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Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Revised and Updated (Golden Guide)

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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!

Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

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 students, rock hounds, and mineral collectors.

Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.

Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press have been updated and revised to revitalize the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

Synopsis:

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, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!

About the Author

Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582381329
ill.:
Perlman, Raymond
Author:
Shaffer, Paul R.
Author:
Zim, Herbert Spencer
Author:
Zim, Herbert S.
Author:
Perlman, Raymond
Publisher:
Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Mineralogy
Subject:
Rocks
Subject:
Minerals
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Mineralogy
Subject:
Rocks -- Collection and preservation.
Subject:
Minerals -- Collection and preservation.
Subject:
Geology-Rocks and Minerals
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. and updated /
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press
Series Volume:
106-708
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.01 x 4.11 x 0.295 in

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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, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!

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