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  • MINERAL & WATER SOURCES OF CALIFORNIA:PART I.MINERAL RESOURCES: Report of the United States Geological Survey in Collaboration with the California Division of Mines and Geology, prepared at the request of Senator Thomas H. Kuchel of California of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affaris, United States Senate. by Albers, J.P., editor,
    Albers, J.P., editor,
    MINERAL & WATER SOURCES OF CALIFORNIA:PART I.MINERAL RESOURCES: Report of the United States Geological Survey in Collaboration with the California Division of Mines and Geology, prepared at the request of Senator Thomas H. Kuchel of California of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affaris, United States Senate.

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1966. First edition - A "comprehensive summary report" on the mineral resources of California, llustrated with many charts and maps, including a fold out chart showing stratographic correlations and a foldout map of the Southern and central California oil and gas fields. 450 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed light green wrappers (some sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 57176
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  • BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict. by Black, Edwin.
    Black, Edwin.
    BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was…

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    New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was more the freedom of a few million people in Iraq; it was the prize beneath their feet.' An important and very timely book, well-documented with very extensive notes and references (almost 75 pages). 449 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 32146
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  • MARCH OF INDUSTRY. by Cleland, Robert Glass & Osgood Hardy (Illustrated by Aries Fayer.)
    Cleland, Robert Glass & Osgood Hardy (Illustrated by Aries Fayer.)
    MARCH OF INDUSTRY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Powell Publishing Company, (1929.). Hardcover first edition - An economic history of the state dealing with agriculture, petroleum resources, water and power, and the financing of the growth, or to quote the preface: "This volume deals with the material progress of California. It seeks to describe that progress as accurately and dispassionately as possible, and to avoid loose generalizations and willful exaggeration. It is not designed to serve as a handbook for the sale of California real estate. The size of the state, its rich and varied resources, and the unusual lines along which its economic development has proceeded, eminently justify an authentic study of this kind. In the transformation of any region from a wilderness to…

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    Los Angeles: Powell Publishing Company, (1929.). Hardcover first edition - An economic history of the state dealing with agriculture, petroleum resources, water and power, and the financing of the growth, or to quote the preface: "This volume deals with the material progress of California. It seeks to describe that progress as accurately and dispassionately as possible, and to avoid loose generalizations and willful exaggeration. It is not designed to serve as a handbook for the sale of California real estate. The size of the state, its rich and varied resources, and the unusual lines along which its economic development has proceeded, eminently justify an authentic study of this kind. In the transformation of any region from a wilderness to an empire-in the coming of settlers, the planting of fields, the opening of mines, the felling of forests, the building of cities, the operation of factories, the interplay of commerce, the growth of population-there is not only fascination and human interest; there is also the most genuine stuff of which history can be made." A title in the series 'Calfornia' under the general editorship of John Russell McCarthy. Very attractively illustrated with woodcuts by Aries Fayer. Page with printed signatures of California pioneers - 'covered wagon babies' who were born on the trail in 1848, 1849 or the 1850's. Also includes several appendices dealing with Mexican Land Grants, statistical charts, many maps. Index. 322 pp .

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    Condition: Very good in red boards with gold lettering - some rubbing and wear to the edges of the cover, previous owner's name, but otherwise tight and clean.

    Book ID: 30549
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  • AS SUMMERS DIE. by Groom, Winston.
    Groom, Winston.
    AS SUMMERS DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of 'Forrest Gump' - set in the early 1960's in his fictional Bienville, a coastal town in the bayou country, where oil has been discovered under land formerly considered so worthless it was inhabited only by poor black farmers and sharecroppers - and now the richest family in town is trying to force them off the land. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-671-40072X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 53676
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  • Hogan, Linda.
    MEAN SPIRIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised first novel about the discovery of oil in Oklahoma in 1920 and its effect on the Native Americans who lived there, by this award winning Chickasaw poet and writer. ISBN: 0-689-121016.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new. copy)

    Book ID: 11830
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  • Smith, C.W.
    BUFFALO NICKEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Poseidon Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel: 'A sprawling saga of love and money in the American West -- the story of 'the world's richest Indian.' In 1917 oil was discovered on David Copperfield's land in Oklahoma -- and overnight the Kiowa ferryman, a.k.a. Went on a Journey, became a millionaire' - a story of the conflict between the clash of Kiowa and white cultures in the early 20th century. Dust jacket art by David Montiel. 429 pp. ISBN: 0-671-624474.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38342
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