Lake Michigan Rock Picker's Guide

Author: Bruce Mueller,Kevin Gauthier
Publisher: Petoskey Pub
ISBN: 9780472031504
Category: Nature
Page: 80
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Bruce Mueller is the rock expert who brought you the very popular Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones. Bookstores all along Lake Michigan loved that book, but they also expressed many requests for a rock identification guide for Lake Michigan. Here it is. Mueller researched the entire shoreline of Lake Michigan to write this guide to Lake Michigan rocks. This is the perfect guidebook for any-one or any family who walks the beach and wonders, What is this?

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395910962
Category: Nature
Page: 396
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Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

Geology Underfoot Along Colorado's Front Range

Author: Lon Abbott,Terri Cook
Publisher: Geology Underfoot
ISBN: 9780878425952
Category: Science
Page: 338
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The transition from the relatively flat Great Plains to the craggy peaks of Colorado's Front Range is one of North America's most abrupt topographical contrasts. The epic, 1,800-million-year geologic story behind this amazing landscape is even more awe inspiring. In Geology Underfoot along Colorado's Front Range, the most recent addition to the Geology Underfoot series, authors (and geoscientists) Lon Abbott and Terri Cook narrate the Front Range's tale, from its humble beginnings as a flat, nondescript seafloor through several ghostly incarnations as a towering mountain range. The book's 21 chapters, or vignettes, lead you to easily accessible stops along the Front Range's highways and byways, where you'll meet the apatosaur and other dinosaurs who roamed the floodplains and beaches that once covered the Front Range; look for diamonds in rare, out-of-the-way volcanic pipes; learn how America's mountain, Pikes Peak, developed from molten magma miles below the surface only to become an important visual landmark for early Great Plains' travelers; and walk the Gangplank, a singularly important plateau for both nineteenth-century westward expansion and our understanding of the Front Range's most recent exhumation. A healthy dose of full-color illustrations and photos demystify the concepts put forth in the authors' elegant, insightful prose. With Geology Underfoot along Colorado's Front Range in hand, you'll feel like you're traveling through time as you explore the Front Range's hidden geologic treasures.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169546
Category: Science
Page: 800
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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer

A Global Perspective
Author: N.A
Publisher: Amer Inst for Cancer Research
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 517
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The Second Expert Report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective offers the most up-to-date recommendations for individuals and populations. They are based on the conclusions of an expert panel that certain foods, drinks and lifestyle choices protect against or lead to the development of one or more types of cancer. Additionally, the report explains how the panel reached its conclusions and what those conclusions mean to researchers, educators, practitioners and policymakers around the world. It is the largest report of its kind ever done, covering 60 exposures in relationship to 17 cancer sites. 7,000 individual studies were consulted. Book includes a CD containing the most complete bibliography and presentation of the data ever compiled.

Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production

Author: Norman J. Hyne
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593702698
Category: Reference
Page: 698
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Designed for easy reading and accessibility, this bestselling book by Norman Hyne provides an enormous amount of useful information on the upstream petroleum industry.

The new updated 3rd Edition includes a new chapter on unconventional oil and gas (including gas shales), covers new well-logging tools and new drilling rigs, and adds a number of new figures and plates.

Thousands of professionals and students have used this upstream guide to further their understanding of petroleum geology, exploration, drilling, and production.


A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching
Author: Dave Foreman,Bill Haywood
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
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The Geology of Ore Deposits

Author: John M. Guilbert,Charles F. Park, Jr.
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608870
Category: Science
Page: 985
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Modern civilizations dependence upon an increasing volume and diversity of minerals makes the search for new ore deposits ever more difficult. Now available from Waveland Press, Guilbert & Parks text presents ideas, principles, and data fundamental for beginning economic geologists to understand the genesis and localization of ore deposits and of the minerals associated with them. The authors comprehensively describe the physical and chemical characteristics of ore deposits and correlate them with environments and conditions of deposition, since ore deposits are best interpreted as extensions of the environments responsible for their enclosing rocks. Examples and illustrations emphasize structural, chemical, and temporal controls and encourage the three-dimensional thinking used by productive explorationists as they face unsolved problems. This upper-level undergraduate text is fully illustrated and meticulously indexed. Its reliable, authoritative coverage assumes an upper-level command of chemistry and physics, as well as mineralogy, petrology, and structural geology. Outstanding features . . . develops and combines the abilities of the explorationist and of the researcher of ore-forming processes structures the geologic descriptions into groupings recognized by researchers and explorers alike builds confidence, revitalizes curiosity, and encourages expanded thinking emphasizes that the days of easy discovery of outcropping ores are not over includes revised, expanded, and updated descriptions of districts

The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387589660
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790324
Category: Education
Page: 224
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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Cities and Flooding

A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
Author: Abhas K. Jha,Robin Bloch,Jessica Lamond
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821394770
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 632
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Urban flooding is an increasing challenge today to the expanding cities and towns of developing countries. This Handbook is a state-of-the art, user-friendly operational guide that shows decision makers and specialists how to effectively manage the risk of floods in rapidly urbanizing settings--and within the context of a changing climate.


Nature's Treasures
Author: Brad L. Cross,June Culp Zeitner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889786322
Category: Nature
Page: 292
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Geodes: Nature's Treasures is a stunning full-color exploration of geodes. Written by two of the most respected authors on rocks, gems and minerals, this is an extensive look into the fascinating world of geodes explaining how they are created in nature, where they are found and mined throughout the world, and how they are treated to reveal the exquisite variety of crystal forms within.

Is This an Agate?

An Illustrated Guide to Lake Superior's Beach Stones Michigan
Author: N.A
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press Michigan
Category: Nature
Page: 23
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A 24 page concise, just-the-facts identification guide to the beach stones along the Lake Superior shore of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Illustrated by the author with very realistic paintings and accompanied with maps and clear directions to the public-accessible beaches from Little Girl's Point near Ironwood to Whitefish Point. Nearly 30,000 copies sold since 2001. A must for beachcombers and vacationers coming to the U.P.!

Introduction to Sports Biomechanics

Analysing Human Movement Patterns
Author: Roger Bartlett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135818185
Category: Science
Page: 304
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405321815
Page: N.A
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Open up this slipcase and explore the clip art CD packed with images to download, read the Eyewitness book jammed with exciting facts, there's a model to build and pull-out profiles of 48 of the most awe inspiring rocks, minerals and gems on the planet.For budding geologists and fossil hunters everywhere - use it for projects or just for fun.

The Transition Handbook

From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience
Author: Rob Hopkins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780857842152
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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The Transition Handbook is a ground-breaking book that shows how we can move from feeling anxiety and fear in the face of "peak oil" to developing a positive vision and taking practical action to create a more self-reliant existence.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids

Author: Thomas C. Foster
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062200879
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 176
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In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life. From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.

Atlas of micromorphology of mineral alteration and weathering

Author: Jean E. Delvigne
Publisher: Mineralogical Assn of Canada
ISBN: 9780921294436
Category: Nature
Page: 494
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General concepts; Weathering and alterites; Sampling; The systems of pore-space; Patterns of weathering; Micromorphological descriptions; Partly weathered minerals; Alteromorphs; Definitions; Preservation of shapes and volumes; The content of alteromorphs; Criteria for a genetic classification; Alteromorphs and processes of accumulation; Poro - alteromorphs and further evolution; Lithorelics, alterorelics, nodules, pisoliths; Composition, origin and morphology; Evolution; Bridged nodules and development of iron crust; Pisoliths in bauxite; Secondary oxides and hydroxides.