This is a fabulous photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, as well as how to build your own collection. Expertly written text describes the impact of factors such as time, weather and water erosion on the development of these substances, and the part played by natural phenomena such as volcanoes and earthquakes. Specimens are grouped according to their chemical composition and characteristics, and all entries include quick-reference identification checklists to aid recognition. Featuring over 800 images, this book is a one-stop illustrated encyclopedia and field guide on an endlessly fascinating and richly consuming subject. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
Biblio NotesThe ultimate visual encyclopedia of rocks and minerals, including a directory of more than 300 specimens. A scientific introduction looks at the origins of these materials and their impact on the landscape, with examples of striking natural formations and explanatory diagrams. Enables the reader to identify specimens by their appearance, texture, hardness, density and more characteristics, showing the shapes and structures close up. Instructs the amateur geologist on how to extract samples safely, how to clean and store rocks and minerals, and building and presenting their own collection.
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