Simon and Schuster s Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Martin Prinz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: STANFORD:36105032543360
Release Date: 1978-01-01
Genre: Mineralogy

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.

Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395511372
Release Date: 1993-01
Genre: Nature

Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Molecular Evolution and Protobiology

Author: Koichiro Matsuno
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781468446401
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

In recent years, an ever-increasing amount of research has been conducted on the physico-chemical basis of the origin and evolution of life, or protobiology. Many questions are raised in this endeavor: What research methodology should be employed? What sort of dependable facts are available as a firm frame of reference upon which the physico-chemical origin of life or protolife could be examined? Is the origin due exclusively to chance events? If not, what is then responsible for the origin? What physical reality underlies the evolutionarily selective process leading to the origin? What role does variation assume and how is it generated in the course of evolution? Many research workers have pursued various avenues toward answering the stated questions. Among them, we believe Sidney W. Fox has been playing a very unique and pivotal role over the past quarter of a century, presiding over 240 man-years or more of labo ratory work. His laboratory syntheses of thermal proteins called proteinoids and proteinoid micro spheres have emphasized the prin ciple of the self-sequencing of amino acids as a key concept of protobiological synthesis. The significance of his contribution is seen in presenting the experimental evidence that the origin of life is largely due to nonrandom events. This discovery marks a new epoch in the conceptual development of studying the origin of life by focusing on the molecular processes that underlied the emergence and evolution of protobiological information.

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

The 23rd edition of the manual of mineral science

Author: Cornelis Klein
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471721573
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

First published in 1848, authored by J.D. Dana, the Manual of Mineral Science now enters its 23rd edition. This new edition, authored by Cornelis Klein of the University of New Mexico and Barbara Dutrow of Louisiana State continues in the tradition of its predecessors as the standard textbook in Mineralogy, Mineral Science, Earth Materials, and Rocks and Minerals courses. Over the years, the Manual of Mineral Science has brought its authority and comprehensive approach to students the world over: Since the 19th edition, the Manual of Mineral Science has been translated into 4 different languages; Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian, and will soon be available in Slovak.

Earth Science

Author: Christina Reed
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438109794
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Earth sciences

Contains a history of earth sciences, providing definitions and explanations of related topics, plus brief biographies of scientists of the twentieth century.

Handbook of Nutritionally Essential Mineral Elements

Author: Boyd L. O'Dell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482273106
Release Date: 1997-03-07
Genre: Medical

"Offers comprehensive, definitive information on all of the essential mineral elements--focusing on biochemical and physiological processes. Describes in detail the function of the nutritionally necessary elements revealed through the latest techniques in molecular biology as well as traditional research methods."

Physics and Engineering of New Materials

Author: Do Tran Cat
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540882015
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents the majority of the contributions to the Tenth German-Vietnamese Seminar on Physics and Engineering (GVS10) that took place in the Gustav- Stresemann-Institut (GSI) in Bonn from June 6 to June 9, 2007. In the focus of these studies are the preparation and basic properties of new material systems, related investigation methods, and practical applications. Accordingly the sections in this book are entitled electrons: transport and confinement, low-dimensional systems, magnetism, oxidic materials, organic films, new materials, and methods. The series of German-Vietnamese seminars was initiated and sponsored by the Gottlieb Daimler- and Karl Benz -Foundation since 1998 and took place alt- nately in both countries. These bilateral meetings brought together top-notch senior and junior Vietnamese scientists with German Scientists and stimulated many contacts and co-operations. Under the general title “Physics and Engine- ing” the programs covered, in the form of keynote-lectures, oral presentations and posters, experimental and theoretical cutting-edge material-physics oriented topics. The majority of the contributions was dealing with modern topics of material science, particularly nanoscience, which is a research field of high importance also in Vietnam. Modern material science allows a quick transfer of research results to technical applications, which is very useful for fast developing countries like Vietnam. On the other hand, the seminars took profit from the strong cro- fertilization of the different disciplines of physics. This book is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the seminars and nicely shows the scientific progress in Vietnam and the competitive level reached.

Simon Schuster s Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

Author: Kennie Lyman
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 0671604309
Release Date: 1986-03-13
Genre: Nature

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties. Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

Algal Toxins Nature Occurrence Effect and Detection

Author: Valtere Evangelista
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402084805
Release Date: 2008-06-27
Genre: Science

This volume contains the lectures and seminars given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on “Sensor Systems for Biological Threads: The Algal Toxins Case”, held in Pisa, Italy in October, 2007. The Institute was sponsored and funded by the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO. It is my pleasant duty to thank this institution. This ASI offered updated information on how far the research on algal toxins has gone in the exploration of structures, biosynthesis and regulation of toxins, and the development of technology for bio-monitoring these c- pounds. Algae can form heavy growths in ponds, lakes, reservoirs and sl- moving rivers throughout the world; algae can house toxins which are - ually released into water when the cells rupture or die. Hundreds of toxins have been identified so far. Detection methods, including rapid screening, have been developed to help us learning more about them, especially to find out which toxins are a real threat for people and what conditions encourage their production and accumulation. Early detection of algal toxins is an - portant aspect for public safety and natural environment, and significant efforts are underway to develop effective and reliable tools that can be used for this purpose.

Industrial Biocatalysis

Author: Peter Grunwald
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789814463898
Release Date: 2014-12-11
Genre: Medical

Biocatalysis has become an essential tool in the chemical industry and is the core of industrial biotechnology, also known as white biotechnology, making use of biocatalysts in terms of enzymes or whole cells in chemical processes as an alternative to chemical catalysts. This shift can be seen in the many areas of daily life where biocatalysts—with their environmentally friendly properties—are currently employed. Drivers are the big societal challenges resulting from concerns about the global climate change and the need for an assured energy supply. Modern biocatalysis relies to a large extent on the tremendous advances in the so-called omics techniques and the structural elucidation of biomolecules, which have led to synthetic biology and metabolic engineering as new research fields with high application potential for the rational design of enzymes and microbial production strains. In this book, renowned scientists discuss the actual developments in these research fields together with a variety of application-oriented topics.

A Random Walk in Science

Author: Robert L. Weber
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 085498027X
Release Date: 1973-01-01
Genre: Science

This anthology provides an insight into the wit and intellect of the scientific mind through a blend of amusing and serious contributions written by and about scientists. The contributions record changing attitudes within science and mirror the interactions of science with society.

Macmillan Dictionary for Children

Author: Christopher G. Morris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416939597
Release Date: 2007-07-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides an illustrated reference tool for young readers, enhanced with more than 3,200 images, a map of the universe, weights and measures, countries and their flags, and more.

Minerals of the World

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402753398
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

It’s the classic work: revised and updated! Identify over 500 of the most collectible minerals quickly and easily with this fully photographed field guide. And this new reissue makes identification easier, with new cleavability ratings for each entry alongside the handy classifications based on streak color, Mohs’ hardness, and specific gravity. A complete introductory discussion of mineral forms and properties explains the essential criteria for recognition, and each of the hundreds of minerals (from Ankerite to Zinwaldite) is accompanied by information on its fracture, luster, chemical formula, aggregates, distinguishing characteristics, and localities.