A Complete Guide to Their Healing Properties

Author: Group of 5

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556439180

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 287

View: 7807

"New Age readers will love this definitive guide to more than 190 stones and crystals and their impact on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well being of individuals"--Provided by publisher.
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The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks

Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671746979

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8625

Discusses the history of the earth's formation and development, and tells how to search for, identify, and extract rock and mineral samples
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Author: Parmodh Alexander

Publisher: New India Publishing

ISBN: 9788190723787

Category: Nature

Page: 724

View: 5319

The book will be beneficial for: * The undergraduate course in mineralogy, crystallography, petrology & economic geology. * Post graduate students for their economic geology course. * Useful as a ready reckoner for competitive examinations and job interviews and entrepreneurs in mineral industry. * Civil Engineering students will also find this book suitable for their basic courses in mineralogy-petrology. * the text, as far as possible is precise, concise and up-to-date in facts and figures, adequately illustrated and includes photographs and micro-photographs.
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A Practical Guide

Author: Robin Gill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444330659

Category: Nature

Page: 428

View: 4863

This book is for geoscience students taking introductory or intermediate-level courses in igneous petrology, to help develop key skills (and confidence) in identifying igneous minerals, interpreting and allocating appropriate names to unknown rocks presented to them. The book thus serves, uniquely, both as a conventional course text and as a practical laboratory manual. Following an introduction reviewing igneous nomenclature, each chapter addresses a specific compositional category of magmatic rocks, covering definition, mineralogy, eruption/ emplacement processes, textures and crystallization processes, geotectonic distribution, geochemistry, and aspects of magma genesis. One chapter is devoted to phase equilibrium experiments and magma evolution; another introduces pyroclastic volcanology. Each chapter concludes with exercises, with the answers being provided at the end of the book. Appendices provide a summary of techniques and optical data for microscope mineral identification, an introduction to petrographic calculations, a glossary of petrological terms, and a list of symbols and units. The book is richly illustrated with line drawings, monochrome pictures and colour plates. Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/gill/igneous.
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Author: Robin Gill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470656654

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Chemical principles are fundamental to the Earth sciences, and geoscience students increasingly require a firm grasp of basic chemistry to succeed in their studies. The enlarged third edition of this highly regarded textbook introduces the student to such ‘geo-relevant’ chemistry, presented in the same lucid and accessible style as earlier editions, but the new edition has been strengthened in its coverage of environmental geoscience and incorporates a new chapter introducing isotope geochemistry. The book comprises three broad sections. The first (Chapters 1–4) deals with the basic physical chemistry of geological processes. The second (Chapters 5–8) introduces the wave-mechanical view of the atom and explains the various types of chemical bonding that give Earth materials their diverse and distinctive properties. The final chapters (9–11) survey the geologically relevant elements and isotopes, and explain their formation and their abundances in the cosmos and the Earth. The book concludes with an extensive glossary of terms; appendices cover basic maths, explain basic solution chemistry, and list the chemical elements and the symbols, units and constants used in the book.
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A Practical Guide to How Gemstones, Minerals and Crystals Can Enhance Your Life

Author: Teresa Kennedy

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781600940156

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 3674

Did you know that rubies are believed to enhance passion? That fire opals can help boost energy? Or that diamonds can improve your intuition? Teresa Kennedy's indispensable guide is the first to offer a new twist on an ancient art, uniting science with the sacred in an exciting new exploration of how crystal energy can be used by anyone, in every area of life. Crystal energy can be subtle or dramatic, healing or enlightening. It can help draw needed resources into your life; it can serve to attract the lover of your dreams; or it can work to effect a complete transformation of your outlook. No matter what your personal reasons are for coming to crystal work-whether your needs are physical, emotional, spiritual or material-exploring these energies will enhance every aspect of your life. Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power presents easy-to-understand and practical explanations of the powerful energies of minerals, gems, and crystals and how to use them for every need, including: Love (Ruby, Jade) Money and Prosperity (Calcite, Tiger Eye) Protection (Amber, Onyx) Power (Coral, Herkimer Diamond) Transformation (Fire Opal, Bloodstone) Physical Healing (Red Jasper, Turquoise) Emotional Wellness (Smoky Quartz, Sapphire) Psychic Abilities (Amethyst, Diamond) Creativity (Danburite, Rhyolite) Exploring the most popular gems, from amber to zircon, the oft-used tiger's eye to the less well-known rhodochrosite, Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power also offers: An overview of how crystals work How to choose the stone that's best for you Basic composition, structure, and hardness Lists of common trade names and birthstones “Buyer Beware” advice Glossary, resources, and FAQs With historical facts and lore about each gem, as well as critical information on how to select stones, what to look for and where to go, Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power will help you access the benefits of crystal, mineral, and gemstone energy for rewarding results in every area of your life.
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The Complete Handbook

Author: Michael Gienger

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 184403870X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

View: 9508

This unique book examines the basic principles underpinning the fascinating art of crystal healing. Presented in a simple, easy-to-read style, it is a classic, key piece of writing for anyone seeking to unlock the powerful healing properties of more than 120 crystals. The result of twelve years' research and personal study, author Michael Gienger presents here an exhaustative examination of the therapeutic and healing properties of crystals for all our spiritual, mental and physical needs. Containing a wealth of stunning colour photography and detailed descriptions of crystals and their application, this ground-breaking work provides the first ever comprehensive survey of the art of crystal healing.
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Author: Ron H. Vernon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108684769

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A clear understanding of the processes responsible for observed rock microstructures is essential for making reliable petrogenetic interpretations, including inferences made from chemical and isotopic analyses of minerals. This volume presents a comprehensive survey of rock microstructures, emphasising basic concepts and the latest methods, while highlighting potential pitfalls in the interpretation of the origin of rock microstructure. Richly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs, including more than 10 percent new photomicrographs and several mesoscopic images, it demonstrates the basic processes responsible for the wide variety of microstructures in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. This second edition includes extensive updates to the coverage of igneous rocks as well as recent ideas on physical processes in migmatites and partial melting of sedimentary rocks. This practical guide will continue to be an invaluable resource to advanced students and early-career researchers of mineralogy, petrology and structural geology, as well as professional geologists and material scientists.
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And how to Study Them

Author: Edward Salisbury Dana

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crystallography

Page: N.A

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Author: Alex C. McLaren

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521359436

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 307

Of the many techniques that have been applied to the study of crystal defects, none has contributed more to our understanding of their nature and influence on the physical and chemical properties of crystalline materials than transmission electron microscopy (TEM). TEM is now used extensively by an increasing number of earth scientists for direct observation of defect microstructures in minerals and rocks. Transmission Electron Microscopy of Minerals and Rocks is an introduction to the principles of the technique written specifically for geologists and mineralogists. The first part of the book deals with the essential physics of the transmission electron microscope and presents the basic theoretical background required for the interpretation of images and electron diffraction patterns. A knowledge of elementary crystallography is assumed, and some familiarity with optics and electromagnetic theory is helpful but not essential. The final chapters are concerned with specific applications of TEM in mineralogy and deal with such topics as planar defects, intergrowths, radiation-induced defects, dislocations and deformation-induced microstructures.
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