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Agates: Treasures of the Earth is the first popular guide to agates. This fully illustrated book includes both a detailed introduction to the geology of agates and a comprehensive guide to agates of the world.
Amber gives a fascinating overview of this prehistoric substance and its fossilized inclusions, describing how amber is formed from the resin of ancient trees, and where in the world this remarkable material can be found.
See animals, plants and crystals in a whole new light in this stunning book, full of amazing images created by scanning electron microscope (SEM).
A well structured, comprehensive and extensively illustrated introduction to the soils of the world, written by William Dubbin, a mineralogist who has published widely on the mineralogy and chemistry of soils.
Search for Life provides a stunning, comprehensive introduction to astrobiology - the study of life in the universe.
From the Beginning describes the history of Earth from its very beginnings to the planet we know today.
In Meteorites, leading experts from the Natural History Museum provide a compelling and up-to-date introduction to these mysterious objects.
Visit some of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring surroundings in Great Caves of the World. This visual feast tours 28 of the most spectacular caves from across the globe, each chosen for its unique appeal.
Gold examines all aspects of this most prized metal, from its scientific properties and mineralogy, to the myths that surround it and the eventful history of its exploitation.
Gemstones have been a source of delight and fascination for many thousands of years. This book explores the nature of gems, their beauty, rarity and durability, and the mineral properties that govern these qualities.
Packed with colour photographs, maps and diagrams, this book reveals how to recognise past events recorded in rocks and considers the challenge of predicting the Earth’s future.
Diamonds is designed for the luxury-lover in your life and for anyone who has ever felt the allure of these sparkling natural gems.
This second edition of Crystals provides an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the world of crystalline materials.
Alkaline rocks and carbonatites have the most varied and extreme compositions of all igneous rocks. This volume describes all the known occurrences in the former USSR.
This book describes and provides ready access to the literature for all known occurrences of alkaline igneous rocks and carbonatites of Africa.
The Quantitative Data File for Ore Minerals (QDF) is the most complete compilation of linked compositional and reflectance data available today.
This is a unique compilation of carefully selected authenticated carbonate mineral spectra and accompanying data.
An authoritative and practical identification guide to minerals, rocks and fossils of the world.
This handy 8-page fold-out guide is designed to help readers identify and learn about 39 common minerals found around the world.
In this new edition of Amber, Andrew Ross provides an engaging overview of this prehistoric substance and its fossilized inclusions.
This fifth edition of Catalogue of Meteorites is an essential reference volume for all those with an informed interest in meteorites.
Crystals are all around us, even in our bodies! Open your eyes to their beauty, uses, structure and variety – from what gives them their amazing colours to how a Quartz watch works.
A colourful and informative introduction to 100 rocks and minerals from around the world.
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