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- F+W Media 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.39
A rockhound's must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.49
?I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi?it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
A round, luminescent pearl is the simplest and most perfect gem. Columbus sought?and found?this precious jewel coveted by his Spanish sovereigns, sparking popularity throughout Europe. Fashion icons Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Grace, and Michelle Obama cherished them, making them iconic. And designer Coco Chanel raised them to new heights, bringing... more...
- Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 18.99
Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionariestheologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writersto present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.99
This provocative and illuminating collection of essays presents the most exciting contemporary voices in Canadian nature writing, including some of Canada?s best-known and most distinguished nature writers as well as the most promising new talents. From British Columbia's ancient rain forests to the Miramichi River in New Brunswick to the vast expanses... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available
Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals , a beautiful guide profiling the world's specimens. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images that... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 9.95
From the spiky teeth of a geode containing sparkling quartz crystals, the rich browns and golds of smoky quartz and goethite needles on calcite, and the coral-like branches of plumose barite to the abstract reds and whites of polished agate cabochons, world-class mineral crystals are harvested from the rocks of the Hawkeye State. Collecting these... more...