The Rock and Gem Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 7583

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.

The Rock and Gem Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kids Play

ISBN: 9781465450708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 7481

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.

The Rock and Gem Book

Author: Dan Green

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241278902

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 7578

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: 1350

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.

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756633424

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 4077

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.

Gem and Stone

Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky

Author: Jenifer Altman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452119090

Category: Photography

Page: 132

View: 3404

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.

My Book of Rocks and Minerals

Author: Devin Dennie

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465461902

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 570

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

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: 4859

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.

Pocket Genius: Bugs

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465452222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 3155

Whether it's the industrious ant, the breathtaking Monarch butterfly, or the multi-legged centipede, children will discover the fastest, strongest, and most harmful species in DK's Pocket Genius: Bugs. Profiling more than 200 insects and bugs, from beetles and butterflies to spiders and scorpions, find out what bugs eat, which are poisonous, which live the longest, and which can be found in your own backyard. Plus, learn about the products we get from bugs, such as honey, ink, silk, and jewelry, and how bugs and insects play important roles in our world. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each mini-encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.

My Little Book of Rocks, Minerals and Gems

Author: Claudia Martin

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781682971475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4116

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.

Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, and Gems

Author: Claudia Martin

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781682973103

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 2114

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.

Rocks, Minerals, and Gems

Author: Inc. Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780545947190

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 621

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,Chris Pellant

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781571455628

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 2370

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.

The Encyclopedia of Gemstones and Minerals

Author: Martin Holden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816021772

Category: Reference

Page: 303

View: 7098

Shows and describes the characteristics of over two hundred gems and minerals

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: 1185

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

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: 4062

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.

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395511374

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 7501

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

My Little Book of Gems, Rock and Minerals

Author: Claudia Martin

Publisher: QED Publishing

ISBN: 9781784934545

Category:

Page: 64

View: 5533

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.

Gem

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465462120

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 440

View: 8210

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.

Rocks & Minerals

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405328319

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 4154

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.