A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones and Fossils

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583550755

Category: Science

Page: 1

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Geology is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the nature enthusiast. The guide simply explains geological processes, the differences between rocks, minerals and gemstones, the most common types North American rocks and minerals and the best rockhounding locations. It also reviews the most common North American fossils and the tools an amateur geologist should take into the field in order to positively identify different types of rocks and minerals. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated information. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
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A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551783

Category: Nature

Page: 1

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"I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree." The poet, Joyce Kilmer understood the beauty of our sturdy environmental companions. Trees is the essential pocket-sized, folding guide to familiar North American trees. This beautifully illustrated guide Identifies over 140 familiar species organized by family. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated species selection. The quality of our environment - the air, soil and water - depends on trees. Durable and lightweight, this guide is the one to keep with you on your next outdoor adventure.
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Eastern North America

Author: David C. Roberts,W. Grant Hodsdon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618164387

Category: Nature

Page: 402

View: 9120

Provides information on each geological region of eastern North America, covering such topics as plate movements, glaciers, rivers, seas, and other forces that shaped the area.
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A Folding Pocket Guide to to Clouds, Storms and Weather Patterns

Author: James Kavanagh,Raymond Leung

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551127

Category: Nature

Page: 1

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Provides an introduction to weather terms, conditions, and forecasting techniques.
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A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583554647

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 7346

It's easier than ever to go bird watching in your own backyard, especially during the spring and fall migration seasons. Backyard Birds of North America is the ideal pocket-sized, folding guide to help identify the birds at your feeder or those in migration. The detailed illustrations highlight over 140 familiar urban species. Instructions on attracting and feeding backyard birds completes this compact guide. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide is the perfect companion for the bird watcher.
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A Folding Pocket Guide to the Moon, Its Surface Features, Phases and Eclipses

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Pocket Naturalist Guide

ISBN: 9781620052792

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 5755

The brightest and largest object in the night sky, the Moon is about 1/4 the diameter of Earth and is approximately 240,000 miles (385,000 km) distant. This folding pocket guide provides simplified reference to the Moon and its surface features, its phases (and how these affect gravitation on Earth), eclipses, myths and viewing hints. Detailed maps of the Moon highlight prominent craters, mountains ranges, seas, highlands and manned moon landing sites. Laminated for durability, this indispensable pocket reference is ideal for astronomers of all ages. Made in the USA.
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A Folding Pocket Guide to the Moon, Stars, Planets and Celestial Events

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Pocket Naturalist Guide

ISBN: 9781620052808

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6545

This simplified guide to the night sky includes seasonal GLOW-IN-THE-DARK charts to the stars and constellations and introduces the reader to the solar system, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), meteor showers and eclipses. Simply shine a flashlight on the charts to illuminate them and then use your fingers to "walk" between major star groups. Laminated for durability, this indispensable pocket reference is ideal for astronomers of all ages. Made in the USA.
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Author: John Burroughs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 222

View: 3348

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A Guide to Non-Toxic, Minimal Intervention Artifact Stabilization

Author: Bradley A. Rodgers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 030648613X

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 2734

This is a Foreword by an archaeologist, not a conservator, but as Brad Rodgers says, “Conservation has been steadily pulled from archaeology by the forces of specialization”(p. 3),andhewantstoremedythatsituationthroughthismanual. He seesthisworkasa“calltoactionforthenon-professionalconservator,”permitting “curators, conservators, and archaeologists to identify artifacts that need prof- sional attention and, allow these professionals to stabilize most artifacts in their own laboratories with minimal intervention, using simple non-toxic procedures” (p. 5). It is the mission of Brad’s manual to “bring conservation back into arch- ology” (p. 6). The degree of success of that goal depends on the degree to which archaeologists pay attention to, and put to use, what Brad has to say, because as he says, “The conservationist/archaeologist is responsible to make preparation for an artifact’s care even before it is excavated and after its storage into the foreseeable future”. . . a tremendous responsibility” (p. 10). The manual is a combination of highly technical as well as common sense methods of conserving wood, iron and other metals, ceramics, glass and stone, organicsandcomposits—afarbetterguidetoartifactconservationthanwasava- able to me when I ?rst faced that archaeological challenge at colonial Brunswick Town, North Carolina in 1958—a challenge still being faced by archaeologists today. The stage of conservation in 1958 is in dramatic contrast to the procedures Brad describes in this manual—conservation has indeed made great progress. For instance,acommonprocedurethenwastoheattheartifactsredhotinafurnace—a method that made me cringe.
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The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and an Account of Their Scientific, Commercial, Artistic, and Historical Aspects

Author: Julius Wodiska

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Precious stones

Page: 365

View: 8714

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Evolution and the Fossil Record

Author: Bruce S. Lieberman,Roger L. Kaesler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444318640

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 9823

Prehistoric life is the archive of evolution preserved in the fossil record. This book focuses on the meaning and significance of that archive and is designed for introductory college science students, including non-science majors, enrolled in survey courses emphasizing paleontology, geology and biology. From the origins of animals to the evolution of rap music, from ancient mass extinctions to the current biodiversity crisis, and from the Snowball Earth to present day climate change this book covers it, with an eye towards showing how past life on Earth puts the modern world into its proper context. The history of life and the patterns and processes of evolution are especially emphasized, as are the interconnections between our planet, its climate system, and its varied life forms. The book does not just describe the history of life, but uses actual examples from life’s history to illustrate important concepts and theories.
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Author: Nancy Marie White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470457813

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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An objective guide to this fascinating science of history and culture Archaeology continually makes headlines--from recent discoveries like the frozen Copper-Age man in the Italian Alps to the newest dating of the first people in America at over 14,0000 years ago. Archaeology For Dummies offers a fascinating look at this intriguing field, taking readers on-site and revealing little-known details about some of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries. It explores how archaeology attempts to uncover the lives of our ancestors, examining historical dig sites around the world and explaining theories about ancient human societies. The guide also offers helpful information for readers who want to participate in an excavation themselves, as well as tips for getting the best training and where to look for jobs.
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Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768293

Category: Nature

Page: 319

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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.
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Author: Jim Lewis

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1927757029

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 2374

“I want to gold pan; I want to strike rich. I’ve been searching for a stream of gold. It’s these fortunes I never win that keep me searching for a stream of gold. And I’m getting old. I keep searching for my stream of gold; and I’m getting close.” If those words sound like a common refrain, don’t despair. With this newly compiled and expanded edition of Jim’s previous three bestselling gold-panning guides to BC in your library, you’ll know where to find streams of gold all over BC. Jim Lewis has been gold panning all across this province, and now he’s sharing his fortune and spilling the motherlode about which creaks pan out. Each creek is well described and accompanied by clear directions and maps. In addition to disclosing his most treasured tips and tricks, Jim teaches you how to read the river and summarizes the mining history of each region. From what time of year to head out, what to bring with you and what to watch out for, Gold Panning in British Columbia covers the basics and beyond. You won’t need a rainbow to help you find a pot of gold.
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Author: Piyo Rattansi,Antonio Clericuzio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401107785

Category: History

Page: 215

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The present volume owes its ongm to a Colloquium on "Alchemy and Chemistry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries", held at the Warburg Institute on 26th and 27th July 1989. The Colloquium focused on a number of selected themes during a closely defined chronological interval: on the relation of alchemy and chemistry to medicine, philosophy, religion, and to the corpuscular philosophy, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The relations between Medicina and alchemy in the Lullian treatises were examined in the opening paper by Michela Pereira, based on researches on unpublished manuscript sources in the period between the 14th and 17th centuries. It is several decades since the researches of R.F. Multhauf gave a prominent role to Johannes de Rupescissa in linking medicine and alchemy through the concept of a quinta essentia. Michela Pereira explores the significance of the Lullian tradition in this development and draws attention to the fact that the early Paracelsians had themselves recognized a family resemblance between the works of Paracelsus and Roger Bacon's scientia experimentalis and, indeed, a continuity with the Lullian tradition.
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The New Biology Of Machines, Social Systems, And The Economic World

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078674703X

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.
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The hidden history of animal life

Author: Martin Brasier

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191613908

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 4895

Darwin made a powerful argument for evolution in the Origin of Species, based on all the evidence available to him. But a few things puzzled him. One was how inheritance works - he did not know about genes. This book concerns another of Darwin's Dilemmas, and the efforts of modern palaeontologists to solve it. What puzzled Darwin is that the most very ancient rocks, before the Cambrian, seemed to be barren, when he would expect them to be teeming with life. Darwin speculated that this was probably because the fossils had not been found yet. Decades of work by modern palaeontologists have indeed brought us amazing fossils from far beyond the Cambrian, from the depths of the Precambrian, so life was certainly around. Yet the fossils are enigmatic, and something does seem to happen around the Cambrian to speed up evolution drastically and produce many of the early forms of animals we know today. In this book, Martin Brasier, a leading palaeontologist working on early life, takes us into the deep, dark ages of the Precambrian to explore Darwin's Lost World. Decoding the evidence in these ancient rocks, piecing together the puzzle of what happened over 540 million years ago to drive what is known as the Cambrian Explosion, is very difficult. The world was vastly different then from the one we know now, and we are in terrain with few familiar landmarks. Brasier is a master storyteller, and combines the account of what we now know of the strange creatures of these ancient times with engaging and amusing anecdotes from his expeditions to Siberia, Outer Mongolia, Barbuda, and other places, giving a vivid impression of the people, places, and challenges involved in such work. He ends by presenting his own take on the Cambrian Explosion, based on the picture emerging from this very active field of research. A vital clue involves worms - burrowing worms are one of the key signs of the start of the Cambrian. This is fitting: Darwin was inordinately fond of worms.
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Author: John Owen Edward Clark,Stella E. Stiegeler,Facts on File, Inc

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816042883

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 9404

Contains over 3,000 entries, explaining clearly and concisely the most frequently used terms in the biological sciences.
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Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy

Author: Gustaaf Houtman

Publisher: ILCAA

ISBN: 4872977483

Category: Buddhism

Page: 392

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An examination of the current political crisis in Burma, and in particular its Buddhist and socio-psychological aspects.
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Author: Joel E. Arem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780412989117

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 8493

Provides information on all known gemstone species and varieties, discussing physical properties, occurrence, chemistry, availability, rarity, and market potential, and includes complete data on synthetic gems
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