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Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
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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

The Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Henry Russell
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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.

Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : John Farndon
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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 building a collection. Packed with fun facts and practical ......

Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : Inc. Scholastic
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In "Rocks, Minerals, and Gems," readers will learn about hundreds of rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems that were forged by the most powerful events in prehistory. Explore what specimens look like and how they're used today--readers can use the information to identify rocks and minerals themselves and open up a spectacular new world. Find out all about star stones and cat's eyes, megagems, and phantom quartz. Discover which rocks fluoresce, which mineral once poisoned an emperor, and which gems are the rarest in the world! Features a beautiful cover with special effects!

A to Z of Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : QED Publishing
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With a contemporary design, fun information, and engaging images, the books in the A-Z series are the perfect first guides to popular non-fiction topics.

Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Paul R. Shaffer
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on: - Physical and chemical properties - Origins and geologic significance - Gems and semiprecious stones - How to find and collect specimens Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!

My Little Book of Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : Claudia Martin
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For those with curious minds starting to take note of the world around them, the basic materials from which our planet is made raise a multitude of questions. What are rocks and minerals? Why are there so many different kinds? From the way that rocks are formed to identifying gem stones, My Little Book of Rocks provides the answers for budding geologists, using clear, concise text along with full color illustrations and photographs.

Rocks Minerals Gems Fossils and Crystals

Author : Booth
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For collectors and students alike Written by a team of experts, this book is an indispensable guide for both home and field. Packed with facts. Full color.

Rocks Gems and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains

Author : Garret Romaine
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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.

Basher Science Rocks and Minerals

Author : Simon Basher
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Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.

A Field Guide to Australian Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Wolf Mayer
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A to Z of Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : Claudia Evans
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From agate to zircon, get digging and discover the world's most amazing rocks, minerals, and gems in this A to Z guide. Packed with engaging photos and intriguing facts, this is the perfect first guide to geology.

Collins Photo Guide to Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
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A guide to the major rocks, minerals and gemstones found in Europe. It contains an introduction to the basics of mineralogy, followed by a list of the general features of a rock that can be used in its identification. It also explains how to tell the basic difference between an igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock, allowing quick reference to the major identification sections for each of these classes. In these will be found comprehensive descriptions of each rock or mineral, with details of its composition, hardness, specific gravity, colour, fracture, cleavage, streak, lustre, transparency and crystal system, as well as notes on how it is formed and where it might be found, both in the UK and in the rest of the world.

Rocks Minerals and Gemstones of Southern Africa

Author : E. K. MacIntosh
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Gems

Author : Jenny Fretland VanVoorst
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Get ready to get your hands dirty with Gems. With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, this title covers key curriculum Earth science topics in an engaging way. This title explores the natural processes, how geologists study gems, and how gems relate to the reader's daily life. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Garret Romaine
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. 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.

Minerals Rocks and Gems

Author : John A. Talent
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A Guide to the Rocks Minerals and Gemstones of Southern Africa

Author : E. K. Macintosh
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My Book of Rocks and Minerals

Author : Devin Dennie
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A children's visual reference that explains what rocks and minerals are, how they form, and how they're used, and even highlights record breakers and myths. My Book of Rocks and Minerals is filled with fascinating facts about and amazing images of rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils from the deepest caves to outer space. Features introduce different categories, from diamonds to quartz to glow-in-the-dark minerals and space rocks, and illuminating images provide a closer look and show amazing geological formations. Kids can take their fascination even one step further and use the catalog and activity pages and checklist to help them collect and group rocks and discover how different rock types fit into the world around them. Colorful and informative, My Book of Rocks and Minerals gives kids the expert knowledge they crave and will have them digging deep to discover all they can about rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils.

Rocks Minerals

Author : Ronald Louis Bonewitz
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Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.