Synopses & Reviews
Superbly photographed, with at a glance symbols for easy reference, this book introduces you to geology and collecting, uses - past and present, imitations and synthetics, and the effects of plate tectonics and erosion. Over 200 rocks, crystals, and minerals are presented, enabling you to identify different samples through examination of color, structure, hardness, and place of origin. From the fabulously famous Koh-i-nor diamond to the most mundane of rocks - coal, this compact and comprehensive volume will teach you all you need to know about rocks, crystals, and minerals.
This book will help you distinguish between igneous rocks, carbonate minerals, and triclinic crystals. Includes information on composition, texture, tenacity, and range.
This compact study guide contains concise descriptions of each rock, crystal, and mineral, with symbols providing at-a-glance information on distinctive features, composition, and physical properties.
About the Author
Rosie Hankin has been working in publishing for 15 years, the last seven as a general freelance editor. She has published six children's information books and an anthology of verse and prose. She spends most of her time editing adult non-fiction, especially books covering natural history and related scientific subjects, hobbies, crafts, and cookery.