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    DescriptionThis title shows you how to find, identify and collect the world's most fascinating specimens, featuring over 800 stunning photographs and artworks. This is the ultimate visual encyclopedia of rocks and minerals, with a directory of over 300 specimens. It instructs the amateur geologist on how to identify and extract samples safely, clean and store specimens, and build and present their own unique collection. It provides step-by-step guidance on simple home testing techniques, to gauge shade, hardness, cleavage, lustre, tenacity, transparency and more. A photographic directory enables the reader to identify samples by sight, and includes artworks demonstrating shapes and structures. It offers practical information on the wider relevance of precious rocks and minerals to the environment. This is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, and how to build a collection. A comprehensive introduction explains the formation and classification of the many types of rock and mineral. Expertly written text describes the impact of factors such as time, weather and water erosion on external character. In the second part of the book specimens are grouped according to their chemical composition and characteristics, and all entries include quick-reference identification checklists to aid recognition. Featuring over 800 photographs and artworks, this is a one-stop reference, visual encyclopedia and field guide on a richly consuming and endlessly intriguing subject.


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    Title
    The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals
    Subtitle
    How to Find, Identify and Collect the World's Most Fascinating Specimens, Featuring Over 800 Stunning Photographs and Artworks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Farndon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 228 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,256 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780190853
    ISBN 10: 1780190859
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
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    DC23: 552
    DC22: 552.022/2, 552.0222
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    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    SOUTHWATER
    Publication date
    16 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Farndon studied Earth Science at Cambridge University, UK, and has written a number of books and articles on the subject since, including Dorling Kindersley's Dictionary of the Earth, and the Rocks and Minerals section of their multimedia Earth science project. He has also written The Rock and Crystal Collection (Sterling), Collecting Minerals (Sterling) and Rocks and Minerals (Benchmark Books).