An easy to use field guide that contains everything rock and mineral enthusiasts need to know with more than 1,000 spectacular illustrations—600 in full color! Practical, concise, and easy to use, Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Rocks and Minerals contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections—one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each prefaced by a comprehensive introduction that discusses formation, chemistry, and more. All 377 entries, beautifully illustrated with color photographs and helpful visual symbols, provide descriptions and practical information about appearance, classification, rarity, crystal formation, mode of occurrence, gravity of mineral, rock chemistry, modal classification fields, formational environments, grain sizes of rocks, and much more. Whether you are a serious collector or an information-seeking amateur, this incomparably beautiful, authoritative guide will prove an invaluable reference.
From the tourmaline of Maine to the black coral of Hawaii, our state's official geological symbols or geosymbols are as uniquely diverse as the terrain and character of the 50 states themselves. In this reference book over 150 state geosymbols are presented with informative text that highlights their adoptive legislation, geologic and social history. Color photo montages add visual interest to the pages.
The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The five volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather, they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues.
Author: Dan R. Lynch
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Release Date: 2016-02-08
Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Empire State! New York Rocks & Minerals, by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, features comprehensive entries for 105 different types of common rocks and rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification--no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative. This handy field guide features: Incredible, sharp, full-color pictures Photos and facts for 105 rocks and minerals Fascinating information about everything from garnets and "Herkimer diamonds" to fossils and labradorite Easy-to-use format
Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Land of 10,000 Lakes! The book features comprehensive entries for 90 Minnesota rocks and minerals, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.
Author: Dan R. Lynch
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Release Date: 2010-07-19
Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Great Lake State! Written by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, Michigan Rocks & Minerals features comprehensive entries for 96 different types of common rocks and rare finds, including everything from Petoskey stone and copper to gold and agates. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification--no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.
The Survey makes accessible the core knowledge of the sciences to curious readers with no special preparation. Within the 377 articles here, 141 cover the major subfields of physical geology, 26 treat areas of economic geology, from essential minerals and other earth resources to the variety of ways man harnesses geothermal, wind, ocean, solar, and nuclear power. Thirty articles examine a range of issues in geochemistry. Geophysics is given full coverage in 35 articles. The planet's history, as well as its impact on the development of life and various early life forms, is explored in 22 articles on fossils, ice ages, dinosaurs, mass extinctions, and evolution. Water is examined in all its forms and sources in 27 articles. There are 36 articles on the solar system, eight on major mountain ranges, soils are done in eight, the atmosphere in 18. Averaging seven pages, articles begin with ready-reference matter and a list of principal terms. A summary section forms the major part of each article, providing a description of either the phenomenon or the methodology. "Context," the concluding section of each essay, presents the conclusions, applications, and implications derived from investigation of the topic. Finally, an annotated, selected bibliography directs the reader to sources that are accessible to the nonspecialist. Cross-references lists articles that offer additional information on the same or a related topic.
Author: Paul T. Nicholson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2000-03-23
Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in a ncient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewellery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.
Author: James R. Mitchell
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Learn about rock and mineral formation, tools, identification, finding minerals in the field, legal aspects, preparation and preservation, cutting and polishing, and making jewelry from your finds. Numerous illustrations and B/W photos.
Author: Marjorie J. Kostelnik
Publisher: Good Year Books
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Find more than 1400 activity ideas organized according to 24 age-appropriate themes that build social studies, science, math, or language arts skills. Themes include families, clothing, dental health, space exploration, rocks, birds, dinosaurs, numbers and numerals, measuring, and storytelling. Each thematic unit includes clearly written teacher directions, including purpose, procedures, background information, ways to simplify or extend the unit, related literature lists for children, and suggested reference books for the teacher. Grades preK-1. Index of activities. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 537 pages.
This unique information source and time-saver for science teachers includes 290 lists related to life, chemical, physical, meteorological, earth and space science for developing and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students.
Author: J. McKim Malville
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 2004-01-01
This volume sheds new light on the geography and the history of the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwestern Colorado. Home until the mid-twelfth century to the ancestral Pueblo peoples, the Chaco Canyon and Chimney Rock area holds a wealth of information for present-day archaeologists to uncover. The contributors suggest varied pre-historical uses for the towering double spires of Chimney Rock: as a logging camp, military garrison, home of Chacoan priests, astronomical observatory, and/or ceremonial-pilgrimage center. Chimney Rock: The Ultimate Outlier is a model of multi-faceted inquiry into a physically intriguing and certainly symbol-laden ancient North American residential site.