Rocks, Gems and Minerals

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

Author: Paul R. Shaffer,Herbert S. Zim

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864826

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on: - Physical and chemical properties - Origins and geologic significance - Gems and semiprecious stones - How to find and collect specimens Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!
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Rocks and Minerals

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Charles A. Sorrell,George F. Sandström

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582381240

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Identifies common and uncommon minerals and rocks from around the world.
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Snakes

Author: Sarah Whittley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312306083

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Beautiful illustrations and engaging text explain the world of snakes and how they serve as an essential component of the web of life. 300 color illustrations throughout.
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Geology

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

Author: Frank H. T. Rhodes

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864737

Category: Science

Page: 160

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Geology by Frank H. T. Rhodes, an informative Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press, covers the five billion years of history that have given the earth its present form, including: The earth's relation to the rest of the universe The rocks and minerals of which it is made The effects of glaciers, gravity, volcanoes, and other forces Illustrated in full color, this guide is valuable for everyone interested in our planet, the ultimate basis of our present society.
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Fossils

Author: Frank H. T. Rhodes,Herbert S. Zim,Paul R. Shaffer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582381429

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Provides information on the history of the development of life on earth, details of the typical plants and animals of significant geological areas, and maps of areas where fossils can be found.
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Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Herbert S. Zim,Hobart M. Smith,James Gordon Irving

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582381313

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Describes 212 species of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders and their relatives.
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North American Indian Arts

Author: Andrew Hunter Whiteford

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864761

Category: Art

Page: 160

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. North American Indian Arts is a fascinating introduction to the arts and crafts reflected in the material culture of North American Indians. Knowledge of the skills and techniques developed by the various Native American tribes, and the fine materials produced provides a key to understanding the rich diversity of native cultures. Packed with information and authentic full-color illustrations, this handsome guide will be welcomed by everyone interested in American cultural history.
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Seashore Life

Author: Lester Ingle,Herbert S. Zim

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864850

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This compact guide will help you understand--and enjoy--the unique zone where land and ocean meet. It is a guide to: Seashells Sea Plants Shore Birds Jellyfish, Starfish, Sand Crabs With over 475 marine subjects illustrated in full color, Seashore Life not only aids in identification but also gives an overall picture of life at the shore. Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.
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Venomous Animals

300 Animals in Full Color

Author: Edmund D. Brodie

Publisher: Golden Guides from Saint Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780307240743

Category: Animales venenosos

Page: 160

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A guide to the major groups of venomous animals in the world describing their characteristics, natural habitat, and how they use their particular type of venom.
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Planets

Author: Mark R. Chartrand,Ron Miller

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781582381466

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Presents general information about the planets and other bodies in the solar system with suggestions for observation.
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Birds

Author: Herbert Spencer Zim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780307635051

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

Author: George S. Fichter

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864923

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Marine mammals are some of the most amazing animals on earth. This full-color, magnificently illustrated guide gives information on: -Natural history and evolution of these fascinating creatures -Distribution and migratory patterns Concisely written and easy-to-understand, Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals is a must-have guide for nature buffs and animal lovers of all ages.
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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440246159

Category: Gems

Page: 352

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Arranged by category and color of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting rocks, gems, and minerals.
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Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395511374

Category: Nature

Page: 380

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

a guide to animals and plants along the beaches

Author: Herbert Spencer Zim,Lester Ingle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Birds of North America

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Chandler S. Robbins,Bertel Bruun,Herbert Spencer Zim

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781582380919

Category: Nature

Page: 359

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Contains maps, color illustrations, and statistics on 700 species of birds.
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The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones

Author: Bruce Mueller,William H. Wilde

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030286

Category: Nature

Page: 70

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The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones is the authoritative guide for everyone who visits northern Michigan and can't wait to comb the beautiful beaches in search of Michigan's official state stone, the Petoskey. This book dispels myths about the Petoskey and reveals the true facts of this ancient fossilized coral. Instructive pictures and maps keep Petoskey fans on track every step of the way while guiding them to the best places to find the stone, including those favored by local Petoskey stone hunters and collectors. Once you've found a piece of the prized Michigan fossil, The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones leads you through the many methods of polishing that bring this beautiful stone to life.
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Gems and Gemstones

Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World

Author: Lance Grande,Allison Augustyn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226305112

Category: Nature

Page: 369

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"Gems and Gemstones" features nearly 300 color images of cut gems, precious and semiprecious stones, gem-quality mineral specimens, and fine jewelry to be unveiled in the new Grainger Hall of Gems at the Field Museum in Chicago.
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Weather

Author: Paul E. Lehr,R. Will Burnett,Herbert S. Zim,Harry McKnaught

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582381593

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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An illustrated guide to the atmospheric causes and major phenomena of weather including instruments used to forecast and plot it.
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Birds

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

Author: Herbert S. Zim,Ira N. Gabrielson

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864648

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press will help you identify--quickly and easily--the birds you are most likely to see. It tells you: What to look for Where and when to look How to attract birds Range maps show where each bird is found, and handy tables at the back of the book contain a wealth of additional information about migration, eggs, nests, and food. This is the perfect bird book for beginners at any age.
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