Rocks and Minerals

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Author: N.A

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9780756690427

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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

Rocks, Gems and Minerals

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

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Author: Paul R. Shaffer,Herbert S. Zim

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864826

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on: - Physical and chemical properties - Origins and geologic significance - Gems and semiprecious stones - How to find and collect specimens Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910962

Category: Nature

Page: 396

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

Nature Guide Gems

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Author: Kindersley Dorling,Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409364634

Category: Gems

Page: 224

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Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From red beryls to rubies, pick through Nature Guide Gems, a beautiful guide to earth's most precious stones. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Nature Guide Gems is packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and unique characteristics of earth's treasured jewels and metals. Expertly written and including over 400 examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying gems and 140 individual profiles with clear, informative descriptions of each type of stone, Nature Guide Gems is the ideal identification guide.

Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals

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Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409364836

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals, a beautiful guide profiling the world's specimens. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the rocks and minerals featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying minerals and clear sections on each type of rock and mineral, Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals is the ideal identification guide.

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935439

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Shows and identifies more than a hundred of the most common rocks and minerals, explains how rocks and crystals are formed, and looks at rock formations

Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Chris Pellant

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789491060

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Describes the properties and distinguishing characteristics of more than 500 rocks and minerals around the world, and includes a color photograph of each specimen.

Go! Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Scholastic Inc.

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338232110

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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The launch of this new series guides readers towards samples they may find in North America and helps them identify what to look for in rocks and gems like color, luster, hardness, and light. Includes information on how they can maintain and show off their awesome new rock collection. Full color. 5 x 7.

Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Chris Pellant,Helen Pellant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911229

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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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.

Gems

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Author: Ra Bonewitz,Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465402189

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 1952

Introduces over four hundred different gemstone specimens, with descriptions, identification tips, and classification information for each stone.

Minerals

identifying, learning about, and collecting the most beautiful minerals and crystals

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Author: Rupert Hochleitner

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 237

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This is a field guide to mineral deposits, c ategorized by colour and degreef hardness for fast, easy i dentification '

Nature Guide: Stars and Planets

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Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465403531

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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All new text, some photography re-use, although no disclaimer will be needed. This is a new, fresh series of Nature Guides with all-new content. With a clean, modern design, these books are perfect for the beginner naturalist and family reference. From trees to rocks and minerals, and birds to stars and planets, each volume provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples from within that subject area. Each book is packed with stunning photography, and key information is provided by expert contributors. The books are carefully structured, with catalog entries organized into easily understood groups that the newcomer will have no difficulty in navigating and the more experienced reader will appreciate. Each profile centers on a high-impact commissioned image of the subject, allowing instant identification, and is accompanied by concise, authoritative text. Additional images provide context, while a data panel summarizes key facts about each example. Each title opens with an introductory section that explains each subject in detail. This is followed by a comprehensive illustrated catalog. A glossary of key terms and a detailed index complete each volume. About the Imprimatur: The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex in the world and a research center for research dedicated to public education and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.

What's That Rock Or Mineral?

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Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465415929

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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A pocket guide to identifying the most common North American rocks and minerals, including gems, quartz, marble, and granite.

Birds

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Author: Jill Bailey,David Burnie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751360936

Category: Birds

Page: 61

View: 1931

This series of handbooks attempts to answer all the questions that adults can't, using clear text, vivid photographs, explanatory artwork and practical hands-on projects to stimulate younger readers' natural curiosity.

The Rock and Gem Book

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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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.

Nature Guide: Birds

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Author: David Burnie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756698626

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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From the black swan to the ruby-throated hummingbird, Nature Guide Birds of the World, profiles the world's most amazing bird species. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Birds of the World is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the species featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction all about bird classification, anatomy, migration, habitats and flight, Nature Guide Birds of the World is the ideal bird identification guide.

Instant Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Eva Fejer,Cecilia Fitzsimmons,Ava Fejer

Publisher: Borders Press

ISBN: 9780681411722

Category: Minerals

Page: 124

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