Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona

Author: Lilia Menconi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1631213415

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 1613

Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides! Wander world-class museums, relax in Scottsdale's resorts, and hike through red rocks in the Valley of the Sun with Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries, including a luxurious desert getaway, a family road trip, and a 10-day "Best of the Valley of the Sun" Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Explore the local art scene, from Native American exhibits to contemporary galleries. Taste the best Sonoran-style cuisine this side of the Mexican border. Luxuriate in five-star resorts, world-class spas, and gourmet restaurants. Go stargazing in Sedona, or clubbing in Scottsdale. Browse new-agey shops or high-end boutiques, hike water-carved canyons and climb mountains, or go golfing at one of nearly 200 courses. Discover the rich culture of the Native American people who first settled the Valley, and venture to the leafy respite of Oak Creek Canyon to witness the red-rock monoliths Honest advice from Phoenix local Lilia Menconi on when to go and where to stay, with special focus on the best resorts in the area In-depth coverage of all three cities, including the Apache Trail and Superstition Mountains Recommendations for visitors with disabilities and for traveling with kids Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history With Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips on experiencing the best of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona, you can plan your trip your way! Expanding your trip? Try Moon Arizona. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

Mineral, fossil & rock exhibits

& where to see them

Author: William Henry Matthews,American Geological Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 56

View: 8463

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: 306

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.

An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals, Jon Erickson, 2000

An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals,

Author: Fact on File Publication

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 6976

INTRODUCTION TO FOSSILS AND MINERALS, REVISED EDITION No other aspect of geology is as popular with the public as the occurrence of fossils and minerals in earth materials. Countless geologists have been attracted to this discipline because at an early age they discovered the wonder and beauty of such treasures as dinosaurs and precious gems. Jon Erickson has woven a revealing story of the uniqueness of fossils and minerals in the natural world. Indeed this attractive book provides an important source of information for those people who are interested about the world in which they live.This introduction to fossils and minerals admirably fulfills such an objective. When the reader goes beyond the somewhat bewildering names of fossils, there can be ample reward discovering their importance in helping decipher the mysteries of rock formations and their development throughout time. In a somewhat different way knowledge about minerals also opens a window to their importance. These relationships, and the manner in which they have interacted throughout geological history, are explored in the book’s 10 chapters. The author traces Earth’s development during the millennia of geologic time (more than 4 billion years) and shows how a knowledge of fossils and minerals is crucial for unraveling this saga. This short book title does not adequately indicate the large diversity of subject matter that is discussed. Indeed each chapter contains a wealth of topical information that places in perspective the essence of numerous different XI foreword types of material and their relationships. This systematic treatment of Earth history, rock types, marine fossils, terrestrial fossils, crystals, gems, and precious metals provides indelible insights into Earth’s unique character. The data are up-to-date regarding the most recent discoveries on such topics as global tectonics and faunal extinctions, including a wealth of information about the demise of dinosaurs. The writing style of Jon Erickson is very clear, readable, and understandable to the nonscientist.The accuracy of the book and the scope of information will also be welcomed by geologists. The 178 figures provide visual enhancement, and such data supplement the text descriptions.These include maps, photographs, line drawings, and diagrams. Because the vocabulary of geology may be new to many, a Glossary of word definitions and explanations provides an extra bonus for comprehension. For those who are especially interested in following the documentation of ideas and facts, the Bibliography provides a fine summary.Thus, An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals is recommended reading for both those just beginning their discovery journey of the Earth and for scientists who appreciate a well-crafted presentation on these significant subjects. —Donald R. Coates, Ph.D.

The Lapidary Journal

Author: Lelande Quick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jewelry

Page: N.A

View: 2626

The Desert Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Southwest, New

Page: N.A

View: 4404

Gems and minerals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4417

Hobbies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Collectors and collecting

Page: N.A

View: 3041