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A comprehensive, up-to-date field guide to the world's rocks and mineralsThis detailed and easy-to-use guide contains striking photography of rocks and minerals from around the globe, and is designed to help readers and collectors identify specimens of these compounds, which are formed by geological processes in the earth's crust. Useful for beginners and serious collectors alike, this handy volume features special color photography of specimens from the Natural History Museum in London, which holds one of the largest collections in the world.
- Beautiful color photographs
- Comprehensive, up-to-date information
- Suitable for serious collectors and those new to the field
- Special photography of unique specimens from the Natural History Museum in London
About the Author
Chris and Helen Pellant, a husband-and-wife team, have been writing earth science books together since the 1980s, as well as running their own photographic library (picsandwords.com). Their many books include Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals and Geological Structures: An Introductory Field Guide.