Minerals of the World

Minerals of the World


By (author) Walter Schumann

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Hardback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 196mm x 24mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 140275339X
  • ISBN 13: 9781402753398
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 348,240

Product description

It's the classic work: revised and updated! Identify over 500 of the most collectible minerals quickly and easily with this fully photographed field guide. And this new reissue makes identification easier, with new cleavability ratings for each entry alongside the handy classifications based on streak colour, Mohs' hardness and specific gravity. A complete introductory discussion of mineral forms and properties explains the essential criteria for recognition, and each of the hundreds of minerals (from Ankerite to Zinwaldite) is accompanied by information on its fracture, luster, chemical formula, aggregates, distinguishing characteristics and localities.

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"It will be a useful handbook for the hobbyist or naturalist and a valuable addition for most libraries." --"Booklist ""Of value to students ranging from primary to college age...an excellent reference book." --"School Science & Mathematics"