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Rocks & Minerals

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  • Fossils (Collins Gem)by Douglas Palmer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Rocks and Mineralsby Charles A. Sorrell; George F. Sandström

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device.   Covering rocks and minerals form around the world?from brilliant Brazilian Aquamarine to Wulfenite from Arizona's Red Cloud Mine?this unique guide was created by Charles A. Sorrell for the serious mineral enthusiast or rock collector. Rocks and Minerals fills the gap between academic texts and... more...

  • Rocks, Gems and Mineralsby Paul R. Shaffer; Herbert S. Zim; Raymond Perlman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on: - Physical and chemical properties - Origins and geologic significance - Gems and semiprecious stones - How to find and collect specimens Illustrated in full color throughout,... more...

  • What's that Rock or Mineral?by DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    What's That Rock or Mineral? is an indispensable beginner's guide to identifying the 150 most common North American rocks and minerals. more...

  • Rocks and Mineralsby Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    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$ 6.95

    Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Southeast Asia. This Periplus Nature Guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs... more...

  • Gaia's Limitsby Rud Istvan

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Ten Billionby Stephen Emmott

    Penguin Canada 2013; US$ 17.00

    Earth is home to millions of species. Yet just one dominates it. Us. Our cleverness, inventiveness, and activities have modified almost every part of our planet, impacting it profoundly. Indeed, our cleverness, inventiveness, and activities are now the drivers of every global problem we face. And every one of these problems is accelerating as we... more...

  • Understanding Minerals & Crystalsby Bruce Cairncross; Terence McCarthy

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 17.00

    Minerals are the building blocks of rocks ? they make up the solid Earth?s crust. Understanding Minerals & Crystals takes a close look at minerals, how they form, why they differ and how to go about identifying them. more...

  • Precambrian Ore Deposits of the East European and Siberian Cratonsby C. Gillen; D.V. Rundqvist

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 310.00

    " Precambrian Ore Deposits of the East European and Siberian Cratons " is a sequel to " Precambrian Geology of the USSR " published in 1993 (English edition), in which the main emphasis was on the stratigraphy, magmatism and metamorphism of Precambrian assemblages in both ancient cratons (East European and Siberian) as well as in Phanerozoic fold... more...