What other gemstone comes in such an astonishing variety of colors and forms, or is more evocative of the American Southwest? Turquoise Unearthed showcases exquisite examples of rough and polished natural turquoise from more than twenty famous “classic” mines, including Lander Blue, Number 8, Bisbee, and Lone Mountain. Appealing to rock hounds and serious collectors alike, Turquoise Unearthed is a definitive, contemporary visual guide.
Here, too, are spectacular works by modern jewelers, along with fascinating ancient and historic Native American turquoise jewelry and ceremonial objects.
Joe Dan Lowry and Joe P. Lowry operate the Turquoise Museum and are recognized worldwide for their expertise.
Arthur N. Palmer - Cave Geology
Cave Geology is the definitive book on the subject by an internationally recognized authority. It can be easily understood by non-scientists but also covers a wide range of topics in enough detail to be used by advanced researchers. Illustrated with more than 500 black-and-white photographs and 250 diagrams and maps.
Ismeretlen szerző - Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America
A simplified version of the full-sized field guides makes it easy and fun to get started in the field. Peterson First Guides are the first books the beginning naturalist needs. Condensed versions of the famous Peterson Field Guides, the First Guides focus on the animals, plants, and other natural things you are most likely to see. They make it fun to get into the field and easy to progress to the full-fledged Peterson Guides.
Ismeretlen szerző - Geology of Hungary
The aim of the publication of an English version of the ”Geology of Hungary” in a single volume is to present an outline of the main features of the geology and geohistory of the region for the benefit of foreign geoscientists interested in this area. In developing the text we attempted to follow the evolutionary history of the major structural units. Naturally it was not possible to follow this principle in discussing the polymetamorphic complexes. In such cases a lithological-lithostratigraphic approach was applied. Due to the geohistorical approach to this study it was necessary to extend the scope of the discussion beyond the present-day political boundaries of Hungary, to cover most of the Pannonian region.
Stephen Edwards - Karen Hudson-Edwards - Joe Cann - John Malpas - Costas Xenophontos - Cyprus
The island of Cyprus is a truly classic area of geology in Europe. Perhaps nowhere else on Earth does so small an area provide such an excellent illustration of the dynamics of Earth processes through abundant exposures of spectacular and diverse geology. The geology, natural resources and climate of Cyprus have enabled civilizations to flourish, and world-renowned archaeological sites date as far back as the Neolithic period. Much of the wealth and development of the island has been based on copper, and evidence of its exploitation dates to at least the third millennium BC. Cyprus is also a hazardous island. Modern and ancient settlements have been destroyed or abandoned as a consequence of earthquakes and landslides. This authoritative work will appeal to all those with an interest in geology who visit this exceptional Mediterranean destination.
Jean E. Delvigne - Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering
Atlas Of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering illustrates lavishly all the steps of weathering from incipient replacement along cracks to complete replacement by secondary minerals. Each of the 610 color photomicrographs from the author's extensive collection is accompanied by a detailed caption. In his book, the author, Jean Delvigne, patiently distills the work of a lifetime and successfully bridges the gap between petrological sciences and the soil sciences, with mineralogy as a common thread. He examines the transition between parent rocks and weathered materials that are concealed, and commonly left unsampled, at the base of the soil profile. He deals with problems of classification, description and origin of altered rocks and indurated materials derived from them, and proposes the vocabulary needed to communicate findings in this field. He provides new insight into the diverse paths that high-temperature rocks take to adjust to their new surroundings near the Earth's surface. In general, weathering reactions are superimposed upon patterns of hypogene alteration. Here is a textbook and reference manual for a broad spectrum of scientists interested in the weathering and alteration of minerals. This field of study is relevant to soil scientists, agronomists, environmental mineralogists and economic geologists.
Richard J. Adams - Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States
With over 40,000 described species, spiders have adapted to nearly every terrestrial environment across the globe. Over half of the world’s spider families live within the three contiguous Pacific Coast states—not surprising considering the wide variety of habitats, from mountain meadows and desert dunes to redwood forests and massive urban centers. This beautifully illustrated, accessible guide covers all of the families and many of the genera found along the Pacific Coast, including introduced species and common garden spiders. The author provides readers with tools for identifying many of the region’s spiders to family, and when possible, genus and species. He discusses taxonomy, distribution, and natural history as well as what is known of the habits of the spiders, the characters of families, and references to taxonomic revisions of the pertinent genera. Full-color plates for each family bring to life the incredible diversity of this ancient arachnid order.
Chuck Palahniuk - Stranger Than Fiction
Chuck Palahniuk' s world has always been, well, different from yours and mine. In his first collection of nonfiction, Chuck Palahniuk brings us into this world, and gives us a glimpse of what inspires his fiction. At the Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival in Missoula, Montana, average people perform public sex acts on an outdoor stage. In a mansion once occupied by The Rolling Stones, Marilyn Manson reads his own Tarot cards and talks sweetly to his beautiful actress girlfriend. Across the country, men build their own full-size castles and rocketships that will send them into space. Palahniuk himself experiments with steroids, works on an assembly line by day and as a hospice volunteer by night, and experiences the brutal murder of his father by a white supremacist. With this new direction, Chuck Palahniuk has proven he can do anything.
Stephen Marshak - Gautam Mitra - Basic Methods of Structural Geology
This versatile book is intended to be used both as a text for students and a reference manual for professionals. Because topics build gradually from elementary concepts to complex techniques, beginning students are not overwhelmed and advanced readers will find challenges. Accessibility comes from the book's logical organozation for quick referencing. Coverage ranges from use of a compass and three-dimensional visualization through orthographic and stereographic constructions, and field analysis to state-of-the-art methods like strain analysis and construction of balanced cross sections.
Edward N. Kearny - Mary Ann Kearny - Jo Ann Crandall - The American Ways
The protestan heritage...The family...Government and politics...American values at the crossroads... These are but a few chapter headings in this provocative introduction to the basic American cultural values and how they influence American behavior and intstitutions.
Jacqueline Winspear - The Mapping of Love and Death
In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse. August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe. Michael the youngest son of an expatriate Englishman puts duty first and sails for his father's native country to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed among those missing in action. April 1932. London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by Michael's parents, who have recently learned that their son's remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love. Following the critically acclaimed bestseller Among the Mad, The Mapping of Love and Death delivers the most gripping and satisfying chapter yet in the life of Maisie Dobbs.
Gerald Durrell - Three Singles to Adventure
Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions to Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the character of these creatures with the same clear, humorous, and unsentimental eyes with which he regards those chance human acquitances whose conversation in remote places he often reproduces in all their devastating and garbled originality. To have maintained, for over fifteen years, such unfailing standards of entertainment can only be described as a triumph. Three Singles to Adventure takes the reader to South America, where he meets the sakiwinki and the sloth clad in bright green fur, where he can hear the horrifying sound of piranha fish on the rampage, or learn how to lasso a galloping anteater. 'Stuffed with exquisitely ridiculous situations' - Spectator
Richard Platt - Would You Believe...the losers were killed in Mayan football? - and other perilous pastimes
A fascinating journey into the evolution of things in our everyday lives; this book looks at the outlandish history of sport and leisure around the world Young learners can discover the story behind the games we play like never before as we examine the amazing peculiarities of international sport and leisure activities past and present. Readers will learn about the wacky and often bloodthirsty games that our ancestors liked such as fierce gladiatorial contests, as well as the even wackier that are still used around the world today - such as bog snorkelling and bungee jumping!
David B. Johnson - Thomas A. Mowry - Mathematics
Discover the many ways mathematics is relevant to your life with MATHEMATICS: A PRACTICAL ODYSSEY and its accompanying online resources. You'll master problem solving skills in such areas as calculating interest and understanding voting systems and come to recognize the relevance of mathematics and to appreciate its human aspect. Included with your purchase is access to the CengageNOW, an online tutorial that allows you to work with real math notation in real time, with unlimited practice problems, instant analysis and feedback, and streaming video to illustrate key concepts and Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING a live, online mathematics tutor. "The three greatest strengths are: 'variety of exercises, ' 'current/relevant examples, ' and 'variety of topics to chose from.'"
Bear Grylls - Way of the Wolf
Stranded in Alaska! Beck Granger and his anthropologist uncle are on their way to visit Anakat Village, home to one of the native peoples of Alaska, when their tiny plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness. With his uncle badly injured and the plane way off its original flight path, Beck realises he can't wait around for rescue. He needs to get help - and fast! Together with his new friend, Tikaani, Beck sets off through bear country and up towards the mountains that block his way to civilisation. Can Beck keep himself and Tikaani alive as they ford a dangerous river, find food to keep their strength up and dig a snow cave in which to weather an ice storm? A tense and exciting struggle for survival with real survival details and gruesome tips!
M. Stanton Evans - Clear and Present Dangers
There is no point, I suppose, in beating around the bush. The discussion that follows is an exercise in civil heresy. It is a challenge to the ruling orthodoxy of our times, and as such invites the reader to reverse conceptions that are widely held in American politics. The ideas advanced may therefore seem, on first inspection, a triffle odd.
Ian Stewart - Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
Did you find maths boring at school? That's because it was! When he was fourteen, Ian Stewart, now undoubtedly one of the best know mathematicians alive, started a maths notebook. Like a magpie he collected every interesting thing he could find out about the maths that wasn't taught at school. And that meant all the fun and intriguing stuff. His notebook finally became six, then spilled over into Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities. Open its drawers and discover a fabulous lifetime collection of games, puzzles, stories, jokes and factoids, odd items of mathematical culture, buzzwords, card tricks, things to make and things to do. You'll find out how to extract a cherry from a coctail glass or make money simple by proving the obvious - oh, and what the deal is with Fermat's last thorem, the Poincaré Conjecture, Chaos Theory, Fractals and Penrose Patterns, and the real reason you can't divide anything by zero. As it presents problems and conundrums for the seasoned aificionado and adventurous novice alike, Professor Stewart's Cabinet guarantees to stimulate and instruct, delight and surprise.
Charlaine Harris - Definitely Dead
Sookie doesn't have that many relations, so she hated to lose one - but of all the people to go, she didn't expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orleans' vampire queen - after all, Hadley was technically already dead. But she is gone, beyond recall, and she's left Sookie an inheritance - one that comes with a bit of a risk - not least because someone doesn't want Sookie digging too deep into Hadley's past - or her possessions. Sookie's life is once again on the line, and this time the suspects range from the rogue werewolves who have rejected Sookie as a friend of the pack to her first love, the vampire Bill. Sookie's got a lot to do if she's going to keep herself alive . . . The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.
Csillag András - Anatomy of the Living Human
This publication represents a novel and timely approach to the teaching of human anatomy, correlating anatomical detail with images obtained using the most up-to-date diagnostic imaging technique. The book has a dual purpose. First, it aims to meet the needs of medical students, illustrating the three-dimensional position of structures within the human body and complementing their studies of systematic (descriptive) and topographical anatomy. Second, it is intended as an aid to medical students students, medical graduates and medical practioners in evaluating diagnostic images. And of course, it is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the structural details of the human body.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World
A completely revised and updated new edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas. Described by Ranulph Fiennes as "The Greatest Book on Earth" and Jon Snow as "a total adventure". Now in its 13th edition the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World continues to be a benchmark of cartographic excellence. The Atlas is relied on and trusted by governments around the world, international organizations including the UN, the European Commission and media companies. All the maps and detailed thematic information are completely updated with the latest geographical and geopolitical changes. Major updates include; / the new country of South Sudan / 7,000 place name changes, most notably in the Russian Federation; China; Kazakhstan; Iran and Afghanistan / 37 city plans added for major cities around the world / Flags for every country of the world, plus year of independence for countries / New satellite image of Antarctica / Updated national parks and conserved areas / 100 more abandoned settlements now identified This thirteenth edition of The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World reflects today's world with a beautifully illustrated section on contemporary themes from climate to economy. Fully up-to-date reference maps give exceptional detail, helping you explore the world.