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Rocks & Minerals (DK Pockets)
Sue Fuller

DK Publishing, Inc., 2003

Minerals are solid mixtures of chemicals that each have a unique set of characteristics -- just like a fingerprint. Find out how these minerals bind together to form rocks and much, much more.


Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
Keith Heyer Meldahl

University of California Press, 2011

“Unfold a map of North America,” Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, “and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains.” In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine ...


Belknap's Waterproof Grand Canyon River Guide All New Edition
Buzz Belknap/Loie Belknap Evans

Westwater Books, 2014

Mile by mile color Waterproof Guide to the Colorado River through Grand Canyon with shaded relief/topographic maps, and special sections on history, archaeology, geology, natural history and photography. Updated yearly with campsites and new USGS Mileage Points: Geology section features step-by-step easy to understand description of how the Canyon was formed as well as color photos from river level with formations clearly labeled for easy ...


From Hollywood to God
Kelly Granite Enck

Granite Sky, Incorporated, 2012

"How far would you go to find God? Some people go all the way… When Kelly loses her job at a Hollywood studio, she takes off around the world. Candid, funny, poignant—Kelly's journey takes her to surprising places. She's held hostage in Israel, taps into the energy of the pyramids in Giza, hikes in the Himalayas, meditates in the great cathedrals of Europe, winds up in the news in Rio—and finally raises hell in a Southern Bible college. ...


Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail
Jay Erskine Leutze

Scribner, 2012

In the tradition of A Civil Ac tion—the true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian “mountain people” neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed Living alone in his wooded mountain retreat, Jay Leutze gets a call from a whip-smart fourteen-year-old, Ashley Cook, and her aunt, Ollie Cox, who say a mining company is intent on tearing down Belview Mountain, the towering peak above their house. ...


101 American Geo-Sites You've Gotta See (Geology Underfoot)
Albert B. Dickas

Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2012

Rocks racing across a lakebed in Death Valley. Perfectly preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into ancient floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift in the Idaho desert. What do these enigmatic geologic phenomena have in common? Besides initiating a profusion of head-scratching over the years, these sites of geologic wonder appear side by side, for the first time, in a single publication. ...


The Paper Bag Christmas
Kevin Alan Milne

Granite Publishing and Distribution, LLC, 2006

As a pediatric oncologist whose own physical limitations confine him to a wheelchair, Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But while thus engaged he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. To that end, Dr. Ringle recruits "Mo" as a volunteer at a nearby children's hospital ...


How to Hug a Porcupine: Dealing With Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities
John L. Lund

Granite Publishing & Distribution, 1999

Dealing With Toxic & Difficult to Love Personalities


Because of Romek: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir
David Faber, James D. Kitchen

Granite Hills Pr, 1997

This is a nonfiction, personal narrative that tells the true story of a young boy's courage in the face of Nazi attrocities during WWII. Born in Poland, David Faber as a teenager survived eight concentration camps, witnessed the murder of his family, and was liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945, at the age of 18, weighing only 72 pounds. Because of Romek fulfills David's promise to his mother to tell the world what happened to his family.


Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants
Eliot Cowan

Granite Publishing, 1991

This is a trailblazing book that explores an old way of healing through the spirit of plants! Eliot Cowen learned that it wasn't the plant that healed a person, but the spirit in the plant. Learning to contact the spirit of the plant was to ask it directly to heal the person. This ancient practice of plant spirit medicine, long forgotten in the West, has now been remembered, revitalized and reintroduced by this American healer.


Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917
Michael Punke

Hyperion, 2006

The true story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history The worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history began a half hour before midnight on June 8, 1917, when fire broke out in the North Butte Mining Company’s Granite Mountain shaft. Sparked more than two thousand feet below ground, the fire spewed flames, smoke, and poisonous gas through a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Within an hour, more than four hundred ...


Enduring Patagonia
Gregory Crouch

Random House, 2001

Patagonia is a strange and terrifying place, a vast tract of land shared by Argentina and Chile where the violent weather spawned over the southern Pacific charges through the Andes with gale-force winds, roaring clouds, and stinging snow. Squarely athwart the latitudes known to sailors as the roaring forties and furious fifties , Patagonia is a land trapped between angry torrents of sea and sky, a place that has fascinated explorers and ...


From Prison Gates To A Gated Estate
Robert W. Dixon

Dixon True Productions, 2013

FOR ALMOST TWENTY YEARS, ROBERT DIXON made his living and sustained his methamphetamine addiction by robbing drug dealers. The dealers and the police of the San Francisco Bay Area all wanted him. He wasn't always able to allude them: over 50 arrests, eight prison stints, and two bullets in his body all testify to how dangerous an existence he had chosen. From Prison Gates to A Gated Estate is an adventure documentary of a life that seemed out of ...


Frozen Desserts
The Culinary Institute of America, Francisco J. Migoya

Wiley, 2008

A definitive guide to frozen desserts offers tips and techniques for formulating recipes for ice creams, gelato, sorbets, and sherbets and includes recipes for creating two hundred savory items. Title: Frozen Desserts Author: Migoya, Francisco Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc Publication Date: 2008/08/25 Number of Pages: 440 Binding Type: HARDCOVER Library of Congress: 2007035515


Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park
Janet Chapple

Granite Peak Publications, 2002

The first and oldest national park in the world can be appreciated and enjoyed mile-by-mile in this comprehensive travel guide. Along with fascinating facts and anecdotes, readers will learn of Yellowstone's geyser basins, out-of-the-way hikes, flora and fauna, and its mountains, rivers, and lakes. Easy-to-understand scientific explanations and diagrams complement detailed travel tips ranging from escaping and avoiding crowds to picking the ...


Hard Road West: History and Geology along the Gold Rush Trail
Keith Heyer Meldahl

University Of Chicago Press, 2008

In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. Lured by the promise of riches, thousands of settlers left behind the forests, rain, and fertile soil of the eastern United States in favor of the rough-hewn lands of the American West. The dramatic terrain they struggled to cross is so familiar to us now that it is hard to imagine how frightening—even godforsaken—its ...


Rock and Gem
Ronald L. Bonewitz

DK ADULT, 2008

A fascinating encyclopedic reference on rocks and gems, including their identification, composition, and their use. The many feature boxes cover topics such as the Malachite room in the Winter Palace and the collection of the Hope Diamond and the superstitions surrounding it.


Alpine Sierra Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Ski, Bike, Fish and Drive from Tahoe to Yosemite (Trailblazer)
Jerry Sprout, Janie Sprout

Diamond Valley Company, 2004

New edtion now available. Please see: Alpine Sierra Trailblazer 6/E, ISBN-13: 978-0978637132 Thanks & Happy Trails!


Day Hiking North Cascades: Mount Baker, Mountain Loop Highway, San Juan Islands
Craig Romano

Mountaineers Books, 2008

Discover the stunning scenery that abounds in the North Cascades region, where hikers indulge in the drama of steep peaks, deep valleys, and everything in between. This new guide covers the Bellingham area, Mount Baker, the Highway 20 corridor, North Cascades National Park, Winthrop and the Pasayten Wilderness area, parts of Glacier Peak Wilderness, and the Mountain Loop Highway. Compact and fresh with a broad range of hiking options, this is ...


The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs: The Investor's Guide to Defining Your Renovation Plan, Building Your ...
Mr. J Scott

BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC, 2013

Are you a real estate investor still trying to figure out the complex process of creating a renovation plan and estimating rehab costs for your projects? The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs is written by active real estate fix-and-flipper J Scott, author of the popular real estate website, and is published by BiggerPockets Publishing, the publishing arm of the premier real estate investing website This 200+ page ...



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