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Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

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Describes the qualities to consider in selecting the perfect rock for play and pleasure.

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Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals…

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What are fossils? * How do stalactites and stalagmites form? * Can rock melt? Janice VanCleave's Rocks and Minerals includes 20 fun and simple experiments that allow you to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about rocks and minerals,…

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Holly Keller has created vivacious new paintings for this favorite Reading Rainbow title about geology. Readers follow two enthusiastic rock hounds around the globe as they add to their collection. Along the way they will learn how sedimentary, metamorphic, and…

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A riveting look at the science, technology and people involved in overcoming early impracticalities of the fledgling chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis method and its development in today's state of commercial readiness. Provides insights into numerous…

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Life in Stone is the first booik to focus on British Columbia’s fossils. Each of its chapters is written by a specialist for a general audience, and each is devoted to a separte fossil group that is particularly well represented in the province. British…

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Diamond-based composites, with their advantages of hardness, high Young's modulus and the like, have demonstrated new and unusual features, such as stability to high temperatures and pressure shocks and a large internal surface that can be controlled to offer…

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Centuries after it was first discovered, the opal remains the undisputed Queen of Gems. A stone of incredible beauty and variety, with a background rich in myth, adventure, and intrigue, it is considered by many to be the most desirable, the most handsome, and…

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Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary.

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Vortex waves have become a major preoccupation of workers in superfluidity. This book discusses the properties of quantized vortex lines in superfluid helium II in the light of research on vortices in modern fluid mechanics. The author begins with a review of…

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Discover an amazing world of ancient secrets--right under your feet! How are rocks formed? Where do diamonds come from? Why did the dinosaurs disappear? Can rocks really grow on trees . . . or come from outer space? Join popular ABC-TV weather forecaster Spencer…