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.
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.!
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Publisher: Millbrook Press
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.
Author: Allan W. Eckert
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.
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
Author: B. Tissot
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
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.
Author: Jean E. Delvigne
Publisher: Mineralogical Assn of Canada
Release Date: 1998
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.
Author: Stephen M. Voynick
Publisher: Mountain Press
Release Date: 1994
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