The Encyclopedia of Rocks and Minerals

The Encyclopedia of Rocks and Minerals

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROCKS AND MINERALS covers a large number of the more than 2,000 known mineralogical species, making the volume the perfect companion for those just beginning to explore the fascinating world of minerals.

Author: Nicola Cipriani

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Bookstores

ISBN: 0760702918

Category: Minerals

Page: 167

View: 375

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROCKS AND MINERALS covers a large number of the more than 2,000 known mineralogical species, making the volume the perfect companion for those just beginning to explore the fascinating world of minerals.
Categories: Minerals

The Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

The Encyclopedia of Rocks  Minerals  and Gemstones

They have been used as building materials, decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes 288 different rocks, minerals, and gems.

Author: Henry Russell

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 1571455620

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 502

Rocks, minerals, and gemstones have fascinated people throughout the ages. They have been used as building materials, decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes 288 different rocks, minerals, and gems. Each entry includes beautiful color photographs, locations, basic facts, and some interesting information about each stone's uses, myths, and legends. Pages are color-coded to indicate whether each substance is a rock, mineral, or gem.
Categories: Nature

The Practical Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals

The Practical Encyclopedia of Rocks   Minerals

This is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, with a strong emphasis on how to build a diverse and colorful collection.

Author: John Farndon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0754815412

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 816

This is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, with a strong emphasis on how to build a diverse and colorful collection.
Categories: Nature

The Collector s Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals

The Collector s Encyclopedia of Rocks   Minerals

Color photographs, descriptions, and charts provide a useful reference to the identification of numerous rock and mineral specimens

Author: A. F. L. Deeson

Publisher: Bookthrift Company

ISBN: 067105967X

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 218

Color photographs, descriptions, and charts provide a useful reference to the identification of numerous rock and mineral specimens
Categories: Science

The Practical Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals

The Practical Encyclopedia of Rocks   Minerals

A photographic directory of 300 specimens with a scientific introduction and guide to practical geology.

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Hermes House

ISBN: 1844776700

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 533

John Farndon presents this visual guide to the origins, evolution and identification of rocks and minerals, with in-depth profiles of over 300 specimens.
Categories: Nature

Rocks Minerals and Gems

Rocks  Minerals and Gems

The ultimate identification guide to hundreds of rocks, minerals and gems.

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1770857400

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 693

The ultimate identification guide to hundreds of rocks, minerals and gems.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Complete Encyclopedia of Minerals

The Complete Encyclopedia of Minerals

A reference to more than six hundred minerals, with color photographs of each type and an explanation of their forms and properties.

Author: Petr Korbel

Publisher: Booksales

ISBN: 0785815201

Category: Reference

Page: 296

View: 750

A reference to more than six hundred minerals, with color photographs of each type and an explanation of their forms and properties.
Categories: Reference

The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals

The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals

The ultimate visual encyclopedia of rocks and minerals, including a detailed directory of 300 specimens.

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 0754834425

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 279

This is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, as well as how to build your own collection. An extensive introduction section describes the impact of factors such as time, weather and water erosion on the development of these substances, and the part played by natural phenomena such as volcanoes and earthquakes. Specimens are grouped according to their chemical composition and characteristics, and all entries include quick-reference identification checklists to aid recognition. A scientific introduction looks at the origins of these materials and their impact on the landscape, with examples of striking natural formations and explanatory diagrams. The amateur geologist is shown how to identify specimens by their appearance, texture, hardness, and density, as well as how to extract samples safely, how to clean and store rocks and minerals, and build and present their own collection. Featuring over 800 images, this book is a classic illustrated encyclopedia and field guide on an endlessly fascinating and richly consuming subject.
Categories: Nature

Children s Illustrated Encyclopedia

Children s Illustrated Encyclopedia

ROCKS AND MINERALS WE LIVE ON THE SURFACE of a huge ball of How
ROCKS FORM rock, the Earth. The landscape everywhere is made All rocks
started out as up of rocks. Most are covered by soil, trees, or grass. dOUdS Of
dug?

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756672546

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 612

View: 509

From computers to the natural world, help your child find out everything they need to know about anything with this fact-packed Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia. They'll find over 500 articles arranged from A-Z on subjects they need to know about, all illustrated with dramatic photos, cut-aways, charts and maps. The encyclopedia has been fully revised to include recent scientific breakthroughs, space missions and discoveries, as well as political, social and ecological changes, so your child can keep fully up-to-date with what has been happening in the world. Plus, they'll be able to discover more about subjects using more than 5,000 fully-vetted and regularly updated internet links. Perfect for projects or just for fun, this is the ultimate illustrated family encyclopedia.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rocks and Minerals Sticker Encyclopedia

Rocks and Minerals   Sticker Encyclopedia

Rocks and Mineralsfeatures stickers and facts about these gems of the natural world, from precious metals and seashore pebbles to volcanic rocks. Containing more than 600 reusable stickers that will keep little hands busy for hours.

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0756671426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 220

Rocks and Minerals features stickers and facts about these gems of the natural world, from precious metals and seashore pebbles to volcanic rocks. Containing more than 600 reusable stickers that will keep little hands busy for hours.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Project Guide to Rocks and Minerals

A Project Guide to Rocks and Minerals

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Minerals, Rocks & Fossils of the World.
Bath, UK: Southwater, 2009. Pellant, Chris. Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and
Minerals. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2002. Stamper, Judith Bauer.

Author: Claire O'Neal

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612281131

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 657

Calling all rock hounds! Learn about rocks and minerals with these fifteen simple science experiments you can do yourself. You’ll think like a geologist as you start your own rock collection, learn about earth processes, explore the properties of minerals, and even grow your own crystals.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

MINING IS THE removal or extraction of rocks, minerals, ores, gemstones, or
other geological materials from the earth, typically from an ore body, seam, or
vein. Mined materials include diamond, iron, tin, bauxite (aluminum), precious
metals ...

Author: Paul Robbins

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265582

Category: Science

Page: 2736

View: 124

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.
Categories: Science

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

The key process here is the weathering of silicate minerals, a reaction which
draws down CO2 from the atmosphere. ... Also Earth's size and composition
means that it has a high enough internal temperature to melt rock and therefore
permit ...

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134482757

Category: Reference

Page: 1200

View: 541

Geomorphology, the discipline which analyzes the history and nature of the earth's surface, deals with the landforms produced by erosion, weathering, deposition, transport and tectonic processes. In recent decades there have been major developments in the discipline and these are reflected in this major Encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years. Encyclopedia of Geomorphology has been produced in association with the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and has a truly global perspective. The entries have been written by an international editorial team of contributors, drawn from over thirty countries, who are all among the leading experts in the discipline. In two lavishly illustrated volumes, Encyclopedia contains nearly 700 alphabetically organized entries to provide a comprehensive guide both to specific landforms and to the major types of geomorphological processes that create them. The Encyclopedia also demonstrates the major developments that have taken place in recent years in our knowledge of tectonic and climatic changes and in the use of new techniques such as modelling, remote sensing and process measurement. Older concepts, however, are not forgotten and provide an historical perspective on the development of ideas. Both accessible and authoritative, Encyclopedia of Geomorphology is destined to become the definitive resource for students, researchers and applied practitioners in the field of geomorphology and the cognate disciplines of geography, earth science, sedimentology and environmental science.
Categories: Reference

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Mineral Kingdom

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Mineral Kingdom

Presents an overview of the geologic formation of minerals, their crystal formation, chemical and physical properties, with special chapters on gems and economically valuable minerals

Author: Alan Robert Woolley

Publisher: Larousse & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015015869293

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 668

Presents an overview of the geologic formation of minerals, their crystal formation, chemical and physical properties, with special chapters on gems and economically valuable minerals
Categories: Science

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rocks of the World

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rocks of the World

A practical guide to over 150 igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. --back cover.

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 1844762696

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 910

A practical guide to over 150 igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. --back cover.
Categories: Nature

A Collector s Guide to Rock Mineral Fossil Localities of Utah

A Collector s Guide to Rock  Mineral    Fossil Localities of Utah

Minerals of the World, Rudolf Duda and Lubos Rejl (1986) Hamlyn Publishing
Group, Twickenham, Middlesex, England. 520 p. This book, originally published
in Czeckoslovakia, is self-described as a mineral encyclopedia, but the coverage
is ...

Author: James R. Wilson

Publisher: Utah Geological Survey

ISBN: 9781557913364

Category: Fossils

Page: 148

View: 463

With the tremendous growth of population in this and neighboring states, there are more collectors than ever before and with the rapidly escalating prices for mineral and fossil specimens in the retail market, there is a great demand for displayable material. It has become necessary for professional geologists, hobby collectors, and commercial collectors to recognize each others existence and to try to work together within a framework of regulation, courtesy, and common sense so that material of scientific value is not lost and undue restrictions are not placed upon collecting. There is a continuing need for collectors and professionals to work together with resource managers and legislators to develop workable laws and rules affecting the collecting of minerals and fossils. This publication contains details information about collecting areas, divided by county to make for ease of use. Each collecting area contains information about the minerals, rocks, or fossils present, map recommendations, and other helpful tips on getting to the sites.
Categories: Fossils

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Metamorphic facies, Mineral assemblages, protolith, rock texture. Definition. A
metamorphic rock forms when igneous, sedimentary, or older metamorphic rocks
are subjected to heat, pressure, and strain that result in changes of their texture ...

Author: Muriel Gargaud

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642112713

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1853

View: 463

Astrobiology is a remarkably interdisciplinary field. This reference serves as a key to understanding technical terms from the different subfields of astrobiology, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, the geosciences and the space sciences.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Van Nostrand s Scientific Encyclopedia

Van Nostrand   s Scientific Encyclopedia

Rock Types, Associated Minerals and Their Uses Minerals are the basic building
blocks of all rock types found in the earth's crust. Rocks are classified into three
broad categories: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Igneous rocks have ...

Author: Douglas M. Considine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475769180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3524

View: 699

Advancements in science and engineering have occurred at a surprisingly rapid pace since the release of the seventh edition of this encyclopedia. Large portions of the reference have required comprehensive rewriting and new illustrations. Scores of new topics have been included to create this thoroughly updated eighth edition. The appearance of this new edition in 1994 marks the continuation of a tradition commenced well over a half-century ago in 1938 Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, First Edition, was published and welcomed by educators worldwide at a time when what we know today as modern science was just getting underway. The early encyclopedia was well received by students and educators alike during a critical time span when science became established as a major factor in shaping the progress and economy of individual nations and at the global level. A vital need existed for a permanent science reference that could be updated periodically and made conveniently available to audiences that numbered in the millions. The pioneering VNSE met these criteria and continues today as a reliable technical information source for making private and public decisions that present a backdrop of technical alternatives.
Categories: Technology & Engineering