The world of stone formations introduced in this book app focuses mostly on silica-based stones such as agate and jasper. All most 380 illustrations consist mainly of cut surfaces of stones to show what colors and forms are created in a stone as a result of various minerals having been mixed and compressed together. The world of stone formation is filled with surprises surpassing our imagination. In that world, we can find condensed versions of nature’s various forms. It is the author’s hope that this book app will fill in the gaps between typical illustrated books of stones and minerals and illustrated books on stone appreciation.
【Special features】 ・Enlarging images to a specific size by pinch-out operation ・Showing thumbnail images of all stones ・Enlarging text size, Searching all text, and bookmarking
【About the Author】 Hideharu Yamada was born in 1962 in Tokyo Japan. He is a graphic designer specializes in book making. He is also known as a photographer shooting many archeaological sites and he published a book about megalithic culture in British Isles. He has been collecting agates and other semi-precious stones since his twenties. Website: http://www.lithos-graphics.com
【Contents】 Introduction -- Welcome to the World of the “Images of Stones”
THE WORLD OF AGATES What Are Agates? Banded Agate: Banded Agates from Mexico / Banded Agates from Argentina / Botswana Agates / Dryhead Agates / Banded Agates from Great Britain / Banded Agates from Australia Lace Agates Agates with Inclusions: Dentritic Agates / Plume Agates / Moss Agates / Sagenite Agates and Tube Agates / Pseudomorph Agates Thundereggs Agates with Complex Structures
THE WORLD OF JASPER Ocean Jasper / Jasper with Orbs / Morrisonite / Willow Creek Jasper / Other jasper Varieties / Flint / Limestone and Dolomite / Rhyolite
PAINTERLY STONES Septarian Nodules / Malachite / Chrysocolla and Azulite / Charoite / Koroit Opal / Larimar / Tiffany Stone / Variscite / Seraphinite / Rhodochrosite / Tiger’s Eye, Tiger Iron, and Pietasite / Labradorite / Schalenblende / Iron Meteorite
THE WORLD OF LANDSCAPE STONES The Mystery of Landscape Stones / Paesina Stones / Other Landscape Stones
THE PETRIFIED WORLD Petrified Wood / Petrified Animals / Agatized Dinosaur Bone and Coprolite
Column Eyeball within a Stone / Polished by time / Agates and Legends / Collecting, Cutting and Polishing / Legends of Thundereggs / Japanese Agates and Jasper / Man-made or Natural? / Writing Stones
Illustrated Stone Sample Data / Index / Bibliography
＊This app is first published in 2012 as a printed book by SOGENSHA, INC., publishers
＊Although changes of a page may take time at the first time after application starting, it will be shortened from next time. Moreover, about the speed of page changes, it is affected also to the throughput of a device.