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Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

A Guide to Field Identification

Golden Field Guide from St. Martin's Press

Charles A. Sorrell, illustrated by George F. Sandström

Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press



This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

Covering rocks and minerals form around the world—from brilliant Brazilian Aquamarine to Wulfenite from Arizona's Red Cloud Mine—this unique guide was created by Charles A. Sorrell for the serious mineral enthusiast or rock collector. Rocks and Minerals fills the gap between academic texts and popular books by providing a magnificent rock and mineral catalog in glowing color, plus tips on where they are found.

· Hundreds of illustrations of rocks and minerals

· Molecular structure and idealized crystals also pictured

· Classification follows the system preferred by experts

· Includes hardness, crystallization, chemical properties, and superb background information

Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Field 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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Charles A. Sorrell, illustrated by George F. Sandström

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.

Charles A. Sorrell

Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

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