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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)

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An easy to use field guide that contains everything rock and mineral enthusiasts need to know with more than 1,000 spectacular illustrations—600 in full color!

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 invaluable reference.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PART ONE — MINERALS

INTRODUCTION TO MINERALS

THE MINERALS

Native Elements

Sulfides

Halides

Oxides and Hydroxides

Nitrates

Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates

Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

Silicates

Organic Substances

PART TWO — ROCKS

INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS

THE ROCKS

Igneous Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

Metamorphic Rocks

GLOSSARY

INDEX OF ENTRIES

ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671244170
Author:
Prinz, Martin
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Author:
Simon andamp
Author:
Crespi, Rodolfo
Author:
Simon
Author:
Mottana, Annibale
Author:
&
Author:
Liborio, Giuseppe
Author:
Simon and Schuster
Author:
Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Rocks
Subject:
Minerals
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Rocks -- Collection and preservation.
Subject:
Minerals -- Collection and preservation.
Subject:
Geology-Rocks and Minerals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones
Series Volume:
no. 174
Publication Date:
November 1978
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
607
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.5 in 24.045 oz

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