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

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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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.

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.

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.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Paul M. A. Willis

Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books

ISBN: 9780792265788

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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1) THE WHOLE NATURAL WORLD is in the pages of these incredible pocket references - topics range from animals to weather to wildflowers. 2) ONLY FIELD GUIDES NOW SOLD IN THE TRADE MARKET FOR AGES 6-10. National Geographic Pocket Guides are younger and more user-friendly than Audubon's or Peterson's. 3) REVIEWED BY EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS and carefully researched to meet National Geographic's high standards for accuracy. 4) PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS work together to give a full portrait of each entry in its natural habitat. 5) RANGE MAPS SHOW THE DISTRIBUTION throughout North America or the world 6) FIELD NOTES give fast answers and fascinating tidbits. 7) A NEW SERIES FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Pocket Guides will release in sets of four per season. 8) HANDY POCKET SIZE AND STURDY COVERS MAKE THESE GUIDES PERFECT FOR FIELD USE. 9) A RULER ON A SPECIAL BACK FLAP is a convenient tool when measuring specimens. A GLOSSARY, INDEX, and HOW-TO-USE section make for easy reference. 10) A backmatter section for notes and sketches is perfect for in the field observations.National Geographic My First Pocket Guides cover a wide range of topics, from animals to constellations, from weather to ecosystems. ROCKS & MINERALS are fascinating to kids - and since they're all around, they're easy to observe and collect. Each Pocket Guide has approximately 40 entries on the topic, each occupying a spread of the book. Stunning photographs make identification of specimens easy. Beautiful artwork shows the animal or plant, etc. in its own environment, and a separate line drawing offers a sketching guide for budding naturalists. Range maps show distribution; bulleted facts offer information about size, color, diet, habitat, etc.; and field notes give additional fun facts and insights. Each spread is packed with information and is lively, colorful, and appealing. An introduction pulls it all together, and a how to use this book section points out all features for ease of use.

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

View: 1983

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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

Geologie fÃ1⁄4r Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschlï¿1⁄2ge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklï¿1⁄2rt Ihnen leicht verstï¿1⁄2ndlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser fï¿1⁄2r die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflï¿1⁄2chenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

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.