of the people. Illustrated with color plates by Henry Moore, photographs and maps. Index. 248 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a rather poor dust jacket (price-clipped, large chip on front cover with associated creasing, discoloration from tape on endpapers.

    Book ID: 29224
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  • GEOLOGIC GUIDEBOOK OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY COUNTIES: History, Landscape, Geology, Fossils, Minerals, Industry, and Routes to Travel. Division of Mines, Bulletin 154, December 1954. by Jenkins, Olaf P. , California Division of Mines. Chales V Averill, Edgar H. Bailey, Dorothy G. Jenkins, et al, contributing authors.
    Jenkins, Olaf P. , California Division of Mines. Chales V Averill, Edgar H. Bailey, Dorothy G. Jenkins, et al, contributing authors.
    GEOLOGIC GUIDEBOOK OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY COUNTIES: History, Landscape, Geology, Fossils, Minerals, Industry, and Routes to Travel. Division of Mines, Bulletin 154, December 1954.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: State of California, 1951. Hardcover first edition - Includes information on 12 counties ranging from the historical background - including chapters on Native Americans, adobe houses and the lime kilns at Olema - to the geologic history, the mineral industry (saline, quicksilver, manganese, to mention a few), a chapter on the Farallon Islands by G. Dallas Hanna, and much more. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, including a large folding sectional map. Glossary, Index. 392 pp. Oblong format.

    Condition: Near fine in tan cloth with dark brown lettering (prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 40307
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  • THE SIERRA. by Lee, W. Storrs.
    Lee, W. Storrs.
    THE SIERRA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1963.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories of the Sierra Mountains in Northern California, arguably the most beautiful range in the United States, formed from a single uptilted piece of granite, it is also one of the most formidable natural obstructions in North America and the source of water for most of the California. Beginning with the 1872 earthquake in Lone Pine, in the Owens Valley in the eastern Sierras, this book contains accounts of the natural wonders of the range, of the explorers and the immigrants who crossed it, the 49ers who came for its gold, and those like John Muir who celebrated its beauty. Illustrated by Edward Sanborn. Title page map, sources, index. 350 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (edgewear and chipping to the dj.)

    Book ID: 42811
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  • CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT: An Administrative History, 1992. by Louter, David.
    Louter, David.
    CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT: An Administrative History, 1992.

    Edition: First edition, a large softcover volume.

    Seattle, Washington: National Park Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 1992. First edition - A comprehensive history of this geologically unique National Monument, set on the Great Rift in Idaho, including chapters on its setting and significance, on developing it, and on managing the natural resources. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps (including some folding ones.) Notes, bibliography, chronology, index. Large format. (8 1/2 by 11 inches), 393 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed yellow wrappers (short tear to upper edge, light soiling to covers.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 54865
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  • CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT: Historic Context Statements, 1995. by Louter, David.
    Louter, David.
    CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT: Historic Context Statements, 1995.

    Edition: First edition, a large softcover volume.

    Seattle, Washington: National Park Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 1995. First edition - A history of this unique geological national monument, a landscape of black lava flows along the Great Rift of Idaho, which focuses on the impact of various peoples - from the Shoshone Indians to the trappers, overland settlers, miners, and tourists. Photographs, folding maps, bibliography. Large format. 241 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated yellow wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 54873
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  • CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT: Historic Context Statements, 1995. by Louter, David.
    Louter, David.
    CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT: Historic Context Statements, 1995.

    Edition: First edition, a large softcover volume.

    Seattle, Washington: National Park Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 1995. SIGNED first edition - A history of this unique geological national monument, a landscape of black lava flows along the Great Rift of Idaho, which focuses on the impact of various peoples - from the Shoshone Indians to the trappers, overland settlers, miners, and tourists. INSCRIBED on the first page to the man he identified in the acknowledgements as 'doing more than anyone else to promote the monument's history.' Photographs, folding maps, bibliography. Large format. 241 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated yellow wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 54874
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  • ASSEMBLING CALIFORNIA. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    ASSEMBLING CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1993). dj. Hardcover first edition - An entertaining and intriguing look at the geology of California - from its gold and mineral filled mountains to the causes of the earthquakes. Frontispiece, en texte illustrations. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-374-823932.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48586
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  • McPhee, John.
    RISING FROM THE PLAINS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. A fascinating look at the geology of the Rocky Mountains, and at the history with which these mountains are infused. His third book on geology and geologists, a series under the overall title of 'Annals of the Former World.' 214 pp. ISBN: 0-374-520658.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 34708
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  • ASSEMBLING CALIFORNIA. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    ASSEMBLING CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1993). dj. Hardcover - An entertaining and intriguing look at the geology of California - from its gold and mineral filled mountains to the causes of the earthquakes. Frontispiece, en texte illustrations. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-374-823932.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43994
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  • McPhee, John.
    THE CONTROL OF NATURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Accounts of three struggles against the forces of nature: the Atchafalaya and the tendency of the Mississippi River to change courses, a volcanic eruption and lava flow in Iceland which were threatening the second largest fishing harbor in the country, and the constant debris and mud slides in Los Angeles which are caused because the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains are 'incompetent'. The title was inspired by the unintended ambiguity McPhee noted in a motto etched on the engineering building at the University of Wyoming: 'Strive on - the control of nature is won, not given.' The result is one of his most entertaining and vivids…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Accounts of three struggles against the forces of nature: the Atchafalaya and the tendency of the Mississippi River to change courses, a volcanic eruption and lava flow in Iceland which were threatening the second largest fishing harbor in the country, and the constant debris and mud slides in Los Angeles which are caused because the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains are 'incompetent'. The title was inspired by the unintended ambiguity McPhee noted in a motto etched on the engineering building at the University of Wyoming: 'Strive on - the control of nature is won, not given.' The result is one of his most entertaining and vivids books: the images of the Icelanders fighting the lava flow by pumping water on it and of the trucks that carry the debris caught in the basins above the subdivisions of Los Angeles back up the mountain are ones that will stay with you. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-374-128901.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (tight, clean copy, with small prev owner's name stamp on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 34287
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  • BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICAN GEOLOGY, 1961: Geological Survey Bulletin 1197. by Nolan, Thomas B, Director, Geological Survey, US Department of the Interior.
    Nolan, Thomas B, Director, Geological Survey, US Department of the Interior.
    BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICAN GEOLOGY, 1961: Geological Survey Bulletin 1197.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing, 1965. First edition - Comprehensive list of publications that appeared in 1961 concerning the geology of the North American Continent, Greenland, the West Indies and adjacent islands, Hawaii, Guam, and other island possessions, listed alphabetically by author, with full title and publication data. Includes a list of serial publications and index. This annual edition is noteworthy in that it was the "first" produced by use of computer technique, with a brief description in the introduction of the method used. xvii, 663 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed sage green wrappers.

    Book ID: 40784
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