A Reef in Time: The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End
Author: J. E. N. Veron
Publisher: Harvard University Press
A historical, geological and biological study of the largest coral reef. The chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science uses the Great Barrier Reef as an alarming case study on the future of coral reefs. Although it is a hypothetical tale, it is a worrying look at how the Earth is in danger of suffering the worst case of mass extinction seen for 65 million years.
Authors: Robert J. Twiss and Eldridge M. Moores
An overview in which subject matter is developed along the lines of a scientific investigation, enabling the student to engage with observed geology. Theoretical subject matter is introduced as a way of understanding the geology.
Earth's Climate: Past and Present
Author: William F. Ruddiman
This edition summarises the lessons to be learnt from 550 million years of climate changes as a way of evaluating the climatological impact on and by humans in this century. Ruddiman also considers the potential impact of fossil-fuel use over the next several centuries.
Decolonizing Development: Colonial Power and the Maya
Author: Joel Wainwright
Price: £55.00 and £19.99
ISBN 9781405157063 and 056
Wainwright investigates the ways in which colonialism has shaped the modern world by analysing the relationship between colonialism and development. Three case studies are used to explore the politics of state-led development since the 1950s to demonstrate how development can often sustain the very power inequalities it aims to resolve.