Download E-books Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses PDF

A rockhound's must-have resource!

effortless to take advantage of and lavishly illustrated, this new and fully revised and elevated variation of Collecting Rocks, gem stones, and Minerals is designed with rookies in brain, but packed with invaluable technical info for professional creditors. This advisor takes you from being easily a person who enjoys rocks to a educated fanatic very quickly and features:

  • An easy-to-use, speedy reference structure prepared by means of type and colour of stone
  • 800+ attractive colour photographs
  • Values and assistance for finding, deciding to buy and collecting
  • Both lapidary and mineral show materials
  • Decades of rock-collecting information of the author

Foreword by way of Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate specialist, writer and lecturer.

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Download E-books Prague Noir: The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague (City Noir) PDF

By Sylvie Germain

"An complicated, finely crafted and polished story, The Weeping lady brings magic-realism to the dimly lit streets of Prague. during the squares and alleys a lady walks, the embodiment of human pity, sorrow, loss of life. everybody she passes is touched by means of her, and Germain skilfully creates an excessive temper and suppose in her try to produce a religious map of Prague." The Observer The determine of this bereft girl develops right into a memorable image: her unexpected appearances - on a bridge,in a sq., in a room - hang-out the publication like heritage, moved to tears." Robert Winder within the autonomous "a haunting vintage" Madeleine Kingsley in She journal

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Download E-books How to Find Out Anything: From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncove ring Anything About Everyone and Everything PDF

By Don MacLeod

In How to determine something, master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to define what you are looking for speedy, successfully, and accurately—and how one can steer clear of the commonest errors of the Google Age.

Not your typical learn booklet, How to determine whatever shows you the way to unveil approximately whatever approximately someone. From best CEO’s salaries to police files, you’ll study little-known tips for locating the precise details you’re trying to find. You’ll examine:

•How to actually faucet the ability of Google, and why Google is the simplest position to begin a seek, yet by no means the easiest position to complete it.
•The scoop on huge, but little-known on-line assets that se's can't scour, similar to refdesk.com, ipl.org, the college of Michigan files middle, and venture Gutenberg, between many others.
•How to entry loose executive assets (and positioned your tax funds to strong use).
•How to discover specialists and people with exact wisdom.
•How to dig up possible personal info on humans and companies, from private and non-private businesses to non-profits and overseas companies.

Whether studying for a time period paper or digging up airborne dirt and dust on an ex, the recommendation during this ebook palms you with the sleuthing talents to take on any secret.

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Download E-books The Ethnographic Self: Fieldwork and the Representation of Identity PDF

By Amanda Coffey

What are the relationships among the self and fieldwork? How do own, emotional and identification concerns influence upon operating within the box?

This ebook argues that ethnographers, and others fascinated with fieldwork, could be conscious of how fieldwork examine and ethnographic writing build, reproduce and implicate selves, relationships and private identities. All too usually learn equipment texts stay fairly silent in regards to the ways that fieldwork impacts us and we impact the sector. The ebook makes an attempt to synthesize debts of the private event of ethnography. In doing so, the writer is smart of the method of fieldwork learn as a collection of sensible, highbrow and emotional accomplishments. The booklet is thematically prepared, and illustrated with quite a lot of empirical material.

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Download E-books A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) PDF

By Kate L. Turabian

Dewey, Bellow, Strauss, Friedman--the college of Chicago has been the house of a few of an important thinkers of the fashionable age. yet maybe no identify has been spoken with extra appreciate than Turabian.

The dissertation secretary at Chicago for many years, Kate L. Turabian actually wrote the ebook at the winning of completion and submission of the coed paper. Her Manual for Writers of study Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, produced from her years of expertise with study initiatives throughout all fields, has offered greater than seven million copies because it was once first released in 1937.

Now, with this 7th variation, "Turabian's handbook" has passed through its so much broad revision, making sure that it'll stay the main beneficial instruction manual for writers at each level--from first-year undergraduates, to dissertation writers apprehensively filing ultimate manuscripts, to senior students who could be previous palms at learn and writing yet much less conversant in new media quotation kinds. Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the past due Wayne C. Booth--the proficient crew at the back of The Craft of Research--and the collage of Chicago Press Editorial employees mixed their wide-ranging services to remake this vintage source. they retain Turabian's transparent and functional recommendation whereas absolutely embracing the hot modes of study, writing, and resource quotation led to by means of the age of the web.

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Download E-books Butter Tea at Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya PDF

Usually visible as a paranormal paradise on the finish of the area, Bhutan is inaccessible to so much guests. Set opposed to the dramatic surroundings of the Himalaya, this pretty memoir finds hardships and happiness in a land virtually untouched by means of the West. while Britta, a tender physiotherapist, is going to paintings in a distant village sanatorium, her strong intentions are placed to the try amid monsoons, fleas and surprising stipulations. yet as she visits houses within the mountains and learns the mysteries of tantric Buddhism, the rustic casts its enduring spell. Gaining insights into the traditions of this mystical country, she makes neighbors and falls in love. Bhutan will switch her lifestyles perpetually.

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Download E-books Up Close and Personal: The Teaching and Learning of Narrative Research (Narrative Study of Lives) PDF

The "Narrative learn of Lives" sequence brings jointly a various staff of students who, in attractive and private voices, proportion their reviews in doing and instructing narrative examine. during this quantity, bankruptcy authors problem readers to contemplate narrative study in its personal context via narrating their very own struggles with the ambiguities of this technique. Reflecting on their paintings with either graduate and undergraduate scholars, those authors discover methods of handling universal pitfalls and frustrations. whilst, the authors relate specialist triumphs that illustrate powerful educating of narrative examine.

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Download E-books The Year We Seized the Day: A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino PDF

By Elizabeth Best

The completely compelling and inspirational account of the way very diversified writers take on their demons strolling the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the mythical medieval pilgrimage throughout Spain
 
Elizabeth top had regularly desired to pass on a pilgrimage. Colin Bowles had by no means given it a moment's suggestion. yet by way of a coincidence the 2 slightly familiar writers grab the day and drop every little thing to retrace one of many oldest pilgrimage routes within the Western global, throughout the middle of Spain to Santiago de Compostela. It was once intended to be a walk within the sunlight, yet they are under-prepared and sporting manner an excessive amount of luggage, in each experience. sure through a promise and fueled by way of neighborhood vino, what starts off out as a actual challenge—500 miles, give or take—quickly turns into an epic story of tragedy, triumph, and fierce loyalty as a scenic stroll via mystic lands provides upward push to a ways higher own trips. Set amidst the olive groves, rolling hills, castles, and cathedrals of northern Spain and that includes a helping solid of eccentrics—from mad monks to angry nuns, Lycra-clad cyclists, international soul seekers, and boisterous boy scouts, this is an inspiring, relocating, and blackly humorous account of 2 hapless pilgrims on a rare trip to the tip of the earth and beyond.

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