A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910962

Category: Nature

Page: 396

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Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935439

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Shows and identifies more than a hundred of the most common rocks and minerals, explains how rocks and crystals are formed, and looks at rock formations

Nature Watch Big Bend

A Seasonal Guide

Author: Lynne M. Weber,Jim Weber

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623494966

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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In this information-packed, month-to-month guide to the wildlife, plants, and natural events that define the seasonal cycles in Big Bend National Park, naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber offer a richly illustrated guide to the natural rhythms of this beautiful and remote region in far West Texas. If you're on the lookout for deer in January, tracking hummingbirds in August, photographing wildflowers in September, or listening to frog choruses after a summer rain—the authors provide “Where to Watch” suggestions on when and how to see these and many other park inhabitants, from beavers and bats to lizards and dragonflies. Each chapter features a weather and temperature chart, photographs, and eye-catching illustrations by Lynne Weber. Whether you are a casual tourist or a frequent visitor to Big Bend, the authors hope that knowing what to look for during your stay in one of the nation’s largest national parks will heighten your awareness, sharpen your observation skills, and enhance your overall experience in this iconic Texas landscape.

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas

A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston

Author: Kevin G. Stewart,Mary-Russell Roberson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469625733

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina. Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas pairs a brief geological history of the region with 31 field trips to easily accessible, often familiar sites in both states where readers can observe firsthand the evidence of geologic change found in rocks, river basins, mountains, waterfalls, and coastal land formations. Geologist Kevin Stewart and science writer Mary-Russell Roberson begin by explaining techniques geologists use to "read" rocks, the science of plate tectonics, and the formation of the Carolinas. The field trips that follow are arranged geographically by region, from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain. Richly illustrated and accompanied by a helpful glossary of geologic terms, this field guide is a handy and informative carry-along for hikers, tourists, teachers, and families--anyone interested in the science behind the sights at their favorite Carolina spots. Includes field trips to: Grandfather Mountain, N.C. Linville Falls, N.C. Caesars Head State Park, S.C. Reed Gold Mine, N.C. Pilot Mountain State Park, N.C. Raven Rock State Park, N.C. Sugarloaf Mountain, S.C. Santee State Park, S.C. Jockey's Ridge State Park, N.C. Carolina Beach State Park, N.C. and 21 more sites in the Carolinas! Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Environmental Sciences

A Student's Companion

Author: N.A

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412947049

Category: Science

Page: 441

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This unique addition to reference literature provides an introduction to the major concepts and contemporary issues that are essential for students of environmental science and environmental studies to know. With over 200 entries authored by world-class names like Anthony Brazel, John Day and Edward Keller, this text is divided into six sections: Environmental Science, Environments, Paradigms & Concepts, Processes & Dynamics, Scales & Techniques, and Environmental Issues.

Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher

Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher

Author: M. Jenice Goldston,Laura Downey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412975220

Category: Education

Page: 299

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Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher, by authors M. Jenice "Dee" Goldston and Laura Downey, is a core teaching methods textbook for use in elementary and middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, "practice-what-you-teach" approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy, organized around 5E inquiry, and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

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Caves, Cliffs & Canyons

Author: Robert Burnham

Publisher: Discovery Channel Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563319297

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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A new series of travel guides designed for a growing market of adventurers. This innovative series boasts a unique approach to travel planning that combines stunning imagery and practical information (including history, culture, tips, and techniques) with profiles of the best, most exciting, interest-specific destinations.

A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests

Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928974

Category: Nature

Page: 374

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Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat

A Field Guide to Geology

Eastern North America

Author: David C. Roberts,W. Grant Hodsdon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618164387

Category: Nature

Page: 402

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Provides information on each geological region of eastern North America, covering such topics as plate movements, glaciers, rivers, seas, and other forces that shaped the area.

The Handy Geology Answer Book

Author: Patricia L. Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E. Svarney

Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 491

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The award-winning science writers deliver captivating reading and easy understanding of the complexities that shape our planet as they answer nearly 1,000 of the most-often-asked questions. 125 photos, maps & charts.

Hunting for Frogs on Elston, and Other Tales from Field & Street

Author: Jerry Sullivan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226779942

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A selection of savvy observations on urban ecology from one of the Midwest's foremost authorities on the subject, Hunting for Frogs on Elston collects the best of naturalist Jerry Sullivan's weekly Field & Street columns, originally published in the Chicago Reader. Engaging, opinionated, inspiring, and occasionally irreverent, Hunting for Frogs on Elston pays tribute to Chicago's natural history while celebrating one of its greatest champions. Published in association with the Chicago Wilderness coalition, Hunting for Frogs on Elston comprehensively chronicles Chicagoland's unique urban ecology, from its indigenous prairie and oft-delayed seasons to its urban coyotes and passenger pigeons. In witty, informed prose, Sullivan evokes his adventures netting dog-faced butterflies, hunting rattlesnakes, and watching fireflies mate. Inspired by regional flora and fauna, Sullivan ventures throughout the metropolis and its environs in search of sludge worms, gyrfalcons, and wild onions. In reporting his findings to otherwise oblivious urbanites, Sullivan endeavors to make "alienated, atomized, postmodern people feel at home, connected to something beyond ourselves." In the sprawling Chicagoland region, where an urban ecosystem teeming with remarkable life evolves between skyscrapers and train tracks, no writer chronicled the delicate balance of nature and industry more vividly than Jerry Sullivan. An homage to the urban ecology Sullivan loved so dearly, Hunting for Frogs on Elston is his fitting legacy as well as a lasting gift to the urban naturalist in us all.

Peterson's Birds

The Art and Photography of Roger Tory Peterson

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Rudy Hoglund

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 134

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Uses the celebrated ornithologist's oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, prints, book illustrations, and photographs to profile one of America's greatest birders.