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    Rocks and Minerals: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback) By (author) Ronald Bonewitz

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    DescriptionThis is a definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemologist! From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artifacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald. Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.

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    Rocks and Minerals
    The Definitive Visual Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Bonewitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 1,236 g
    ISBN 13: 9781405328319
    ISBN 10: 1405328312

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: WNR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16610
    DC22: 552
    BISAC V2.8: NAT030000
    Thema V1.0: WNR
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Dorling Kindersley Ltd
    Imprint name
    Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Over a 40-year-career Ron Bonowitz has been a geologist, prospector, miner and gem cutter, in addition to working as a pilot and flying instructor. Still a collector, cutter and dealer in gems and minerals, he has written extensively on ancient history and mythology. Ron resides in Petersfield.
    Review quote
    As one has come to expect of a Dorling Kindersley publication, it's peppered with beautiful, glossy pictures - the rock, mineral, gem and fossil photographs are of such good quality you feel you could lift them off the page - and is laid out for easy reference. Geographical