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An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth. Carbon. It is the building block of every cell that makes up every living thing. It is the essential component of the food we eat, the fuel we burn, the wood we use and ...
Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth. Carbon. It is the building block of every cell that makes up every living thing. It is the essential component of the food we eat, the fuel we burn, the wood we use and the air we breathe. It is worth billions as a luxury and half a trillion as a necessity, but there are still mysteries to be solved about the element that can be both diamond and coal. Where does it come from, what does it do, and why, above all, does life need it? In Symphony in C, leading carbon scientist Robert M. Hazen takes us on a vibrant journey through the origin and evolution of life's most widespread element. The story unfolds in four movements - Earth, Air, Fire and Water - and transports us through nearly 14 billion years of cosmic history, explaining how carbon is formed in the hearts of stars and why all life forms - earthbound or alien - use it as the basis of their biology. Symphony in C is a sweeping chronicle of carbon from its birth amidst the stars to its unknowable life cycle deep within the Earth's core and its role in the evolution of all life in the universe.
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31.50 USD
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Step-by-step Q&As with detailed colour photographs for easy identification. The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Gems is designed for easy and reliable identification of minerals, gems and rocks. Beginning with the stone's colour and any streak, and using a sequence of straightforward questions and answers - aided by 1,300 ...
The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Gems
Step-by-step Q&As with detailed colour photographs for easy identification. The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Gems is designed for easy and reliable identification of minerals, gems and rocks. Beginning with the stone's colour and any streak, and using a sequence of straightforward questions and answers - aided by 1,300 photographs and drawings - it's easy to narrow down the possibilities among 350 minerals, gems and rocks to the conclusive classification. The book organizes the rocks by colour: Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown, Green, Black, and White. Identification begins with noting the colour of the rock's streak (i.e., vein, line). Identification is then further narrowed down with respect to Colour, Crystal form, Hardness, Lustre, Density, Cleavage, Break and Tenacity. Each rock's main photograph shows the general or typical view, and identification tips about features are noted in the margins of the respective page. Similar stones are presented for comparison and tips are provided that can eliminate imposters. Drawings show the mineral's crystal shape. The chemical formula reveals the elements from which the mineral is composed. There is also information about where the stone is typically found and some of the ways that humans have utilized it. Packed with beautiful photographs of earth's many rocks, minerals and gems, The Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Gems is perfect for amateur mineralogists and collectors.
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Most people do not think to observe geology from the sidewalks of a major city, but all David B. Williams has to do is look at building stone in any urban center to find a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics. In Stories in Stone, he ...
Stories in Stone: Travels through Urban Geology
Most people do not think to observe geology from the sidewalks of a major city, but all David B. Williams has to do is look at building stone in any urban center to find a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics. In Stories in Stone, he takes you on explorations to find 3.5-billion-year-old rock that looks like swirled pink-and-black taffy, a gas station made of petrified wood, and a Florida fort that has withstood three hundred years of attacks and hurricanes, despite being made of a stone that has the consistency of a granola bar. Williams also weaves in the cultural history of stone, explaining why a white fossil-rich limestone from Indiana became the only building stone used in all fifty states; how in 1825, the construction of the Bunker Hill Monument led to America's first commercial railroad; and why when the same kind of marble used by Michelangelo clad a Chicago skyscraper it warped so much after nineteen years that all 44,000 panels of it had to be replaced. This love letter to building stone brings to life the geology you can see in the structures of every city.
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Now more than ever, people are longing for kindness and connection. During these uncertain times, daily news reports focus on disturbing events such as drug addiction, acts of terrorism, gun violence, airplane rage, senseless murders and political bickering. We are being bombarded daily with images that evoke a sense of ...
The Kindness Rocks Journal: An Interactive Space to Work through Difficult Times and Create Inspiring Messages to Share with Others
Now more than ever, people are longing for kindness and connection. During these uncertain times, daily news reports focus on disturbing events such as drug addiction, acts of terrorism, gun violence, airplane rage, senseless murders and political bickering. We are being bombarded daily with images that evoke a sense of fear and hostility. The Kindness Rocks Journal provides a positive counteraction to all this negativity. The tagline for The Kindness Rocks Project is one message at just the right time can change your entire day, outlook, life. Sometimes, all it takes is just one simple positive message or thought to change your perspective and that is what this journal aims to do.
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Your beachcombing guide to California, Oregon, and Washington Keep this tabbed booklet close at hand on your next rock-hunting adventure. Based on Dan R. Lynch's best-selling field guides and featuring the most common and desirable agates and other collectibles along the Pacific Coast, the booklet is organized by rocks/minerals and ...
Agates and Other Collectibles of the Pacific Coast: Your Way to Easily Identify Agates
Your beachcombing guide to California, Oregon, and Washington Keep this tabbed booklet close at hand on your next rock-hunting adventure. Based on Dan R. Lynch's best-selling field guides and featuring the most common and desirable agates and other collectibles along the Pacific Coast, the booklet is organized by rocks/minerals and then by general appearance for quick and easy identification. With six varieties of agates, as well as popular finds like Jasper, Quartz, and even Jade, this handy guide has the information you want. Narrow your choices by appearance, and view photos of just a few specimens at a time. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know. Plus, the quick guide is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.
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WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2019 The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times 'Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking ...
Underland: A Deep Time Journey
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2019 The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times 'Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory' Evening Standard 'Marvellous... Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity... This is a book well worth reading' The Times 'Extraordinary... at once learned and readable, thrilling and beautifully written' Observer 'Attentive, thoughtful, finely honed... I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man' Telegraph 'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing... This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature. And there is noone I would more gladly follow on it' i 'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen' New Statesman Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet... In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. 'Macfarlane has invented a new kind of book, really a new genre entirely' The Irish Times 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Macfarlane has shown how utterly beautiful a brilliantly written travel book can still be' Observer onThe Old Ways 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks 'It sets the imagination tingling...like reading a prose Odyssey sprinkled with imagist poems' The Sunday Times onThe Old Ways
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34.12 USD
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Stones of the Divine Feminine is a book that uses the energies of the Earth a represented by 11 stones a to put readers in touch with different aspects of divine feminine energy. It poses the question, What do women want? Then it works with some of those wants that ...
Stone of the Divine Feminine: 11 Essential Crystals for Reclaiming Your Inner Goddess
Stones of the Divine Feminine is a book that uses the energies of the Earth a represented by 11 stones a to put readers in touch with different aspects of divine feminine energy. It poses the question, What do women want? Then it works with some of those wants that are universal to all: to feel loved; to be safe; to create; to raise healthy and happy children; to have a voice; to rest; to have more time; to dance; to connect with each other; to know your own beauty; and to find the divine within. The eleven stones described in this book can act as touchstones to these points. They will put the reader in a place of openness and allowing so that these gifts can come to her. They offer a down-to-earth way of connecting to the inner goddess. Each chapter will contain a specific stone, the Goddess (or divine feminine aspect) it is related to, and exercises and meditations to use in connection with the stone. They will provide ways to use these energies to facilitate change and growth. The divine feminine does not fit into any pre-conceived concept. She is wild and she is creation itself. She is not afraid of the dark. She claims the juiciness and the power of the earth as her own.
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My Crystal Chronicle: A record of my Gemstone and Crystal Treasures
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28.340000 USD

My Crystal Chronicle: A record of my Gemstone and Crystal Treasures

by Olive Moss
Record book
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National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. From dazzling gemstones to sparkling crystals to molten lava, this ...
Rocks and Minerals: Level 3 (National Geographic Readers)
National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. From dazzling gemstones to sparkling crystals to molten lava, this brilliantly illustrated book introduces children to the exciting world of rocks and minerals, including both the building blocks and the bling. This level 3 reader, written in easy-to-grasp text, will help cultivate the geologists of tomorrow! Level 3: Becoming independent Best suited to kids who are ready for complex sentences and more challenging vocabulary, but still draw on occasional support from adults. They are ideal for readers of Purple and Gold books.
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10.58 USD

Rocks and Minerals: Level 3 (National Geographic Readers)

by National Geographic Kids, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
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For a combined, one-semester, junior/senior-level course in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Also useful for programs that teach Igneous Petrology and Metamorphic Petrology. Typical texts on igneous and metamorphic petrology are geared to either advanced or novice petrology students. This unique text offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of both igneous and metamorphic ...
Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology: Pearson New International Edition
For a combined, one-semester, junior/senior-level course in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Also useful for programs that teach Igneous Petrology and Metamorphic Petrology. Typical texts on igneous and metamorphic petrology are geared to either advanced or novice petrology students. This unique text offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of both igneous and metamorphic petrology in a single volume-and provides the quantitative and technical background required to critically evaluate igneous and metamorphic phenomena in a way that students at all levels can understand. The goal throughout is for students to be able to apply the techniques-and enjoy the insights of the results-rather than tinker with theory and develop everything from first principles.
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88.72 USD
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This is a comprehensive guide to identifying, buying, using and caring for a wide array of jewels and gems. It covers the origins of gemstones and how to assess the quality, rarity, grade and cut of precious and semi-precious stones. There are clear illustrations and colour photographs to help you ...
The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones, from Cut and Colour to Shape and Setting
This is a comprehensive guide to identifying, buying, using and caring for a wide array of jewels and gems. It covers the origins of gemstones and how to assess the quality, rarity, grade and cut of precious and semi-precious stones. There are clear illustrations and colour photographs to help you identify the different types of gemstone available and demonstrate how they can be used in a vast variety of designs and settings. A chapter on pearls is also included. Cuts and facets, settings - both old and new, designing your own settings, appraising, buying and handling gemstones as well as how to spot synthetics and fakes are also covered. The result is a complete guide to all you need to know about gemstones.
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28.350000 USD
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Learn the essentials of Asian gemstones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, ...
Handy Pocket Guide to Asian Gemstones: Clear identification photos & explanatory text for the 85 most common gemstones found in Asia
Learn the essentials of Asian gemstones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs and informative text by noted writer on gemstones Carol Clark, will delight both gem collectors and lovers of fine jewelry alike. Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.
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7.300000 USD
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Over the last three decades, Lawrence Stoller's CrystalWorks has been pioneering an extraordinary new art form, the cutting and polishing of mega-crystals and -gemstones, which can weigh up to a ton, and combining them with bronze bases and light, becoming sculptures of transcendent splendor. Primal Beauty features an extraordinary collection ...
Primal Beauty
Over the last three decades, Lawrence Stoller's CrystalWorks has been pioneering an extraordinary new art form, the cutting and polishing of mega-crystals and -gemstones, which can weigh up to a ton, and combining them with bronze bases and light, becoming sculptures of transcendent splendor. Primal Beauty features an extraordinary collection of these works, each paired with a poignant, inspiring quotation from a distinguished voice to illuminate an aspect of art, aesthetics, wisdom, nature, ecology, evolution, physics, or metaphysics that accentuates the presence and raw power of each crystal sculpture. Enhanced with behind-the-scenes stories of Stoller's adventures traveling the globe sourcing the stones and meditations on crystal's mineralogical qualities and arcane meanings, hundreds of stunning photographs capture these beings of frozen light in all their exquisite geometry, transporting us to mysterious otherworlds. The most powerful art combines beauty with meaning, transforming the observer into a participant. LS
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57.750000 USD

Primal Beauty

by Lawrence Stoller
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