This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on:
· Physical and chemical properties
· Origins and geologic significance
· Gems and semiprecious stones
· How to find and collect specimens
Illustrated in full color throughout, this is a gem of a guide for students, rock hounds, and mineral collectors.
Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.