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A field guide to rocks and minerals

Author: Frederick H Pough; Jeffrey A Scovil; National Audubon Society.; National Wildlife Federation.; Roger Tory Peterson Institute.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1996.
Series: Peterson field guide series, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Explains how to start and organize a rock collection; provides detailed descriptions of hundreds of minerals with information on geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures; and includes 385 color photographs.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
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Pough, Frederick H.
Field guide to rocks and minerals.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1996
(OCoLC)753429285
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick H Pough; Jeffrey A Scovil; National Audubon Society.; National Wildlife Federation.; Roger Tory Peterson Institute.
ISBN: 0395727782 9780395727782 0395727774 9780395727775 0395910978 9780395910979 039591096X 9780395910962 0585067929 9780585067926
OCLC Number: 31867282
Notes: "Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute."
Map on front endpaper.
Description: xv, 396 pages, 64 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: An introduction to the study of rocks and minerals. Your mineral collection (Care of the collection, collecting and testing equipment, reagents, testing supplies) ; Rocks and minerals and where to find them (Geographical distribution ; Rock classifications ; Igneous rocks ; Sedimentary rocks ; Metamorphic rocks ; Mineral environments) ; Physical properties of minerals (Distinguishing characteristics ; Mineral textures and outlines of aggregates) ; Crystal classifications (The crystal systems ; Other forms and phenomena ; The chemical classification of minerals ; Tests, techniques, and tips) --
Mineral descriptions. Elements ; Sulfides and sulfosalts ; Oxides ; Halides ; Carbonates ; Nitrates ; Borates ; Sulfates ; Phosphates, arsenates, vanadates, and uranates ; Tungstates (wolframates) and molybdates ; Silicates ; Silica type ; Disilicate type ; Metasilicate types ; Pyrosilicate type ; Orthosilicate type ; Subsilicate type.
Series Title: Peterson field guide series, 7.
Other Titles: Rocks and minerals
Responsibility: Frederick H. Pough ; photographs by Jeffrey Scovil.

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Explains how to start and organize a rock collection; provides detailed descriptions of hundreds of minerals with information on geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures; and includes 385 color photographs.

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