Photographic Guide to Minerals of the World

This is a comprehensive guide to the minerals of the world, aimed primarily at serious amateur geologists.

Photographic Guide to Minerals of the World

This is a comprehensive guide to the minerals of the world, aimed primarily at serious amateur geologists. Most of the book is taken up with a mineral-by-mineral guide that includes sections on crystallography, physical and chemical properties, and identification characteristics of each mineral with references to where the minerals can be located. The information is condensed but clear and understandable by the non-specialist.

The Complete Mineral Encyclopedia

Provides a guide to more than six hundred minerals from around the world.

The Complete Mineral Encyclopedia

Provides a guide to more than six hundred minerals from around the world.

A Photographic Guide to Rocks Minerals of New Zealand

This handy reference guide will help you recognise and make sense of common (and some rare) rocks and minerals found on beaches and hillsides, in streams and elsewhere around the country.

A Photographic Guide to Rocks   Minerals of New Zealand

This handy reference guide will help you recognize and make sense of common (and some rare) rocks and minerals found on beaches and hillsides, in streams and elsewhere around the country.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Minerals Rocks and Fossils of the World

This is a comprehensive reference to 700 minerals, rocks, plants and animal fossils from around the globe and how to identify them, with more than 2000 photographs and illustrations.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Minerals  Rocks and Fossils of the World

This is a comprehensive reference to 700 minerals, rocks, plants and animal fossils from around the globe and how to identify them, with more than 2000 photographs and illustrations. It is an essential reference book for amateur geologists and palaeontologists, revealing how rocks and fossils form, sites and habitats, classification, and a photographic guide. Extensive illustrated directories feature profiles of over 700 rocks, minerals and plant and animal fossils, describing their qualities and properties, and specification factfiles. It features over 1200 photographs of rocks and fossils for easy identification plus more than 800 artworks, including timescales, structural artworks of rocks and minerals, and reconstructions of fossilized plants and animals. It includes detailed information on safe extraction, home testing techniques, safe cleaning and how to display specimens - all you need to build an impressive collection. Rocks, minerals and fossils have a timeless fascination. This expert book provides a complete reference for anyone interested in the earth sciences. The book's major feature is its two extensive visual directories - one on rocks and minerals and one on fossils - containing over 700 in-depth specimen profiles. Information boxes give facts and figures such as type and location, and artworks and reconstructions show the structure-type of rocks and how each fossil originally looked. It provides all the facts anyone needs about the hugely absorbing subjects of geology and paleontology. This impressive work is beautiful to look at and will engage every reader.

The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals

This is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, as well as how to build your own collection.

The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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.

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

... Photographic Guide to Minerals of the World (Oxford University Press, 2002);
Kennie Lyman, ed., Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones (
Simon & Schuster, 1986); Frederick Pough, A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
 ...

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

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.

Ceramic Materials

PEOPLE IN HISTORY Cullinan, Sir Thomas, owned the mine where, in 1905, the
world's largest diamond was found. De Beer ... Johnsen, O. (2002) Photographic
Guide to the Minerals of the World, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Another ...

Ceramic Materials

Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering is an up-to-date treatment of ceramic science, engineering, and applications in a single, integrated text. Building on a foundation of crystal structures, phase equilibria, defects and the mechanical properties of ceramic materials, students are shown how these materials are processed for a broad diversity of applications in today's society. Concepts such as how and why ions move, how ceramics interact with light and magnetic fields, and how they respond to temperature changes are discussed in the context of their applications. References to the art and history of ceramics are included throughout the text. The text concludes with discussions of ceramics in biology and medicine, ceramics as gemstones and the role of ceramics in the interplay between industry and the environment. Extensively illustrated, the text also includes questions for the student and recommendations for additional reading. KEY FEATURES: Combines the treatment of bioceramics, furnaces, glass, optics, pores, gemstones, and point defects in a single text Provides abundant examples and illustrations relating theory to practical applications Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate teaching and as a reference for researchers in materials science Written by established and successful teachers and authors with experience in both research and industry

Phosphorus

O. Johnsen, Photographic Guide to Minerals of the World, Oxford University
Press, Oxford, 2000. A. Thomas ... D.M.C. Huminiki and F.C. Hawthorne, Rev.
Mineral. Geochem., 48, 123, 2002. P. Garnier et al., JSStC, 103,490, 1993. R.
Glaum, ZK ...

Phosphorus

Over two decades have passed since the fifth edition of Phosphorus: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Technology. Major advances in chemistry, materials science, electronics, and medicine have expanded and clarified the role of phosphorus in both our everyday appliances and groundbreaking research. Significantly expanded, updated, and reorganized, this s

Rocks and Minerals

This is followed by accounts and images of a wide selection of examples.

Rocks and Minerals

For experts and armchair enthusiasts alike, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject. A general introduction is followed by an introduction to rocks covering the three groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, plus their formation and occurrence, main characteristics and economic uses. A number of examples from each category will be detailed and illustrated. The second part of the book begins with an introduction to minerals, including gemstones, explaining their classification, occurrence, formation and characteristics, identification and economic uses. This is followed by accounts and images of a wide selection of examples.

Owls of the World A Photographic Guide

Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you.

Owls of the World   A Photographic Guide

Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This enhanced fixed-format of the book contains crisp, fully zoomable photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls. The lavish photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. What makes this e-book indispensible, however, is the inclusion of a definitive and truly comprehensive sound archive – more than 500 songs and calls, covering 90% of all the world's species and including as much subspecific variation as possible. Optimised for tablets, this epic collection of images and sounds represent the definitive work on owls – no birder should be without it!

Rocks and Minerals

Introduces over seven hundred different rock and mineral specimens, with descriptions, identification tips, and classification information for each item.

Rocks and Minerals

Introduces over seven hundred different rock and mineral specimens, with descriptions, identification tips, and classification information for each item.

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition

Minerals 2 . Rocks ISBN 0 - 394 - 50269 - 8 LC 78 - 54893 " Pocket guide
providing color photos and descriptions of ... X LC 2001 - 97695 Originally
published in hardcover with title : Photographic guide to minerals of the world
The author ...

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition


Owls of the World

Then this is the book for you.Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey.

Owls of the World

Owls of the World - a stunning and definitive photographic guide to these charismatic nocturnal birds.

Rocks and Minerals

Pocket Nature Guide- Rocks and Mineralsis a practical, concise field guide to the world's rocks and minerals, packed with stunning photography and expert information.

Rocks and Minerals

Pocket Nature Guide: Rocks and Minerals is a practical, concise field guide to the world's rocks and minerals, packed with stunning photography and expert information. The 325 most commonly encountered species are given full or half-page coverage. Each entry includes a large, character full photographic image, supporting photographic images to show important variations, and a data panel to consistently summarize key facts. A simple text profile picks out the most useful details to aid identification and provides interesting background information.

Public Library Core Collection

Minerals 2 . Rocks ISBN 0 - 394 - 50269 - 8 LC 78 - 54893 “ Pocket guide
providing color photos and descriptions of ... X LC 2001 - 97695 Originally
published in hardcover with title : Photographic guide to minerals of the world
The author ...

Public Library Core Collection

Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.

A Photographic Guide to Minerals Rocks and Fossils

Authoritative text describing key identification features . . Full - colour
photographs illustrating over 220 varieties . Invaluable guide to the fascinating
world of geology . NATURAL HISTORY ISBN 1-85974-939-9 PENN STATE
UNIVERSITY ...

A Photographic Guide to Minerals  Rocks and Fossils

Provides photographs of more than 220 varieties of minerals, rocks, and fossils.

A Guide to Field Guides

Quick-Key Field Identification Guides, 86, 542 Quick-Key Guide to Wildflowers,
542 Rare Plant Field Guide Series, 87 Reader's Digest ... Wildflowers of the
Northwest, 696 Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Great Plains, 558 Rocks
and Minerals, 1302, 1317-1318, 1329, ... 800 Seabirds of the World: A
Photographic Guide, 988 Seabirds, an Identification Guide, 987 Seahawk
Submersible Guides, ...

A Guide to Field Guides

Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

Handbook of Insects Photographic Guide for Identification

... traces of maltose, 1 to 12% dextrins and gums; and traces of minerals, free
organic acids, vitamin A and B-complexes, ... The colour of honey and taste are
no guides to the purity and quality of honey. ... bee to collect nectar enough for 1/
2 kg of honey would mean travelling at least double the distance around the
world.

Handbook of Insects  Photographic Guide for Identification

In this book an attempt has been made to provide correct and quick identification of common insects of Asia, America, Africa and Australia for the beginners as well as graduate students of zoology and entomology by telling about the insects. Collected and to those of given in this guide and this field and class-room both for the identification. This guide will stimulate nonzoologists/ entomologists too who have colourful flowers and beautiful insects. This book is also useful to those who are not biologist but general people but watch/see insects found around them and have curiocity to know about them just like colourful flowers in a large part of the globe. The insects have been classified up to orders. For more detailed classification student must consult advanced books of entomology.