Rocks and Minerals

Author: Chris Pellant
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789491060
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the properties and distinguishing characteristics of more than 500 rocks and minerals around the world, and includes a color photograph of each specimen.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Chris Pellant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472911229
Format: PDF, ePub
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For experts and armchair enthusiasts alike, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject. A general introduction is followed by an introduction to rocks covering the three groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, plus their formation and occurrence, main characteristics and economic uses. A number of examples from each category will be detailed and illustrated. The second part of the book begins with an introduction to minerals, including gemstones, explaining their classification, occurrence, formation and characteristics, identification and economic uses. This is followed by accounts and images of a wide selection of examples.

Gemstones

Author: Cally Hall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781405357975
Format: PDF
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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.

Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395511374
Format: PDF, Docs
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Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Whales Dolphins and Porpoises

Author: Mark Carwardine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781405357944
Format: PDF, ePub
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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises you will find. From the Common Dolphin to the Killer Whale, discover the world's cetaceans. Over 900 incredible photos, annotations and detailed descriptions highlighting chief characteristics and distinguishing marks will help you to identify different whale, dolphin or porpoise species quickly and easily. Covers everything, from how to find them and where to look, to how to tell one species from another and interpret their different behaviours. Perfect for nature lovers and pocket-sized so you can take it anywhere.

Rock and Fossil Hunter

Author: Ben Morgan
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9780756611279
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents more than thirty learning activities involving rocks and fossils, including exercises about minerals, gems, crystals, and limestone.

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9780751344004
Format: PDF
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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.

The Rock and Gem Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465455329
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Rocks and Minerals

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Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9780756690427
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces over seven hundred different rock and mineral specimens, with descriptions, identification tips, and classification information for each item.