The Rock and Gem Book

Author: Dan Green

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241278902

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 7115

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.

The Rock & Gem Book

...and Other Treasures of the Natural World

Author: Dan Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241228135

Category: Gems

Page: 192

View: 3102

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.

Edelsteine und Schmucksteine

Alle Arten und Varietäten 1900 Einzelstücke

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783835414327


Page: 320

View: 1330

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751344004

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 5097

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.

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395511374

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 9668

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

Zauber der Mineralien und Gesteine

Author: Dirk Siersma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642623851

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 3277

Zauber der Mineralien und Gesteine ist ein Buch mit 135 großartigen Farbfotografien, die ein breites Spektrum umfassen. Dies reicht von Darstellungen ausgedehnter Gesteinsvorkommen in Europa, Amerika, Australien und Island bis hin zu Detailaufnahmen von wenigen Quadratmillimetern Größe. Fotografien von Kristallen, Edelsteinen und Fossilien wechseln ab mit Abbildungen feinster Strukturen und Muster aus dünnen, durchsichtigen Scheiben von Gesteinen und Mineralien. Der Fotograf Dirk Wiersma führt den Leser in verschiedene Räume mit überraschenden neuen Formen und Perspektiven, manchmal abstrakt, manchmal (pseudo)realistisch. Häufig ergeben sich Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen Objekten völlig unterschiedlicher Herkunft und Dimension. Der kurze begleitende Text ist allgemeinverständlich abgefasst und enthält alle notwendigen Hintergrundinformationen.

The Encyclopedia of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Author: Henry Russell,Chris Pellant

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781571455628

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 2712

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.

Gemstones of the World

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768293

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 6526

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.

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237611

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 5822

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493004697

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 8309

This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings, and how to set up a lab or gem shop. Before you know it, you’ll be driving the open roads and traveling home with dusty pockets full of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils—and maybe even gold. Features: * geology basics * popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold * tools of the trade for every level of collector * rules and regulations * polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures

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: 6920

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!

Rocks and Minerals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563318030

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 9469

Explains the structure and composition of minerals, provides advice for gathering specimens, and offers an identification guide to more than 150 rocks and minerals

Rocks, Minerals and Gems

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770858688

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 8733

The ultimate identification guide to hundreds of rocks, minerals and gems.

Rockhound: An Experience of the North

Author: Michael Gordon


ISBN: 1312992972

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 3410

In 'Rockhound: An Experience of the North', rock and mineral collectors will read about the experience of collecting rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones in Ontario, in particular, the area around Bancroft and up towards Cobalt and Gowganda. Rockhound focuses primarily on how to find specific minerals and collectors are led to world class deposits and instructed in recovery techniques and basic gem and mineral identification. Thick pine forests, abandoned gold mines, stunning gem seams and ghost towns are all part of the northern rockhound experience.

My Little Book of Gems, Rock and Minerals

Author: Claudia Martin

Publisher: QED Publishing

ISBN: 9781784934545


Page: 64

View: 1982

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 colour illustrations and photographs.



Author: Tod Goldberg

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641174899

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2080

Hart und zynisch – ein moderner amerikanischer Thriller Mafiakiller Sal Cupertine hat es vermasselt. Durch Verquickung unglücklicher Umstände hat er in Chicago drei FBI-Beamte getötet – ein böser Fehler. Statt dafür von seinem Boss selbst ins Jenseits befördert zu werden, landet er nach diversen Gesichtsoperationen und entsprechendem Intensivstudium als Rabbi David Cohen in einer jüdischen Gemeinde in Las Vegas. Aber auch dort hat die Mafia ihre Finger im Spiel. Bald geht Rabbi Cohen nicht nur wieder seinem alten Gewerbe nach, sondern entdeckt weitere lukrative Betätigungsfelder, die sich mit der Rolle als Seelsorger aufs Beste vereinen lassen. Mit viel Witz verbindet Tod Goldberg in einem raffinierten Plot die Welt des organisierten Verbrechens mit Tora und Talmud – und das alles im glitzernden Las Vegas, diesem ruchlosen Gangsterland mitten in der Wüste.

Sedimentgesteine im Gelände

Ein illustrierter Leitfaden

Author: D.A.V. Stow

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827420152

Category: Science

Page: 315

View: 4440

Konzepte und Vorstellungen ändern sich in der Sedimentologie schnell, was bleibt ist die Geländearbeit und die Erhebung von Daten als Basis der Wissenschaft. Dieses Buch ist ein Bestimmungsatlas, der hilft, Sedimentgesteine im Gelände zu erkennen und zu beschreiben. Der Benutzer erfährt, was er im Gelände beobachten und aufzeichnen muss, und wie er die Daten richtig interpretiert. Alle wesentlichen Arten von Sedimentgesteinen werden in über 450 hervorragenden Fotos und erklärenden Zeichnungen dargestellt. Im Einführungskapitel werden die Klassifikationen und die Haupttypen der Sedimentgesteine sowie auch deren wirtschaftliche Bedeutung vorgestellt. Der Autor beschreibt dann die wichtigsten Geländemethoden und die grundsätzlichen Eigenschaften von Sedimentgesteinen. Jedem Haupttyp von Sedimentgesteinen entspricht ein Kapitel. Der Interpretation von Fazies und Ablagerungsbedingungen ist im letzten Kapitel breiter Raum gewidmet. Das Buch ist ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für Studenten der Geowissenschaften, Geologen im Beruf sowie für Amateure.