Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

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Created in association with Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide features more than 500 rocks and minerals. Packed with photographs and details on characteristics, distinguishing features, and more, Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals makes identification easy.

Designed for beginning and experienced collectors alike, this guide explains what rocks and minerals are, how they are classified, and how to start a collection. Look up different rocks and minerals, and find clear, annotated photography to pick out the key distinguishing features. Learn the differences between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and reference the glossary for many more technical and scientific terms.

Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals is filled with information about characteristics, colors, unique attributes, and more, making it one of the clearest identification guides for rock and mineral enthusiasts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • DK Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0789491060
  • 9780789491060
  • 56,607

About Chris Pellant

Chris Pellant has been writing earth science books since the 1980s. These include Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals, The Complete Book of Rocks and Minerals, Fossils of the World, and Discover Science: Rocks and Fossils. In addition to his authorial work, he runs a photographic library with his wife, Helen, and is a dedicated researcher and conservationist.
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