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Rocks & Minerals

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  • Blue Revolutionby Cynthia Barnett

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Americans see water as abundant and cheap: we turn on the faucet and out it gushes, for less than a penny a gallon. We use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what’s now our largest crop—the lawn. Yet most Americans cannot name the river or aquifer that flows to our taps, irrigates our food, and produces our electricity.... 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...

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

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.46

    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...

  • 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$ 10.00

    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...

  • Fossils (Collins Gem)by Douglas Palmer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 4.27

    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$ 20.50

    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...