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Rocks and minerals

Author: Chris Pellant; Harry Taylor
Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000, ©1992.
Series: Dorling Kindersley handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American ed., repr. with correctionsView all editions and formats
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A geology expert explains how to tell rocks from minerals and then shares secrets of spotting sulfides, chromates, igneous and metamorphic rocks, and more.

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Pellant; Harry Taylor
ISBN: 156458061X 9781564580610
OCLC Number: 45132115
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Collecting Rocks and Minerals --
Field Equipment --
Home Equipment --
Organizing your Collection --
Mineral or Rock? --
Mineral Formation --
Mineral Composition --
Mineral Characteristics --
Mineral Identification --
How Rocks are Formed --
Igneous Rock Characteristics --
Types of Metamorphism --
Metamorphic Rock Characteristics --
Sedimentary Rock Characteristics --
Rock Identification Key --
Minerals --
Native Elements --
Sulfides and Sulfosalts --
Halides --
Oxides and Hydroxides --
Carbonates, Nitrates, and Borates --
Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates, and Tungstates --
Phosphates, Arsenates, and Vanadates --
Silicates --
Rocks --
Igneous Rocks --
Metamorphic Rocks --
Sedimentary Rocks.
Series Title: Dorling Kindersley handbooks.
Responsibility: by Chris Pellant ; Helen Pellant, editorial consultant ; photography by Harry Taylor.

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