Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils

Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils




An authoritative and practical identification guide to minerals, rocks and fossils of the world. This new edition of a classic reference work has been completely revised, updated and redesigned, with new extended introductory sections and appendices. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike, this book is small and compact enough to carry in the pocket or backpack. • Over 600 specimens in full colour • Every specimen described and illustrated on the same double-page spread • Over 300 line drawings identifying structures and features

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521778817
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 4.96(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Minerals: 1. Introduction; 2. Native elements; 3. Sulfides; 4. Oxides and hydroxides; 5. Halides; 6. Carbonates; 7. Nitrates and borates; 8. Sulfates and chromates; 9. Tungstates and molybdates; 10. Phosphates, arsenates, and vanadates; 11. Silicates; Part II. Rocks: 12. Introduction; 13. Igneous rocks; 14. Metamorphic rocks; 15. Sedimentary rocks; 16. Meterorites and tektites; Part III. Fossils: 17. Introduction; 18. Sponges; 19. Corals; 20. Mollusks; 21. Arthopods; 22. Brachiopods; 23. Bryozoans; 24. Echinoderms; 25. Graptolites; 26. Vertebrates; 27. Fossil land plants; 28. Geological time scale; Further reading; Index.

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