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            Eagle Swamp
              

            Eagle Swamp (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Des

            • RRP: $21.99
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            Geology expert Professor Mike Rackman is studying the Alpine Fault, a 600 km long crack that runs the length of New Zealand's South Island. Every 300 years or so, the fault cracks causing massive earthquakes. Mike hopes his studies will help predict the next big one. Unfortunatel...y, after being shot by a local hunter, the professor disappears. Twelve-year-old Jack Stewart and his cat, Chainsaw, have had earlier adventures with the professor when they travelled back in time to the Taup? Eruption. Jack thinks that the professor has once again jumped through time and is trapped somewhere in the past. He and Chainsaw set out to save him. They end up in the year 1409, just hours before the fault is about to crack. Not only must Jack save the injured professor, he must also convince the local whanau of the coming disaster. The problem is, if he succeeds then the only way he and his friends can return to the 21st century will be blocked for the next 300 years. Eagle Swamp is the second book involving Jack Stewart, Professor Rackman and Chainsaw. The previous story, Crown Park, featured the Taup? eruption. While Eagle Swamp mentions the earlier adventure, it can be read independently.
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            ISBN 9780995145108
            Published NZ 12 Apr 2021
            Publisher Torea Press
            Interest Age 8-10 years
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            Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy

            Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Matthew

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $28.85
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            'A love letter to Mother Earth and entertaining must-read that goes to the heart of our survival' Charles Massy.

            ISBN 9781922351418
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Murdoch Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Volcanoes and Earthquakes
              

            Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Paperback)

            By Ell, Gordon; Ell, Sarah

            • RRP: $29.99
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            * Second title in a new non-fiction series aimed at readers aged 12+ * Easy-to-understand text explaining New Zealand's volcanic and earthquake situation * Highly illustrated with explanatory diagrams and photographs

            ISBN 9780947506605
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series The NZ Series
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            Complete Guide to Restoring Your Soil
             

            Complete Guide to Restoring Your Soil (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Strickler, Dale

            • RRP: $59.99
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            Healthy soil is key to sustaining life on Earth. While more and more people are starting to see the need for soil restoration, there is very little understanding of just how it can be accomplished. There is a rapidly emerging demand for a how to manual for soil restoration. Dale ...Strickler is an expert on building healthy soil and restoring degraded soil, and in The Complete Guide to Restoring Your Soil, he presents the science of soil, along with proven methods of restoring depleted soil and agricultural practices from around the world that continue to build soil, rather than cause it to deteriorate. Strickler provides a solid foundation in the science of healthy soil, explaining how soil has become so degraded over time and the dire consequences for the human species, not just in terms of food scarcity but also the social, health, and environmental consequences of growing food in poor soil. He addresses the chemical, physical, and biological principles behind soil function, and presents actual farming practices that can be used to regenerate soil, techniques and strategies for remediating contaminated soil, and agriculture systems both past and present that functioned to build soil, such as the ancient chinampas systems of Mexico and the permaculture systems of today.
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            ISBN 9781635862249
            Publisher Storey Publishing LLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Soils of Aotearoa New Zealand
               

            The Soils of Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback, 1st ed. 2021)

            By Hewitt, Allan E.; Balks, Megan R.; Lowe, David J.

            • RRP: $334.96
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            This book offers an introduction to the soils of Aotearoa New Zealand, structured according to the New Zealand soil classification system.

            ISBN 9783030647612
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series World Soils Book Series
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            Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond
              

            Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond (Hardback)

            By Andrews, Robin George

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            An exhilarating, time-traveling journey to the solar system's strangest and most awe-inspiring volcanoes.

            ISBN 9780393542066
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters

            A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters (Hardback)

            By Knoll, Andrew H.

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            For every Earth resident, an essential primer by Harvard's acclaimed geologist A fantastic distillation of Earth's history, from one of the world's leading geologists.

            ISBN 9780062853912
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems
               

            For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Masters, Nicole

            • RRP: $47.99
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            This book is for those wanting to create vibrant, profitable and healthy food production systems. For the Love of Soil was written to communicate the often complex and technical know-how of soil in more digestible terms, with case studies from regenerative farmers, growers and... ranchers in Australasia and North America. I reveal what inspired these land managers to shift their thinking and what have been the results from a process of restoring the soil-gut-microbiome. We'll also explore the principles and tools so you can take actions to regenerate your own soil resource, no matter the scale.
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            ISBN 9780578536729
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
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            RHS Under Your Feet: Soil, Sand and other stuff

            RHS Under Your Feet: Soil, Sand and other stuff (Hardback)

            By Royal Horticultural Society

            • RRP: $24.00
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            Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there's a whole world waiting to be discovered. Witness the stories the ground has to tell in this beautifully illustrated nature book, perfect for 7-9 year olds. Soil is essential to life on Earth, and this book explains exactly how ...it impacts different areas of our lives - from the link between soil and climate change, to growing the food that we eat, and why we need to protect the ground. Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth's surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures that could be from another planet, including the star-faced mole and worms as big as snakes, and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus - the biggest organism in the world. Discover all the stuff you never knew about the world under your feet, from exactly what soil is made of to the creepy crawly creatures who make it their home. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your back garden. Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colourful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young plant experts, animal fanatics, and geologists, and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on.
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            ISBN 9780241412459
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Availability
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            A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters [Large Print]
             

            A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters [Large Print] (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Knoll, Andrew H.

            • RRP: $50.00
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            Acclaimed Harvard geologist Andrew Knoll delivers a sweeping and definitive new narrative history of Earth, charting our home planet's epic 4.6 billion year history and placing our current environmental crisis in deep context. The story of our planetary home and the organisms spr...ead across its surface is far grander and more spectacular than any Hollywood blockbuster, filled with enough plot twists to rival a bestselling thriller. More than four billion years ago, a small planet accreted out of rocky debris circling a modest young star. In its early years, Earth lived on the edge of cataclysm, frequently bombarded with comets and meteors, while roiling magma oceans covered the surface and toxic gases choked the atmosphere. With time, however, continents formed, only to be ripped apart and later collide, throwing up spectacular mountain ranges, most of which have been lost to time. Volcanoes a million times larger than anything ever witnessed by humans. Cycles of global glaciation. Dramatic change and violent extremes. Countless lost worlds we are only beginning to piece together. Somehow on this dynamic stage, life established a foothold and eventually transformed our planet's surface, paving the way for trilobites, dinosaurs, and a species that can speak, reflect, fashion tools and, in the end, change the world again. Earth's story helps us to understand how the mountains, oceans, trees, and animals around us came to be, as well as gold, diamonds, coal, oil, and the very air we breathe. And in so doing, it provides the context needed to understand how human activities are transforming the world in the twenty-first century. For most of its history, our home was inhospitable to humans, and indeed, among the enduring lessons of Andrew Knoll's essential and timely book, is a recognition of how fleeting and fragile our present moment is. Placing twenty first-century climate change in the context of the vast history of our home, A Brief History of Earth is a gripping and
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            ISBN 9780063062986
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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