Rocks and Minerals (Collins Wild Guide)

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Easy-to-use introductory illustrated guidesto discovering the natural world

Rocks and Minerals covers 220 commonly found types of rock, mineral, and gemstone throughout the world. This pocket-size guide is the ideal companion for beginner geologists and contains practical advice and information for those wanting to further their interests.

  • Full-color photographs illustrate each type of rock or mineral, including their crystalline structure or other identification features
  • Information on distribution, chemical composition, hardness, color, and texture
  • Detailed description and ID Fact File offers key identification information at a glance

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This handy guide is ideal both for beginners as well as for students ofgeology and paleontology. There are full descriptions of each rockand mineral type including information on distribution, chemicalcomposition, hardness, color, and texture and an ³ID Fact File²offers information at a glance. Each type of rock and mineral isillustrated with a superb color photograph, while additional artworkmay show the crystalline structure or other identifying features. Boundwith a protective plastic ³wallet,² Rocks and Minerals is a first-rate fieldcompanion.

About the Author:

Now retired, Dr Reg Bradshaw was for many years a lecturer at Bristol University and also took classes all over the South-west. Together with Dr K.A.G. Mills, Dr Bradshaw translated Collins Photoguide Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones by Dr Walter Schumann.

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