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Rocks & Minerals

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  • Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North Americaby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.39

    Treasures of the Earth From the author of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals and one of the leading agate collectors in the world, comes this comprehensive guide to collecting agates and jaspers, the most sought after types of collectible rocks on the market today. Designed with all beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information... more...

  • Rocks and Mineralsby Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    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... more...

  • Tropical Gemstonesby Carol Clark

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 3.99

    Learn the essentials of Asian gemestones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics,... more...

  • Gaia's Limitsby Rud Istvan

    SBPRA 2014; Not Available

    This illustrated essay concerns sustainability. Its simple thesis is that trees do not grow to the sky. Basic facts are used to figure Earth?s human carrying capacity. Soft food and hard petroleum limits are reached within present lifetimes. Liquifying other fossil fuels and biofuels cannot make up for future petroleum shortfalls given a world population... more...

  • Fossils (Collins Gem)by Douglas Palmer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 4.86

    This handy guide covers everything you need to know when looking for fossils in any part of Britain and Europe. Many different types of fossilized objects are included, from plants and coral, to insects, birds and dinosaurs. more...

  • Rockhounding New Englandby Peter Cristofono

    Falcon Guides 2014; US$ 20.99

    New England is one of the best regions in the country for rockhounds to hunt for minerals, gems, and fossils. The complex geology of the region hosts a stunning variety of material from gold-bearing placers to fossiliferous limestone; from gem-bearing pegmatites to rocks containing some of the rarest minerals on Earth. This book provides detailed... more...

  • Discover Nature in the Rocksby Rebecca Lawton; Diana Lawton; Susan Panttaja; Irene Guidici Ehret

    Stackpole Books 1997; US$ 16.99

    A friendly introduction to hands-on study of nature in your own backyard. Simple activities for all ages. more...

  • The Rock and Gem Bookby Dan Green

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and... more...

  • Water and the California Dreamby David Carle

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 16.95

    Imported water has transformed the Golden State?s environment and quality of life. Land ownership patterns and real estate boosterism dramatically altered both urban and rural communities across the entire state. The key has been redirecting water from the Eastern Sierra, the Colorado River, and Northern California rivers. Whoever brings the water,... more...

  • Resource Use, Development and Environment Interfaces and Implicationsby Ravi S. Singh

    YS Books International 2015; US$ 64.99

    Ravi S. Singh (PhD) is Professor at the Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, UP), India. Prof. Singh has several international as well as national academic publications in reputed journals and research series, many of them cross-disciplinary, to his credit. His major publications include Paths of Development in Arunachal Pradesh... more...