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    Collins Photo Guide to Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones (Hardback) By (author) Walter Schumann


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    DescriptionA guide to the major rocks, minerals and gemstones found in Europe. It contains an introduction to the basics of mineralogy, followed by a list of the general features of a rock that can be used in its identification. It also explains how to tell the basic difference between an igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock, allowing quick reference to the major identification sections for each of these classes. In these will be found comprehensive descriptions of each rock or mineral, with details of its composition, hardness, specific gravity, colour, fracture, cleavage, streak, lustre, transparency and crystal system, as well as notes on how it is formed and where it might be found, both in the UK and in the rest of the world.

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    Collins Photo Guide to Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Schumann
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9780002199094
    ISBN 10: 0002199092

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: PNV, WNR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI048000, NAT015000, NAT030000
    DC20: 549
    Illustrations note
    600 colour photographs, 50 b&w diagrams
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    02 November 1992
    Publication City/Country