Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

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by Chris Pellant, Helen Pellant
     
 

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For experts and armchair enthusiasts like, Rocks and Minerals will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject.

A general introduction is followed by a detailed exploration of the three groups of rocks: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, including their formation and occurrence, main characteristics and economic uses. A

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For experts and armchair enthusiasts like, Rocks and Minerals will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject.

A general introduction is followed by a detailed exploration of the three groups of rocks: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, including their formation and occurrence, main characteristics and economic uses. A number of examples from each category will be explored and illustrated. The second part of the book begins with an introduction to minerals, including gemstones, explaining their classification, occurrence, formation and characteristics, identification and economic uses. This is followed by accounts and images of a wide selection of examples.

This is a great book for fans of nature walks and nature photography, and for collectors of rocks and gemstones.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
02/15/2015
This photographic field guide is just the ticket. It is conveniently sized to fit in a backpack or back pocket, making it suitable for circulating as well as reference collections. The colorful illustrations along with production details and common usages make the coverage interesting and accessible to readers from middle-school age to adult. Chris and Helen Pellant (Fossils: A Photographic Field Guide) are avid collectors and many of the specimens in the book are their own. The authors' intention with this title is to provide information both to collectors who need a quick guide to recognizing and classifying specimens and to those laypersons who would like to identify what they find. VERDICT Students, nature photographers, and budding geologists will find this book both easy to use and highly informative.—Christine Sharbrough, Chelmsford P.L., MA
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
The more than 500 pictures of individual Rocks and Minerals in Chris Pellant's 5x8-inch handbook make it useful for hobbyists from novice to serious. Mr. Pellant lists special equipment for field and home, details the formation and composition of rocks and minerals, and enhances all with color-coded bands and columns to provide data at a glance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472909930
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/03/2015
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
534,612
Product dimensions:
4.68(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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