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Rocks and Minerals

ISBN-10: 0789491060

ISBN-13: 9780789491060

Edition: 2002

Authors: Chris Pellant, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

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Description:

DK's Smithsonian Handbook of Rocks and Minerals combines 600 vivid full-color photos with descriptions of more than 500 specimens. This authoritative, systematic, and clear photographic approach marks a new generation of identification guides. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

Introduction
Collecting Rocks and Minerals
Field Equipment
Home Equipment
Organizing your Collection
How This Book Works
Mineral or Rock?
Mineral Formation
Mineral Composition
Mineral Characteristics
Mineral Identification
How Rocks are Formed
Igneous Rock Characteristics
Types of Metamorphism
Metamorphic Rock Characteristics
Sedimentary Rock Characteristics
Rock Identification Key
Minerals
Native Elements
Sulfides and Sulfosalts
Halides
Oxides and Hydroxides
Carbonates, Nitrates, and Borates
Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates, and Tungstates
Phosphates, Arsenates, and Vanadates
Silicates
Rocks
Igneous Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements