Instant Guide to Rocks and Minerals


Instant Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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    "There are many excellent books currently on the market describing banded agates, but there are few with an emphasis on the other structural varieties. There are virtually no current books with images and descriptions of the wide array of fine jaspers presently available. This book tries to fill that void with 240 pages and over 1000 photos and diagrams describing the structural features of both Agates and Jaspers.

    It provides an introduction to their genesis, details of their structural characteristics, and a multitude of macro and micro photographs. It's a stating-point for some of the current theories of their formation, and contains references to more in-depth studies.

    No other variety of material offers so many combinations of patterns and spectral colors. Sit back and now an enjoy the complexity and beauty locked within these stones."

    (Taken from the rear cover)

    This is a 9" x 12" softcover book with 240 glossy color pages and over 1000 photos and diagrams. Agate and jasper structures are shown in macro-photography, micro-photography, and in representative thin-sections. The books weighs just under 3 lb. (1.5 kg.), so international shipping is expensive.

    The first section explains the genesis of agates and provides diagrams of their internal structure with thin-section examples. This is followed by several sections showing example photographs of fortification agates, plume agates, moss & tube agates, sagenitic agates, and other varieties. Limited locale information is provided.

    The next section explains the formation of jasper with examples of structural characteristics again using several thin-sections. It discusses much of the market misnaming of a host of materials as jaspers. This is followed by many sections with photographic examples of generic jaspers, brecciated jaspers, orbicular jaspers, and scenic jaspers.

    Finally there is a short section with a discussion of rhyolites and their confusion with jaspers. Followed by an even shorter section on fossilized materials. Both of these sections have abundant photo-examples.

    GB-80000167
    $149.99
  • Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals

    Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals formed and how to identify them--and includes tips on collecting.
    Illustrations: 175 color photographs, 12 line drawings
    GB-80000024
    $3.80
  • On the Rocks : Earth Science for Everyone

    Explore the fundamental forces of nature in this lively, engrossing panorama of earth and planetary science. Professor John S. Dickey takes you on a tour that begins with the stardust that formed the Earth and ends on the outer reaches of the galaxy. Along the way you'll read about the changes, both gradual and cataclysmic, that shape the Earth, about the lives of scientists and their discoveries, and a great deal about the nature of science itself. As enjoyable to read as it is informative, On the Rocks will change forever the way you understand the physical world that supports us all.
    Explore the fundamental forces of nature in this lively, engrossing panorama of earth and planetary science. Professor John S. Dickey takes you on a tour that begins with the stardust that formed the Earth and ends on the outer reaches of the galaxy. Along the way you'll read about the changes, both gradual and cataclysmic, that shape the Earth, about the lives of scientists and their discoveries, and a great deal about the nature of science itself. As enjoyable to read as it is informative, On the Rocks will change forever the way you understand the physical world that supports us all.
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  • Guide to Eastern Rocks and Minerals

    What is the difference between a mineral, a crystal, and a rock? How was each formed? How can specimens be identified? These questions are all answered in this guidebook, which provides a basic introduction to rock and mineral collecting in the northeastern region. An invaluable tool for all beginners, it describes all the secrets of rockhounding: what equipment to take, where to look for particular rocks, and how to test specimens. Color photographs and tables listing physical and chemical properties of various rocks and minerals will help in identifying specimens. For the enthusiast collector, a list of names and addresses of the many rock and mineral clubs in the northeast is also included
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  • Geology Crafts for Kids: 50 Nifty Projects to Explore the Marvels of Planet Earth (Ages 9-12)

    Like a volcano ready to erupt, the earth is brimming with fascinating, amazing, and beautiful things. Fifty remarkable projects and more than thirty sidebars filled with plenty of "Did you knows" allow curious kids to find the answers to lots of "Whys" and "How comes." They'll find out what causes earthquakes, how mountains are formed, where rocks come from, and much more. They'll explore the core of the earth with a geological model that's fun to build and delicious to eat (it's made of chocolate chips, jelly, a peanut butter mixture, and graham cracker crumbs!). The magic of minerals can be examined by growing crystals, making rock candy, or constructing paper models of crystals. These projects make learning fun! Who wouldn't want to make an exploding volcano, construct a seismograph that really works, build with homemade adobe bricks, or form fossils as detailed as the ones found in nature? Full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions are included for every project, with those that require adult supervision clearly indicated. Perfect for science fair competitions, extra-credit school work, or just for the joy of discovery, these wonderful activities will lead kids on their own "journey to the center of the earth" as they dig into the mysteries of our planet. Sterling/Lark 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. (all in color)
    GB-88000002
    $9.70
  • Ultimate Sticker Book: Rocks and Minerals (Ages 4-8)

    Author: A. Woolley
    • Gold, garnet, sandstone and limestone - this book contains beautiful stickers of over seventy different rocks and minerals, with simple descriptions and black and white line drawings to identify them. The stickers can be matched to the descriptions and placed over the line drawings, and there is a space to record where and when each rock or mineral was spotted.
    Ages: 7 years and up
    Size of book: 7 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches
    Pages: 24

    Our review: "The youngest child may just enjoy playing with the stickers. An older child can read the descriptions and will learn about rocks, minerals, and fossils."

    GB-88000018
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  • Experiments with Rocks and Minerals

    Table  of Contents

    What Have You Found?

    How Are Minerals Different from Rocks?

    Experiment 1: Making a Mineral
    Experiment 2: Making a Fossil

    What Types of Rocks Can You Find?

    Experiment 3: Making Sedimentary Rock
    Experiment 4: Making of Other Types of Rock
    Experiment 5: Testing for Limestone

    Why Are Minerals Important?

    Experiment 6: Making Different Shapes
    Experiment 7: Taking Out the Minerals

    Fun With Rocks and Minerals

    Experiment 8: Testing the Minerals in Rocks

    To Find Out More

    Important Words

    Index

    Meet the Author

    GB-88000041
    $4.51

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