The Illustrated Guide to Rocks & Minerals: How to Find, Identify and Collect the World's Most Fascinating Specimens, with Over 800 Detailed Photograph (Hardcover)

The Illustrated Guide to Rocks & Minerals: How to Find, Identify and Collect the World's Most Fascinating Specimens, with Over 800 Detailed Photograph By John Farndon Cover Image
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This is a fabulous photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, as well as how to build your own
collection. Expertly written text describes the impact of factors such as time, weather and water erosion on
the development of these substances, and the part played by natural phenomena such as volcanoes and
earthquakes. Specimens are grouped according to their chemical composition and characteristics, and all entries include quick-reference identification checklists to aid recognition. Featuring over 800 images, this book is a one-stop illustrated encyclopedia and field guide on an endlessly fascinating and richly consuming subject.

About the Author


John Farndon studied Earth Science at Cambridge University and has written a number of award-winning books on geology and earth sciences, nature and the environment.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780754834427
ISBN-10: 0754834425
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English