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Agates of the Oregon Coast: An illustrated guide of information on agates, jasper, fossils & petrified wood commonly found on the Oregon Coast
Agates of the Oregon Coast: An illustrated guide of information on agates, jasper, fossils & petrified wood commonly found on the Oregon Coast
by K T Myers
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This is the new complete guide of agates shown in both their natural condition and in all of their polished glory. New to this book are the stunning colors and varieties of agate including the enhydro (water agates), plus a special section of agatized... (read more)

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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)
Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)
by Kennie Lyman
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Chapter 1 1 DIAMOND C Native carbon. The same element also occurs naturally in the form of graphite, another mineral with completely different characteristics and appearance. Its name comes from the Greek adámas, meaning "invincible," in... (read more)

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Basin and Range
Basin and Range
by John Mcphee
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The first of John McPhees works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern worlda history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories... (read more)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
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Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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Volcanoes (Beginner's Guides)
Volcanoes (Beginner's Guides)
by Rosaly Lopes
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Whether worshiped, feared, or studied, volcanoes have always been a subject of fascination and awe. Lopes explains the importance of volcanoes in shaping worlds, the dangers of volcanic eruptions, and some of the best places in the world to see eruptions,... (read more)

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Mount St. Helens :the continuing story in pictures
Mount St. Helens :the continuing story in pictures
by James Quiring
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Discover the promise of a landscape in transcription. See how plants and animals survive and flourish in an enviroment that in 1980 appeared to be a lifeless moonscape. This 9" x 12" book is overflowing with beautiful photos and interpretive text on this... (read more)

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The Geologic Story of the Uinta Mountains
The Geologic Story of the Uinta Mountains
by Wallace Hansen
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Wally Hansen, now retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, is considered to be the unequivocal expert on the geology of this region. Over his many years, Mr. Hansen has become intimately familiar with the Uinta Mountains and it impressive geologic... (read more)

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Rising from the Plains
Rising from the Plains
by John Mcphee
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Rising from the Plains is John McPhees third book on geology and geologists. Following Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain, it continues to present a cross section of North America along the fortieth parallela series gathering under the overall title... (read more)

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In Suspect Terrain
In Suspect Terrain
by John Mcphee
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From the outwash plains of Brooklyn to Indianas drifted diamonds and gold In Suspect Terrain is a narrative of the earth, told in four sections of equal length, each in a different way reflecting the three othersa biography; a set piece about a fragment... (read more)

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The Evidence
The Evidence
by Dave Martill
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Until time travel allows us to see them at first hand, U. of Oregon's Kent Stevens's computer-generated models of dinosaurs, realistically set within photographed landscapes and reproduced here in color plates, provide a satisfying substitute. This... (read more)

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Hawaii Volcano Watch: A Pictorial History, 1779-1991
Hawaii Volcano Watch: A Pictorial History, 1779-1991
by Thomas L Wright
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An expanded version of a public lecture entitled 200 Years of Volcano Watching in Hawaii, delivered by Wright at the opening of the Smithsonian Institution exhibition Inside Active Volcanoes in 1989, and subsequently at other museums. Dazzling color... (read more)

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Geology (Pocket Naturalist)
Geology (Pocket Naturalist)
by James Kavanagh
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Geology is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the nature enthusiast. The guide simply explains geological processes, the differences between rocks, minerals and gemstones, the most common types of North American rocks and minerals and the best... (read more)

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Our Restless Earth: The Geologic Regions of Tennessee (Tennessee Three Star Books)
Our Restless Earth: The Geologic Regions of Tennessee (Tennessee Three Star Books)
by Edward T Luther
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Memphis is built on land once the bottom of a sea, Nashville rests within a 600-foot-depth basin eroded from a mighty arch, Knoxville and Chattanooga nestle on lands that have migrates – Knoxville’s underpinning traveling all the way from the... (read more)

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Prehistoric Past Revealed: The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth
Prehistoric Past Revealed: The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth
by Douglas Palmer
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Douglas Palmer is Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and Supervisor in Natural Sciences (Geology) for Robinson College. He is the author of several books, including Fossil Revolution (2003); Neanderthal (2000... (read more)

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Rocks & Minerals Playing Cards
Rocks & Minerals Playing Cards
by Dan R. Lynch
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Now you can play all of your favorite card games while studying rocks & minerals. Each card in this standard deck features its own photo, helping you to become acquainted with the names of each rock specimen. Learning has never been so much fun!... (read more)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
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Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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101 Questions about Dinosaurs
101 Questions about Dinosaurs
by Phillip Currie
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What is a dinosaur? How big was a baby dinosaur when it was born? Which dinosaur was the smartest? How do we know what color dinosaurs were? What is the biggest dinosaur? These and scores of other questions are answered clearly and concisely in this... (read more)

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Dino-Trekking: The Ultimate Family Guide to Fun with Dinosaurs
Dino-Trekking: The Ultimate Family Guide to Fun with Dinosaurs
by Kelly Halls
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"Dino-Trekking is the best guide to finding dinosaurs—and appreciating them once you've found them—to come along since dinosaurs were trekking themselves. It's lively and thorough." — Don Lessem Founder, The Dinosaur Society and author... (read more)

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The Seashell on the Mountaintop
The Seashell on the Mountaintop
by Alan Cutler
About the Author
Alan Cutler has a Ph.D. in geology and is a writer affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Cutler was a contributing editor to the book Forces of Change: A New View of Nature, a joint publication of the Smithsonian and the National Geographic... (read more)

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Lake Superior Agates Field GD
Lake Superior Agates Field GD
by Dan R Lynch
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The Lake Superior region is nationally known as a rock hound's paradise, and agates are its most cherished treasures. This field guide spotlights each type of agate and provides you with the information you need for locating and identifying them. The... (read more)

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