The Collector's Book of Fluorescent Minerals
I was introduced to Fluorescent Mineral collecting by my son. I started going to shows, joining mineral groups, and reading everything I could on fluorescent minerals. Realizing that there were no books with lots of photographs on the subject, and having written quite a few heavily illustrated books of collecting subjects, I decided to to a book that would appeal to new and old mineral collectors. The book was a success and lead to the publishing of a second book. Lots of fluorescent mineral experts helped by reviewing the text and photos for accuracy, and my publisher was pleased with the success of the books. Schiffer Books started an entirely new avenue of books on Minerals that it now publishes.
Collecting Fluorescent Minerals is now in its 2nd revised and expanded edition with 850+ color photos is a fluorescent mineral collector's dream book. It contains minerals from all over the world and has a good concentration of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ pieces. Nice large photographs showing the minerals in daylight and under the UV lamp, make it easy to work with when identifying minerals. Information on collecting sites and tips while collecting, make this the book to have. It comes with a value guide to give you an idea of what the pieces will cost.
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Manny Robbins' second book on fluorescent minerals which came out in 1994. It sold for $49.95, but now appears to be out of print but still fairly easy to find. This is a much more technical read, but has good information.
Rainbow Minerals is the best bargain for $6.95 by Bob Jones (printed by Tom Warren). It can be tougher to find, but is sometimes available on eBay. It has a small group of color photos.
We think you will like I Can Only Draw Worms, Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet, and A Rock Is Lively if you like this list.
From Kyle's list on for goofy kids.
This book is such a fun example of taking something that could be seen as a limitation (for instance, the fact that you can only draw worms) and turning it into something more. The book is narrated by the author/illustrator, who explains that he can only draw worms.
He then introduces a cast of worms and tells us about their various adventures. But whenever he describes something non-worm-like (Worm Six is riding on a flying unicorn!) he quickly reminds us that he can’t draw those things, because he can only draw worms. Never fails to get my kids laughing!
From Bruce's list on the impending collapse of global civilization.
A basic foundation for Collapse 2020 is the collapse timetable presented in the Limits to Growth model. A key assumption is that, as the world population increases, there will be related extractions of natural resources. If not controlled, many of those resources will run out. This book reports the status of world resources as of 2014. The “good news” – if we can call it that – is that the rates of resource depletion track closely with the Limits to Growth model. This is “good news” because it confirms that the model is sound. That’s “good” because it means we can rely on that model to plan for the future. On the other hand, it’s actually “very bad news”, because it shows the world is already in very bad condition.
From Pat's list on picture books about rocks.