Whether hiking along a mountain trail, setting up camp in the field, or working in a garden, this is the definitive resource for anyone interested in identifying the rocks, minerals, or fossils they come across. Easily portable and with nearly 250 illustrations, with 145 in full-color, Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is an indispensable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike. For each mineral, the authors explain and list the physical and optical properties, from crystal systems, hardness and fracture to color, transparency, and luster. They also discuss the occurrence of each mineral, as well as handy tips on their distinguishing features. For each type of rock, the Guide lists the color, color index, grain size, texture, structure, mineralogy, and field relations. In addition, for each fossil, the authors provide their corresponding type, age, and geographical distributions, along with detailed descriptions of their sizes and shapes. The clear, informative illustrations help elucidate technical concepts that often befuddle amateur collectors.
Author: A. Bishop,A. Woolley,W. Hamilton,Natural History Museum (London, England)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A practical and authoritative guide to identifying minerals, rocks and fossils. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike, small and compact enough to carry in the pocket or rucksack. The illustrations in this revised edition have been improved to give a truer representation of the colours found in nature.A best-seller in its field since 1974 when it was first published, the 1998 edition has been completely revised and updated, with brand-new, extended introductory sections and appendices. The book has also been completely redesigned to bring it into the 1990s and make it more user friendly.Around 145 colour plates show typical mineral, rock and fossils specimens. The plates were photographed from the Natural History Museum's incredible collection. Over 100 specially commissioned line drawings illustrate the authoritative descriptions of the specimens.The 1998 edition has been updated and revised by two of the original authors (Dr Woolley and Dr Bishop), plus an expert in fossils, all from the world-class Natural History Museum in London.Main map scale:
Author: Arthur Clive Bishop,Alan Robert Woolley,William Roger Hamilton
Dieses Buch lädt Sie ein, draußen im Gelände die Geologie hinter Landschaften und Gesteinen aufzuspüren – ein idealer Zugang, um die vielseitigen und komplexen geologischen Prozesse zu verstehen, die im Wechselspiel von Magmatismus, Tektonik, Metamorphose, Klima und Sedimentation die heutige Erdoberfläche geformt haben. Gesteine und geologische Strukturen an der Erdoberfläche liefern die Schlüsselinformationen, die uns ermöglichen, die Abläufe im Bereich der Erdkruste und des oberen Mantels über die langen Zeiträume ihrer Entstehung nachzuvollziehen. Tom McCann und Mario Valdivia-Manchego bieten einen anschaulichen Zugang zur geländeorientierten Analyse und Interpretation geologischer Prozesse . Ihr Ausgangspunkt ist dabei die genaue Geländebeobachtung. Die zahlreichen farbigen Grafiken und Aufschlussbildern erlauben, Strukturen anzusprechen und helfen, die geologischen Gegebenheiten zu erkennen und zu unterscheiden. Der Inhalt geht dabei weit über ein Mineral- und Gesteinsbestimmungsbuch hinaus, denn jeder Geländebeobachtung lassen sich ein oder auch mehrere Bildungsprozesse zuordnen, die letztlich zu einem raumzeitlichen Entstehungsmodell zusammengeführt werden. An diesen spannenden Schritt möchten die Autoren den Leser heranführen. Das Buch ist für den Einsatz im Gelände gedacht und wendet sich einerseits an Studierende der geowissenschaftlichen Bachelor- und Master-Studiengänge, etwa als Hilfsmittel für die geowissenschaftliche Gel ändeaufnahme, andererseits an die geologisch interessierten Leser denen das Werk als Begleiter bei Ausflügen durch die Natur gute Dienste leisten wird.
Author: Tom McCann,Mario Valdivia Manchego
This is a comprehensive reference to 700 minerals, rocks, plants and animal fossils from around the globe and how to identify them, with more than 2000 photographs and illustrations. It is an essential reference book for amateur geologists and palaeontologists, revealing how rocks and fossils form, sites and habitats, classification, and a photographic guide. Extensive illustrated directories feature profiles of over 700 rocks, minerals and plant and animal fossils, describing their qualities and properties, and specification factfiles. It features over 1200 photographs of rocks and fossils for easy identification plus more than 800 artworks, including timescales, structural artworks of rocks and minerals, and reconstructions of fossilized plants and animals. It includes detailed information on safe extraction, home testing techniques, safe cleaning and how to display specimens - all you need to build an impressive collection. Rocks, minerals and fossils have a timeless fascination. This expert book provides a complete reference for anyone interested in the earth sciences. The book's major feature is its two extensive visual directories - one on rocks and minerals and one on fossils - containing over 700 in-depth specimen profiles. Information boxes give facts and figures such as type and location, and artworks and reconstructions show the structure-type of rocks and how each fossil originally looked. It provides all the facts anyone needs about the hugely absorbing subjects of geology and paleontology. This impressive work is beautiful to look at and will engage every reader.
A Comprehensive Reference to 700 Minerals, Rocks, Plants and Animal Fossils from Around the Globe and How to Identify Them, with More Than 2000 Photographs and Illustrations
Author: John Farndon,Steve Parker
A guide to more than six hundred specimens includes detailed descriptions and illustrations.
Author: Arthur Clive Bishop,William Roger Hamilton,Alan Robert Woolley
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
A guide which aims to enable the collector and enthusiast to identify rocks, minerals and fossils from all over the world. The text covers collecting and conserving fossils, their major characteristics and details of where they are located.
Author: Chris Pellant,Roger Phillips
Philip's Guide to the Oceans is an illustrated guide to the world's oceans and seas. It features more than 250 photographs, maps and diagrams and a comprehensive, authoritative text. The book will be of value to all those with an interest in the 'blue planet', from the marine biology student to yachting and diving enthusiasts.The book divides into six sections:'The Oceans' provides a complete picture of the genesis and evolution of the world's oceans.'Exploration' details celebrated oceanic quests, from the earliest voyages of discovery through to the science of modern oceanography and the new international sports of yachting and diving.'Life' is a comprehensive study of the oceans' incredible diversity of flora and fauna, and their many complex interrelationships.'Resources' is an in-depth study of the worldwide distribution of oil and gas, fish and mineral resources found in the oceans.The 'Atlas' section details the shapes of the ocean basins, their patterns of circulation and their unique characteristics.The 'Encyclopedia of Marine Life' catalogues and illustrates the main families of ocean organisms and provides a comprehensive ready-reference section to ocean flora and fauna.Main map scale:
Author: John Pernetta
Publisher: George Philip Limited
Category: Marine biology
First published in 1959, Walford''s guide to reference material achieved international recognition as a leading bibliographic tool across all subject areas. But, in the 1990s, the web transformed the information universe; and so we have now transformed Walford. The New Walford (TNW) Volume 1: Science, Technology and Medicine is the first volume of a radically different guide. Published over 3 years, TNW will form the most substantial work of its kind in the English language. This book provides a pathway through the huge quantity of information now accessible via the web. The types of material cited have been greatly widened to reflect the revolution brought about by the use of networked information; but we have made sure that print resources are not ignored where these are still valuable. If you are approaching a subject for the first time, TNW will get you on your way, guiding you to the best starting points for your query. For the information professional, TNW''s new way of categorizing resources reflects the fundamental changes that have taken place in the scientific, business, political and social information landscapes. Who is it for This new reference book will be valuable for professionals worldwide who need to suggest resources to people who are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of a topic and who need to know where to start. The focus is on resources that are most likely to be found and used within public, government, education or business information services. If you are an LIS professional responsible for developing and revising a reference collection, new to reference work, staffing an enquiry desk, a research worker or student, you''ll welcome publication of this new work - it''s your paper portal to the world of reference resources. Subject coverage mathematics physics & astronomy earth sciences chemistry biological sciences agriculture, forestry, fisheries & food pre-clinical sciences; clinical medicine health natural resources & energy engineering information & communication technology. Subject fields include astrophysics & cosmology biodiversity & conservation genetics, genomics & bioinformatics infectious diseases information system security meteorology & climatology microengineering & nanotechnology palaeontology soil science sports & exercise medicine. Editor-in-Chief Dr Ray Lester held posts in Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business School and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum. Subject specialists Catherine Carr, Cranfield University Jim Corlett, Nottingham Trent University Joanne Dunham, University of Leicester Helen Hathaway, University of Reading Dr Jonathan Jeffery, Leiden University Gareth Johnson, University of York Nazma Masud, Royal Society of Chemistry Roger Mills, University of Oxford Lorna Mitchell, Queen Mary, University of London Dr David Newton, The British Library Linda Norbury, University of Birmingham Bob Parry, University of Reading Alison Sutton, University of Reading Elizabeth Tilley, University of Cambridge Dr Barry White, University of Manchester Fenella Whittaker, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 010
Guide to Reference Resources
Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: New Walford's Guide to Referen
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .
A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites
Author: Robert Beard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
with descriptions of ore minerals, rock minerals, and rocks; a guide to the prospector
Author: James Philip Wallace
Category: Ore deposits
A Guide to the Landforms and Rock Formations of Coromandel Peninsula
Author: Lloyd Homer,Phil Moore
Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)
Author: Simeon Shaw
Category: Natural history