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    Description"The Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Rocks and Minerals" is packed with 600 full-colour photographs of more than 500 specimens. Authoritative text clear photographs and a systematic approach help you to cut through the complicated identification process and recognize a specimen easily. Each entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the rock or mineral's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Accompanying colour-coded bands provide clear at-a-glance facts for quick reference. In addition each mineral entry features an illustration showing the crystal system to which the mineral belongs. Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike the "Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Rocks and Minerals" explains what rocks or minerals are how they are classified and how to start a collection. To help in the initial stages of rock identification a clear visual key illustrates the differences between igneous metamorphic and sedimentary rocks then guides the reader to the correct rock entry. A concise glossary provides instant understanding of technical and scientific terms.

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    Rocks and Minerals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Pellant
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 446 g
    ISBN 13: 9780751327410
    ISBN 10: 0751327417

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: PNV
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 549
    BIC subject category V2: WNR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI048000
    Illustrations note
    colour photographs
    Dorling Kindersley Ltd
    Imprint name
    Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    13 April 2000
    Publication City/Country