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Tectonics of sedimentary basins
Geological atlas of Africa
Hydrogeology: principles and practice
Practical engineering geology
Earth's Climate Evolution

New for 2022 - ScienceDirect platform

We are delighted to announce a major expansion of the e-books and e-journals available to Fellows on the ScienceDirect platform. 

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Fellows can access 60+ e-books on a variety of subjects via the VLeBooks or ScienceDirect platforms.

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Advances in geoethics and groundwater management
Advances in sequence stratigraphy (ScienceDirect)
African Basins
The Andes: active subduction orogeny
Applied concepts in fractured reservoirs
Applied hydrogeology
Atlas of benthic foraminifera
Atlas of natural and induced fractures in core
Basin analysis: principles and application to petroleum play assessment
Beaches and coasts
Caribbean basins (ScienceDirect)
Case studies in isotope stratigraphy
Cores and core logging for geoscientists (2nd ed.)
Cyclostratigraphy and astrochronology
Deep marine systems : processes, deposits, environments, tectonics and sedimentation
Deep shale oil and gas
Earth's climate evolution
Embryos in deep time : the rock record of biological development (JStor)
The encyclopedia of volcanoes (2nd ed.) (ScienceDirect)
Engineering rock mechanics: an introduction to the principle
Engineering rock mechanics: part 2, illustrative worked examples
A field guide to the Carboniferous sediments of the Shannon Basin, Western Ireland
Fluvial-tidal sedimentology (ScienceDirect)
The geologic time scale 2012
Geological atlas of Africa: with notes on stratigraphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards and geosites of each country (2nd ed.)
Geological history of Britain and Ireland (2nd ed.)
Geology and resource potential of the Congo Basin
The geology of Britain: an introduction
Geology of north Africa
Geothermal energy: from theoretical models to exploration and development
The geology of the Canary Islands (ScienceDirect)
Global tectonics (3rd ed.)
Gravitational systems of groundwater flow : theory, evaluation, utilization
Groundwater around the world: a geographic synopsis
Hydrogeology of an arid region: the Arabian Gulf and adjoining areas (ScienceDirect)
Hydrogeology: principles and practice
In situ tests in geotechnical engineering
Landscapes and landforms of Ethiopia
Landscapes and landforms of Portugal
Landscapes and landforms of Scotland
Logging the Chalk
Natural resources in Afghanistan : geographic and geologic perspectives on centuries of conflict
Permo-Triassic salt provinces of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic margins : tectonics and hydrocarbon potential
Plate boundaries and natural hazards
Practical engineering geology
Principles of sequence stratigraphy
Quaternary glaciations - extent and chronology : a closer look (ScienceDirect)
Regional geology and tectonics. Vol. 1A: Principles of geologic analysis (ScienceDirect)
Regional geology and tectonics. Vol. 1B: Phanerozoic rift systems and sedimentary basins (ScienceDirect)
Regional geology and tectonics. Vol. 1C: Phanerozoic passive margins, cratonic basins and global tectonic maps (ScienceDirect)
Rifts and passive margins
Rock fractures in geological processes
Sandstone diagenesis: recent and ancient
Sedimentary basins and petroleum geology of the Middle East
The sedimentary basins of the United States and Canada (ScienceDirect)
Sedimentary environments: processes, facies and stratigraphy (3rd ed.)
Sedimentary facies analysis: a tribute to the research and teaching of Harold G. Reading
Sedimentology and sedimentary basins: from turbulence to tectonics (2nd ed.)
Sedimentology and sedimentary basins: from turbulence to tectonics
Sequence stratigraphy on the Northwest European Margin: proceedings of the Norwegian Petroleum Society Conference 1993
Sinkholes and subsidence: karst and cavernous rocks in engineering and construction
Soil properties and their correlations (2nd ed.)
Stratigraphy & timescales (ScienceDirect)
Sustainable carbon capture: technologies and applications
Tectonic geomorphology (2nd ed.)
Tectonics of sedimentary basins: recent advances
Transform plate boundaries and fracture zones (ScienceDirect)
Unconventional petroleum geology

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