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Rocks And Minerals

Author : Chris Pellant
ISBN : 0789491060
Genre : Nature
File Size : 89. 93 MB
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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.

Gemstones

Author : Cally Hall
ISBN : 1405357975
Genre : Gems
File Size : 60. 62 MB
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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.

Rocks And Minerals

Author : Chris Pellant
ISBN : 9781472911223
Genre : Nature
File Size : 60. 38 MB
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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.

Handbook Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 0395511372
Genre : Nature
File Size : 49. 8 MB
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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

Rocks And Minerals

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ISBN : 0756690420
Genre : Nature
File Size : 23. 12 MB
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Introduces over seven hundred different rock and mineral specimens, with descriptions, identification tips, and classification information for each item.

The Rock And Gem Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465455321
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 74. 5 MB
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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.

Rock And Fossil Hunter

Author : Ben Morgan
ISBN : 075661127X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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
ISBN : 0751344001
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 40. 4 MB
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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.

Nature Guide Gems

Author : Kindersley Dorling
ISBN : 1409364631
Genre : Gems
File Size : 24. 52 MB
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Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From red beryls to rubies, pick through Nature Guide Gems, a beautiful guide to earth's most precious stones. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Nature Guide Gems is packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and unique characteristics of earth's treasured jewels and metals. Expertly written and including over 400 examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying gems and 140 individual profiles with clear, informative descriptions of each type of stone, Nature Guide Gems is the ideal identification guide.

Minerals Of The World

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 9781402753398
Genre : Nature
File Size : 77. 92 MB
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It’s the classic work: revised and updated! Identify over 500 of the most collectible minerals quickly and easily with this fully photographed field guide. And this new reissue makes identification easier, with new cleavability ratings for each entry alongside the handy classifications based on streak color, Mohs’ hardness, and specific gravity. A complete introductory discussion of mineral forms and properties explains the essential criteria for recognition, and each of the hundreds of minerals (from Ankerite to Zinwaldite) is accompanied by information on its fracture, luster, chemical formula, aggregates, distinguishing characteristics, and localities.

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