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  • 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...

  • Rocks and Mineralsby Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 13.99

    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$ 3.95

    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...

  • Aerial Photography and Image Interpretationby David P. Paine; James D. Kiser

    Wiley 2012; US$ 140.00

    The new, completely updated edition of the aerial photography classic Extensively revised to address today's technological advances, Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation, Third Edition offers a thorough survey of the technology, techniques, processes, and methods used to create and interpret aerial photographs. The new edition also covers... more...

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Geologyby Ernest E. Angino; Gale K. Billings

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Geology focuses on the applications of atomic absorption spectrometry in geology, including the analysis of metals, rocks, sediments, and minerals. The manuscript first offers information on the theory of atomic absorption spectrophotometry and instrumentation. Discussions focus on the relationship of atomic absorption... more...

  • Barren Landsby Kevin Krajick

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 9.99

    First published in 2001, Barren Lands is the classic true story of the men who sought?and found?a great diamond mine on the last frontier of the far north. From a bloody 18th-century trek across the Canadian tundra to the daunting natural forces facing protagonists Chuck Fipke and Stewart Blusson as they struggle against the mighty DeBeers cartel,... more...

  • Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resourcesby Amadou Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 12.50

    Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this volume explore the potential challenges to countries with abundant natural resources and ways to manage these challenges so as to reap... more...

  • Box of Rocksby Nick Norman

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 6.00

    Budding rock collectors will find out all about the rocks that they?ll encounter in southern Africa, with a view to building their own rock collections. more...

  • Clays, Muds, and Shalesby C.E. Weaver

    Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 72.95

    This book provides a comprehensive and critical summary of clay mineral literature that relates to geology and geologic processes, making it useful both as a reference book for geologists and as a text for the specialist. The book encompasses the full scope of clay-shale geology. An introductory chapter provides basic background terminology and classification.... more...

  • Collecting Rocks, Gems & Mineralsby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 17.99

    Three Guides in One! Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced collectors, Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being just someone who appreciates rocks to a true "collector." Easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color... more...