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Rocks and Minerals Handbook

By Dorling Kindersley (UK)

A clear recognition guide

Dorling Kindersley's Rocks and Minerals Handbook is a clear and sharp recognition guide to over 500 rocks and minerals from around the world.

It is packed with over 600 crystal-clear photographs with precise annotation to make identification sure and simple.

Concise and jargon-free text pinpoints the key characteristics of each specimen and provides quick accessible information.

Sturdy Soft Cover. 256 pages. approx. 215mm X 145mm. ISBN 0751327417. Barcode 9780751327410. Out of Print

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Each entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the rock or mineral's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Accompanying colour-coded bands provide clear, at-a-glance facts for quick reference. In addition, each mineral entry features an illustration showing the crystal system to which the mineral belongs.

The book is equally useful to beginners or experienced collectors. It explains what rocks or minerals are, how they are classified and how to start a collection.

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