Books on Geology, Fossils and Gemstones
A Field Guide to Australian Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones -by- Wolf Mayer. 1992 Reprint. ISBN 0725408162.
Australian Minerals. Australian Geology. 223 full colour photographs illustrate 111 Australian minerals and gemstones, and 47
different types of rocks with localities where each mineral and gemstone may be found; geological maps for each State; 22
diagrams accompany the text; identification tables provided for each major colour grouping of minerals. Used hardcover book in
dust jacket. 336 pages. (Ure Smith. Sydney. Reprint 1992) Dust jacket is scuffed. A few marks on edges of pages. Else very good.
Weight 600 grams.
Australia's Fossil Plants A Handbook on Prehistoric Environments and Vegetation Throughout Geological
Time -by- Mary E White. ISBN 0730102599. Palaeobotany. Australian Plant Fossils. Fossil photography -by- Jim Frazier.
Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, illustrations, tables, maps. Used small hardcover book. No
dust jacket. 144 pages. (Reed Books Pty Ltd. Frenchs Forest. 1988) Name and year written on reverse of front cover. Covers are
scuffed and sunned. Else very good.
Fortunes In Minerals Including Uranium Simple Tests and How to Make Them -by- Ion L Idriess. 1966 Reprint of Second
Edition. Australian Minerals. Australian Geology. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 310 pages. (Angus & Robertson Ltd.
Sydney. 1966 Reprint of 2nd Edition) Good brown cloth covers with bright gilt lettering on the spine and bumped corners. Foxing on
endpapers, first few pages and edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 470 grams.
Fossils -by- Richard Moody. Hamlyn Nature Guides. ISBN 0600336549. Fossils. Over 200 species of fossil
each identified with colour photographs. Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs. Used small hardcover book. No
dust jacket. 128 pages. (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. London. 1979) Small brown stain on half title page. Else very good.
Gemstones A Pocket Companion. ISBN 0785809724. Gemstones. A fact-packed introduction with a visual directory
of the various gemstone types; each gemstone is illustrated in full colour and details include Moh's hardness; specific gravity;
crystal structure; colour range; locations found. Used small hardcover book in dust jacket. 63 pages. (Chartwell Books. Edison, NJ.
1998) Foxing inside covers and on endpapers. Else in fine condition.
How To Cut Gems -by- Dan O'Brien. Gem Cutting. Covers: The different gem cuts; the six steps in cutting a cabochon;
slabbing; trim sawing; grinding or shaping the stone; dopping the stones; sanding gemstones; polishing gemstones;
facet cutting; the laps; charging your lap; the polishing laps; pre-forming; cutting the commercial round; the
American brilliant cut; the step cut or emerald cut; technical advance. Used softcover book. 50 pages. (Dan and Marie O'Brien. Hollywood, CA.
7th printing October 1964) Covers are grubby and creased. Foxing on edges of pages. Pages are lightly creased. Else pages are good.
Late Cenozoic Glacial Ages -edited by- Karl K Turekian. ISBN 0300014201. 21 papers presented at
an international testimonial in December 1969 to honour the retirement of Richard Foster Flint,
Henry Barnard Davis Professor of Geology at Yale; they deal with evidence for
Late Cenozoic glaciations on the continents, their influence on the oceans,
their probable causes, and the consequences of the glacial ages on the evolution
and migration of mammals and the emergence of man; in addition this book
contains the first detailed isotopic log and interpretation of ice cores of the
Greenland ice cap, and the first total approach to the fauna found in deep-sea sediments over the glacial ages. (Yale University Press,
New Haven, 1971) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 606 pages, wear and heavy insect damage to edges of dust jacket, light foxing on
eps and edges of pages, else good. This book weighs 1.5 kilograms.
Metal Detecting for Gold and Relics in Australia -by- Douglas Stone, Bob Sargent, Sharman Stone.
ISBN 0959639217. The complete guide to metal detecting in Australia; tells you exactly how to tune seven of the
top brands of metal detectors in Australian conditions; teaches you the detecting techniques necessary for finding
gold, coins, and relics on Australian goldfields; 4- maps showing vehicle access, gold diggings, reefs, deep leads,
nugget finds and ruins; the maps are the result of hundreds of hours of detecting in each locality and many have
never before been published; detailed historical information on the nugget-producing areas will assist you to identify
the coins and relics that remain there. Used softcover book. 174 pages. (Outdoor Press. Melbourne. Reprint. 1980)
Foxing on edges of covers and pages. Bookshop bookplate on first page. Else in fine condition.
Minerals, Rocks and Gems A Handbook For Australia -by- J A Talent. ISBN 0701600128. Contains 171
colour photographs of exquisite specimens of Australian minerals, rocks and gems from the collection of the National
Museum of Victoria. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 287 pages. (Jacaranda Press Pty Ltd. Milton. 1970)
Dust jacket is price-clipped, worn on edges and corners with a few small chips. Foxing on edges of pages. Else book is
very good. Weight 700 grams.
Rocks and Fossils The Nature Company Guides -by- Arthur B Busbey III/Robert R Coenraads/Paul
Willis/David Roots. ISBN 0864500874. This book takes you on a journey to the most remarkable geological and
paleontological sites in the world and explains the significance of the material they contain with stunning photographs
and illustrations; detailed information is given on how to identify specimens and how to display and care for them.
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 286 pages. (RD Press. Surry Hills. 1996) Dust jacket is stretched on edges. Book
itself is in fine condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Soil Landscapes of the Dorrigo 1:100 000 Sheet (Glenreagh, Bellingen, Dundurrabin, Deer Vale)
-by- H B Milford (1996). Includes separate accompanying map. ISBN 0731071972. (Department of Land and Water Conservation
incorporating the Soil Conservation Service of NSW. 1996) Used softcover book + map. 252 pages. In very good condition.
Weight 900 grams.
Soil Landscapes of the Newcastle 1:100 000 Sheet (Allworth, Stockton, Maitland, Paterson)
-by- L E Matthei (1995). Accompanying map is not included. ISBN 0731050029. Ex-Library. (Department of Land and Water Conservation
incorporating the Soil Conservation Service of NSW. 1995) Ex-Library copy with the usual marks and stamps. Pocket for
borrowers' card inside rear cover. Used softcover book. 320 pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Corners bumped and creased.
Else in very good condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Soil Landscapes Of The Penrith 1:100 000 Sheet -by- S M Bannerman & P A Hazelton. Includes separate accompanying
map. ISBN 0730563766. (Soil Conservation Service of NSW. Sydney. 1990. Map dated 1989) Used softcover book + map. 121
pages. Grubby marks on title page. 43 to 48 are coming loose from binding, however all pages are present. All else is very
Soil Survey Plymouth County Massachusetts. (United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation
Service in cooperation with Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station,
Issued July, 1969) Used oversize softcover book, 116 pages + maps. Covers
soiled, worn and chipped on edges. Name and date written on 1st page, corners curled, foxing, else good.
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