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Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
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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 Minerals and Gems

Author : Inc. Scholastic
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In "Rocks, Minerals, and Gems," readers will learn about hundreds of rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems that were forged by the most powerful events in prehistory. Explore what specimens look like and how they're used today--readers can use the information to identify rocks and minerals themselves and open up a spectacular new world. Find out all about star stones and cat's eyes, megagems, and phantom quartz. Discover which rocks fluoresce, which mineral once poisoned an emperor, and which gems are the rarest in the world! Features a beautiful cover with special effects!

The Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Henry Russell
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Rocks, minerals, and gemstones have fascinated people throughout the ages. They have been used as building materials, decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes 288 different rocks, minerals, and gems. Each entry includes beautiful color photographs, locations, basic facts, and some interesting information about each stone's uses, myths, and legends. Pages are color-coded to indicate whether each substance is a rock, mineral, or gem.

Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : John Farndon
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The definitive guide to rocks, minerals and gems, this title includes an introduction to rocks and minerals and how they form, and a quick guide to what you need and where to look. There is also a complete guide to identifying rocks and minerals and everything you need to know to start building a collection. Packed with fun facts and practical ......

A to Z of Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : Claudia Martin
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With a contemporary design, fun information, and engaging images, the books in the A-Z series are the perfect first guides to popular non-fiction topics.

Rocks Minerals Gems Crystals Fossils

Author : Booth
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Contains a full identification profile for each of the 400 varieties of rocks, minerals, gems, crystals, and fossils, with close-up color photographs.

Rocks Gems and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains

Author : Garret Romaine
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains is a field guide to more than 130 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Collecting Rocks Minerals Gems and Fossils

Author : Russell P. MacFall
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This book provides an introduction to the science of geology as a hobby. It includes information for rock collectors on location of certain specimens, identifications, classification, and display.

My Little Book of Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : Claudia Martin
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For those with curious minds starting to take note of the world around them, the basic materials from which our planet is made raise a multitude of questions. What are rocks and minerals? Why are there so many different kinds? From the way that rocks are formed to identifying gem stones, My Little Book of Rocks provides the answers for budding geologists, using clear, concise text along with full color illustrations and photographs.

Basher Science Rocks and Minerals

Author : Simon Basher
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Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.

Rocks Gems and Minerals for Kids Facts Photos and Fun Childrens Rock Mineral Books Edition

Author : Baby Professor
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The Earth is home to hidden gems, rocks and other natural wonders. This workbook will showcase some of them in the hopes of inspiring the young to learn. By making this book very attractive, a child will learn to love and reap the benefits of reading. Secure a copy today!

Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Garret Romaine
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Gems Rocks Minerals

Author : Mac Abbasov
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"Whether you are a collector or just an admirer this quick guide provides basic information and visuals to help you identify rocks, minerals, and gems. A close-up photography reveals beauty of texture, form, and color that is unseen by a naked eye, and unfolds appreciation for natural beauty that is all around us and under our feet."--From the forword [sic]

Minerals Rocks and Gems

Author : John A. Talent
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Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Herbert S. Zim
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Formerly titles "Rocks and Minerals" this handbook includes information on collecting and identifying minerals, sections on metallic, nonmetallic, gem and rock-forming minerals, and descriptions of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Junior Geologist

Author : ROSEN PUB GROUP
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Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Paul R. Shaffer
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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!

Gems Granites and Gravels

Author : R. V. Dietrich
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This volume is a valuable introduction to mineralogy and to related specialties such as petrology (the study of rocks), crystallography (the study of crystals), and soil science. Discoveries in these fields are described in a historical context, while the authors explain what minerals and rocks are, how they are distributed around the world, how we depend on them, and where to see the most beautiful specimens of both minerals and rocks.

The Firefly Guide to Minerals Rocks and Gems

Author : Rupert Hochleitner
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Step-by-step Questions and Answers with detailed color photographs for easy identification. The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Gems is designed for easy and reliable identification of minerals, gems and rocks. The identification process begins with the stone's streak color, which is how the book is organized: Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown, Green Black and White. Using a sequence of straightforward questions and answers -- aided by over 1,000 photographs and drawings -- the book narrows down the possibilities among 350 minerals, gems and rocks to reach the conclusive classification. Identification is then further narrowed down with respect to Crystal form, Hardness, Luster, Density, Cleavage, Break and Tenacity. Each rock's main photograph shows the general or typical view, and identification tips about features are noted in the margins of the respective page. Similar stones are presented for comparison and tips are provided that can eliminate imposters. Drawings show the mineral's crystal shape. The chemical formula reveals the elements from which the mineral is composed. There is also information about where the stone is typically found and some of the ways that humans have utilized it. Packed with beautiful photographs of earth's many rocks, minerals and gems, The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Gems is perfect for amateur mineralogists and collectors.

Collecting Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Patti Polk
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Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, you will enjoy the simplicity of the guide and the enthusiasm and knowledge of author Patti Polk, one of the top agate collectors in the world and a self-proclaimed "rockhound." You will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don't bother with. First it includes values, and second, it covers an introduction to lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.