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Who Put The Butter In
Series/Author: LANGUAGE

Hardback - Great Who Put the Butter in Butterfly by David Feldman, Kassie Schwan (Illustrator) Cooties, doozies, and heebie-jeebies, finks and funks, mugwumps and muumuus, red herrings and whit elephants, deep six and cloud nine - our language is filled with familiar words that, when one thinks about them, are downright peculiar. And if we look to English to make sense, why is it that we drive on parkways and park on driveways? Who put the Butter in Butterfly? is a reference book you can't afford to be without - if only to amaze your friends with the knowledge that the person ultimately responsible for 23 skiddoo is Charles Dickens. So don't beat around the bush, and don't wait until the eleventh hour or until the jig is up: Here is compulsive reading for anyone incurably curious about the idiosyncrasies of the language. Learn More

Gem And Mineral Guide
Series/Author: Kathy

Paperback - Great Southeast Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals by Kathy J. Rygle Learn Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals SOUTHEAST Alabama - Arkansas - Florida - Georgia - Kentucky - Louisiana - Mississippi - Missouri - North Carolina - South Carolina - Tennessee - Virginia - West Virginia Whether you're digging for the first time or are an experienced rockhound or prospector, with a simple rock hammer and a little luck, you too can strike it rich ... or at the very least, have fun trying. This guide offers you easy-to-use information on the ins and outs of fee dig mining, complete with locations, costs, tips on technique, entertaining legends and important information on everything from safety kits to the location of the nearest restrooms. Included are resources for use in identifying your finds, exploring the lapidary arts, and further pursuing an exciting--and possibly profitable--hobby. Equipment and Clothing: What you need and where to find it (or how to make it yourself). Mining Techniques: Step-by-step instructions on panning for gold, sluicing for gems and other methods. Gem and Mineral Sites: Directions and maps, hours, fees and equipment needed. Also includes info on guide services, local camping facilities and more. Museums and Mine Tours: Where to visit commercial and historical mines, as well as museums with exhibits of gems and minerals (for help in learning what to look for). Special Events and Tourist Information: Listings of regional events involving gems and minerals, and sources of general travel and tourism information for every state. Other Features: Where to find your birthstone ... your anniversary stone ... your zodiac stone; Index by State; Index by Gem/Mineral; U.S. State Gems & Minerals Chart; and more! Learn More