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Image for Measurement of Peak Discharge at Width Contractions by Indirect Methods (Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the United States Geological Survey, Book 3: Applications of Hydraulics, Chapter A4)

Measurement of Peak Discharge at Width Contractions by Indirect Methods (Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the United States Geological Survey, Book 3: Applications of Hydraulics, Chapter A4)

By: Matthai, Howard F.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of the Interior: 1976

Seller ID: 1527856

ISBN: 9993227927

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1976 Stapled Binding. 44 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Symbols and Units; Abstract; Introduction; The Discharge Formula; Approach Section; Contracted Section; Water-surface Levels; Velocity Head; Friction Loss; Froude Number; Classification of Contractions; Field Procedures; Discharge Coefficient; Computations; Combination Sites; Multiple-Opening Contractions; Selected References. View more info

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The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite, Including Twenty-Four Photographs by Ansel Adams

By: Matthes, Fancois E.; Fryxell, Fritiof

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: University of California Press: 1966

Seller ID: 2267103

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed and creased, faint stain on rear wrapper. 1966 Trade Paperback. xiii, 160 pp. A geological study of Yosemite, with 24 black-and-white photographs by Ansel Adams. View more info

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Mineral Assemblages in Sulfide Ores: The System Cu-Fe-As-S (Reprinted from Economic Geology, Vol. 58, No. 4, June-July, 1963)

By: McKinstry, Hugh

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Lancaster Press: 1963

Seller ID: 1525944

Condition: Very Good


1963 Stapled Binding. 18 pp. Evidence of mineral associations in natural ores is reviewed and used as a basis of phase diagrams for the quaternary system Cu-Fe-As-S. Published experimental work is used to supplement this evidence. Diagrams proposed in earlier papers are revised and made more complete. A number of assemblages are denoted which should be observed as indicative of their conditions of formation. If studied experimentally they might be useful indicators of te... View more info

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A Field Guide to Australian Opals

By: O'Leary, Barrie

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Gemcraft Pty., Ltd.: 1984

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2263305

ISBN: 0727003879

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Jacket faintly toned. Ink stamp on front endpaper, pages faintly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. 159 pp. Numerous color photos highlight this practical and authoritative field guide that names every recorded opal deposit in Australia and pinpoints its location. View more info

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Guide Book: Geology of Western New York State, 46th Annual Meeting, New York State Geological Association Oct. 19-20, 1974

By: Peterson, Donald N. (Editor)

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: State University College at Fredonia: 1974

Seller ID: 1527846

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1974 Spiral-Bound Softcover. 11 x 9. CONTENTS: Editor's Note; Lockport (Middle Silurian) and Onondaga (Middle Devonian) Patch Reefs in Western New York; A Brief Description of Upper Devonian Units To Be Observed on Chautauqua County Field Trip; Notes on the Ammonoid and Conodont Zonations of the Upper Devonian of Southwestern New York; Contacts of the Window Member (Moscow Formation) in Erie County, New York; Late Middle and Early Upper Devonian Disconfor... View more info

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Mineral Resources of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains.

By: Raymond, Rossiter W.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1869

Seller ID: 1893275

Condition: Good


Spine faded, light stain along top margin. 1869 Hard Cover. iv, 256 pp. Includes topographical sketch of Landon Hill, numerous diagrams and tables. A report on mining statistics, treating California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, and Panama. Also includes a section on the relation of law and government to mining. View more info

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Come Drill a Well in My Back Yard

By: Scoper, Jr., Vincent

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Vincent Scoper, Jr.: 1978

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2208592

Condition: Near Fine


7th printing. A nice copy. 1978 Trade Paperback. 96 pp. Come Drill A Well In My Backyard is the best resource to assist the layman with an understanding of what is required so that an oil and gas well can be drilled, and then produced. The entire cycle is explained from the generation of a geological prospect and obtaining oil and gas leases to drilling and completing a well.KEYWORDS: DRILL DRILLING OIL INDUSTRY GEOLOGY SCIENCE HISTORY ENGINEERING View more info

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Why the Adirondacks Look the Way They Do: A Natural History

By: Storey, Mike

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: S/P: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2280993

ISBN: 0977717208

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2007 Soft Cover. This book describes ecological and geographical changes in the Adirondack mounts. Black and white pictures throughout. View more info

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Crystal and Gem (Eyewitness Books)

By: Symes, R.F.; Harding, R.R.

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Seller ID: 2278984

ISBN: 0679807810

Condition: Very Good


Light foxing to page ridge. 1991 Large Hardcover. Learn about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals. View more info

Image for Hours of Exercise in the Alps. [with] Notes and Comments on Ice and Glaciers and Other Scraps. Voyage to Algeria to Observe the Eclipse.

Hours of Exercise in the Alps. [with] Notes and Comments on Ice and Glaciers and Other Scraps. Voyage to Algeria to Observe the Eclipse.

By: Tyndall, John

Price: $95.00  $76.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton & Company: 1873

Seller ID: 2012618

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Ink gift note on front flyleaf with poem by J.O. Roe, a prominent 19th century EENT doctor in Rochester, NY, dated Rochester, N.Y. Dec 25 1873, with another two-line poem on the next blank. Front free endpaper removed, small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper. viii, 473 pp. 8vo. 6-page terminal publisher ad. Engraved frontispiece. A firsthand account of adventures in the Alps, featuring sections on The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, among others. A description of i... View more info

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Roadside Geology of New York

By: Van Diver, Bradford B.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Mountain Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2196282

Condition: Very Good


Very faint stain to first few pages, does not interfere with text. 1985 Trade Paperback. x, 411 pp. Road by road, the author carefully points out in layman's terms the complex bedrock geology and glacial sculpture that combine to create the many landscapes of New York. Anyone interested in geology, general natural history, geography, or history of New York will find this book an indispensible and enjoyable reference at the most fundamental level. View more info

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Roadside Geology of New York

By: Van Diver, Bradford B.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Mountain Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2204813

Condition: Good


Ink underlining and highlighting on 14 pages, ink number on front cover, brief ink note following text. 1985 Trade Paperback. x, 411 pp. Road by road, the author carefully points out in layman's terms the complex bedrock geology and glacial sculpture that combine to create the many landscapes of New York. Anyone interested in geology, general natural history, geography, or history of New York will find this book an indispensible and enjoyable reference at the most fundam... View more info

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Roadside Geology of New York (Roadside Geology Series)

By: Van Diver, Bradford B.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Mountain Press: 1992

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2267564

ISBN: 0878421807

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Faint edge wear. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Road by road, the author carefully points out in layman's terms the complex bedrock geology and glacial sculpture that combine to create the many landscapes of New York. Anyone interested in geology, general natural history, geography, or history of New York will find this book an indispensible and enjoyable reference at the most fundamental level. View more info

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Elementary Geology: Applied to Prospecting

By: Walker, John F.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Department of Mines: 1965

Seller ID: 2266785

Condition: Very Good


Light stain on front wrapper, a few faint creases to wrappers. 1965 Soft Cover. 185 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; History of Geology and Mining; History of the Formation of the Earth's Crust; Mineralogy; The Work of Agencies Modifying the Earth's Surface; Igneous Rocks; Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks; Faults, Fractures, Mountain-building; Origin and Classification of Mineral Deposits; Maps; Prospecting; Development of Prospects; Physiography and Geology of British Columbia; ... View more info

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The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2271935

ISBN: 0140280391

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly creased, pages faintly toned. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 388 pp. Following the hugely successful hardback, this extraordinary tale of the father of modern geology looks set to be the non fiction paperback for 2002. Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a far... View more info

Image for Guidelines for Collection and Field Analysis of Ground-Water Samples for Selected Unstable Constituents (Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the United States Geological Survey, Book 1: Collection of Water Data by Direct Measurement)

Guidelines for Collection and Field Analysis of Ground-Water Samples for Selected Unstable Constituents (Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations of the United States Geological Survey, Book 1: Collection of Water Data by Direct Measurement)

By: Wood, Warren W.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: United States Department of the Interior: 1976

Seller ID: 1527851

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1976 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Abstract; Introduction; General Criteria for Sampling of Ground for Geochemical Studies; Sample Filtration and Acidification; Sampling for Trace Metals Analysis; Field-Analysis Procedures; References Cited. View more info

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Soil Survey of Wyoming County, New York

By: Wulforst, John P.; Phillips, John A.; Hanna, Willis E.; Puglia, Paul; Crandall; Leslie

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture: 1974

Seller ID: 1526246

Condition: Very Good


Address label on front cover, ink stamp on contents page. 1974 Large Softcover. 199 pp. plus many pages of fold-out maps. 11 x 9. CONTENTS: How this Survey Was Made; General Soil Map; Use and Management of the Soils; Descriptions of the Soils; Formation, Morphology, and Classification of the Soils; General Nature of the County; Literature Cited; Glossary; Guide to Mapping Units. View more info

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Geohydrology Of the Irondequoit Creek Basin Near Rochester, New York (United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4259)

By: Yager, Richard M.; Zarriello, Phillip J.; Kappel, William M.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: U.S. Dep't Of the Interior: 1985

Seller ID: 1528020

Condition: Very Good


1985 Unbound. 7 maps in a white envelope. Plate 1: Geomorphic Features; Plate 2: Surficial Geology; Plate 3: Soil Permeability; Plate 4: Potentiometric Surface and Direction of Ground-Water Movement; Plate 5: Ground-Water Recharge Areas; Plate 6a: Geologic Sections; Plate 6b: Geologic Sections. View more info

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Water Resources Investigations In New York 1973 (U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey)

By: Zembrzuski, T.J.; Gannon, W.B.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Department of the Interior: 1973

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1527832

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author. Lightly foxed. 1973 Unbound. 8 pp. plus a large fold-out map with tables & other information. View more info

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Excavating Victorians (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

By: Zimmerman, Virginia

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2277108

ISBN: 0791472809

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on page base, faint odor of smoke. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 231 pp. Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the earth and to time and... View more info

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The Wonders of Geology

By: [Goodrich, Samuel Griswold]

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: C.H. Peirce and G.C. Rand: 1844

Seller ID: 2207257

Condition: Very Good


Top corners slightly exposed, light surface tear to front paste-down endpaper (from apparent removal of bookplate), light spot to page ridge, a few pages faintly foxed. 1844 Hard Cover. iv, 291 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction - History of the Science, Uses of Geology, Astronomical View of the Earth; Physical Structure of the Earth; Definitions of Geology; Classification of Rocks; Changes of the Earth's Surface; Descriptive Geology - Stratified Rocks, Alluvium, Diluvium or Dri... View more info