Synopses & Reviews
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-341) and index.
Table of Contents
pt. 1.Minerals --ch. 1.Science of minerals --ch. 2.Ore-forming minerals --ch. 3.Minerals as gemstones --pt. 2.Rocks --ch. 4.Introduction to petrology --ch. 5.Igneous rocks --ch. 6.Sedimentary rocks --ch. 7.Metamorphic rocks --pt. 3.Meteorites --ch. 8.Stones from outer space.