The Rock and Gem Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8149

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.

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756633424

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 8114

Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this lavishly illustrated reference provides a close-up look at the world's diverse rocks and gems, covering more than 450 different specimens, along with detailed descriptions, identification tips, classification information, and practical advice on gem and rock collecting. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Rock & Gem Book

...and Other Treasures of the Natural World

Author: Dan Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241228135

Category: Gems

Page: 192

View: 6683

The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.

Gem and Stone

Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky

Author: Jenifer Altman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452119090

Category: Photography

Page: 132

View: 3814

Gem and Stone celebrates 50 different gems ranging from timeless classics like diamond and emerald to exotic beauties such as lapis lazuli, peridot, and even petrified wood. Altman's photographs capture the splendor of each gem alongside brief text highlighting the stones' chemical makeups, metaphysical properties, and associated folklore throughout human history. Hand-drawn illustrations by Heather Smith Jones and an insightful foreword by mineralogist Thomas W. Overton round out this lustrous volume. Rock hounds, new age practitioners, and contemporary decorators and fashionistas will all delight in this treasure of a book.

Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, and Gems

Author: Claudia Martin

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781682973103

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 3846

What are the three types of rock and how do they form? Where was the oldest fossil found? What are minerals used for? Why are gems so rare and expensive? Become a Rock Explorer and discover the answers to all those questions! The book is split into four chapters: Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, and Gems. With simple, easy-to-understand text, this book is perfect for young explorers keen to understand the world around them.

My Book of Rocks and Minerals

Author: Devin Dennie

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465461902

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5445

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

Rocks, Minerals, and Gems

Author: Inc. Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780545947190

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 4922

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!

DK Eyewitness Books: Crystal & Gem

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

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465420930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 1058

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.

My Little Book of Rocks, Minerals and Gems

Author: Claudia Martin

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781682971475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 876

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.

National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals

Dazzling Gems of Photos and Info That Will Rock Your World

Author: Steve Tomecek

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426307683

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9447

This book describes how rocks and minerals are formed by geological processes, and how they are used in our lives.

Rock and Gem

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740336246

Category: Minerals

Page: 360

View: 3796

From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth's buried treasures. Innovative, 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.


The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465462120

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 440

View: 3380

Gem is a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that weaves together beautiful, specially commissioned images and science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to limestone, this comprehensive guide profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Additionally, a reference section at the end of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and non-precious stones. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Gem combines stunning photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift giving.

The Encyclopedia of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Author: Henry Russell,Chris Pellant

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781571455628

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 9628

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.

Basher Science: Rocks and Minerals

A Gem of a Book

Author: Simon Basher,Dan Green

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753466148

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7639

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.


The Definitive Visual Guide, 3rd Edition

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465470867

Category: Nature

Page: 632

View: 4033

With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of the animal kingdom features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats. Bringing animals, habitats, and up-to-date research to life for readers around the world, Animal explores the creatures that have fascinated and inspired humans for years, from intrepid Emperor penguins to fierce Siberian tigers, to the very intelligent and highly communicative humpback whale. This updated edition introduces the olinguito, the adorable, recently discovered mammal that looks like a cross between a cat and a teddy bear, and the Skywalker gibbon found in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province in southwest China and Myanmar. Perfect for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Rocks, Minerals and Gems

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Australian Geographic

ISBN: 9781742459400


Page: N.A

View: 9207

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 ......

20 Fun Facts About Rocks and Gems

Author: Theresa Morlock

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538211890

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5799

The glittering shapes of gems and crystals, the strange glowing of phosphorescent rocks, these objects mesmerize young audiences. This volume of fascinating and accessible factoids introduces young readers to strange rocks and gems like tourmaline, which comes in every color and has been mistaken for other gems for centuries. It also explains the essential science concept of rock and gem formation in easy, age-appropriate language. Fantastic photographs compliment each fun fact, and a detailed graphic organizer provides a convenient summary of some of the coolest gems and rocks Earth has to offer.

Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570613814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 8131

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.

Rocks & Minerals

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405328319

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 1970

Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.