A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910962

Category: Nature

Page: 396

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Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

Gem Trails of Oregon

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786445

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Revised and expanded 3/E of this very popular guide for Oregon rockhounds and collectors of rock, mineral and fossil specimens. Features over 100 of Oregon's best rock, mineral and fossil collecting sites, including 40 completely new locations. Sites include detailed maps, descriptive text and photos, GPS coordinates, tools required and nearby attractions. With a mineral locator index, glossary, list of mineral clubs and mineral museums, plus a full-color specimen photo insert, this is the indispensable guidebook for either beginning or experienced mineral and fossil hunters.

Ecodefense

A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching

Author: Dave Foreman,Bill Haywood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169546

Category: Science

Page: 800

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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Wetland Techniques

Volume 1: Foundations

Author: James T. Anderson,Craig A. Davis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400768605

Category: Science

Page: 459

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Wetlands serve many important functions and provide numerous ecological services such as clean water, wildlife habitat, nutrient reduction, and flood control. Wetland science is a relatively young discipline but is a rapidly growing field due to an enhanced understanding of the importance of wetlands and the numerous laws and policies that have been developed to protect these areas. This growth is demonstrated by the creation and growth of the Society of Wetland Scientists which was formed in 1980 and now has a membership of 3,500 people. It is also illustrated by the existence of 2 journals (Wetlands and Wetlands Ecology and Management) devoted entirely to wetlands. To date there has been no practical, comprehensive techniques book centered on wetlands, and written for wetland researchers, students, and managers. This techniques book aims to fill that gap. It is designed to provide an overview of the various methods that have been used or developed by researchers and practitioners to study, monitor, manage, or create wetlands. Including many methods usually found only in the peer-reviewed or gray literature, this 3-volume set fills a major niche for all professionals dealing with wetlands.

Along Alaska's Great River

Author: Frederick Gustavus Schwatka

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465607846

Category:

Page: N.A

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This Alaskan exploring expedition was composed of the following members: Lieut. Schwatka, U.S.A., commanding; Dr. George F. Wilson, U.S.A., Surgeon; Topographical Assistant Charles A. Homan, U.S. Engineers, Topographer and Photographer; Sergeant Charles A. Gloster, U.S.A., Artist; Corporal Shircliff, U.S.A., in charge of stores; Private Roth, assistant, and Citizen J. B. McIntosh, a miner, who had lived in Alaska and was well acquainted with its methods of travel. Indians and others were added and discharged from time to time as hereafter noted. The main object of the expedition was to acquire such information of the country traversed and its wild inhabitants as would be valuable to the military authorities in the future, and as a map would be needful to illustrate such information well, the party's efforts were rewarded with making the expedition successful in a geographical sense. I had hoped to be able, through qualified subordinates, to extend our scientific knowledge of the country explored, especially in regard to its botany, geology, natural history, etc.; and, although these subjects would not in any event have been adequately discussed in a popular treatise like the present, it must be admitted that little was accomplished in these branches. The explanation of this is as follows: When authority was asked from Congress for a sum of money to make such explorations under military supervision and the request was disapproved by the General of the Army and Secretary of War. This disapproval, combined with the active opposition of government departments which were assigned to work of the same general character and coupled with the reluctance of Congress to make any appropriations whatever that year, was sufficient to kill such an undertaking. When the military were withdrawn from Alaska by the President, about the year 1878, a paragraph appeared at the end of the President's order stating that no further control would be exercised by the army in Alaska; and this proviso was variously interpreted by the friends of the army and its enemies, as a humiliation either to the army or to the President, according to the private belief of the commentator. It was therefore seriously debated whether any military expedition or party sent into that country for any purpose whatever would not be a direct violation of the President's proscriptive order, and when it was decided to waive that consideration, and send in a party, it was considered too much of a responsibility to add any specialists in science, with the disapproval of the General and the Secretary hardly dry on the paper. The expedition was therefore, to avoid being recalled, kept as secret as possible, and when, on May 22d, it departed from Portland, Oregon, upon the Victoria, a vessel which had been specially put on the Alaska route, only a two or three line notice had gotten into the Oregon papers announcing the fact; a notice that in spreading was referred to in print by one government official as "a junketing party," by another as a "prospecting" party, while another bitterly acknowledged that had he received another day's intimation he could have had the party recalled by the authorities at Washington. Thus the little expedition which gave the first complete survey to the third river of our country stole away like a thief in the night and with far less money in its hands to conduct it through its long journey than was afterward appropriated by Congress to publish its report.

The American Egypt

A Record of Travel in Yucatan

Author: Channing Arnold,Frederick J. Tabor Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mayas

Page: 391

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Living with Lead

An Environmental History of Idaho's Coeur D'Alenes, 1885-2011

Author: Bradley D. Snow

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 082298279X

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Coeur d’Alenes, a twenty-five by ten mile portion of the Idaho Panhandle, is home to one of the most productive mining districts in world history. Historically the globe’s richest silver district and also one of the nation’s biggest lead and zinc producers, the Coeur d’Alenes’ legacy also includes environmental pollution on an epic scale. For decades local waters were fouled with tailings from the mining district’s more than one hundred mines and mills and the air surrounding Kellogg, Idaho was laced with lead and other toxic heavy metals issuing from the Bunker Hill Company’s smelter. The same industrial processes that damaged the environment and harmed human health, however, also provided economic sustenance to thousands of local residents and a string of proud, working-class communities. Living with Lead endeavors to untangle the costs and benefits of a century of mining, milling, and smelting in a small western city and the region that surrounds it.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE

Author: Rufus B. B. 1817 Sage

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371454883

Category: History

Page: 364

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Mountaineering

The Freedom of the Hills

Author: Don Graydon

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898864267

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 528

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Completely revised and expanded edition of the classic text on climbing and mountaineering techniques.

Gem Trails of Washington

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786407

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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The first comprehensive rock, mineral and fossil collecting guide of its kind for Washington State. Features over 75 of the best locales througout the state. Maps, site photos, and descriptive text, with GPS coordinates, and access info. guide rockhounds to interesting mineral locations. A full color insert of specimens, glossary, lists of rock & mineral clubs, and mineral locator index make this book an indespensible tool for Washington collectors.

Rocks and Minerals of Washington and Oregon

A Field Guide to the Evergreen and Beaver States

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591932932

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of the Pacific Northwest! The book features comprehensive entries for rocks and minerals found in Washington and Oregon, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.

The Pacific Northwest's Best Trips

33 Amazing Road Trips

Author: Mariella Krause,Celeste Brash,Korina Miller,Brendan Sainsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741798159

Category: Travel

Page: 367

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Inspirational Trip Ideas : 2 days escapes to wek-long adventures. See it Like à Local : Packed with regional trips and exciting detours. Road Trips Made Easy : Maps, detailed directions and expert advice.

Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Herald During the Years 1845-51, Under the Command of Captain Henr - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Berthold Carl Seemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781297386480

Category:

Page: 342

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.