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  • Gemstones of the World
    Gemstones of the World (English, Hardback) Walter Schumann

    Translation of: Edelsteine und Schmucksteine.

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  • Birds of Stone
    Birds of Stone (English, Hardback) Luis M. Chiappe, Meng Qingjin

    Anyone interested in the history of life-from paleontologists to inquisitive birders-will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind.

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  • Early Humans
    Early Humans (Paperback) Nicholas Ashton

    Our understanding of the British Palaeolithic and Mesolithic has changed dramatically over the last three decades, and yet not since H. J. Fleure's A Natural History of Man in Britain (1951) has the New Naturalist Library included a volume focused on the study of early humans and their environment.

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  • The Planet in a Pebble
    The Planet in a Pebble (English, Paperback) Jan Zalasiewicz

    In this narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, Jan Zalasiewicz shows how many events in the Earth's ancient past can be deciphered from a single pebble. He explores how geologists reach deep into the past by forensic analysis of even the tiniest amounts of mineral matter, demonstrating and revealing Earth's extraordinary story.

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  • The Trilobite Book
    The Trilobite Book (English, Hardback) Riccardo Levi-Setti

    Distant relatives of modern lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and spiders, trilobites swam the planet's prehistoric seas for 300 million years, from the Lower Cambrian to the end of the Permian eras - and they did so very capably. This is a revealing guide to these surreal arthropods of ancient Earth.

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  • Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys
    Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys (English, Hardback) Darin A. Croft

    South America is home to some of the most distinctive mammals on Earth?giant armadillos, tiny anteaters, the world's largest rodent, and its smallest deer. But the continent once supported a variety of other equally intriguing mammals that have no close living relatives: armored mammals with tail clubs, saber-toothed marsupials, and even a swimming sloth. We know of the existence of these peculiar...

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  • Geology of Ireland
    Geology of Ireland (English, Paperback) Pat Meere, Ivor MacCarthy

    A small country at the western periphery of Europe, Ireland is endowed with a spectacular variety of geology. Detailed 'step-by-step' itineraries are provided, presented in a manner accessible to the non-specialist. An invaluable background resource to plan and execute field-based exercises to any of the classic areas of Irish geology described.

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  • Agate Hunting Made Easy
    Agate Hunting Made Easy (English, Paperback) James Magnuson, Carol Wood

    You've admired agates for their color and beauty. Now learn how to find your own. Unlike other books, Agate Hunting Made Easy provides step-by-step instructions to help you turn those once-frustrating agate hunts into successful ones. Experienced collector, Jim Magnuson, shows you photographs of what rough agates really look like in the field. His tips will help you recognize agate imposters. He...

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  • Rockhounding New England
    Rockhounding New England (English, Paperback) Peter Cristofono

    New England is one of the best regions in the country for rockhounds to hunt for minerals, gems, and fossils. The complex geology of the region hosts a stunning variety of material from gold-bearing placers to fossiliferous limestone; from gem-bearing pegmatites to rocks containing some of the rarest minerals on Earth. This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best sites with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals or fossils for each site and excellent color photos will help you know what to look for and to identify what you've found. Information on clubs, rock shops, museums, and special attractions are provided. Written by a collector with over 35 years of experience, Rockhounding New England is the first comprehensive rock and mineral collecting guide to New England and a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.

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  • Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making
    Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making (English, Paperback) James Magnuson

    Gemstones are naturally beautiful, but you can make them glisten and shine. This beginner's guide covers all the techniques you need to know: tumbling, cutting, face polishing and more. It pertains to a wide range of popular gemstones, from agates to turquoise, and it provides information about recommended equipment and supplies. Plus, it introduces jewelry making with seven projects. By following...

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  • The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones
    The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones (English, Paperback) Judith Crowe

    A well-illustrated reference for anyone needing to make accurate judgements about gemstones, including sources and grading, settings, cutting and faceting, gemstone groups, appraising, spotting synthetics and fakes and much more.

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  • A Guide to Finding Gemstones, Gold, Minerals & Rocks
    A Guide to Finding Gemstones, Gold, Minerals & Rocks (English, Paperback) W Dan Hausel

    Follow in the footsteps of successful gem and gold hunters and search the hills for rough diamonds, colored gemstones, lapidary minerals, precious metals and interesting minerals and rocks. Written for the geoscientist, prospector and rockhound; the first part of the book focuses on physical characteristics of gems and minerals. This is supplemented with the second part of the book that describes...

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  • Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook
    Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook (English, Paperback) Garret Romaine

    This is the go-to instructional guide for the modern rockhounder and prospector, ideal for enthusiasts at all skill levels.

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  • Gemstones
    Gemstones (Paperback) Cally Hall

    A guide to gemstones. Ranging from Amber to Rubellite, it lets you discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. It covers from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. It is suitable for gemstone lovers.

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  • Silver
    Silver (English, Paperback) Lindsay Shen

    This book features many glistening illustrations of silver in nature and art, jewellery, film, advertising and popular culture, this is a superb overview of a metal both precious and useful, with a rich and eventful history.

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  • Fossils
    Fossils (Paperback) David Ward

    A guide to fossils. Featuring more than 1,000 photographs of over 500 species, it enables you to recognize species instantly. It offers coverage ranging from what a fossil is, how they are classified to how to start a collection. It is suitable for fossil lovers, as well as for collectors.

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  • Rockhounding Utah
    Rockhounding Utah (English, Paperback) William A Kappele, Gary Warren

    A completely updated and revised edition brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .

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  • The World Encyclopedia of Fossils & Fossil-Collecting
    The World Encyclopedia of Fossils & Fossil-Collecting (English, Paperback) Steve Parker

    How to find, classify and date fossils, and assess their geological context, together with an illustrated directory of more than 375 fossil examples.

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  • Limestone Country
    Limestone Country (English, Hardback)

    A book about farming, wildlife, culture and the personal experience of living in limestone country.

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