The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Minerals, Rocks & Fossils of the World

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9781844779222: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Minerals, Rocks & Fossils of the World
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A comprehensive guide to over 700 minerals, rocks and plant and animal fossils from around the globe and how to identify them with over 2000 photographs and illustrations.

An exciting and authorative family encyclopedia on the Earth's most previous and intriguing natural resources. Fascinating introductions to each directory reveal how rocks and fossils form, the habitas and sites where they are found, how they are classified and what they tell us about the natural world. Extensive illustrated directories of their properties and handy at a glance specification fact files.

With more than 800 explanatory illustrations, including detailed evolutionary timescales, structural diagrams and reconstructions to show what the fossilized plant or animal may have looked like. Detailed advice on safe extraction, home testing, cleaning without damage and how to display the specimens - all you need to build an impressive and attractive collection.

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Essential reading for any amateur geologist or palaeontologist.

This paperback book has 512 pages and measures: 21.8 x 17 x 2.8cm.

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