The Illustrated Guide to Rocks & Minerals

- How to find, identify and collect the world's most fascinating specimens, with over 800 detailed photographs

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The Illustrated Guide to Rocks & Minerals
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
08-02-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
256
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This is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rocks and minerals, as well as how to build your own collection. An extensive introduction section 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. A scientific introduction looks at the origins of these materials and their impact on the landscape, with examples of striking natural formations and explanatory diagrams. The amateur geologist is shown how to identify specimens by their appearance, texture, hardness, and density, as well as how to extract samples safely, how to clean and store rocks and minerals, and build and present their own collection. Featuring over 800 images, this book is a classic illustrated encyclopedia and field guide on an endlessly fascinating and richly consuming subject.

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Udgivelsesdato:
08-02-2018
ISBN13:
9780754834427
Bredde:
205 mm
Højde:
267 mm
Format:
Hardback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse The ultimate visual encyclopedia of rocks and minerals, including a detailed directory of 300 specimens. 800 colour photographs and illustrations

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