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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks & Minerals

Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1978

An easy to use field guide that contains everything rock and mineral enthusiasts need to know with more than 1,000 spectacular illustrations—600 in full color! Practical, concise, and easy to use, Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Rocks and Minerals contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections—one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each prefaced by a ...
  
  











  



  
Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses
Patti Polk

Krause Publ, 2012

Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out ...
  
  











  



  
Smithsonian Handbooks: Fossils
David Ward

DK ADULT, 2002

The newest addition to the DK Handbooks series, Smithsonian Handbook to Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals covers everyone's favorite beasts: dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, from wooly mammoths to Archaeopteryx. With detailed profiles of 200 dinosaur species, fullcolor illustrations and photographs to show actual excavation sites, this is the most comprehensive guide to these early creatures and the world they inhabited millions ...
  
  











  



  
Effective FMEAs: Achieving Safe, Reliable, and Economical Products and Processes using Failure Mode and ...
Carl Carlson

Wiley, 2012

Outlines the correct procedures for doing FMEAs and how to successfully apply them in design, development, manufacturing, and service applications There are a myriad of quality and reliability tools available to corporations worldwide, but the one that shows up consistently in company after company is Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Effective FMEAs takes the best practices from hundreds of companies and thousands of FMEA ...
  
  











  



  
Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide (Guilford ...
Mark W. Steege, T. Steuart Watson

The Guilford Press, 2009

Explaining the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of functional behavioral assessment, this practical and engaging book is packed with real-world tools and examples. Effective procedures are presented for evaluating challenging behavior in K–12 students, organizing assessment data, and using the results to craft individualized behavior support plans. The authors draw on extensive school-based experience to provide sample reports, decision trees, ...
  
  











  



  
Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians
William C. Roody

The University Press of Kentucky, 2003

" With its dense forests and plentiful rainfall, West Virginia and the rest of the Central Appalachian region is an almost perfect habitat for hundreds of varieties of wild mushrooms. For the mushroom hunter, this vast bounty provides sheer delight and considerable challenge, for every outdoor excursion offers the chance of finding a mushroom not previously encountered. For both the seasoned mycologist and the novice mushroom hunter, Mushrooms ...
  
  











  



  
Unexplained!: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena
Jerome Clark

Visible Ink Press, 2012

Delivering the possible truths of more than 200 unexplained mysteries, this collection applies an authoritative, intelligent, and reasoned examination of strange artifacts and events that have perplexed scientists. It explores a wide range of phenomena, including cattle mutilations, crop circles, spontaneous human combustion, Martian lore, Roswell, Loch Ness, weather phenomena, fairies, Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, living dinosaurs, ghosts, ...
  
  











  



  
Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence
Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett

Oxford University Press, 2003

Change is constant in everyday life. Infants crawl and then walk, children learn to read and write, teenagers mature in myriad ways, the elderly become frail and forgetful. Beyond these natural processes and events, external forces and interventions instigate and disrupt change: test scores may rise after a coaching course, drug abusers may remain abstinent after residential treatment. By charting changes over time and investigating whether ...
  
  











  



  
Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones
Cally Hall

DK ADULT, 2002

From Wikipedia: A gemstone or gem (also called a precious or semi-precious stone, a fine gem, or jewel) is a piece of mineral, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.[1][2] However certain rocks, (such as lapis lazuli) and organic materials (such as amber or jet) are not minerals, but are still used for jewelry, and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some ...
  
  











  



  
Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History (Princeton Field Guides)
David L. Wagner

Princeton University Press, 2005

This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common garden guests, economically important species, and of course, the Mescal Worm and Mexican ...
  
  











  



  
A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guides)
Frederick H. Pough

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998

The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures.
  
  











  



  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce

Bison Books, 1984

Before he trailed off into the wilds of Mexico, never to be heard from again, Ambrose Bierce achieved a public persona as "bitter Bierce" and "the devil's lexicographer." He left behind a nasty reputation and more than ninety short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic genius. Brought together in this volume, these stories represent an unprecedented accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and needle-sharp irony, ...
  
  











  



  
The FMEA Pocket Handbook
Kenneth W. Dailey

DW Publishing Co., 2004

Speak the Language - Understand the Concepts - Know the Techniques "The FMEA Pocket Handbook" is intended as a reference guide covering the terms, concepts and techniques involved in the FMEA system. It is written in an easy to understand fashion making it useful to both the seasoned Professional and the Novice. Paper Back - .166" x 3 ¾" x 5 ½" - 40 Pages - 30 Visuals - 6 Tables - 33 Definitions
  
  











  



  
It Was a Dark and Creepy Night: Real-Life Encounters with the Strange, Mysterious, and Downright Terrifying
Joshua Warren

New Page Books, 2014

There were only three rules when Joshua P. Warren began collecting these stories from around the world: they had to be true, they had to be short, and they had to send a shiver down your spine. It Was a Dark and Creepy Night presents a wide variety of weird and spooky tales about ghosts, UFOs, cryptids, angels, demons, ESP, interdimensional contact and more. Because each tale is short, this eerie little tome is perfect for a subway ride, a ...
  
  











  



  
SysML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Systems Modeling Language
Lenny Delligatti

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013

The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) extends UML with powerful systems engineering capabilities for modeling a wider spectrum of systems and capturing all aspects of a system’s design.  SysML Distilled is the first clear, concise guide for everyone who wants to start creating effective SysML models. (Drawing on his pioneering experience at Lockheed Martin and NASA, Lenny Delligatti illuminates SysML’s core components and provides ...
  
  











  



  
Epidemiologic Methods: Studying the Occurrence of Illness
Noel S. Weiss, Thomas D. Koepsell

Oxford University Press, 2014

This second edition of Epidemiologic Methods offers a rigorous introduction to the concepts and tools of epidemiologic research. Aimed chiefly at future epidemiologists, the book offers clear descriptions, practical examples, and question/answer sections for each of the science's key concepts. Authored by two award-winning epidemiology instructors, this book is ideally suited for use as a text in a graduate-level course sequence in ...
  
  











  



  
Smithsonian Handbooks: Reptiles and Amphibians (Smithsonian Handbooks)
Mark O'Shea, Tim Halliday

DK ADULT, 2002

The most accessible recognition guides. A systematic approach, authoritative text, and clear photographs make the Smithsonian Handbook of Reptiles and Amphibians the most comprehensive and easy--to--use pocket guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the world. Packed with over 600 color photographs of more than 400 species, this handbook is designed to enable you to recognize each species quickly and easily. Expertly written, each entry combines ...
  
  











  



  
Medical Epidemiology (LANGE Basic Science)
Raymond Greenberg, Stephen Daniels, ...

McGraw-Hill Medical, 2004

Recognized for its succinct and compelling discussion of epidemiology and its role in medicine. 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is a well-written, easy to read, well-illustrated primer, which medical students and others should read. A nice feature of the book is all key concepts are highlighted for emphasis, with summaries at the beginning and end of each chapter."-- Doody's Review Service This book provides students with an overview of ...
  
  











  



  
Smithsonian Handbooks: Insects (Smithsonian Handbooks)
George C. McGavin

DK ADULT, 2002

Packed with over 650 crystal--clear photographs and illustrations with precise annotation to make identification sure and simple. Authoritative text, crystal--clear photography, and a systematic approach make this handbook the most comprehensive recognition guide to the insects, spiders, and other terrestrial arthropods of the world. Packed with photographs and illustrations of more than 550 insects and other arthropods, it is designed to cut ...
  
  











  



  
Smithsonian Handbooks: Shells
S Dance

DK ADULT, 2002

This guide to shells is designed to make identification of the different varieties as simple and accurate as possible.
  
  











  








   



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