Author: Dan Green
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, The Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Ra Bonewitz
From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth's buried treasures. Innovative, specially commissioned photography captures the essence and beauty of over 450 superb specimens, while lively and informative text describes the characteristics of each and its unique and changing relationship to humankind through the ages. Organized by rock classes and chemical groups, each rock, mineral and fossil entry contains a photograph of the specimen together with lively, wide-ranging text describing its qualities and history of use. In addition, a detailed, at-a-glance reference panel provides key data for identification and classification.
Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this lavishly illustrated reference provides a close-up look at the world's diverse rocks and gems, covering more than 450 different specimens, along with detailed descriptions, identification tips, classification information, and practical advice on gem and rock collecting. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
...and Other Treasures of the Natural World
Author: Dan Green
The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings, and how to set up a lab or gem shop. Before you know it, you’ll be driving the open roads and traveling home with dusty pockets full of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils—and maybe even gold. Features: * geology basics * popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold * tools of the trade for every level of collector * rules and regulations * polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures
A Life Journey to Awakening
Author: Mary A. Love
Publisher: Balboa Press
From Rock to Gem is designed to help those who have a similar story to the author’s realize they have a power within to change the course of their life to a positive direction. This change can bring them more love, joy, happiness and self-empowerment than they could ever dream possible. A spiritual awakening can be the most freeing, life-altering shift one could ever experience. The author unabashedly shares her challenges, struggles, and triumphs to teach how an ordinary person can become extraordinary using faith, strength, and passion with a focus on not giving up or surrendering to what may seem to be the reality. From Rock to Gem can be a portal to the Divine in an amazing journey to self-discovery. The choice is ultimately yours.
A Guide to Localities
Author: William Estavillo
Publisher: American Traveler Press
Striking full-color guides. Bound in water repellent, film laminated covers. Extensive center-spread maps of the state highlights locations featured in each book. Special 8-pocket and 4-pocket lucite display racks available with purchase of the series.
Author: Thomas McGuane
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Declining celebrity Chet Pomeroy attempts to win back Catherine, the girl whom he married (or perhaps did not marry) in Panama several years before. His quest for Catherine takes him to Key West, Florida, a centre of commercialism and corruption where nightmares stalk his waking hours, in McGuane's "most surreal and nakedly autobiographical work to date." - The Paris Review.
Author: Forrest Somma
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sundown, a freewheeling artist of note enters into a state of dispare he cannot shake. He seeks alternative answers from a Dr.Shinto. under hypogensis Sundown enters the land of the path. Four warrior, priests of the order of the dwellers of the threshold descend into matter in that realm, carrying the great artifact the yeshe. Vows are broken and the barer of the yeshe hides with it as it consumes him in dialbo cave. Sundown is captured by one of these beings and in time escapes. Continuing on the path he meets his mentor Toshin. He is trained and excels in ancient survival and defensive techniques. Under Toshins guidance they assault dialbo cave an a attempt to retrieve the yeshe and place it where it can do no more harm. So the saga begins. In time Sundown returns to the present day reality. Slowly the world slips into cataclysm. Sundown and company enter 2400 B.C. In an attempt, in the past to alter the present and avoid the coming mass destruction that is upon most of the world. Yet, none of them are safe from danger from within or without.
Author: T. J. Lemmer
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Fifteen year-old Thomas Wisby was enjoying summer vacation on a ranch where he lived alone with his mother. He was looking forward to the start of soccer practice a few weeks away, but, he didnt know that his life was about to change, as he embarks on a magical adventure that takes him where only dreams were thought to go. He didnt know what happened to his father, who went missing five years ago, but he was going to find out, and have to come to grips with many things he didnt know, including who he really was and where he truly belonged. To Thomas, magic was only illusions performed by magicians. He was about to discover how wrong he was. There was a place waiting for him, so far removed from his world, that it would be challenging for any normal person to comprehend. But Thomas wasnt normal.
Author: Ann Rule,Cheryl Landes,Craig Tuttle
Publisher: Beautiful America Publishing Co.
Seattle author, Cheryl Landes puts her talents and long time love affair with her city Seattle into a delightful, entertaining and informative text about this gem of the northwest city -- "Seattle." Skillfully guiding you through famous streets, neighborhoods and the delightful nooks and crannies, Cheryl brings the city alive in this new publication that follows a long succession of wonderful books about "Seattle." The best yet, this text is supported with stunningly beautiful photography from many of the northwest's best photographers, including Mark Windom and Rick Morley. This is a publication you don't want to miss!