Geology

A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones and Fossils

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583550755

Category: Science

Page: 1

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Geology is the perfect guide for any nature enthusiast. It will help you learn geological processes, the differences between rocks, minerals and gemstones, the most common types of North American rocks and minerals and the best rockhounding locations. The guide also reviews the most common North American fossils and the tools an amateur geologist should take into the field in order to positively identify different types of rocks and minerals. This handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

Rocks and Minerals

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Charles A. Sorrell

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864834

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 559

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Covering rocks and minerals form around the world—from brilliant Brazilian Aquamarine to Wulfenite from Arizona's Red Cloud Mine—this unique guide was created by Charles A. Sorrell for the serious mineral enthusiast or rock collector. Rocks and Minerals fills the gap between academic texts and popular books by providing a magnificent rock and mineral catalog in glowing color, plus tips on where they are found. · Hundreds of illustrations of rocks and minerals · Molecular structure and idealized crystals also pictured · Classification follows the system preferred by experts · Includes hardness, crystallization, chemical properties, and superb background information Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Field Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Rocks and Minerals

Author: Charles W. Chesterman

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394757940

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 5672

Shows and describes gneiss, marble, slate, sandstone, shale, limestone, granite, basalt, talc, and gypsum, and discusses crystal structure and identification tests

Falcon Pocket Guide: Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493011480

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 7956

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Southwest. 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.

Rocks, Gems and Minerals

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

Author: Paul R. Shaffer,Herbert S. Zim

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864826

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 7042

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 & Minerals of California

A Guide to Localities

Author: William Estavillo

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 9781558381186

Category: Travel

Page: 48

View: 6021

Striking full-color guides. Bound in water repellent, film laminated covers. Extensive center-spread maps of the state highlights locations featured in each book. Special 8-pocket and 4-pocket lucite display racks available with purchase of the series.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301482X

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 4486

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.

The Pocket Book of Stones, Revised Edition

Who They Are and What They Teach

Author: Robert Simmons

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949135

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 8906

The spiritual and healing qualities of 390 members of the mineral kingdom are detailed here in The Pocket Book of Stones, Robert Simmons's condensed reference guide to to crystals and gems. Based on the bestselling The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach, this guide describes 47 new stones not covered in the original encyclopedia and also contains an index of the spiritual, emotional, and healing qualities of the stones. This pocket edition has been requested by many readers who are looking for a compact reference that they can carry easily or give as an inexpensive gift to the rock-lovers on their gift lists. Incorporating beautifully lit, full-color photos of each stone, it imparts the spiritual understanding that made The Book of Stones the "bible" of many thousands of crystal lovers. This book is an ideal introduction to stones and their energies for those who are new to the field, as well as being an invaluable portable reference for well-versed readers. Every entry contains a vivid color photo and quick-look list of key words, elemental and chakra correspondences, plus the beneficial physical, emotional, and spiritual qualities of each mineral, crystal, or gemstone. Below the quick-look list, Simmons provides a description of each stone, including scientific data and the story of each stone's spiritual and healing qualities, as well as recommednations for other stones that combine harmoniously with it. The scientific information offered welcomes those not yet familiar with crystal energies by providing a familiar frame of reference and also broadens the knowledge of those who come to stones primarily for spiritual purposes. The Pocket Book of Stones includes a comprehensive index of the healing qualities and the emotional and spiritual properties of all the stones in the book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493014617

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 7500

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.

Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket

Author: Paul Garvin,Anthony Plaut

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609381017

Category: Nature

Page: 16

View: 3144

From the spiky teeth of a geode containing sparkling quartz crystals, the rich browns and golds of smoky quartz and goethite needles on calcite, and the coral-like branches of plumose barite to the abstract reds and whites of polished agate cabochons, world-class mineral crystals are harvested from the rocks of the Hawkeye State. Collecting these high-quality crystals requires access to active mines, pits, and quarries, and individual collectors are rarely allowed entrance to these facilities. With information about each specimen’s type, source, size, and current location, Paul Garvin and Anthony Plaut’s Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket provides access to the glittering, gleaming world of Iowa crystals. Most, if not all, of Iowa’s gems and minerals are products of crystallization in underground cavities that filled with water containing dissolved chemicals. The famed Iowa geodes (Iowa’s state rock) are products of a complex process of replacement and cavity-filling in the Warsaw Shale. Armored by a rind of tough chalcedonic quartz, these spheroidal masses, which range up to more than a meter across, weather out of the host rock and accumulate along streams in the southeastern part of the state. During the Pleistocene Epoch, large masses of glacial ice rafted the ultra-fine-grained variety of quartz called Lake Superior agates, which had previously weathered out of their host rocks, southward into Iowa. They can be found in the gravels that have accumulated along major streams in the eastern half of the state. Iowa’s long record of mining lead, coal, gypsum, and limestone contains a rich history; the forty-seven mineral specimens inIowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocketmake up a fascinating illustrated guide to that history. Carefully lit and photographed to reveal both maximum detail and maximum beauty, each specimen becomes a work of art.

Rocks and Minerals

The Most Common Rocks and Minerals of Europe Described and Illustrated in Colour

Author: Eva Fejer,S. Frampton,Cecilia Fitzsimons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860197703

Category: Mineralogy

Page: 124

View: 2314

The Pocket Reference Guide Rocks & Minerals is an ideal compact identification guide to the rocks, minerals and crystals found in the country, on hillsides, in national parks, on old mine tips, in back gardens and in the stone buildings of Europe. An easy-to-follow system of colour-coded bands and symbols designating type of rock and hardness of mineral leads rapidly and easily to the correct section of the book. Detailed full-colour illustrations and a concise, informative text that includes details of the principal European locations allow you to identify accurately the most common rocks and minerals of Europe.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Paul M. A. Willis

Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books

ISBN: 9780792265788

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 899

1) THE WHOLE NATURAL WORLD is in the pages of these incredible pocket references - topics range from animals to weather to wildflowers. 2) ONLY FIELD GUIDES NOW SOLD IN THE TRADE MARKET FOR AGES 6-10. National Geographic Pocket Guides are younger and more user-friendly than Audubon's or Peterson's. 3) REVIEWED BY EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS and carefully researched to meet National Geographic's high standards for accuracy. 4) PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS work together to give a full portrait of each entry in its natural habitat. 5) RANGE MAPS SHOW THE DISTRIBUTION throughout North America or the world 6) FIELD NOTES give fast answers and fascinating tidbits. 7) A NEW SERIES FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Pocket Guides will release in sets of four per season. 8) HANDY POCKET SIZE AND STURDY COVERS MAKE THESE GUIDES PERFECT FOR FIELD USE. 9) A RULER ON A SPECIAL BACK FLAP is a convenient tool when measuring specimens. A GLOSSARY, INDEX, and HOW-TO-USE section make for easy reference. 10) A backmatter section for notes and sketches is perfect for in the field observations.National Geographic My First Pocket Guides cover a wide range of topics, from animals to constellations, from weather to ecosystems. ROCKS & MINERALS are fascinating to kids - and since they're all around, they're easy to observe and collect. Each Pocket Guide has approximately 40 entries on the topic, each occupying a spread of the book. Stunning photographs make identification of specimens easy. Beautiful artwork shows the animal or plant, etc. in its own environment, and a separate line drawing offers a sketching guide for budding naturalists. Range maps show distribution; bulleted facts offer information about size, color, diet, habitat, etc.; and field notes give additional fun facts and insights. Each spread is packed with information and is lively, colorful, and appealing. An introduction pulls it all together, and a how to use this book section points out all features for ease of use.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Monica Price,Kevin Walsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405305945

Category: Minerals

Page: 224

View: 7365

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.

Newton - Wie ein Arschloch das Universum neu erfand

Author: Florian Freistetter

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 6857

Im 17. Jahrhundert war es höchste Zeit, dass ein Genie auftauchte und Schneisen ins Dickicht des Unwissens schlug. Isaac Newton war dieses Genie. Und ein Arschloch. Science Buster Florian Freistetter zeigt, wie intrigant und hinterhältig Newton wirklich war und dass sein Hass auf Robert Hooke und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz keine Grenzen kannte. Gleichzeitig beweist er, dass Newton die Physik niemals revolutioniert hätte, wenn er nicht solch ein Kotzbrocken gewesen wäre. Wenn Genialität auf Streitsucht trifft – und dabei ein kosmisches Arschloch herauskommt, davon erzählt Freistetters Buch mit schonungslosem Humor.

Edelsteine und Schmucksteine

Alle Arten und Varietäten 1900 Einzelstücke

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783835414327

Category:

Page: 320

View: 5289

DK Pocket Eyewitness Rocks and Minerals

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409376559

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 9524

Now in PDF. Get fast facts at your fingertips with this DK Pocket Eyewitness Rocks and Minerals, packed with bite-sized chunks of information that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers. From igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks as well as hundreds of sparkling minerals, this pocket guide covers vital data on where and how they form; as well as explaining characteristics such as hardness, colour and lustre. With 160 pages of amazing encyclopedic stats and genius gem facts to provide extra wow. This mine of information will help you learn how to identify rocks and minerals in no time.