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

Simon Schuster s Guide to Mushrooms

Author: Giovanni Pacioni
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671428495
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Nature

A handbook on the identification of the various types of American and European mushrooms includes descriptions and discussions of their habitats and edibility

Brave Companions

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416561234
Release Date: 2007-05-31
Genre: History

From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.

Glitter Greed

Author: Janine Farrell-Robert
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 9781609258801
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Rare, romantic, and forever: The diamond industry depends on these myths to reap billions of dollars of profit. This sensational investigation explodes such fallacies and reveals how multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns create the impression of rarity and romance. It reveals a very secret and unromantic world, one that is dominated and controlled by a handful of mighty corporations. With Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Blood Diamond making more people than ever aware of the seamy side of the diamond trade, Janine Roberts’ explosive exposé, taking us through seven decades of intrigue and manipulation, is the right book at the right time.

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.

Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps

Author: Clémence Lefèvre
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594777844
Release Date: 2009-10-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The first practical book on how to use salt crystal lamps • Explains the mental and physical benefits of these lamps • Shows where to place them for maximum effectiveness • Discusses how to use them to enhance meditation, relaxation, Reiki, positive thinking, and chakra work Natural salt crystal has been credited with a range of curative powers, from air purification to migraine relief to protection against airborne germs. Mined in the foothills of the Himalayas, where they have absorbed mineral elements that enrich them and imbue them with different colors, salt crystal lamps release healing negative ions into the air when turned on. Like the energizing negative ions released in the natural settings of mountains, waterfalls, or beaches, the negative ions emitted by these lamps increase oxygen flow to the brain, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost daytime energy. These ions also naturally counteract the effects of the electromagnetic waves we are bombarded with from appliances like televisions, computers, and air conditioners. Salt crystal lamps have also proved to protect against airborne germs and can reduce the symptoms of allergies, sinus problems, “brain fog,” and insomnia. This book offers in-depth instructions on where to place these lamps in the home for maximum effectiveness, how to choose the optimal color lamp based on its color’s therapeutic benefits, and how to use them to enhance meditation, relaxation, Reiki, positive thinking, and chakra work.

Jinx

Author: Margaret Wild
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689865411
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

With the help of her understanding mother and a close friend, Jen eventually outgrows her nickname, Jinx, and deals with the deaths of two boys with whom she had been involved. Reprint.

The Disappearing Spoon

Author: Sam Kean
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316089087
Release Date: 2010-07-12
Genre: Science

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

Ocean Life From A to Z Book and DVD

Author: Cynthia Stierle
Publisher: Reader's Digest
ISBN: 079441222X
Release Date: 2007-02-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Kids will love this innovative book and DVD package that lets them discover the fascinating underwater world - without ever getting wet! The entry for each letter focuses on the ocean-dwellers that begin with that letter. Kids will find fun facts and interesting tidbits as they pour over the amazing photographs. The 45-minute DVD showcases incredible footage that kids will want to watch over and over again. Underwater life is a part of all preschool thru high school curriculums! Some preschools and all early grades study the life cycle of the tadpole to frog, and all early grades study the different types of plant and animal marine life - this book and DVD package includes everything they would study and MORE! Annie's interesting narrative on this DVD clearly explains what it is like to be a captain of a boat, a videographer, and an underwater diver for young children studying 'What Do People Do?" in school!

The Prize

Author: Daniel Yergin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471104756
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Social Science

The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil -- and the struggle for wealth power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous -- from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm. The cast extends from wildcatters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement -- and great importance.

Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering

Author: Richard C. Flagan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486488721
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A rigorous and thorough analysis of the production of air pollutants and their control, this text is geared toward chemical and environmental engineering students. Topics include combustion, principles of aerosol behavior, theories of the removal of particulate and gaseous pollutants from effluent streams, and air pollution control strategies. 1988 edition.Reprint of the Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1988 edition.

Magnesium in the Central Nervous System

Author: Robert Vink
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 9780987073051
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

The brain is the most complex organ in our body. Indeed, it is perhaps the most complex structure we have ever encountered in nature. Both structurally and functionally, there are many peculiarities that differentiate the brain from all other organs. The brain is our connection to the world around us and by governing nervous system and higher function, any disturbance induces severe neurological and psychiatric disorders that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Our understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of the brain has improved dramatically in the last two decades. In particular, the critical role of cations, including magnesium, has become evident, even if incompletely understood at a mechanistic level. The exact role and regulation of magnesium, in particular, remains elusive, largely because intracellular levels are so difficult to routinely quantify. Nonetheless, the importance of magnesium to normal central nervous system activity is self-evident given the complicated homeostatic mechanisms that maintain the concentration of this cation within strict limits essential for normal physiology and metabolism. There is also considerable accumulating evidence to suggest alterations to some brain functions in both normal and pathological conditions may be linked to alterations in local magnesium concentration. This book, containing chapters written by some of the foremost experts in the field of magnesium research, brings together the latest in experimental and clinical magnesium research as it relates to the central nervous system. It offers a complete and updated view of magnesiums involvement in central nervous system function and in so doing, brings together two main pillars of contemporary neuroscience research, namely providing an explanation for the molecular mechanisms involved in brain function, and emphasizing the connections between the molecular changes and behavior. It is the untiring efforts of those magnesium researchers who have dedicated their lives to unraveling the mysteries of magnesiums role in biological systems that has inspired the collation of this volume of work.

This Changes Everything

Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451697384
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Explains why the environmental crisis should lead to an abandonment of "free market" ideologies and current political systems, arguing that a massive reduction of greenhouse emissions may offer a best chance for correcting problems.