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Astronomy, Satellite, Space

The Artificial Islands of Dubai

There are hundreds of man-made islands in the Persian Gulf. A satellite image of Dubai's artificial islands in February 2009. From left to right: Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah, and The World. NASA image created by Jesse Allen. Click to enlarge. Palm Jumeirah is the world's largest artificial island. Vegetation appears red in this false-color satellite image from 2010.
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Rocks

The Most Difficult Rocks to Identify

Specimens that will challenge the most experienced geologist! Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG "What kind of rock is this?" Out of a million rocks on a beach, a child will select the most unusual. The geologist might be able to identify 99% of the rocks on that beach, but the child will probably pick from the exotic 1%.
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Washington Gold and Gems Maps

By R.N./M.L. Preston A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of Washington. These maps show gold and silver prospecting areas, and locations where the following gems and minerals have been found: actinolite, agate, aventurine, andalusite, azurite, beryl, bloodstone, chrysocolla, corundum, crystals, feldspar, fluorite, fossils, garnet, jade, jasper, kyanite, olivine, opal, opalized wood, obsidian, petrified wood, rhodonite, realgar, thulite, thunder eggs, tourmaline, and zeolite.
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Illinois DeLorme Atlas

Complete Illinois Road Map and Topographic Map Coverage - Large 11" x 15.5" Pages - Topo Maps with Back Roads - 81 Pages of Maps - 15 Pages of Attractions, Information and Places to Visit - Scale: 1:150,000 (1" = 2.4 miles) You can use this atlas to: Review recreation options at Kickapoo State Park Plan your weekend get-away to Shawnee National Forest Explore Lincoln landmarks Locate Chicago's numerous museums!
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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Rocks of the World

By John Farndon This book is a practical directory of over 150 igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks with expert analysis of the key rock-forming environments of the world. Plus full advice on identifying rock types and building a rock collection. It is a 7" x 9" hardcover book with 128 pages of rock pictures and information.
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Graduate Study in Geology - Graduate Student Life

Professor Nicholas Pinter, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Davis So, you just arrived for your first day of Geology grad school. Welcome to the next 2-10 years of your life! Your program may be a major research department with 40 faculty members, or a small liberal arts schools with a little-used MS degree.
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