Rocks and Minerals

Author: Chris Pellant,Helen Pellant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911229

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 3372

For experts and armchair enthusiasts alike, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject. A general introduction is followed by an introduction to rocks covering the three groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, plus their formation and occurrence, main characteristics and economic uses. A number of examples from each category will be detailed and illustrated. The second part of the book begins with an introduction to minerals, including gemstones, explaining their classification, occurrence, formation and characteristics, identification and economic uses. This is followed by accounts and images of a wide selection of examples.
Posted in Nature

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Chris Pellant

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405359887

Category: Minerals

Page: 256

View: 4667

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to rocks and minerals 600 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions - from the distinguishing features of rocks, to which crystal system and mineral belongs to. This DK Handbook will help you identify different rocks and minerals quickly and easily. Covers everything from what rocks or minerals are to how they are classified and how to start a collection. Perfect for rocks and mineral lovers and an excellent comprehensive guide for collectors.
Posted in Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

Author: N.A

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9780756690427

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 1695

Introduces over seven hundred different rock and mineral specimens, with descriptions, identification tips, and classification information for each item.
Posted in Nature

Pocket Genius: Sharks

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465452311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6237

From the great white to the tiny dwarf lantern, DK's Pocket Genius: Sharks profiles more than 150 sharks and rays and tells what they eat, where they live, and how fast they swim. Young readers will discover fascinating facts about these predators of the ocean including which species are the fastest, the largest, the smallest, and which are the hunters and the hunted. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each mini-encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
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Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395511374

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 3285

Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density
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My Book of Rocks and Minerals

Author: Devin Dennie

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465461902

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 653

"Things to find, collect, and treasure"--Cover.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910962

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 550

Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure
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Rocks and Minerals

Author: R. F. Symes

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756607197

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 5214

Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.
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Rocks & Minerals

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405328319

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 8377

Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.
Posted in Fossils

The Rock and Gem Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 7250

What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent? Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751344004

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 8453

From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth s buried treasures. Specially commissioned photography captures the essence and beauty of over 450 superb specimens, while lively and informative text describes the characteristics of each and its unique and changing relationship to humankind through the ages. Organized by rock classes and chemical groups, each rock, mineral, and fossil entry contains a photograph of the specimen together with lively, wide-ranging text describing its qualities and history of use. In addition, a detailed, at-a-glance reference panel provides key data for identification and classification.
Posted in Fossils

Gemstones

Author: Cally Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405357975

Category: Gems

Page: 160

View: 6111

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.
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Gemstones of the World

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768293

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 8306

Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.
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Minerals of Scotland

Past and Present

Author: Alec Livingstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 212

View: 2175

A comprehensive and definitive account of Scotland's minerals and the men who discovered, collected and examined them. This study includes sections on the collectors themselves as well as a brief account of Scotland's geological evolution.
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Rocks and Minerals

Author: Monica Price,Kevin Walsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405305945

Category: Minerals

Page: 224

View: 2313

Pocket Nature Guide: Rocks and Minerals is a practical, concise field guide to the world's rocks and minerals, packed with stunning photography and expert information. The 325 most commonly encountered species are given full or half-page coverage. Each entry includes a large, character full photographic image, supporting photographic images to show important variations, and a data panel to consistently summarize key facts. A simple text profile picks out the most useful details to aid identification and provides interesting background information.
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DK Eyewitness Books: Crystal & Gem

Author: R. F. Symes,R. R. Harding

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465420930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 7200

Describes the seven basic shapes of crystals and other aspects of crystallography, including how they form in nature, their properties and identification, crystal color, and everyday uses for crystals.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Cosmic Serpent

Author: Jeremy Narby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101494352

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 3183

This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.
Posted in Science

Rock and Fossil Hunter

Author: Ben Morgan,Douglas Palmer

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465430151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 3715

A series that encourages hands-on learning includes 30 easy activities that help children observe, explore and learn about the natural world while explaining the science behind the activities through clear, step-by-step, photographically illustrated instructions that can be carried out right at home. Original.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction