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Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)

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Publisher Comments:

This handbook includes more than 600 stunning color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and gems from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail: its origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties.

Book News Annotation:

A guide that is both accessible to hobbyists and useful to experts, translated from the German edition published in 1985. Some 600 stunning color photographs show specimens from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail, including origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties. The introduction discusses the basics of mineralogy and provides a list of general features used in the identification of rocks and minerals.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-341) and index.

Table of Contents

  1. pt. 1.Minerals
  2. ch. 1.Science of minerals
  3. ch. 2.Ore-forming minerals
  4. ch. 3.Minerals as gemstones
  5. pt. 2.Rocks
  6. ch. 4.Introduction to petrology
  7. ch. 5.Igneous rocks
  8. ch. 6.Sedimentary rocks
  9. ch. 7.Metamorphic rocks
  10. pt. 3.Meteorites
  11. ch. 8.Stones from outer space.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395511374
Translator:
Bradshaw, R.
Author:
Bradshaw, R.
Translator:
Bradshaw, R.; Mills, K.A. G.
Author:
Mills, K.A. G.
Author:
Schumann, Walter
Author:
Schumann
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Rocks
Subject:
Minerals
Subject:
Precious stones
Subject:
Precious stones -- Identification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Rocks -- Identification.
Subject:
Minerals -- Identification.
Subject:
Geology-Rocks and Minerals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones
Series Volume:
9448
Publication Date:
January 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
7.54x4.98x.95 in. 1.34 lbs.

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