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Philip S Minerals Rocks Fossils

Author : Arthur Clive Bishop
ISBN : 0540074292
Genre : Fossils
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A practical and authoritative guide to identifying minerals, rocks and fossils. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike, small and compact enough to carry in the pocket or rucksack. The illustrations in this revised edition have been improved to give a truer representation of the colours found in nature.A best-seller in its field since 1974 when it was first published, the 1998 edition has been completely revised and updated, with brand-new, extended introductory sections and appendices. The book has also been completely redesigned to bring it into the 1990s and make it more user friendly.Around 145 colour plates show typical mineral, rock and fossils specimens. The plates were photographed from the Natural History Museum's incredible collection. Over 100 specially commissioned line drawings illustrate the authoritative descriptions of the specimens.The 1998 edition has been updated and revised by two of the original authors (Dr Woolley and Dr Bishop), plus an expert in fossils, all from the world-class Natural History Museum in London.Main map scale:

Rocks Minerals And Fossils Of The World

Author : Chris Pellant
ISBN : 0330299530
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 76. 91 MB
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A guide which aims to enable the collector and enthusiast to identify rocks, minerals and fossils from all over the world. The text covers collecting and conserving fossils, their major characteristics and details of where they are located.

Cambridge Guide To Minerals Rocks And Fossils

Author : A. Bishop
ISBN : 0521778816
Genre : Science
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Whether hiking along a mountain trail, setting up camp in the field, or working in a garden, this is the definitive resource for anyone interested in identifying the rocks, minerals, or fossils they come across. Easily portable and with nearly 250 illustrations, with 145 in full-color, Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is an indispensable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike. For each mineral, the authors explain and list the physical and optical properties, from crystal systems, hardness and fracture to color, transparency, and luster. They also discuss the occurrence of each mineral, as well as handy tips on their distinguishing features. For each type of rock, the Guide lists the color, color index, grain size, texture, structure, mineralogy, and field relations. In addition, for each fossil, the authors provide their corresponding type, age, and geographical distributions, along with detailed descriptions of their sizes and shapes. The clear, informative illustrations help elucidate technical concepts that often befuddle amateur collectors.

Firefly Guide To Fossils

Author : Firefly Books
ISBN : 1552978125
Genre : Nature
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A guide to the identification, understanding and hunting of fossils, which includes all major groups of fossils and an identification key.

The Hamlyn Guide To Minerals Rocks And Fossils

Author : William Roger Hamilton
ISBN : 844991230X
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Guide To Mushrooms And Toadstools Of Britain And Europe

Author : Geoffrey Kibby
ISBN : CORNELL:31924101584773
Genre : Mushrooms
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The Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Northern Europe is an easy-to-use rapid identification guide to more than 400 of the larger fungi of Britain and Northern Europe. The region covered extends from Britain and Ireland to western Russia, and from Scandinavia to the Alps and the beginning of the Mediterranean zone.The book is a practical field guide, containing accurate, full-colour illustrations of each of the featured species, with important distinguishing characteristics labelled. A cross-section of each specimen is also provided, together with a drawing of a spore. A detailed illustrated key allows the user to identify a specimen and points to the appropriate place in the book for further information.The text gives detailed yet accessible information for each species. Details include: habitat, season, frequency, cap size, shape and colour, gill colour and structure; stem shape and colour; spore colour and size. The author highlights the most distinctive features of each species, so that even a brief glance at the text can provide key information quickly in the field. Clear symbols indicate whether a species is edible or poisonous.The introduction to the book acquaints the reader with the world of mushrooms and toadstools from botanical, taxonomic and economic points of view, and contains sections on collection and identification, as well as on poisonous species and the use of mushrooms in cooking.The Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools is suitable to the naturalist, the collector and the student alike.Main map scale:

Fossils Of Iowa

Author : Robert Wolf
ISBN : 9781504032780
Genre : Nature
File Size : 70. 86 MB
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The Fossils of Iowa field guide is written primarily for amateurs in geological exploration and collecting. Robert Wolf provides a comprehensive coverage of more than 150 sites in Iowa and adjacent areas of Minnesota and Nebraska with the types of fossils that can be found and precise directions. Excellent illustrations by Carol Ann Ratcliff aide in identification. For an update in site conditions and geological names since the book was first published contact the author at [email protected]

A Study Of Ore Deposits For The Practical Miner

Author : James Philip Wallace
ISBN : HARVARD:32044032907396
Genre : Ore deposits
File Size : 84. 39 MB
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Firefly Guide To Minerals Rocks Fossils

Author : Arthur Clive Bishop
ISBN : 1554070546
Genre : Nature
File Size : 34. 71 MB
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A guide to more than six hundred specimens includes detailed descriptions and illustrations.

Philip S Guide To Deserts

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ISBN : 0540089486
Genre : Nature
File Size : 50. 39 MB
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Philip's Guide to Deserts is a highly illustrated introduction to the world's desert regions - their formation, their highly adapted animal and plant life, their precarious ecologies and natural resources, and their extraordinarily varied human populations. The authors discuss the amazing adaptations that both fauna and flora have evolved to survive. They also look at desert peoples, their customs and religions, and describe how many have flourished in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. They provide an indepth study of the world's desert resources, both the mineral riches and agricultural potential they offer, and how these are impacted by broad regional water strategies. The authors give useful information on which desert locations to visit and their significant cultural, historical and archaeological sites, as well as a thoughtful look at the future ecological and social issues that confront desert peoples. An Atlas section maps the world's deserts region by region, charting their area, resources, and threats both man-made and natural. The general editors are Professor Tony Allan and Professor Andrew Warren, of London University. Professor Allan is an expert on water resource management in the Middle East and Africa; Professor Warren is a specialist in desert sand dunes, desertification and soil erosion.

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