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The Rock And Gem Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465455321
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 21.18 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

The Rock And Gem Book

Author : Dan Green
ISBN : 9780241278901
Genre : Nature
File Size : 48.32 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

Rock And Gem

Author : Ronald Bonewitz
ISBN : 0751344001
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 49.99 MB
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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

Handbook Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 0395511372
Genre : Nature
File Size : 56.13 MB
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Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density
Category: Nature

Lapidary For Beginners

Author : Edward Fletcher
ISBN : UOM:49015000326968
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 20.60 MB
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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Gemstones Of The World

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 140276829X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 65.67 MB
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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.
Category: Nature

Rock And Gem

Author : Ra Bonewitz
ISBN : 0756609623
Genre : Nature
File Size : 80.31 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

Watcher Guide Rocks Minerals And Gems

Author : John Farndon
ISBN : 1784935352
Genre :
File Size : 37.47 MB
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The definitive guide to rocks, minerals and gems, this title includes an introduction to rocks and minerals and how they form, and a quick guide to what you need and where to look. There is also a complete guide to identifying rocks and minerals and everything you need to know to start a collection. Packed with fun facts and practical activities, this book also features high-definition colour photography and data keys that show key qualities of each rock and mineral in extraordinary detail. • The ultimate guide to help you identify hundreds of rocks, minerals and gems • The only equipment you'll need is a backpack, smart phone and some good walking shoes • Fascinating facts provide extra information on how rocks form and where to find them • Data boxes provide short facts to help you quickly identify each rock's properties • Written by an award-winning author

The Encyclopedia Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Henry Russell
ISBN : 1571455620
Genre : Nature
File Size : 78.50 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

Rocks Gems And Minerals Of The Rocky Mountains

Author : Garret Romaine
ISBN : 9781493046850
Genre : Nature
File Size : 36.5 MB
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains is a field guide to more than 130 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.
Category: Nature