Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide

Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide


By (author) Chris Pellant, By (author) Helen Pellant

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 118mm x 178mm x 10mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 3 February 2015
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1472909933
  • ISBN 13: 9781472909930
  • Sales rank: 1,468,246

Product description

For experts and armchair enthusiasts like, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject. A general introduction is followed by an introduction to rocks covering the three groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, plus their formation and occurrence, main characteristics and economic uses. A number of examples from each category will be detailed an illustrated. The second part of the book begins with an introduction to minerals, including gemstones, explaining their classification, occurrence, formation and characteristics, identification and economic uses. This is followed by accounts and images of a wide selection of examples.

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Author information

Chris and Helen Pellant are based in North Yorkshire and they began writing books together in the 1980s. They have written a number of earth science books, and also run their own photographic library ( They are keen conservationists, studying and recording everything from plants and lepidoptera to marine life.

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Students, nature photographers, and budding geologists will find this book both easy to use and highly informative. Library Journal Perfectly pocket-sized and chock-a-block with full color images accompanied by helpful yet concise explanatory text, this handy little field guide looks to be just the ticket for every naturalist's field kit. -- John E. Riutta The Well-Read Naturalist