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The Rock And Gem Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465455321
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 28.75 MB
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What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent? Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rock And Gem

Author : Ronald Bonewitz
ISBN : 0751344001
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 55.1 MB
Format : PDF
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From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth s buried treasures. Specially commissioned photography captures the essence and beauty of over 450 superb specimens, while lively and informative text describes the characteristics of each and its unique and changing relationship to humankind through the ages. Organized by rock classes and chemical groups, each rock, mineral, and fossil entry contains a photograph of the specimen together with lively, wide-ranging text describing its qualities and history of use. In addition, a detailed, at-a-glance reference panel provides key data for identification and classification.
Category: Fossils

From Rock To Gem

Author : Mary A. Love
ISBN : 9781504343701
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 68.25 MB
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From Rock to Gem is designed to help those who have a similar story to the author’s realize they have a power within to change the course of their life to a positive direction. This change can bring them more love, joy, happiness and self-empowerment than they could ever dream possible. A spiritual awakening can be the most freeing, life-altering shift one could ever experience. The author unabashedly shares her challenges, struggles, and triumphs to teach how an ordinary person can become extraordinary using faith, strength, and passion with a focus on not giving up or surrendering to what may seem to be the reality. From Rock to Gem can be a portal to the Divine in an amazing journey to self-discovery. The choice is ultimately yours.
Category: Self-Help

Rock And Gem

Author : Ra Bonewitz
ISBN : 0756609623
Genre : Nature
File Size : 61.80 MB
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Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this lavishly illustrated volume provides a close-up look at the world's diverse rocks and gems, covering more than 450 different specimens, along with detailed descriptions, identification tips, classification information, and practical advice on gem and rock collecting.
Category: Nature

The Rock And Gem Book

Author : Dan Green
ISBN : 9780241278901
Genre : Nature
File Size : 21.78 MB
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The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, The Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
Category: Nature

Lapidary For Beginners

Author : Edward Fletcher
ISBN : UOM:49015000326968
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 75.66 MB
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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Gems Minerals Of California

Author : William Estavillo
ISBN : 155838118X
Genre : Travel
File Size : 77.88 MB
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Striking full-color guides. Bound in water repellent, film laminated covers. Extensive center-spread maps of the state highlights locations featured in each book. Special 8-pocket and 4-pocket lucite display racks available with purchase of the series.
Category: Travel

Mama Rae S Rocks And Rhymes

Author : Suzette Buhr
ISBN : 1734328401
Genre :
File Size : 47.97 MB
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Welcome gem collectors, students, and rockhounds, ages 5 to 109, this book delights with 120 fun fact-filled poems, for you to ponder and keep in mind. It includes a variety of rocks, gems, and minerals with poetry from A to Z, along with photos celebrating each stone, for you to enjoy on this rock hunting spree! The Earth Sciences integrate these fun facts with historic treasures using the STEAM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to enrich the learning experience. While it's geared towards middle and high school students, all ages can thoroughly enjoy over 700 photographic gem and mineral displays. The creative writing in this book cherishes the likes of Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, and Langston Hughes, into college and beyond. Shared amongst the rockhounds and gem collectors of the world, this book is a treasure worth reading.

The Encyclopedia Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Henry Russell
ISBN : 1571455620
Genre : Nature
File Size : 49.97 MB
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Rocks, minerals, and gemstones have fascinated people throughout the ages. They have been used as building materials, decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes 288 different rocks, minerals, and gems. Each entry includes beautiful color photographs, locations, basic facts, and some interesting information about each stone's uses, myths, and legends. Pages are color-coded to indicate whether each substance is a rock, mineral, or gem.
Category: Nature

A Guide To Finding Gemstones Gold Minerals Rocks

Author : W. Dan Hausel
ISBN : 1502513889
Genre : Nature
File Size : 75.95 MB
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Follow in the footsteps of successful gem and gold hunters and search the hills for rough diamonds, colored gemstones, lapidary minerals, precious metals and interesting minerals and rocks. Written for the geoscientist, prospector and rockhound; the first part of the book focuses on physical characteristics of gems and minerals. This is supplemented with the second part of the book that describes dozens upon dozens of colored gem, diamond, gold, mineral and rock localities using the Public Land Survey System and GPS coordinates so the reader can visit these sites on a home computer with aerial and satellite imagery to gain an understanding of what to look for in the field. With these same coordinates, the reader can visit some occurrences, deposits and areas suggested for prospecting to further their gem hunter prospecting education and potentially lead to new discoveries. Now you can learn what to look for when searching for Mother Nature's treasure.
Category: Nature