A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910962

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 3381

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

National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Laura Erickson,Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426210442

Category: Nature

Page: 190

View: 5398

Presents information about 160 North American bird species, including facts about physical features, voice, habitat, food, and a map indicating the regions in which each species can be found.

A Field Guide to Geology

Eastern North America

Author: David C. Roberts,W. Grant Hodsdon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618164387

Category: Nature

Page: 402

View: 7122

Provides information on each geological region of eastern North America, covering such topics as plate movements, glaciers, rivers, seas, and other forces that shaped the area.

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935439

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 404

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

National Geographic Pocket Guide to Insects of North America

Author: Arthur V. Evans

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216475

Category: Insects

Page: 184

View: 8818

An easy-to-use field guide for nature lovers, backyard explorers, and budding entomologists. Evans helps you discover popular insect species as well as spiders and relation creatures, as well as key facts and information about life cycles and behavior of every species.

Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440246159

Category: Gems

Page: 352

View: 2141

Arranged by category and color of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting rocks, gems, and minerals.

Rockhounding New England

A Guide to 100 of the Region's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Peter Cristofono

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301224X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7587

New England is one of the best regions in the country for rockhounds to hunt for minerals, gems, and fossils. The complex geology of the region hosts a stunning variety of material from gold-bearing placers to fossiliferous limestone; from gem-bearing pegmatites to rocks containing some of the rarest minerals on Earth. This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best sites with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals or fossils for each site and excellent color photos will help you know what to look for and to identify what you’ve found. Information on clubs, rock shops, museums, and special attractions are provided. Written by a collector with over 35 years of experience, Rockhounding New England is the first comprehensive rock and mineral collecting guide to New England and a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405375863

Category: Geology

Page: 352

View: 4345

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.

Formac Pocketguide to Fossils

Fossils, Rocks & Minerals in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Author: N.A

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 1459500601

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 5155

Joggins, Nova Scotia, is home to the world's oldest fossilized reptile (Hylonomous lyelli). Many other areas in the Maritimes are also rich in fossilized plants, insects and animals. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have a complicated geological history, which means lots of interesting rocks and minerals are to be found. This fully illustrated field guide shows what is available in the region and how to identify individual specimens. It explains what you can and cannot do when you find a fossil or artifact. The guide points to areas where important discoveries have been found, and explains why these special places are protected. This affordable, easy to use guide is a perfect companion on beach walks and nature trails in the Maritimes.

Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North America

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440237454

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 7197

Arranged by location of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting agate and jasper quartz.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather

Author: David McWilliams Ludlum

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0679408517

Category: Nature

Page: 656

View: 5442

A guide to observing and forecasting all types of weather features 350 photographs of natural phenomena and a discussion of all facets of weather

The Practical Geologist

The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks

Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671746979

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 1960

Discusses the history of the earth's formation and development, and tells how to search for, identify, and extract rock and mineral samples

Rockhounding California

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Gail A. Butler,Shep Koss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 076278623X

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 9173

A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .

Rockhounding Arizona

A Guide To 75 Of The State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Gerry Blair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 146174587X

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 6709

Updated and revised to reflect the latest information on this alluring state of extremes, Rockhounding Arizona includes more than seventy of Arizona's best rockhounding sites and their emblematic activities, from jasper hunting in the historic mining district near Bagdad to searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains and digging for turquoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range. Rockhounding Arizona covers popular and commercial sites as well as little-known areas. It describes where to view mineral specimens and prehistoric artifacts at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest national parks, as well as on tribal lands. Brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals, this handy reference also includes maps, and directions to each site as well as to museums, rock shops, and major tracts of public land. For the beginner, it offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby. For the expert, it is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.

My Book of Rocks and Minerals

Author: Devin Dennie

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465461902

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1793

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

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751344004

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 987

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.