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Gemstones

Author : Cally Hall
ISBN : 0789489856
Genre : Nature
File Size : 51.80 MB
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Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.
Category: Nature

Collecting Rocks Gems And Minerals

Author : Patti Polk
ISBN : 9781440232756
Genre : Reference
File Size : 45.16 MB
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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 photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, you will enjoy the simplicity of the guide and the enthusiasm and knowledge of author Patti Polk, one of the top agate collectors in the world and a self-proclaimed "rockhound." You will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don't bother with. First it includes values, and second, it covers an introduction to lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.
Category: Reference

Gemstone Of Paradise

Author : G. Ronald Murphy
ISBN : 9780199747597
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The story of the Holy Grail has gripped the imaginations of millions since it first appeared in medieval romances, among them Wolfram von Eschenbach's Middle High German Parzival (c. 1210). Strangely, the Grail is identified in Parzival not as a cup or dish, but as a stone. This oddity is usually interpreted merely as further evidence of the difficulty of discerning the true sources of the Grail legend. G. Ronald Murphy seeks to illuminate this mystery and to enable a far better appreciation of Wolfram's insight into the nature of the Grail and its relationship to the Crusades. Wolfram's -sacred stone- was in fact a consecrated altar, precious by virtue of the sacrament but also, Murphy argues, by virtue of the material from which it was made: a precious green stone associated with the rivers of Paradise. Parzival, Murphy believes, was intended as an argument against continued efforts by Latin Christians to recover the Sepulchre by force. In Wolfram's story, warring Christians and Muslims are brought together in peace by the power of the Grail - a stone Murphy believes still exists. An entirely original reading of Wolfram's famous text, this engrossing and accessible book appeals not only to scholars and students of medieval literature but to anyone who is drawn to the lasting mystery of the Holy Grail.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Teacher S Calendar School Year 2004 2005

Author : Chase's Calendar of Events
ISBN : 0071433236
Genre : Education
File Size : 78.77 MB
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A year's worth of ideas and activities to revitalize every teacher's class ""This book is phenomenal! This resource is the perfect springboard to help me tackle tough concepts."" "--Barb Stoflet, Minnesota Teacher of the Year, 2002" ""The diversity of topics covered and the user-friendly language guarantee that we won't grow tired of using "The Teacher's Calendar.""" "--Tim Bailey, Utah Teacher of the Year, 2002" For five years "The Teacher's Calendar "has been a fixture in classrooms and school libraries across the country. Teachers will find innovative ideas for lessons, bulletin boards, and school calendars on every page. Infopacked sidebars highlight specific dates and provide curriculum ideas and lists of appropriate books and websites.Almost 5,000 month-by-month, day-byday listings--all fully revised and checked 50 new essays on how to use this material in class for overworked teachers Appendixes with U.S., Canada, and Mexico at-a-glance facts And more! With its extensive listings and seemingly inexhaustible treasure of classroom ideas, "The Teacher's Calendar "will take the guesswork out of lesson planning and put fun and creativity back into the classroom.
Category: Education

Literature Based Teaching In The Content Areas

Author : Carole Cox
ISBN : 9781452237619
Genre : Education
File Size : 84.4 MB
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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
Category: Education

Gemstones

Author : Paul O'Neil
ISBN : 080944500X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 60.60 MB
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Describes the history of the mining and uses of precious stones and discusses scientific research into the formation and properties of gems
Category: Nature

Natural Gemstones

Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
ISBN : UIUC:30112106854778
Genre : Nature
File Size : 50.72 MB
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Category: Nature

The Teachers Calendar 2011 2012

Author : Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
ISBN : 9780071830652
Genre : Education
File Size : 50.88 MB
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The most authoritative and comprehensive calendar reference for teachers--revised annually to keep readers up-to-date! Offers unique facts, important holidays, and major anniversaries in a handy day-by-day calendar format. New to this edition is a blog that will feature content from the book, fresh ideas for incorporating information into curriculum, and occasional guest entries by some of our other authors on the teacher resource list.
Category: Education

Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210121880
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature