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A field guide to rocks and minerals

Author: Frederick H Pough; 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 : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick H Pough; National Audubon Society.; National Wildlife Federation.; Roger Tory Peterson Institute.
ISBN: 0395910978 9780395910979 039591096X 9780395910962 0395727782 9780395727782 0395727774 9780395727775
OCLC Number: 1037258563
Notes: "Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute."
Maps on lining papers.
Description: xv, 396 pages, 127 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 19 cm.
Contents: An introduction to the study of rocks and minerals: Your mineral collection --
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.
Series Title: Peterson field guide series, 7.
Other Titles: Field guide to rocks & minerals.
Rocks and minerals.
Responsibility: Frederick H. Pough ; photographs by Jeffrey Scovil.

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