Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Chris Pellant

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405359887

Category: Minerals

Page: 256

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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.

Rocks and Minerals

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Author: R. F. Symes

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756607197

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

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Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395511374

Category: Nature

Page: 380

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

Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405375863

Category: Geology

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.

My Book of Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Devin Dennie

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465461902

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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"Things to find, collect, and treasure"--Cover.

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.

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

Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Torrey Maloof

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 148074610X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Learn all about rocks and minerals and how we study them. Almost all rocks are made of minerals. Learn about the three different types of rocks: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks. A rock can even transform over millions of years from one type of rock to another during the rock cycle. Easy-to-read text paired with vibrant images keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can see how crystals form. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Pocket Genius: Rocks and Minerals

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146545229X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Profiling nearly 200 types of rocks and minerals from volcanic rocks and granite to sparkling diamonds and explosive sulfur, DK's Pocket Genius: Rocks and Minerals digs deep beneath the surface, informing young readers what each rock is made of, how they are formed and what they are used for, how to be a rock collector, and how to identify rocks and minerals. Also highlighting landmarks such as Devils Tower, Giant's Causeway, and Shiprock Pinnacle, this Pocket Genius title shows how rocks and minerals play a part in the formation of each. 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.

Rock and Gem

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Author: Ronald Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751344004

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

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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.

Gemstones

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Author: Cally Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405357975

Category: Gems

Page: 160

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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.

Pocket Genius: Sharks

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465452311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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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.

Rocks and Minerals

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Author: Caroline Bingham,Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409336006

Category: Minerals

Page: 56

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Open your eyes to a world of discovery with Eyewonder Dig down and discover amazing treasures right under your feet with an extended and revised edition of Eyewonder Rocks and Minerals. Now with eight extra pages packed with fun, educational activities and 100 themed stickers. See how rocks form, find out what minerals are, and explore the hundreds of uses we have for them. Plus, with activities such as 'A Safe Path' and 'True or False?' and four pages of incredible stickers, your child will be entertained time and time again. Fantastic facts and dramatic photographs will bring this underground world of rocks and minerals to the surface and inspire your child with a love of learning and discovery. Eyewonder Rocks and Minerals is perfect for all curious young minds; brilliant for homework and school projects, or just for fun!

Gemstones of the World

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Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768293

Category: Nature

Page: 319

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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.

Minerals of Scotland

Past and Present

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Author: Alec Livingstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 212

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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.

DK Eyewitness Books: Crystal & Gem

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

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465420930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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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.

Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

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Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570613814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.

RSPB What's That Rock Or Mineral?

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Author: Royal Society Birds Protection Staff,Tom Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409348177

Category: Minerals

Page: 128

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The perfect pocket guide to identifying rocks for beginners RSPB What's That Rock? is ideal if you struggle with how to tell the difference between granite and marble or limestone and sandstone. It's the perfect identification guide for beginners but also a handy field guide for the more seasoned nature lover. Featuring over 150 rocks, overviews of rock types show you what to look for where and similar rocks are shown side by side for quick comparison and identification so you can tell rock types apart. Become an expert rock-spotter in no time with RSPB What's That Rock?

Collins Photo Guide to Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones

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Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780002199094

Category: Mineralogy

Page: 380

View: 6093

A guide to the major rocks, minerals and gemstones found in Europe. It contains an introduction to the basics of mineralogy, followed by a list of the general features of a rock that can be used in its identification. It also explains how to tell the basic difference between an igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock, allowing quick reference to the major identification sections for each of these classes. In these will be found comprehensive descriptions of each rock or mineral, with details of its composition, hardness, specific gravity, colour, fracture, cleavage, streak, lustre, transparency and crystal system, as well as notes on how it is formed and where it might be found, both in the UK and in the rest of the world.