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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals (Audubon Society Field Guide)

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ISBN13: 9780394502694
ISBN10: 0394502698
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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 — 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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Seven hundred ninety-four color plates are cross referenced to detailed descriptions of field patterns and rock locations. Excellent and comprehensive index.

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funkinfurdro, July 23, 2010 (view all comments by funkinfurdro)
Excellent field guide. Would recommend over others of it's kind for it's thoroughness, layout, and ease of access. There are many minerals covered in this book that you will find either glossed over or ignored in others. I've enjoyed it specifically for use in the field because it's content is relevant to a rock hound doing their hounding in the US. The North America specific information makes it far easier to identify the types of minerals that can be found in a given state. This aspect also has helped me significantly narrow down what it is I might be looking at in the field before I've had a chance to study it closely simply by letting me know about the commonalities and rarities in a given state, or part of a state.

The color coding system makes the book very easy to navigate when trying to determine where to begin identifying a mineral. This is my favorite part about this book. While I enjoy reading deeply detailed explanations and wells of information concerning rocks and minerals, in the field is not where I generally am trying to do so. This book is concise but doesnt spare the relevant details. The last rock and mineral field guide you'll need. Until they publish a new edition that is.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394502694
Author:
National Audubon Society
Publisher:
Random House (NY)
Author:
Chesterman
Author:
Chesterman, Charles W.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Rocks
Subject:
Minerals
Subject:
Minerals -- North America -- Collection and preservation.
Subject:
Rocks -- Collection and preservation -- North America.
Subject:
Rocks -- Collection and preservation.
Subject:
Minerals -- Collection and preservation.
Subject:
Geology-Rocks and Minerals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
National Audubon Society Field Guides
Publication Date:
19790531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
856
Dimensions:
7.66x4.10x1.31 in. 1.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Seven hundred ninety-four color plates are cross referenced to detailed descriptions of field patterns and rock locations. Excellent and comprehensive index.
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