A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 039591096X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Nature

Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 0751344001
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Fossils

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.

Identifying Rocks

Author: Nancy Kelly Allen
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781435827639
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces young readers to various types of rocks, how they are formed, and how to identify them.

Michigan Butterflies and Skippers

Author: Mogens C. Nielsen
Publisher: Michigan st Univ Cooperative
ISBN: MINN:31951D01954147C
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Science

Provides illustrations of Michigan's recorded butterflies and skippers and comments on their identification, habitat, adult food sources, larval host plants and distribution in the state.

Is This an Agate

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press Michigan
ISBN: UOM:39015071138997
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Nature

A 24 page concise, just-the-facts identification guide to the beach stones along the Lake Superior shore of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Illustrated by the author with very realistic paintings and accompanied with maps and clear directions to the public-accessible beaches from Little Girl's Point near Ironwood to Whitefish Point. Nearly 30,000 copies sold since 2001. A must for beachcombers and vacationers coming to the U.P.!

A Rock Can Be

Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9781467762977
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rocks may seem like boring objects--until you discover that rocks can spark a fire and glow in the dark. Through rhyming text and glowing illustrations discover how rocks decorate and strengthen the world around them.

Johnny Logan

Author: Allan W. Eckert
ISBN: 1931672644
Release Date: 2010-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Captured at the age of twelve by a U.S. General he comes to regard as father, Johnny Logan, a nephew of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, eventually rejects the ways of his tribe and becomes an American spy during the War of 1812.

Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook

Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493004690
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Nature

This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings, and how to set up a lab or gem shop. Before you know it, you’ll be driving the open roads and traveling home with dusty pockets full of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils—and maybe even gold. Features: * geology basics * popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold * tools of the trade for every level of collector * rules and regulations * polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures

Petroleum Formation and Occurrence

Author: B. Tissot
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642964466
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

The publication of this book Petroleum Formation and Occurrence by Bernard Tissot and Dietrich Welte will indeed be welcomed by pertroleum geologists, petroleum geochemists, teachers and students in these fields, and all others who are interested in the origin and accumulation of hydrocarbons in nature. It is indeed a privilege for us to have the opportunity of sharing with these two eminent scientists the wealth of information they have acquired and developed during long careers devoted to concentrated scholarly study and practical investigation of the nature, origin, and occurrence of petroleum. Professor Bernard Tissot graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines in 1954 and from the Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole in 1955. In 1955 he received a D. E. S. in geology from the University of Grenoble and then began research work on petroleum geology at the Institut Fran~ais du Petrole. He was made head of the Department of Geochemistry in 1965, and since 1970 has also been teaching organic geochemistry at the Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole where he became Profes sor in 1973. Professor Tissot has had a broad and varied background of practical experience. He has been a member of exploration teams in France, New Caledonia, and Sahara. In 196G-1963 he headed a mission of the IFP to the Department of National Development of Australia.

Atlas of micromorphology of mineral alteration and weathering

Author: Jean E. Delvigne
Publisher: Mineralogical Assn of Canada
ISBN: 0921294433
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

General concepts; Weathering and alterites; Sampling; The systems of pore-space; Patterns of weathering; Micromorphological descriptions; Partly weathered minerals; Alteromorphs; Definitions; Preservation of shapes and volumes; The content of alteromorphs; Criteria for a genetic classification; Alteromorphs and processes of accumulation; Poro - alteromorphs and further evolution; Lithorelics, alterorelics, nodules, pisoliths; Composition, origin and morphology; Evolution; Bridged nodules and development of iron crust; Pisoliths in bauxite; Secondary oxides and hydroxides.

Colorado Rockhounding

Author: Stephen M. Voynick
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878422927
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Nature

Your complete guide to the state's rich and varied mineral, gemstone, and fossil sources. In Colorado, rockhounds may pick agate and petrified wood from the vast Great Plains, follow dinosaur tracks on hogback ridges, pan gold in mountain streams, hunt g