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    DescriptionThis is a comprehensive reference to 700 minerals, rocks, plants and animal fossils from around the globe and how to identify them, with more than 2000 photographs and illustrations. It is an essential reference book for amateur geologists and palaeontologists, revealing how rocks and fossils form, sites and habitats, classification, and a photographic guide. Extensive illustrated directories feature profiles of over 700 rocks, minerals and plant and animal fossils, describing their qualities and properties, and specification factfiles. It features over 1200 photographs of rocks and fossils for easy identification plus more than 800 artworks, including timescales, structural artworks of rocks and minerals, and reconstructions of fossilized plants and animals. It includes detailed information on safe extraction, home testing techniques, safe cleaning and how to display specimens - all you need to build an impressive collection. Rocks, minerals and fossils have a timeless fascination. This expert book provides a complete reference for anyone interested in the earth sciences. The book's major feature is its two extensive visual directories - one on rocks and minerals and one on fossils - containing over 700 in-depth specimen profiles. Information boxes give facts and figures such as type and location, and artworks and reconstructions show the structure-type of rocks and how each fossil originally looked. It provides all the facts anyone needs about the hugely absorbing subjects of geology and paleontology. This impressive work is beautiful to look at and will engage every reader.

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    The Complete Illustrated Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Fossils of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Farndon, By (author) Steve Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,225 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780192314
    ISBN 10: 1780192312

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: RBX, RBGG
    BISAC V2.8: NAT027000
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    LC classification: QE
    BIC subject category V2: WNR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    DC22: 552
    B&T Approval Code: A56010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26650
    BISAC V2.8: NAT030000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 552
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A55010000
    DC23: 552
    Illustrations note
    over 2000 photographs & illustrations
    Anness Publishing
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    Publication date
    16 December 2012
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    Author Information
    John Farndon is a specialist in Earth science. He has been shortlisted three times for the COPUS Science Book Prize, for books such as How the Earth Works (Dorling Kindersley) and The Book of the Brain (Hodder), as well as Rocks and Crystals (Sterling), and Rocks and Minerals (Benchmark). Steve Parker is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and has worked at London's Natural History Museum. He has written more than 200 books on the natural world, biology, technology and general sciences.