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Looking for Good EAES Science books (non-textbook).

  1. Nov 29, 2016 #1


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    Hi all,

    I read quite a lot on my way to school / elsewhere. I really enjoy reading science-based books.

    I will be taking some Earth and Environmental science courses and wanted to get some 'popular' science books with good reviews on the subjects.

    Subjects that I am interested in (but not just limited to):
    Planetary Geology / exploration
    Climate on Earth (climate change)
    The structure of Earth's core / interior
    Tectonic activity

    A book I read recently that was enjoyable was Tropic of Chaos: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10799632-tropic-of-chaos

    This was a bit political, which I enjoyed, but I am more looking for science-based books.

    Additionally, if you have any non-EAES (perhaps general science / astronomy / physics / math ) books to suggest, please do so!

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  3. Nov 29, 2016 #2
    The New Theory of the Earth by Don Anderson would be at the top of the list.

    Beyond Smoke and Mirrors; Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century by Burton Richter

    some might call Anderson's book a textbook, but I think it's more of an easy-to-read reference book and journey into earth systems.
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  4. Nov 29, 2016 #3
    search a particular topic in geology and you might find some books of interest.

    The American Geophysical Union has a few books of a more general nature, of which I have a few. http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/books.html.

    With the rapid way understanding in astrophysics/planetary science, astrobiology, global environmental change and earth systems science is changing these days, I stopped looking at books and download papers instead. Several times a year, a review paper is published that does a good job of synthesizing current thinking.
  5. Nov 29, 2016 #4


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    I appreciate the great recommendations. I'm sure there's something here for me to enjoy.

    Further recommendations are also welcome!
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