A Continent on the Move (2nd edition): New Zealand Geoscience Revealed


***This book is sold via our distributor Bateman Books; see contact information at the bottom of this page*** ***GSNZ Members receive a great discount!*** Editor: Ian J. Graham Year: 2015 Edition: Second Format: Hardcover Series: GSNZ Miscellaneous Publication Series volume: 141 ISBN: 978-1-877480-47-8 ISSN: 2230-4487 ***Please ignore the 'out of stock' message below, and scroll down the page for details on how to purchase this item from our distributor.***

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A Continent on the Move is an award-winning book that explores the dynamic worlds of New Zealand and the submerged realm of Zealandia, their natural geological wonders, bounties, and dangers. The book is distributed and available through Bateman Books here.     GSNZ Members are entitled to a member-only deal from Bateman Books, the usual $64.99 price is reduced to $29.99 Inc GST + shipping per book. To receive this deal contact Bateman Books by email: info@batemanbooks.co.nz. Please quote your GSNZ membership number, and delivery address, when emailing and explain that you are requesting the $29.99 GSNZ member deal for A Continent on the Move. You can see your membership number by viewing your profile on the gsnz website.

In acknowledging the achievements of New Zealand’s geoscientists, from the founding of the country through to the present day, the book shows how geoscientific research can lead to a safer and more comfortable existence for all. Written in a relatively non-technical but scientifically literate style, the book contains more than 700 stunning photographs and images in colour that allow readers of all backgrounds to readily grasp the scientific concepts and issues relating to New Zealand’s geological history and resulting landforms.

Retaining the key ingredients of the first edition, and updated throughout with respect to recent scientific advances, this second edition contains several new articles and references to the devastating Canterbury earthquakes and to recent volcanic eruptions. As well, there are new sections on the topical subjects of mine safety, fracking, deep-sea exploration and drilling, ocean warming, adapting to climate change, designing safer foundations, megathrust earthquakes, frontier minerals, and "slow" landslides.