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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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  • 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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  • Rocks and Minerals
    Rocks and Minerals (Paperback) Chris Pellant

    A guide to rocks and minerals. Featuring 600 photos, precise annotations and descriptions - from the distinguishing features of rocks to which crystal system a mineral belongs to - it helps you identify different rocks and minerals quickly and easily.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys
    Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys (English, Book) 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rocks & Minerals of Wisconsin, Illinois & Iowa
    Rocks & Minerals of Wisconsin, Illinois & Iowa (English, Paperback) Dan Lynch

    Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa! The book features comprehensive entries for rocks and minerals found in the region, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the author's photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.

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  • Lake Superior Agates
    Lake Superior Agates (English, Pamphlet) James Magnuson

    Become a whiz at finding Lake Superior agates. Learn the common features to look for. See what rough agates look like in the field. Recognize the different varieties of Lake Superior agates. And identify the agate imposters that might fool you. This guide easily tucks into your pocket and will quickly become an essential tool when you're out in the field. You'll learn to pick up on those clues...

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  • Reading the Rocks
    Reading the Rocks (Hardback) Brenda Maddox

    A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily, and inevitably, of gentlemen with the necessary wealth to support their interests, yet boosting their numbers, expanding their learning and increasing their findings were clergymen, academics - and women. This lively and eclectic collection of characters brought passion, eccentricity and towering intellect to geology and Brenda Maddox in Reading the Rocks does them full justice, bringing them to vivid life. The new science of geology was pursued by this assorted band because it opened a window on Earth's ancient past. They showed great courage in facing the conflict between geology and Genesis that immediately presented itself: for the rocks and fossils being dug up showed that the Earth was immeasurably old, rather than springing from a creation made in the six days that the Bible claimed. It is no coincidence that Charles Darwin was a keen geologist. The individual stories of these first geologists, their hope and fears, triumphs and disappointments, the theological, philosophical and scientific debates their findings provoked, and the way that as a group, they were to change irrevocably and dramatically our understanding of the world is told by Brenda Maddox with a storyteller's skill and a fellow scientist's understanding. The effect is absorbing, revelatory and strikingly original.

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  • Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North America
    Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North America (English, Paperback) Patti Polk

    Designed with all beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced enthusiasts, Collecting Agates and Jaspers helps rockhounds discover these treasures of North America.

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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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