Rocks, Gems and Minerals

A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press

Herbert S. Zim and Paul R. Shaffer; Revised by Jonathan P. Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting with Jeffrey Post and Paul Pohwat, National Museum of Natural History; Illustrated by Raymond Perlman

Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

1582381321

9781582381329

Trade Paperback

160 Pages

$6.95

CAD7.95

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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.

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Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.
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  • Herbert S. Zim and Paul R. Shaffer; Revised by Jonathan P. Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting with Jeffrey Post and Paul Pohwat, National Museum of Natural History; Illustrated by Raymond Perlman

  • Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.
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