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.

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

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.

Sedimentgesteine im Gelände

Ein illustrierter Leitfaden

Author: D.A.V. Stow

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827420152

Category: Science

Page: 315

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Konzepte und Vorstellungen ändern sich in der Sedimentologie schnell, was bleibt ist die Geländearbeit und die Erhebung von Daten als Basis der Wissenschaft. Dieses Buch ist ein Bestimmungsatlas, der hilft, Sedimentgesteine im Gelände zu erkennen und zu beschreiben. Der Benutzer erfährt, was er im Gelände beobachten und aufzeichnen muss, und wie er die Daten richtig interpretiert. Alle wesentlichen Arten von Sedimentgesteinen werden in über 450 hervorragenden Fotos und erklärenden Zeichnungen dargestellt. Im Einführungskapitel werden die Klassifikationen und die Haupttypen der Sedimentgesteine sowie auch deren wirtschaftliche Bedeutung vorgestellt. Der Autor beschreibt dann die wichtigsten Geländemethoden und die grundsätzlichen Eigenschaften von Sedimentgesteinen. Jedem Haupttyp von Sedimentgesteinen entspricht ein Kapitel. Der Interpretation von Fazies und Ablagerungsbedingungen ist im letzten Kapitel breiter Raum gewidmet. Das Buch ist ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für Studenten der Geowissenschaften, Geologen im Beruf sowie für Amateure.

Die geheime Sprache der Katzen

Author: Susanne Schötz

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711052479

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Kann man die Katzensprache lernen? Haben Sie sich auch schon einmal gefragt, was Ihnen Ihre Katze genau sagen möchte? Die Autorin ist der Frage mit den Methoden der Sprachwissenschaft auf den Grund gegangen. Sie stellt die ganze Bandbreite der kätzischen Lautäußerungen vor und erklärt, was sie in unterschiedlichen Situationen bedeuten können. Neben einem Schnellkurs in Katzen-Phonetik gibt sie dem Katzenfreund ganz praktische Tipps an die Hand, die er zu Hause im Umgang mit der eigenen Katze anwenden kann. Da kann es durchaus zu Überraschungen kommen. Oder auch zum besseren Verständnis. Auf jeden Fall zu einer besseren Beziehung.