Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

by Walter Schumann Dr.
     
 

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This handbook includes more than 600 stunning color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and gems from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail: its origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties.See more details below

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This handbook includes more than 600 stunning color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and gems from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail: its origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties.

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A guide that is both accessible to hobbyists and useful to experts, translated from the German edition published in 1985. Some 600 stunning color photographs show specimens from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail, including origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties. The introduction discusses the basics of mineralogy and provides a list of general features used in the identification of rocks and minerals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780395511374
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
364,769
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.95(d)

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