Nature Guide Gems

Author: Kindersley Dorling,Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409364634

Category: Gems

Page: 224

View: 3430

Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From red beryls to rubies, pick through Nature Guide Gems, a beautiful guide to earth's most precious stones. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Nature Guide Gems is packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and unique characteristics of earth's treasured jewels and metals. Expertly written and including over 400 examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying gems and 140 individual profiles with clear, informative descriptions of each type of stone, Nature Guide Gems is the ideal identification guide.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405375863

Category: Geology

Page: 352

View: 5208

Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides. From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals, a beautiful guide profiling the world's specimens. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the rocks and minerals featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying minerals and clear sections on each type of rock and mineral, Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals is the ideal identification guide.

Nature Guide: Gems

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465415653

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 2979

Compact and easy-to-use, Nature Guide: Gems provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples of precious metals, cut stones, and organics. This Smithsonian guide is packed with stunning photography and key information provided by expert contributors. Nature Guide: Gems is carefully structured, with catalog entries organized into easily understood groups that the newcomer will have no difficulty in navigating and the more experienced reader will appreciate.

Gems

Author: Ra Bonewitz,Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465402189

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 6920

Introduces over four hundred different gemstone specimens, with descriptions, identification tips, and classification information for each stone.

Nature Guide: Stars and Planets

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465403531

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 3979

All new text, some photography re-use, although no disclaimer will be needed. This is a new, fresh series of Nature Guides with all-new content. With a clean, modern design, these books are perfect for the beginner naturalist and family reference. From trees to rocks and minerals, and birds to stars and planets, each volume provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples from within that subject area. Each book is packed with stunning photography, and key information is provided by expert contributors. The books are carefully structured, with catalog entries organized into easily understood groups that the newcomer will have no difficulty in navigating and the more experienced reader will appreciate. Each profile centers on a high-impact commissioned image of the subject, allowing instant identification, and is accompanied by concise, authoritative text. Additional images provide context, while a data panel summarizes key facts about each example. Each title opens with an introductory section that explains each subject in detail. This is followed by a comprehensive illustrated catalog. A glossary of key terms and a detailed index complete each volume. About the Imprimatur: The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex in the world and a research center for research dedicated to public education and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.

Nature Guide: Birds

Author: David Burnie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756698626

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 9600

From the black swan to the ruby-throated hummingbird, Nature Guide Birds of the World, profiles the world's most amazing bird species. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Birds of the World is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the species featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction all about bird classification, anatomy, migration, habitats and flight, Nature Guide Birds of the World is the ideal bird identification guide.

Gem

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465462120

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 440

View: 5009

Gem is a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that weaves together beautiful, specially commissioned images and science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to limestone, this comprehensive guide profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Additionally, a reference section at the end of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and non-precious stones. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Gem combines stunning photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift giving.

Birds

Author: Jill Bailey,David Burnie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751360936

Category: Birds

Page: 61

View: 534

This series of handbooks attempts to answer all the questions that adults can't, using clear text, vivid photographs, explanatory artwork and practical hands-on projects to stimulate younger readers' natural curiosity.

Eyewitness Crystal & Gem

Author: R. F. Symes,R. R. Harding

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756606640

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 618

Describes how crystals form in nature, how crystals are grown artificially, and how crystals are used in industry. Numerous color photos with text identify the various gemstones.

Trees

An Illustrated Identifier and Encyclopedia

Author: Tony Russell,Catherine Cutler

Publisher: Bookmart

ISBN: 9781843099765

Category: Trees

Page: 256

View: 2977

* A richly illustrated guide to trees from around the world, with informative text combined with details of bark, branches, shoots, leaves, needles, buds, flowers, cones, nuts and fruit to help identify each species * Includes a comprehensive collection of well-known species such as beech, oak, larch, lime and hornbeam from the temperate world, and exotic fruit trees such as mango and breadfruit from the tropical regions, as well as colorful and unusual trees that are ecologically important worldwide * Fascinating information on the evolution of tree species and their natural distribution throughout the world * Over 1,400 watercolor artworks and maps, and 300 photographs add visually stunning detail to this comprehensive reference guide to the world of trees.

The Rock and Gem Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kids Play

ISBN: 9781465450708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 4483

What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent? Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.

Nature Guide: Trees

Author: Tony Russell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756698618

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 5530

From the mighty oak to the monkey puzzle, Nature Guide Trees, a beautiful guide profiling the world's tree species. Part of a new generation of natural history guides, Trees is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the specimens featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction on the evolution of trees, tree classification and the types of forests and habitats that can be found across the world, Nature Guide Trees is the ideal tree identification guide.

The Stars

The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465459030

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4925

The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes. The position, size, and color of every night-sky object is revealed with unprecedented clarity, and a specially commissioned 3-D model of the celestial sphere that surrounds our planet charts all 88 constellations, together forming a complete map of the sky. From the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, key areas in astronomy and cosmology are covered, and colorful infographics distill a wealth of data into an easy-to-digest visual format. Whether you want to know more about space and the night sky or are eager to take up stargazing, The Stars is your guide to exploring these fascinating marvels of the universe.

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751344004

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 6562

From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth s buried treasures. 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.

Rocks & Minerals

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405328319

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 9778

Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.

What's That Rock Or Mineral?

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465415929

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 2637

A pocket guide to identifying the most common North American rocks and minerals, including gems, quartz, marble, and granite.

Gemstones

Author: Cally Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405357975

Category: Gems

Page: 160

View: 5475

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything 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. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.

Pocket Genius: Sharks

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465452311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4291

From the great white to the tiny dwarf lantern, DK's Pocket Genius: Sharks profiles more than 150 sharks and rays and tells what they eat, where they live, and how fast they swim. Young readers will discover fascinating facts about these predators of the ocean including which species are the fastest, the largest, the smallest, and which are the hunters and the hunted. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each mini-encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.