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Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Frederick H. Pough
039591096X
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures.

About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson...


National Audubon Society: Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Charles W. Chesterman
0394502698
May 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals

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Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals --...


Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils
A. C. Bishop
1554070546
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Review
T.L.T. Grose Choice : Most useful field guide for explorers or as a straightforward, beautifully illustrated and written general reference, this book is unparalleled.
Science News : In-depth descriptions and color photos... useful for amateur geologists, rock and fossil collectors, and specialists in these areas.

Book Description

A detailed and extensively illustrated handbook.

The colors, shapes and properties of minerals vary from the bland to the magnificent. Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is a practical and authoritative handbook that is both comprehensive and easy to use.

Each of the 600 specimens is shown in full color, sometimes in two or more forms. There are also drawings that show the structure of the crystalline specimens. It...



Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Frederick H. Pough
0395935431
August 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals formed and how to identify them--and includes tips on collecting.

About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides® are credited with helping to set the stage for the...


Rocks and Minerals
Charles Sorrell
1582381240
Apr 2001
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Covering rocks and minerals form around the world—from brilliant Brazilian Aquamarine to Wulfenite from Arizona's Red Cloud Mine—this unique guide was created for the serious mineral enthusiast or rock collector. Rocks and Minerals fills the gap between academic texts and popular books by providing a magnificent rock and mineral catalog in glowing color, plus tips on where they are found.

· Hundreds of illustrations of rocks and minerals

· Molecular structure and idealized crystals also pictured

· Classification follows the system preferred by experts

· Includes hardness, crystallization, chemical properties, and superb background information

Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate...


Rocks, Gems and Minerals: A Guide to Familiar Minerals, Gems, Ores and Rocks
Herbert Spencer Zim
1582381321
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on;
Physical and chemical properties
Origins and geologic significance
Gems and semiprecious stones
How to find and collect specimens

Illustrated in full color throughout, this is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!


Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Annibale Mottana
0671244175
October 1978
Paperback
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Book Description
Practical, concise, and easy to use, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections -- one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each prefaced by a comprehensive introduction that discusses formation, chemistry, and more. All 377 entries, beautifully illustrated with color photographs and helpful visual symbols, provide descriptions and practical information about appearance, classification, rarity, crystal formation, mode of occurrence, gravity of mineral, rock chemistry, modal classification fields, formational environments, grain sizes of rocks, and much more.Whether you are a serious collector or an information-seeking amateur, this incomparably beautiful, authoritative guide will prove an...


National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Rocks and Minerals
Chesterman
0394757947
Apr 1988
Paperback
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Rocks and Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks Series)
Smithsonian Staff
0789491060
September 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Smithsonian Handbook of Rocks and Minerals combines 600 vivid full--color photos with descriptions of more than 500 specimens. This authoritative and systematic photographic approach, with words never separated from pictures, marks a new generation of identification guides. Each entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the chief characteristics of the rock or mineral and distinguishing features. Color--coded bands provide a clear, at--a--glance facts for quick reference. In addition, each mineral entry features an illustration showing the crystal system to which the mineral belongs. Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, the Smithsonian Handbook of Rocks and Minerals explains what rocks or minerals are, how they are classified, and how to start a collection. To...


Backpack Books: 1,001 Facts about Rocks and Minerals
Sue Fuller
0789490439
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A world of knowledge at your child's fingertips! Small enough to carry in your bag, but big enough to provide all the answers you'll ever need, Backpack Books are jam-packed with thousands of fascinating facts that have been researched and written by experts. More than 550 illustrations and photographs in each book help bring knowledge-on kids' favorite subjects-to life!

Card catalog description
An illustrated reference guide that provides information about the formation, composition, and properties of numerous rocks and minerals.


Rocks and Minerals (Eye Wonder Series)
Caroline Bingham
0789497603
January 2004
Library Binding
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Book Description
Eye Wonder Rocks and Minerals introduces geologic elements to budding scientists -- Did you know that the amount of gold in any material is measured in carats and that 24-carat gold is pure gold? Find out facts like this and much more in this fascinating guide to rocks and minerals.

Card catalog description
An illustrated guide to geological and geophysical aspects of rocks and minerals in our world. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Instant Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Eva Fejer
051763550X
Nov 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
An Instant Guide to Rocks and Minerals is an ideal compact identification guide to the rocks, minerals, and crystals found on the shore, in the desert, in national parks, on old mine tips, in yards, and in the stone and stone-faced buildings of North America.
This user-friendly guide assumes no previous knowledge: an easy-to-follow system of color-coded bands and symbols designating type of rock and hardness of mineral leads quickly to the correct section of the book. Detailed, full-color illustrations and a concise but informative text that includes details of principal U.S. locations allow you to identify accurately the most familiar rocks and minerals of North America.

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An Instant Guide to Rocks and Minerals is an ideal compact...


Rocks,Fossils and Arrowheads
Laura Evert
1559717866
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Each book: - Helps children identify different species. - Features detailed true-to-life illustrations. - Has fun activities and projects.

About the Author
Laura Evert has a degree in journalism and is a nature book editor and freelance writer of several wildlife publications. She has written four other children's books for NorthWord Press: Eagles, Sharks, Whitetail Deer, and Wolves. She lives in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Illustrator Linda Garrow has degrees in fine and commercial arts. She has illustrated other books for NorthWord Press, including Frogs, Toads and Turtles; Tracks, Scats and Signs; Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies; Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks; Snakes, Salamanders and Lizards; and Trees, Leaves and Bark. She lives in...


Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils
A. Bishop
0613920848
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
An authoritative and practical identification guide to minerals, rocks and fossils of the world. This new edition of a classic reference work has been completely revised, updated and redesigned, with new extended introductory sections and appendices. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike, this book is small and compact enough to carry in the pocket or backpack. - Over 600 specimens in full colour - Every specimen described and illustrated on the same double-page spread - Over 300 line drawings identifying structures and features


Rockhound Guide Includes How to Pan for Gold: Rock Hunting, Tumbling Gems, Gem Identification, Jewelry Making: Museums
Charles S. Hoffman
0936738006
May 1997
Paperback
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Rocks and Minerals Spotters Guide Sticker Book
Lisa Miles
0794506852
Dec 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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