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Rocks & Minerals

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  • The Book of Stones, Revised Editionby Robert Simmons; Naisha Ahsian; Hazel Ravel

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    Often dubbed the "crystals bible," this comprehensive reference guide to the spiritual and healing qualities of 455 sacred stones has become the go-to book for looking up the properties of gems and minerals. Each entry includes vivid color photographs for each stone to aid identification and to showcase its beauty, as well as listing its scientific... more...

  • The Story of Stuffby Annie Leonard

    Free Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring , The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health. Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet. The Story of Stuff... more...

  • Northern Wildby David R. Boyd

    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...

  • Nature Guide Rocks and Mineralsby DK

    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...

  • Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocketby Paul Garvin; Anthony Plaut

    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...

  • First Field Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Southern Africaby Bruce Cairncross

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2013; US$ 4.00

    First Field Guide to Rocks & Minerals, the latest additionto the popular Struik Nature series, introduces the mostimportant and interesting rocks and minerals from ourgeologically exciting region. more...

  • Eerste Veldgids tot Gesteentes & Minerale van Suider-Afrikaby Bruce Cairncross

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2013; US$ 4.00

    Eerste Veldgids tot Gesteentes & Minerale, die jongstetoevoeging tot die gewilde Struik Nature-reeks, stel diebelangrikste en interessantste gesteentes en minerale vanons geologies opwindende streek bekend. 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...

  • Pocket Guide to Rocks & Minerals of southern Africaby Bruce Cairncross

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 8.00

    Southern Africa’s rocks span an enormous time period and the region boasts a wealth of mineral deposits. This handy pocket guide presents a selection of the most common, fascinating and important rock and mineral species to be found here. more...