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Gem Identification Made Easy, by Antoinette Matlins & A. C. Bonannoe.
Covering everything from how to set up a gem testing lab to tips on buying antique jewelry, this book provides step-by-step guidance on learning how to identify both natural and synthetic gems.
Geological Hazards: Their Assessment, Avoidance and Mitigation, by Fred G. Bell.
This book offers a through introduction into the study of geological hazards, both natural and manmade. These hazards run the gamut from volcanic activity to ground water contamination.
Geology for Dummies, by Alecia M. Spooner.
Spooner offers an outstanding introduction to the fundamentals of geology in her book Geology for Dummies. This book is ideal for use by independent learners, as well as a review text or study guide for students taking an introductory geology course.
Geology Super Review, by the Staff of Research & Education Association.
This is a handy review guide that covers the fundamentals of both physical and historical geology. It is perfect for those just looking for a general overview of the subject, as well as, for both high school and college, who are looking for a study guide on basic geology.
Hiking Shenandoah National Park, 4e, by Bert and Jane Gildart.
A detailed hiking guide that covers 59 different hikes within the geological unique Shenandoah National Park. The hikes have difficultly levels ranging from easy to strenuous, and they include both day hikes and overnight trips.
Introduction to Radioactive Minerals, by Robert Lauf.
Focusing on uranium and thorium, this book provides an excellent introduction to radioactive minerals, including how they are formed, mined, and used. It also provides advice on how and where you can collect them.
Iowa's Geological Past: Three Billion Years of Change, by Wayne I. Anderson.
A detailed and readable overview of the historical geology of Iowa, revealed one layer at a time starting during the Precambrian epoch and continuing through the last great ice age that occurred during the Cenozoic period.
Iowa's Minerals: Their Occurrence, Origins, Industries, and Lore, by Paul Garvin.
Informative and engaging, Iowa's Minerals is a book that provides a detailed, yet a highly accessible overview of Iowa's minerals, along with information on collecting and identifying these varied minerals.
Island in a Storm, by Abby Sallenger.
A Rising Sea, A Vanishing Coast, and a Nineteenth-Century Disaster that Warns of a Warmer World.
Julie the Rockhound, by Gail Langer Karwoski.
When Julie finds a crystal behind her house, her dad teaches her all about quartz crystals and starting Julie on her quest to become a full-fledge rockhound. For kids in grades K-4.
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