THE ULTIMATE A-TO-Z GUIDE REVEALING EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BECOME A METAL DETECTING EXPERT Nothing is as thrilling as finding cool (and often valuable) stuff right under your feet. So grab this guide and get ready to dig up more and more finds. Packed with helpful information on making your search successful and exciting,The Metal Detecting Bible serves up step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and useful photos that can turn you into a professional treasure hunter. From quick-start tips for novices to insider secrets for the most experienced hobbyists, this hands-on guide is the ultimate resource on all aspects of metal detecting. * Choose the best metal detector * Learn where to search and why * Practice appropriate swing techniques * Integrate advanced GPS technology *Scout out beaches, parks and historic sites * Gain permission to hunt on private property *Identify antique coins, relics and jewelry * Use handy target recovery tools * Clean and safely preserve your finds * Sell your finds for a profit
TESTIMONIALS This book is a rewarding read. It has science, humor, and beauty, resulting in great awe of the solar system.” — Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann, emeritus curator, Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection, TCU "In 1997, on our first expedition to Chile’s Atacama Desert, I learned that Geoff was a natural at meteorite hunting. It wasn’t until later, however, when Geoff wrote an amazing account of that excursion in a magazine article, that I also began to appreciate his literary skills. If you enjoy Geoff on 'Meteorite Men' you are going to love this book. No commercials, no meteorwrongs, no me interrupting him with offers of beef jerky — just Geoff waxing eloquent about these remarkable treasures from space. It doesn’t get any better than this!” — Steve Arnold, professional meteorite hunter, co-host of "Meteorite Men" “Geoffrey Notkin is a mild-mannered Englishman who, once he dons his hunting gear, becomes an intrepid explorer for treasure. His quarry is not of this planet, but fragments of other planets that have landed on Earth. His searches take him to remote locations all over the globe and his accounts are filled with adventure, daring, and a shared sense of humanity. Why would a seemingly normal person take up such a pursuit? Because the fragments he finds tell us about the origins of our solar system and our place in the universe.” — Dr Joel L. Schiff, founding editor and publisher, "Meteorite" magazine This book has a place on any meteorite collector's shelf. I particularly like the glossy pages with wonderful pictures. The pictures of Geoff, and Geoff and Steve hunting meteorites and the meteorites are fantastic. Excellent photography and book amounts to a "how-to" for hunting meteorites. — Dr. Walter Branch, meteorite collector ABOUT THE AUTHOR Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of the multi award-winning television adventure series "Meteorite Men" for Science Channel and hosts the educational series "STEM Journals" for Cox Media, currently in its third season. He has also appeared in shows for Discovery, NASA EDGE, TLC, PBS, A&E, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel, and the BBC and is a widely recognized authority on meteorites and meteorite recovery. He is a science writer, photographer, world traveler, and CEO of Aerolite Meteorites LLC, a company that provides meteorite specimens to collectors and institutions worldwide. Geoff has appeared on "Coast to Coast" and the "Today" show, and has been interviewed by "The Washington Post," "The Huffington Post," Space.com, "Universe Today" and many other leading publications. An award-winning author, Geoff has published hundreds of articles on meteoritics, paleontology, astronomy, adventure travel, history, and the arts, with his work appearing in "Astronomy," "Astronomy Now," "Sky & Telescope," "USA Today," "Wired," "Reader’s Digest," "The Village Voice," "Seed," "Rock & Gem," "Geotimes" and many other national and international publications. He is the author of a memoir, "Rock Star: Adventures Of A Meteorite Man," and the "Meteorwritings" column for Geology.com Geoff has worked with many of the world’s major institutions including The American Museum of Natural History, New York; The Natural History Museum, London; The Institute of Meteoritics at UNM, Albuquerque, and The Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, Tempe. He is a member of The Explorer’s Club, is on the advisory board of Deep Space Industries and the board of directors of the Astrosociology Research Institute. The minor planet 132904, discovered at Mount Palomar, was named after Geoff in recognition of his contributions to science and education. Adventuring has taken Geoff to forty-five countries and some of our planet’s most remote areas including northern Siberia, Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Australian Outback and he has three times crossed the Arctic Circle. By the age of seven Geoff was already an avid rock hound and fossil collector. His father was an amateur astron
Do you ever dream of finding buried treasures on the beach? Have you sat there and watched as other people comb the beach with their metal detectors wondering if they ever really find anything? Do you think that they would be there doing it if they were not finding anything? These people are digging up silver, gold, diamonds, platinum, old coins, and every other type of treasure that you could imagine. It is real. There is an entire world of buried treasure right beneath your feet, and it is waiting for you to dig it all up. Finding that buried treasure does not have to be a dream. In fact, it is pretty darn simple as long as you know a few basics. You can get lucky. Anyone can get lucky, but knowing how to look at a beach and know exactly where the gold is, is a skill that most people only learn from experience. In this treasure hunting book, Mark Smith, a professional beach bum tells you exactly how he has found loads of treasure. There is more to it than swinging a coil, enjoying the scenery, and enjoying the breeze. Learn how to find treasure by: learning common metal detector terminology, types of water metal detectors, a metal detectors anatomy, other equipment you will need, proper etiquette, what you can expect to find, why you should never throw anything away, how to identify your finds, how to identify jewelry, how to tell if it is real gold, how to metal detect with children, the influence of the tides, how seasons and weather can uncover lost treasures from years past, how to pinpoint targets, how to quickly retrieve targets, how to zero in on certain locations and leave nothing uncovered. Learn from more than just words. Fully illustrated diagrams and real life pictures describe in detail various conditions of the beach, and how to find treasure on them. This book is more than just a how to metal detect at the beach book. It is full of real life treasure finding experiences that can easily happen to anyone that is swinging a coil over the sand. Learn how you can find Silver, Gold, Diamonds and more.
Every city possesses countless hidden treasures waiting to be discovered—ancient artifacts, valuable jewelry, and vintage coins, as well as hundreds of other highly sought-after collectibles. Michael Chaplan, treasure hunter extraordinaire, has written a complete and practical guide to locating, unearthing, and identifying all of those treasures. The book begins with the basics, and then presents a working knowledge of digs. An up-to-date resource section provides useful lists of specialized catalog companies and helpful websites, organizations, magazines, and books. Whether you are an avid collector of artifacts, a weekend explorer in search of adventure, or simply a creative person in need of something fun to do, you will find that The Urban Treasure Hunter provides the perfect rewarding hobby.
W.C. Jameson shows you where to look and how to find valuable artifacts, precious metals, lost jewels, and hidden caches in a neighborhood park, your attic, at the beach or in open country. Practical tips will get you started, help you protect your claim on any found treasure and authenticate the value of coins, jewels and other objects.
"Finding gold on the beach or in the surf with a metal detector is not luck. Successful beach/surf hunters hunt hard and EARN every gold ring. But they also hunt smart. They use the right equipment. They know how to 'read' the beach and surf. They analyze the clues, good and bad, to determine where to put in their time to maximize their gold finds....This book is your treasure map. It will increase the number of ring dance you do and give you the power to build your pile of gold." --back cover.
Explains how to use a modern metal detector to find buried treasures, discussing types of detectors, detector operation, and types of treasure, and identifies a variety of sites in each of the fifty states.
"I know what I should do...I just don't know why I don't do it." This phrase captures a universal human experience--we can't always get ourselves to do what we know is best for us. In Well Designed Life, you will learn that the solution to this stumbling block resides in coupling two disciplines: brain science and design thinking. Brain and behavior sciences have exploded in recent years. This catalyzes new insights into why we do what we do--and how we can change. Meanwhile, major advances in consumer technology, service industries, and public health are rapidly changing how we live. This boom of innovation has been fueled by a creative approach to solving problems called design thinking. We are living in the age of design--and designers are the new rock stars. Dr. Kyra Bobinet brings together over 25 years of successfully designing interventions, products, and experiences that change lives--to empower you as the designer of your life. Dr. Bobinet has gathered ten key concepts from psychology, behavior and neuroscience and applies each of them to changing your health, relationships, and well-being. Bobinet insists that the success or failure of changing our lives hinges on both understanding what's going on inside our head and applying the flexible mindset of a designer. She writes, "Adopting the mindset of a designer puts you in the driver's seat of making life work. Grounding yourself in the science of how we see the world and how our brain responds helps you design behaviors that work--in real life. This is about you acting on what you always wished you would do. It's about stepping out of any areas of helplessness and into creative self-direction. You have a choice: design your life or let it design you!" Infused with relatable narratives that are at once witty and gripping, professional and personal, Bobinet takes you on a journey through the origins of your self-image, motivations, decisions, and unconscious behaviors--leaving you with the keys to free yourself from your conditioning and lead a well-designed life.
Unlike other guides that only focus on business uses, Body Language Rules takes a fresh approach by showing readers how to decode body language for social, dating, and other practical purposes.
Colonel Holshek infuses a road trip across the United States with ruminations on what it means to be an American in today s world."