From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth's buried treasures. Contains detailed reference panels to provide key at a glance information for identification and classification. Covers over 450 specimens of rocks, minerals, crystals, gems and fossils.
This is a new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to rocks and minerals. 600 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions - from the distinguishing features of rocks to which crystal system a mineral belongs to - will help you identify different rocks and minerals quickly and easily. It cover... read more
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 st... read more
This title offers a new, reformatted and updated edition of this popular title which is suitable for experts and armchair enthusiasts alike. "Fossils: A Photographic Field Guide" will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the many mysteries of the subject. Easy to use, highly informative and illustrated throughout with am... read more
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 ... read more
This is 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 the... read more
From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of the Earth's natural treasures. A remarkable study of the Earth's rocks, minerals and gems, reveal the beauty and wonder of these outstanding natural phenomena and the fascinating ways they have been prized and used. Whether... read more
Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
A guide to fossils. Featuring more than 1,000 photographs of over 500 species, it enables you to recognize species instantly. It offers coverage ranging from what a fossil is, how they are classified to how to start a collection. It is suitable for fossil lovers, as well as for collectors.
Crystals have been revered for thousands of years for their healing and protective properties. In "The Encyclopedia of Crystals and Healing Stones", Judy Hall draws on 30 years experience of crystals to provide the definitive reference guide to over 300 crystals and stones. You will learn how to use crystals for healing and p... read more
Illustrated guide to the world of geology and palaeontology, looking at how the study of rocks and minerals reveals information about the Earth's history, touring some of the world's most notable sites, and offering details on various specimens and collecting.
Using the word 'minerals' in its broadest sense, Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History features the metals, alloys, rocks, organic minerals, and gemstones that humans have used as the building blocks of their material cultures. From flint and obsidian to bronze and iron, it explores the roots of industry and trade... read more