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I was so excited to obtain this book, because my other books of this nature are more for admiring rocks and minerals rather than identifying them. This book has unbelievable photographs. HOWEVER, the author consistently references bible passages to explain rock formation, which, for me, is useless information. It's my poor for not reading the book description more thoroughly. So, I am using the scientific names of rocks from this book to google scientific information on the ones I'm trying to identify. Sadly, I will not be reading the text all the method through because I don't need to know things like, "Genesis 7:11 might keep the key to the abundance of volcanoes and lava found on the Earth today." If you are a creationist, this is the book for you.
As a pocket reference this very little pocketable tutorial is probably special and likely to be useful to some people. Unfortunately it has quite a few typos and errors and clearly wasn't proofread. For example, the section on handling foreign nationals points to information on page 36 and 37 that is actually on page 80-81. A number of sentences are missing the latest words, often making their point more than a small obscure.If it was 1/2 the and had fewer errors I'd say it was a amazing value but as is it gets 3 stars from me.
I used this book first when I got out of uni, being a newbie and very green required all the support I could get. I re-purchased the updated ver of this book because I'm once again going back to environmental/near surface geophysics and just wanted to read all the recent about radar and refraction.I however don't recommend this book unless you thoroughly understand geophysics. This is not something you would give to a biology or English major and send them out to conduct your surveys. All said and done, I think every geophysicist who conducts a lot of field work already has one, or should have one.
If you are headed for the Delta this is the book for you. A comprehensive view of the complete ecosystem. The Kindle ver renders perfectly on a smartphone and will allow you hold up with the wonderful floral, fauna and geology of this awesome region of the world.
I was looking for a easy field tutorial that I could hold on my phone with better pictures than some of the apps I have used. I was happy with the primary pictures. I had not bothered to read the Amazon description before purchasing it because the was so low. I was taken back by some of the is a selection from the book, "Secular geologists guess that it took millions of years and deep burial of preexisting rocks under a amazing of heat and pressure to form metamorphic rocks. But that is conjecture. Vast amounts of rock grating versus other rocks can make large amounts of friction and thus heat and pressure. This could have been very easily produced by the Genesis Flood during the tectonic energy associated with the breaking up of the fountains of the amazing deep in Genesis 7:11. Realize that once the Genesis Flood is rejected as a possible mechanism for all the geology we see in the earth today, then anything is indeed possible. But the Genesis Flood has been revealed to us as a true historical happening and that would supersede any possible idea advanced by man."Nurre, Patrick. Rock Identification Field Tutorial (Page 70). . Kindle Edition.
I have been looking for a book like this for years. As the author states in the beginning of the book, "The typical field tutorial books usually include pictures that are unrealistic -- specimens only found in museum". I have found this to be very real as we have tried various books from the library to support us identify the 'real' rocks we find. This book has already helped us identify the rocks we search very easily. This book also explains the origins of rocks from the perspective of a latest creation and global flood so it is amazing for families who are teaching that perspective already. I have found no other book that has the info and pictures to support you identify ordinary rocks, so even if that is not your view, I would highly recommend this book. I give it 5 stars because there is nothing else like this, but future editions could use a few improvements too; a glossary at the end would be helpful since the book introduces so a lot of fresh geology terms that most people are not familiar with.
I purchased this book from Author Nurre's website. I highly recommend this book especially for homeschooling, (that is what I'm using it for). Covers a dozens of rocks, feldspars, plutonic, igneous, sedimentary, etc. The pictures are in color and great! Highly recommend
This is a amazing application especially when passing the time on a nice summer day. We live on the lee side of the Rockies in Canada and see a wide dozens of clouds... this application really does support in predicting what the weather has in store. Thanks a bunch!
I want I had this book when I first started growing camellias. I've been competing and judging in camellia shows for a lot of years, now, and I still found a lot of useful info here. The authors are extremely knowledgeable, and the book is simple to read.
We recently returned from a 2-week stay in the Okavango and this field tutorial was constantly in use. The Kindle ver was excellent for our trip, especially with the travel weight limits for gear. The index with clickable links to specific topics was very helpful, though occasionally they would take you to a nearby page instead of the intended page. The field tutorial pictures and maps were very amazing in the Kindle version. All of our tutorials carried this book.
Finally. A rock fossil reference from a Christian perspective. I’ve been rock hounding in fossil collecting all over the United States and this book is a valuable resource. I would like to invite all of you that didn’t realize it was creation based to study out the fossil record. The Fossil record is consistent throughout the layers. When I search an aquatic animal fossil in the eastern plain of Montana the flood all of a sudden makes a lot of sense. I gave four stars because it’s pricey.
I am an exploration geologist, and I have used some shallow seismic methods to find for alluvial gravels. This was a lot of years ago, and I was hoping for a modern modernize on practical geophysics and some case studies. I was disappointed. This book an perfect background on the theory and physics of geophysical methods. In a haphazard manner it delves into some suggestions for field work - but not about the equipment, nor what equipment one should chose. What is missing is some case studies, something about time and costs, and something more specific to the needs of geologists looking for economic mineral deposits.I am not sure the author has much field experience, and maybe he has no unique interest in geology. I have not read the entire book - just a few chapters.
This book covers almost all of the current geophysics topics. It gives a sometimes too brief description of the equipment. Reviews the theory and discusses field operations with a lot of helpful tip to stay out of trouble. The book does not cover remote sensing or the metal detector which too a lot of geologists have written off as mearly a hobby
I was very impressed with this works well on my IPad Kindle Reader. It is a huge book in the terms of the number of is well illustrated. The images are a reasonable size and upscale well on the IPadI got it as the Okavango was mentioned in 1 or 2 documentaries I was has the usual info on various vegetation areas, animals, reptiles, birds, trees etc all of these are well done.I may have missed it in my other books but this tutorial had a amazing tutorial to [email protected]#$%!&, giving their type,where they typically occurred, what there nutritional value was and of thee what animals grazed them. They were illustrated with one or more photos.Another thing one occasionally hears on documentaries is about different animal diseases. This tutorial has a helpful tutorial to the more necessary of e descriptions are on the full side but are very well written and have added to my knowledge substanially.I like the WILDguides ( Princeton University Press ) a lot and have a dozens of other wildlife tutorials etc on Kindle.I held off buying this tutorial as I didn't really think I required it.Well I was clearly wrong and an very satisfied to have it. It often has info not found in other tutorials which can support respond a number of little quibble-- the maps are not good ( but Google Maps can support out. )Highly reccommended
Overall, I like the idea of this app. However, I can't use it. This application seems to much heavier than it needs to be. While using the app, it runs excruciatingly slowly, and affects my phone's response time. There are some pages that I cannot access at all. The application will freeze completely. Eventually I'll obtain an ANR (App Not Responding). The locations of the application that I can access are so slow they're not really usable. While I love the idea, I am forced to leave a not good rating until this beautiful major problem is fixed. Once I can actually use the app, I will evaluate how I ACTUALLY like it, and leave a better review.
will edit later if things change but for now the application seems like it would be good. very informational but the checklist wont work for me. it says on it to toggle but then it doesnt do anything except pop up with a window that says that pokemon isnt found on any of your lists.
As the title states, this spectacular bird tutorial is relevant to the specific geography of Maine. The borders of the pages are organized by the bird's coloration which allows for speedy identification. Birds of Maine is lavishly illustrated and each bird has a thorough physical description along with "Stan's Notes" which points out interesting traits and habits of the ere are a number of state specific bird tutorials by the author which should prove to be of amazing value to residents of those states. We have purchased a lot of copies of this tutorial as bonuses which are always well received.