Smithsonian Handbooks

Author: Chris Pellant
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780613530941
Size: 54.21 MB
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Describes the properties and distinguishing characteristics of more than 500 rocks and minerals around the world, and includes a color photograph of each specimen.

Rocks And Minerals

Author: Chris Pellant
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9780789491060
Size: 20.22 MB
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Describes the properties and distinguishing characteristics of more than 500 rocks and minerals around the world, and includes a color photograph of each specimen.

Rocks And Minerals

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Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9780756690427
Size: 57.86 MB
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Introduces over seven hundred different rock and mineral specimens, with descriptions, identification tips, and classification information for each item.

Gemstones

Author: Cally Hall
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9780789489852
Size: 41.26 MB
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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.

California S Amazing Geology

Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498707955
Size: 79.37 MB
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California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State includes both the highest and lowest point in the continental US and practically every conceivable geological feature known. This book discusses not only the important geologic features of each region in California, but also the complex geologic four-dimensional puzzle of how California was assembled, beginning over 2 billion years ago. The author provides up-to-date and authoritative review of the geology and geomorphology of each geologic province, as well as recent revelations of tectonic history of California’s past. There are separate chapters on some of California’s distinctive geologic resources, including gold, oil, water, coastlines, and fossils. An introductory section describes basic rock and mineral types and fundamental aspects of plate tectonics, so that students and other readers can make sense of the bizarre, wild, and crazy jigsaw puzzle that is California's geological history.

Rocks Minerals

Author: Chris Pellant
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9781465497741
Size: 58.72 MB
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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, colors, 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.

Basic Rockhounding And Prospecting

Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493032828
Size: 72.12 MB
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A Beginner’s Guide to Rockhounding, Gem Collecting, Gold Prospecting, and Fossil Hunting Basic Rockhounding and Prospecting is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning the basics of collecting rocks and minerals. It’s the perfect companion title to the more advanced Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook. Readers will learn how to identify common rocks and minerals, and where to look for them. Using labs, procedures, pictorials, and discussions to help readers learn, this book will cover the basics of geology, describing the three main rock groups, with extensive pictures to show what to look for and how to figure out what is out there. Look inside for: Geology basics Rules and regulations Polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures Popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold Tools of the trade for every level of collector

Literature Based Teaching In The Content Areas

Author: Carole Cox
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452237611
Size: 42.13 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Minerals

Author: Hans-Rudolf Wenk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107106265
Size: 45.91 MB
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Designed for use on one- or two-semester courses, this is a comprehensive study of modern mineralogy, for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of geology, materials science and environmental science. New online resources include laboratory exercises and PowerPoint slides, making this a sound investment for the next generation of mineralogists.