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Rocks & Minerals

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  • The Planet in a Pebbleby Jan Zalasiewicz

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    This is the story of a single pebble. It is just a normal pebble, as you might pick up on holiday - on a beach in Wales, say. Its history, though, carries us into abyssal depths of time, and across the farthest reaches of space. This is a narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, as gleaned from a single pebble. It begins as the pebble-particles... 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...

  • Iowa'S Geological Pastby Wayne I. Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 49.95

    Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind limestone... more...

  • Nature Guide: Rocks and Mineralsby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    All new text, some re-use images, but no disclaimer needed. This is a new, fresh series of Nature Guides with all-new content. With a clean, modern design, these books are perfect for the beginner naturalist and family reference. From trees to rocks and minerals, and birds to stars and planets, each volume provides a thorough introduction... more...

  • Collecting Rocks, Gems and Mineralsby Patti Polk

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 19.99

    Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color... more...

  • Geochemical Facies Analysisby Warner Ernst

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 31.95

    Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics 11: Geochemical Facies Analysis summarizes research regarding geochemical analysis of sedimentary facies. It demonstrates the extent to which geochemical criteria can be used to interpret sedimentary facies and considers the physicochemical criteria that affect the sediments deposited, including salinity, temperature,... more...

  • THE PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF ROCK MAGNETISMby Frank Stacey

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Developments in Solid Earth Geophysics 5: The Physical Principles of Rock Magnetism explores the physical principles of rock magnetism, with emphasis on the properties of finely divided magnetic materials. It discusses the origin and stability of rock magnetizations, the role of remanent magnetism in interpreting magnetic surveys, magnetic anisotropy... more...

  • Nature Guide Gemsby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From red beryls to rubies, pick through Nature Guide Gems , a beautiful guide to earth's most precious stones. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Nature Guide Gems is packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate... more...

  • Woods & Peopleby David Foot

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    It seems that forests have never been more in the news than they are today. The part played by the tropical forests in sustaining the world's climate is well understood, but they are in drastic decline. Our own prehistoric forest was mostly destroyed thousands of years ago to make way for farming. Only since the First World War have practical measures... more...

  • Lament for an Oceanby Michael Harris

    McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 16.95

    The northern cod have been almost wiped out. Once the most plentiful fish on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, the cod is now on the brink of extinction, and tens of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada have been left without work by a 1992 moratorium on fishing the stock. Today, the Pacific salmon stocks are in similar trouble ? victims... more...