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Rocks and minerals

Author: Ra Bonewitz
Publisher: London ; New York : DK Publishing, 2012.
Series: Smithsonian nature guide (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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From blue schist to blue granite, malachite to meteorites, and taconite to travertine, Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of each rock and mineral.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ra Bonewitz
ISBN: 9780756690427 0756690420 9781405375863 1405375868
OCLC Number: 721908454
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 352 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. What is a mineral? ; Mineral groups and associations ; Classifying minerals ; Identifying minerals ; What are crystals? ; Crystal habits ; Crystal systems ; Gems ; What is a rock? ; Collecting rocks and minerals ; Equipment ; Organization, storage, and cleaning --
Minerals. Native elements ; Sulfides ; Sulfosalts ; Oxides ; Hydroxides ; Halides ; Carbonates ; Borates ; Sulfates, molybdates, chromates, and tungstates ; Phosphates, vanadates, and arsenates ; Silicates ; Organics --
Rocks. Igneous rocks ; Metamorphic rocks ; Sedimentary rocks ; Meteorites.
Series Title: Smithsonian nature guide (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Ronald Louis Bonewitz.

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A guide that reveals intricate details and characteristics of the rocks and minerals. It offers introduction on identifying and classifying minerals and sections on each type of rock and mineral.  Read more...

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