Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Handbook of Rocks  Minerals  and Gemstones

Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395511372

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 789

Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density
Categories: Nature

Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

Describes the properties and distinguishing characteristics of more than 500 rocks and minerals around the world, and includes a color photograph of each specimen.

Author: Chris Pellant

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 0789491060

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 289

Describes the properties and distinguishing characteristics of more than 500 rocks and minerals around the world, and includes a color photograph of each specimen.
Categories: Nature

Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

Over 600 high-quality photographs capture the unique characteristics, colours, and attributes of more than 500 rocks and minerals.

Author: Chris Pellant

Publisher: DK Handbooks

ISBN: 024143596X

Category:

Page: 256

View: 205

The clearest and sharpest recognition guide to more than 500 rocks and minerals. Unearth a treasure trove of knowledge about the rocks and minerals beneath our feet - from their formation to collecting them. Make identification easy and accurate with this compact visual guide, packed with photographs and details on formation, distinguishing features, and much more. Over 600 high-quality photographs capture the unique characteristics, colours, and attributes of more than 500 rocks and minerals. Each specimen's entry includes annotated photographs to highlight the rock or mineral's distinguishing features, and concise details about its texture, origin, formation, and chemical composition to help identify it.Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, the introduction explains what rocks and minerals are, how they are classified, what equipment is needed for specimen collection, and how to start and organize a collection. Learn the differences between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and refer to the glossary for many more technical and scientific terms.
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Discovery Channel Rocks Minerals

Discovery Channel Rocks   Minerals

Explains the structure and composition of minerals, provides advice for gathering specimens, and offers an identification guide to more than 150 rocks and minerals & Minerals is sure to delight, teach and entertain rock and mineral ...

Author: Discovery Channel (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: 1563318032

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 625

Explains the structure and composition of minerals, provides advice for gathering specimens, and offers an identification guide to more than 150 rocks and minerals
Categories: Nature

Discovering Science Through Inquiry Inquiry Handbook Rocks and Minerals

Discovering Science Through Inquiry  Inquiry Handbook   Rocks and Minerals

The Rocks and Minerals Inquiry Handbook is designed to guide students through exploration of scientific concepts and features background information for each topic, hands-on activities, experiments, and science journal pages.

Author: Teacher Created Material

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433313758

Category:

Page: 144

View: 315

The Rocks and Minerals Inquiry Handbook is designed to guide students through exploration of scientific concepts and features background information for each topic, hands-on activities, experiments, and science journal pages. The various student activities and experiments are inquiry based, student focused, and directly related to the focus of lessons provided in the corresponding kit (kit not included).
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A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 039591096X

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 357

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

Gem and Lapidary Materials

Gem and Lapidary Materials

A complete handbook of common materials used in lapidary arts, lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs.

Author: June C. Zeitner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0945005245

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

View: 118

A complete handbook of common materials used in lapidary arts, lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Gemstones

Gemstones

With authoritative text, clear photography, and a systematic approach, this concise guide to identification enables you to recognize each gemstone instantly.

Author: Cally Hall

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 0789489856

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 567

Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.
Categories: Nature

Crystal Basics

Crystal Basics

The handbook of crystal use opens with a thorough explanation of crystal energy, including its interactions with the human energy field, and teaches readers how to extrapolate what a crystal does based on its composition, crystal structure, ...

Author: Nicholas Pearson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620559352

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 606

A full-color practical handbook of essential techniques with an in-depth directory of healing stones • Offers guidance on selecting your crystals and gemstones and step-by-step instructions on how to cleanse, charge, activate, and program them • Includes templates for crystal grids and healing layouts, recipes for crystal elixirs, and directions for crystal meditations and energy clearing with crystals • The full-color directory includes 200 different rocks, minerals, gemstones, and crystal formations, organized alphabetically and featuring the physical, psychological, and spiritual healing qualities for every stone In this in-depth yet easy-to-follow guide, crystal healing teacher Nicholas Pearson offers a full-color compendium of 200 crystals and gemstones as well as a hands-on practical handbook on crystal healing, perfect for those just beginning their crystal journey as well as long-time stone lovers seeking an all-in-one reference. The handbook of crystal use opens with a thorough explanation of crystal energy, including its interactions with the human energy field, and teaches readers how to extrapolate what a crystal does based on its composition, crystal structure, formation process, and other properties. In the chapters on techniques, Pearson offers guidance on selecting your crystals and gemstones, then step-by-step instructions on how to cleanse, charge, activate, and program them. He explains how to make crystal grids and healing layouts, including templates for both, and also discusses the numerology and geometry of crystal grids. He explores the essentials of crystal elixirs, complete with elixir recipes, and details how to perform crystal meditations, clear the energy centers and the aura, and practice more advanced techniques, such as engaging with the crystal devas, creating sacred space, and practices for spiritual hygiene and protection. The compendium includes 200 rocks, minerals, gemstones, and crystal formations, organized alphabetically and featuring full-color photographs. Each entry includes geological information and the physical, psychological, and spiritual healing qualities for every stone. Some stones, such as jasper and quartz, have multiple varieties, each given their own entries to provide a thorough reference guide for crystal healers and collectors. This accessible yet comprehensive guide offers the essentials of crystal energy healing paired with a highly illustrated stone directory to give you everything you need to know about crystal basics in one handy volume.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals

The text provides descriptions of 200 minerals (including 20 classified as gemstones) and 40 rocks, as well as descriptions of the natural environments where they occur.

Author: Charles Wesley Chesterman

Publisher: New York : Knopf

ISBN: UCSD:31822002096212

Category: Nature

Page: 850

View: 505

Displays rocks, minerals, variant forms, and major gemstones
Categories: Nature

Rock and Mineral

Rock and Mineral

This title is an exciting and informative guide to the world beneath our feet.

Author: R. F. Symes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1409343707

Category: Minerals

Page: 72

View: 993

Engaging and entertaining reference guide about rocks and minerals - perfect for younger readers. From rare gems and precious metals to a unique view of the earth, Eyewitness Rock & Mineral lets your child learn all about the spectacular rocks and minerals that cover the earth, how they are cut and used in a range of important industries such as building, energy, jewellery and more! Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Rock & Mineral is now much more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
Categories: Minerals

National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America

National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America

A beginner's field guide to North American geology identifies common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations.

Author: Sarah Garlick

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426212826

Category: Nature

Page: 182

View: 761

A beginner's field guide to North American geology identifies common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations.
Categories: Nature

Minerals

Minerals

Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones. 2nd ed. New York: Van Nos- trandReinhold,1987. Bains, Rae. Rocks and Minerals. Mahwah, N.J.: Troll Associates, 1985. ... Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1993 ...

Author: Julie Kerr Casper

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438105598

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 688

Minerals, metals, and elements are critical to society. This volume examines how minerals form and why they occur where they do. It focuses on civilization's fascination with these valuable commodities, and looks at mining and its development, as well as mineral resources found deep in the oceans.
Categories: Nature

Gemstones of the World

Gemstones of the World

Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than eighteen hundred precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1454909536

Category: Science

Page: 319

View: 494

Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than eighteen hundred precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.
Categories: Science

The Firefly Guide to Minerals Rocks and Gems

The Firefly Guide to Minerals  Rocks and Gems

"The practical and comprehensive on-the-go nature guide."--Page [4] of cover.

Author: Rupert Hochleitner

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 0228102286

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 200

Step-by-step Questions and Answers with detailed color photographs for easy identification. The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Gems is designed for easy and reliable identification of minerals, gems and rocks. The identification process begins with the stone's streak color, which is how the book is organized: Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown, Green Black and White. Using a sequence of straightforward questions and answers -- aided by over 1,000 photographs and drawings -- the book narrows down the possibilities among 350 minerals, gems and rocks to reach the conclusive classification. Identification is then further narrowed down with respect to Crystal form, Hardness, Luster, Density, Cleavage, Break and Tenacity. Each rock's main photograph shows the general or typical view, and identification tips about features are noted in the margins of the respective page. Similar stones are presented for comparison and tips are provided that can eliminate imposters. Drawings show the mineral's crystal shape. The chemical formula reveals the elements from which the mineral is composed. There is also information about where the stone is typically found and some of the ways that humans have utilized it. Packed with beautiful photographs of earth's many rocks, minerals and gems, The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Gems is perfect for amateur mineralogists and collectors.
Categories: Nature

A Guide to Field Guides

A Guide to Field Guides

... 219 Guide to Orchids of North America , 531 Guide to Rocks and Minerals of the Northwest , 1335 Guide to Sea State ... 227 Handbook of Plants of the Colorado Front Range , 299n Handbook of Rocks , Minerals , and Gemstones ...

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563087073

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 649

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.
Categories: Nature

Literature Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Literature Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Collecting gems and minerals: Hold the treasures of the earth in the palm of your hand. Falls Church, VA: Sterling. Pellant, C. (2002). Smithsonian handbooks: Rocks and minerals. ... Handbook of rocks, minerals, and gemstones.

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412974936

Category: Education

Page: 333

View: 210

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas: 40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms is a collection of 40 literature-based strategies to teach Key Stages 1-4 content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Grounded in theory and research on best practices in each field, the strategies are classroom-tested and classroom-ready, with in-depth descriptions of practical activities. Each strategy describes in detail how to use one or more key books for each of the levels, Key Stage 1-2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4, and also includes extensive book lists for creating classroom text sets. Ideas are also provided to differentiate instruction for English learners and struggling students. The book is full of teaching tools: specific questions and prompts for discussion and writing, graphic organizers and student writing frames, mini-lessons on skills and writing conventions, technology resources, and assessment ideas for each strategy. A teacher can dip into the book and choose a content area, strategy, and books to put to use immediately in the classroom.
Categories: Education

The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

Further Reading Schumann, Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones (1993); Schumann, Minerals of the World (1998); ... Coal mining still accounts for a large portion of the world's energy needs. technician's hand is reflected in the ...

Author: James Trefil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136753633

Category: History

Page: 554

View: 975

Edited by acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil, the Encyclopedia's 1000 entries combine in-depth coverage with a vivid graphic format to bring every facet of science, technology, and medicine into stunning focus. From absolute zero to the Mesozoic era to semiconductors to the twin paradox, Trefil and his co-authors have an uncanny ability to convey how the universe works and to show readers how to apply that knowledge to everyday problems.
Categories: History

The Essential Guide to Crystals Minerals and Stones

The Essential Guide to Crystals  Minerals and Stones

Improve your life on all levels—mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually—with this essential reference guide to 160 easily-procured crystals, minerals, and stones.

Author: Margaret Ann Lembo

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738732527

Category: Nature

Page: 440

View: 475

Improve your life on all levels—mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually—with this essential reference guide to 160 easily-procured crystals, minerals, and stones. Packed with practical knowledge and 190 beautiful full-color photos, this easy-to-use handbook will teach you all about the gemstone world. Each page provides you with concise information: stone name and properties, color, corresponding chakra, planet, element, zodiac sign, numerological association, and mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual uses. Margaret Ann Lembo's metaphysical crystal directory will also give you Mohs scale ratings, divinatory meanings, and a series of positive affirmations for each stone. Learn how to charge, cleanse, and use gemstones in healing grids, plus how to use them as oracles for personal development and spiritual awakening. Praise: "When energetically used with the understandings and tips provided in this A–Z essential guide, all good things are possible. Your 'everything' go-to for crystals!" —Cyndi Dale, bestselling author of The Complete Book of Chakra Healing and Beyond Soul Mates "A must-have guide for anyone who even enjoys picking up rocks. Her straight-from-the-hip approach is matched by her passion, love and knowledge of each and every geode, multifaceted crystal, and everything in between." —Joan Ranquet, author of Communication with All Life
Categories: Nature

Crystal Magic

Crystal Magic

Mineral Wisdom for Pagans & Wiccans Sandra Kynes ... Minerals First Discovered in Switzerland and Named After Swiss Individuals. Charlottesville, VA: Excalibur Mineral Corporation, 2007. ... Handbook of Rocks Minerals & Gemstones.

Author: Sandra Kynes

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738754161

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 481

Strengthen your connection with the natural world as you learn to incorporate the power of crystals and gemstones into your magical practice. This comprehensive, full-color book is exquisitely designed to be both user-friendly and a gorgeous addition to your bookshelf. Inside, you'll find everything you need to effectively work with crystals, from the history, science, and magic of the mineral kingdom to an encyclopedic list of nearly 200 varieties of stones. Explore numerous ways to grow your knowledge and skills, including details on buying and preparing stones, magical associations by color, astrological influences, and how to spot fakes. Discover a new, powerful form of crystal grid and which stone is best for a specific goal. With more than 200 color photographs and convenient guides to correspondences, associated deities, and more, Crystal Magic will serve as a timeless, indispensable reference.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit