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Gemstones

Author : Cally Hall
ISBN : 1405357975
Genre : Gems
File Size : 83. 21 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 : R. F. Symes
ISBN : 0756607191
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 75. 48 MB
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Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

Rocks And Minerals

Author : Chris Pellant
ISBN : 1405359889
Genre : Minerals
File Size : 35. 17 MB
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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to rocks and minerals 600 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions - from the distinguishing features of rocks, to which crystal system and mineral belongs to. This DK Handbook will help you identify different rocks and minerals quickly and easily. Covers everything from what rocks or minerals are to how they are classified and how to start a collection. Perfect for rocks and mineral lovers and an excellent comprehensive guide for collectors.

Handbook Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 0395511372
Genre : Nature
File Size : 73. 86 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 : 72. 58 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 : 39. 91 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 Gem

Author : Ronald Bonewitz
ISBN : 0751344001
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 81. 26 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.

Fossils

Author : Cyril Alexander Walker
ISBN : 1405359870
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 30. 24 MB
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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to fossils Packed with more than 1,000 amazing photographs of over 500 species, this handbook is designed to cut through the complicated identification process and enable you to recognize species instantly. Covers everything from what a fossil is to how they are classified and how to start a collection. Perfect for fossil lovers and an excellent, comprehensive guide for collectors.

The Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Rocks And Minerals

Author : Charles Wesley Chesterman
ISBN : UCSD:31822002096212
Genre : Nature
File Size : 41. 16 MB
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Displays rocks, minerals, variant forms, and major gemstones

Rocks Minerals

Author : Ronald Louis Bonewitz
ISBN : 1405328312
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 27. 97 MB
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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.

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