Gemstones

Author: Cally Hall

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9780789489852

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.
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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144023275X

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, you will enjoy the simplicity of the guide and the enthusiasm and knowledge of author Patti Polk, one of the top agate collectors in the world and a self-proclaimed "rockhound." You will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don't bother with. First it includes values, and second, it covers an introduction to lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.
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Gemstone of Paradise

The Holy Grail in Wolfram's Parzival

Author: G. Ronald Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199747598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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The story of the Holy Grail has gripped the imaginations of millions since it first appeared in medieval romances, among them Wolfram von Eschenbach's Middle High German Parzival (c. 1210). Strangely, the Grail is identified in Parzival not as a cup or dish, but as a stone. This oddity is usually interpreted merely as further evidence of the difficulty of discerning the true sources of the Grail legend. G. Ronald Murphy seeks to illuminate this mystery and to enable a far better appreciation of Wolfram's insight into the nature of the Grail and its relationship to the Crusades. Wolfram's -sacred stone- was in fact a consecrated altar, precious by virtue of the sacrament but also, Murphy argues, by virtue of the material from which it was made: a precious green stone associated with the rivers of Paradise. Parzival, Murphy believes, was intended as an argument against continued efforts by Latin Christians to recover the Sepulchre by force. In Wolfram's story, warring Christians and Muslims are brought together in peace by the power of the Grail - a stone Murphy believes still exists. An entirely original reading of Wolfram's famous text, this engrossing and accessible book appeals not only to scholars and students of medieval literature but to anyone who is drawn to the lasting mystery of the Holy Grail.
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Create Jewelry: Stones

Stunning Designs to Make and Wear

Author: Marlene Blessing,Jaime Hogsett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1620332914

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

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Proving that it doesn't take a professional designer to create gorgeous gemstone jewelry, this guide explains how adding turquoise, amethyst, jasper, onyx, or any other semiprecious stone can bring stunning results to handmade jewelry. From elegant and dressy to sassy and flirty, 23 projects are presented, ranging in difficulty from easy stringing to seed bead weaving techniques. Innovative designs combine with intriguing anecdotes, history, and tips about these multifaceted beads, resulting in a unique way of creating and thinking about stone design for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Projects are divided into classic, special occasion, and fashion-forward categories, and beautiful photographs are accompanied by step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions.
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The Teacher's Calendar School Year 2004-2005

Author: Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: 9780071433235

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A year's worth of ideas and activities to revitalize every teacher's class ""This book is phenomenal! This resource is the perfect springboard to help me tackle tough concepts."" "--Barb Stoflet, Minnesota Teacher of the Year, 2002" ""The diversity of topics covered and the user-friendly language guarantee that we won't grow tired of using "The Teacher's Calendar.""" "--Tim Bailey, Utah Teacher of the Year, 2002" For five years "The Teacher's Calendar "has been a fixture in classrooms and school libraries across the country. Teachers will find innovative ideas for lessons, bulletin boards, and school calendars on every page. Infopacked sidebars highlight specific dates and provide curriculum ideas and lists of appropriate books and websites.Almost 5,000 month-by-month, day-byday listings--all fully revised and checked 50 new essays on how to use this material in class for overworked teachers Appendixes with U.S., Canada, and Mexico at-a-glance facts And more! With its extensive listings and seemingly inexhaustible treasure of classroom ideas, "The Teacher's Calendar "will take the guesswork out of lesson planning and put fun and creativity back into the classroom.
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Gemstones

Author: Paul O'Neil,Time-Life Books

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780809445004

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Describes the history of the mining and uses of precious stones and discusses scientific research into the formation and properties of gems
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The Teachers Calendar 2011-2012

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071830650

Category: Education

Page: 1125

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The most authoritative and comprehensive calendar reference for teachers--revised annually to keep readers up-to-date! Offers unique facts, important holidays, and major anniversaries in a handy day-by-day calendar format. New to this edition is a blog that will feature content from the book, fresh ideas for incorporating information into curriculum, and occasional guest entries by some of our other authors on the teacher resource list.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237611

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
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