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Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals : Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones - Annibale Mottana

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones

Paperback Published: 1st October 1978
ISBN: 9780671244170
Number Of Pages: 607
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old

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Practical, concise, and easy to use, "Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals" contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections -- one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each prefaced by a comprehensive introduction that discusses formation, chemistry, and more. All 377 entries, beautifully illustrated with color photographs and helpful visual symbols, provide descriptions and practical information about appearance, classification, rarity, crystal formation, mode of occurrence, gravity of mineral, rock chemistry, modal classification fields, formational environments, grain sizes of rocks, and much more.

Whether you are a serious collector or an information-seeking amateur, this incomparably beautiful, authoritative guide will prove an invaluable reference.

Introduction to Mineralsp. 7
The Minerals
Native Elementsp. 1
Sulfidesp. 13
Halidesp. 47
Oxides and Hydroxidesp. 55
Nitratesp. 89
Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstatesp. 112
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadatesp. 129
Silicatesp. 157
Organic Substancesp. 275
Introduction to Rocksp. 413
The Rocks
Igneous Rocksp. 277
Sedimentary Rocksp. 323
Metamorphic Rocksp. 352
Glossaryp. 594
Index of Entriesp. 605
Illustration Creditsp. 608
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780671244170
ISBN-10: 0671244175
Series: Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 5 - 8
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 607
Published: 1st October 1978
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.688
Edition Number: 1

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