Philip's Minerals, Rocks & Fossils

Author: Arthur Clive Bishop,Alan Robert Woolley,William Roger Hamilton

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 9780540074297

Category: Fossils

Page: 336

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A practical and authoritative guide to identifying minerals, rocks and fossils. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike, small and compact enough to carry in the pocket or rucksack. The illustrations in this revised edition have been improved to give a truer representation of the colours found in nature.A best-seller in its field since 1974 when it was first published, the 1998 edition has been completely revised and updated, with brand-new, extended introductory sections and appendices. The book has also been completely redesigned to bring it into the 1990s and make it more user friendly.Around 145 colour plates show typical mineral, rock and fossils specimens. The plates were photographed from the Natural History Museum's incredible collection. Over 100 specially commissioned line drawings illustrate the authoritative descriptions of the specimens.The 1998 edition has been updated and revised by two of the original authors (Dr Woolley and Dr Bishop), plus an expert in fossils, all from the world-class Natural History Museum in London.Main map scale:
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Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of the World

Author: Chris Pellant,Roger Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780330299534

Category: Fossils

Page: 175

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A guide which aims to enable the collector and enthusiast to identify rocks, minerals and fossils from all over the world. The text covers collecting and conserving fossils, their major characteristics and details of where they are located.
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Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Geoffrey Kibby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mushrooms

Page: 256

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The Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Northern Europe is an easy-to-use rapid identification guide to more than 400 of the larger fungi of Britain and Northern Europe. The region covered extends from Britain and Ireland to western Russia, and from Scandinavia to the Alps and the beginning of the Mediterranean zone.The book is a practical field guide, containing accurate, full-colour illustrations of each of the featured species, with important distinguishing characteristics labelled. A cross-section of each specimen is also provided, together with a drawing of a spore. A detailed illustrated key allows the user to identify a specimen and points to the appropriate place in the book for further information.The text gives detailed yet accessible information for each species. Details include: habitat, season, frequency, cap size, shape and colour, gill colour and structure; stem shape and colour; spore colour and size. The author highlights the most distinctive features of each species, so that even a brief glance at the text can provide key information quickly in the field. Clear symbols indicate whether a species is edible or poisonous.The introduction to the book acquaints the reader with the world of mushrooms and toadstools from botanical, taxonomic and economic points of view, and contains sections on collection and identification, as well as on poisonous species and the use of mushrooms in cooking.The Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools is suitable to the naturalist, the collector and the student alike.Main map scale:
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Philip's guide to deserts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780540089482

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Philip's Guide to Deserts is a highly illustrated introduction to the world's desert regions - their formation, their highly adapted animal and plant life, their precarious ecologies and natural resources, and their extraordinarily varied human populations. The authors discuss the amazing adaptations that both fauna and flora have evolved to survive. They also look at desert peoples, their customs and religions, and describe how many have flourished in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. They provide an indepth study of the world's desert resources, both the mineral riches and agricultural potential they offer, and how these are impacted by broad regional water strategies. The authors give useful information on which desert locations to visit and their significant cultural, historical and archaeological sites, as well as a thoughtful look at the future ecological and social issues that confront desert peoples. An Atlas section maps the world's deserts region by region, charting their area, resources, and threats both man-made and natural. The general editors are Professor Tony Allan and Professor Andrew Warren, of London University. Professor Allan is an expert on water resource management in the Middle East and Africa; Professor Warren is a specialist in desert sand dunes, desertification and soil erosion.
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Philip's Guide to Mountains

Author: Doug K. Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountain animals

Page: 271

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With the rapid growth in cheap worldwide travel, trekking and mountaineering have become hugely popular activities, and in their wake has come a much greater awareness of mountains as ecosystems with their own highly specialized flora and fauna, with their own needs in terms of habitat protection and conservation.Philip's Guide to Mountains brings together the many and various aspects of the study of mountains and mountain activity into a single volume.The book begins by looking at how mountains form, and then are gradually eroded away. The basic processes of mountain geology and physical geography are explained, with particular attention to the effects of snow, ice and the phenomena of avalanches. A description of the weather phenomena of mountain regions leads to a detailed account of the extreme conditions and environmental sensitivity of many mountain regions.The author explains how plants and animals are adapted to survive and describes the lifeforms found at high altitudes. The destruction of habitats, particularly by deforestation, is described, together with the harm to biodiversity that this causes. Ways in which mountain habitats may be conserved are discussedThe book then turns to mountain peoples and societies, looking at the many and diverse groups that have developed in mountain regions and the economies that sustain them. The next two chapters cover mountain sports, with particular attention to climbing, and the extraordinary history of mountaineering. Finally, the atlas section provides topographic maps of the world's major mountain regions, and describes them in detail, giving tables of geographical facts and figures such as highest peaks, population and principal rivers.Philip's Guide to Mountains will appeal to three principal groups. First, those those who study mountains and mountain wildlife, as part of a geography, geology, botany or zoology course. Second, birdwatchers and wildflower collectors. Thirdly, the large numbers of trekker
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Philip's Guide to the Oceans

Author: John Pernetta

Publisher: George Philip Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marine biology

Page: 240

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Philip's Guide to the Oceans is an illustrated guide to the world's oceans and seas. It features more than 250 photographs, maps and diagrams and a comprehensive, authoritative text. The book will be of value to all those with an interest in the 'blue planet', from the marine biology student to yachting and diving enthusiasts.The book divides into six sections:'The Oceans' provides a complete picture of the genesis and evolution of the world's oceans.'Exploration' details celebrated oceanic quests, from the earliest voyages of discovery through to the science of modern oceanography and the new international sports of yachting and diving.'Life' is a comprehensive study of the oceans' incredible diversity of flora and fauna, and their many complex interrelationships.'Resources' is an in-depth study of the worldwide distribution of oil and gas, fish and mineral resources found in the oceans.The 'Atlas' section details the shapes of the ocean basins, their patterns of circulation and their unique characteristics.The 'Encyclopedia of Marine Life' catalogues and illustrates the main families of ocean organisms and provides a comprehensive ready-reference section to ocean flora and fauna.Main map scale:
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Routledge Revivals: John Phillips and the Business of Victorian Science (2005)

The Fiction of the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross

Author: Jack Morrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315445069

Category: History

Page: 437

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First published in 2005, this book represents the first full length biography of John Phillips, one of the most remarkable and important scientists of the Victorian period. Adopting a broad chronological approach, this book not only traces the development of Phillips’ career but clarifies and highlights his role within Victorian culture, shedding light on many wider themes. It explores how Phillips’ love of science was inseparable from his need to earn a living and develop a career which could sustain him. Hence questions of power, authority, reputation and patronage were central to Phillips’ career and scientific work. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources and a rich body of recent writings on Victorian science, this biography brings together his personal story with the scientific theories and developments of the day, and fixes them firmly within the context of wider society.
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The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: New Walford's Guide to Referen

ISBN: 9781856044950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 827

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First published in 1959, Walford''s guide to reference material achieved international recognition as a leading bibliographic tool across all subject areas. But, in the 1990s, the web transformed the information universe; and so we have now transformed Walford. The New Walford (TNW) Volume 1: Science, Technology and Medicine is the first volume of a radically different guide. Published over 3 years, TNW will form the most substantial work of its kind in the English language. This book provides a pathway through the huge quantity of information now accessible via the web. The types of material cited have been greatly widened to reflect the revolution brought about by the use of networked information; but we have made sure that print resources are not ignored where these are still valuable. If you are approaching a subject for the first time, TNW will get you on your way, guiding you to the best starting points for your query. For the information professional, TNW''s new way of categorizing resources reflects the fundamental changes that have taken place in the scientific, business, political and social information landscapes. Who is it for This new reference book will be valuable for professionals worldwide who need to suggest resources to people who are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of a topic and who need to know where to start. The focus is on resources that are most likely to be found and used within public, government, education or business information services. If you are an LIS professional responsible for developing and revising a reference collection, new to reference work, staffing an enquiry desk, a research worker or student, you''ll welcome publication of this new work - it''s your paper portal to the world of reference resources. Subject coverage mathematics physics & astronomy earth sciences chemistry biological sciences agriculture, forestry, fisheries & food pre-clinical sciences; clinical medicine health natural resources & energy engineering information & communication technology. Subject fields include astrophysics & cosmology biodiversity & conservation genetics, genomics & bioinformatics infectious diseases information system security meteorology & climatology microengineering & nanotechnology palaeontology soil science sports & exercise medicine. Editor-in-Chief Dr Ray Lester held posts in Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business School and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum. Subject specialists Catherine Carr, Cranfield University Jim Corlett, Nottingham Trent University Joanne Dunham, University of Leicester Helen Hathaway, University of Reading Dr Jonathan Jeffery, Leiden University Gareth Johnson, University of York Nazma Masud, Royal Society of Chemistry Roger Mills, University of Oxford Lorna Mitchell, Queen Mary, University of London Dr David Newton, The British Library Linda Norbury, University of Birmingham Bob Parry, University of Reading Alison Sutton, University of Reading Elizabeth Tilley, University of Cambridge Dr Barry White, University of Manchester Fenella Whittaker, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 010
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