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              Fossils
               

              Fossils (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DK; Ward, David

              • RRP: $24.00
              • $18.00
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              • Pub Date
                7 Oct 21

              The clearest and sharpest recognition guide to over 500 invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant fossils from around the world. This comprehensive pocket guide is the perfect introduction to finding, identifying, and collecting fossils. It features more than 500 species of plant and a...nimal fossils, from trilobites and megafauna to dinosaurs and ancient trees. This handbook cuts through the complicated identification process with expertly written and thoroughly vetted text that features precise description, enabling you to recognize a species instantly. Over 1,000 photographs, with illuminating annotations, help you to pick out a fossil's chief characteristics and distinguishing features, while a colour illustration shows the fossil as a living plant or animal. The detailed introduction explains what a fossil is and how they are classified. Start building your own collection with advice on where to look for fossils, what tools and safety equipment are needed for collecting, and how best to organize a fossil collection. To help you in the initial stages of identification, this book provides a visual identification key that makes it easy to recognize a fossil and place it in its correct group. Finally, a concise glossary gives instant understanding of technical and scientific terms.
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              ISBN 9780241471432
              Released NZ 7 Oct 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series DK Handbooks
              Availability
              476 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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              Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life
               

              Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DK; Richardson, Hazel

              • RRP: $24.00
              • $18.00
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              • Pub Date
                28 Sep 21

              A comprehensive pocket guide to dinosaurs and prehistoric animals and the world they inhabited millions of years ago. Packed with more than 700 full-colour illustrations, this definitive pocket guide paints a vivid portrait of extraordinary dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, and ...the ecosystems they lived in millions of years ago. This guide features authoritative text, crystal-clear artwork, and a straight-forward approach to revealing the fascinating lives and habitats of dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles, and prehistoric beasts. The introductory section explains classification systems, geological timelines, the evolution of the dinosaurs, and how fossils form. For ease of reference, the main body of the book is divided into three sections: the Precambrian and Palaeozoic eras, when animals first began evolving; the Mesozoic era, which saw the flourishing and eventual extinction of the dinosaurs; and the Cenozoic era, when giant mammals walked the Earth. Each section is broken down into its geological time periods, and, within these, the species are organized according to whether they lived on land, in the water, or in the air. There are detailed profiles of 200 dinosaurs and other ancestors of modern animals. Each entry combines a precise, jargon-free description with full-colour artworks, skeletons, and replica models, annotated to showcase the unique features of the species. Maps show where each animal's fossils have been found, and many profiles are supported by photographs to show actual excavation sites
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              ISBN 9780241470992
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series DK Handbooks
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once released
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              Gemstones
                

              Gemstones (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Re-issue (PB, round corners))

              By Hall, Cally

              • RRP: $26.00
              • $24.92
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              • Internationally sourced

              From Amber to Rubellite, this title helps to discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. It offers coverage that ranges from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashione...d and imitated through the ages.
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              ISBN 9781405357975
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780241436189
              Released NZ 27 Sep 2010
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series DK Handbooks
              Availability
              24 Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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              Gemstones

              Gemstones (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hall, Cally

              • RRP: $24.00
              • $18.00
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              • In Stock At Publisher

              The clearest and cleanest-cut photographic field guide to over 130 gemstones from around the world This compact visual guide is packed with more than 800 vivid full-colour photographs of more than 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones, and precious metals. With... authoritative text, clear photography, and a systematic approach, this concise guide to identification enables you to recognize each gemstone instantly. Each expertly written entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the gemstone's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Additional colour illustrations and photographs show uncut stones, colour variations, and a range of popular cuts, while bands on each entry provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Beginners to gem collecting will benefit from the detailed introduction that defines what a gemstone is, explains the physical and optical properties used to identify and classify gemstones, and shows how they have been fashioned and even imitated throughout history. To help with the initial stages of identification a colour key illustrates the variety of colours found within natural and synthetic gemstones, and a glossary explains the relevant scientific and technical terms.
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              ISBN 9780241436189
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series DK Handbooks
              Availability
              465 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Rocks and Minerals

              Rocks and Minerals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pellant, Chris; Pellant, Helen

              • RRP: $24.00
              • $18.00
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              • In Stock At Publisher

              The clearest and sharpest recognition guide to more than 500 rocks and minerals. Unearth a treasure trove of knowledge about the rocks and minerals beneath our feet - from their formation to collecting them. Make identification easy and accurate with this compact visual guide, pa...cked with photographs and details on formation, distinguishing features, and much more. Over 600 high-quality photographs capture the unique characteristics, colours, and attributes of more than 500 rocks and minerals. Each specimen's entry includes annotated photographs to highlight the rock or mineral's distinguishing features, and concise details about its texture, origin, formation, and chemical composition to help identify it. Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, the introduction explains what rocks and minerals are, how they are classified, what equipment is needed for specimen collection, and how to start and organize a collection. Learn the differences between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and refer to the glossary for many more technical and scientific terms.
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              ISBN 9780241435960
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series DK Handbooks
              Availability
              182 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Herbs
                

              Herbs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bremness, Lesley

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $24.92
              • Save $7.58
              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 22

              The quick and easy photographic guide to herbs of the world - for novices and established enthusiasts alike. This compact visual guide features the highest quality photographs, capturing the unique details of more than 700 plants used by people around the world in cooking, healin...g, cosmetics, and even pest control. Each herb's entry includes annotated photographs to highlight the herb's distinguishing features, colour illustrations showing a typical specimen, and the plant's natural habitat and native region to help identify it. Discover what each herb is used for, including applications in food preparation, medicine, beauty treatment, aromatherapy, and crafts, while symbols on every page detail which parts of the plant are used. The introduction covers the anatomy of a herb, reveals how herbs have been utilized throughout history, and explains how we use herbs in the modern world, from medicinal uses to the pleasures of a well-kept herb garden, making it an essential reference for anyone interested in exploring their local wilderness or cultivating herbs.
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              ISBN 9780241429822
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2022
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series DK Handbooks
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Mar 2022
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