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Trees

Author : Jason Cooper
ISBN : 1571031952
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 35. 27 MB
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Presents a description of and background information about the trees that have been chosen to represent the fifty states and the District of Columbia.

A Field Guide To Rocks And Minerals

Author : Frederick H. Pough
ISBN : 039591096X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 58. 15 MB
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Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

Handbook Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 0395511372
Genre : Nature
File Size : 69. 24 MB
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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

The Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Rocks And Minerals

Author : Charles Wesley Chesterman
ISBN : UCSD:31822002096212
Genre : Nature
File Size : 74. 15 MB
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Displays rocks, minerals, variant forms, and major gemstones

The Best Book Of Fossils Rocks And Minerals

Author : Chris Pellant
ISBN : 075345274X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 34. 44 MB
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Briefly describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, telling how they are formed, where they are found and their uses and examines what we can learn from fossils.

The Rock And Gem Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465455321
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 26. 15 MB
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What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent? Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.

Rocks Minerals

Author : Ronald Louis Bonewitz
ISBN : 1405328312
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 81. 67 MB
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Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.

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