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Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals [Paperback]

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.2" Width: 3.7" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1998
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin
Age  11
ISBN  0395935431  
EAN  9780395935439  

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Item Description...
Shows and identifies more than a hundred of the most common rocks and minerals, explains how rocks and crystals are formed, and looks at rock formations

Publishers Description
Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals formed and how to identify them--and includes tips on collecting.

Buy Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals by Frederick H. Pough from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780395935439 & 0395935431

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O.k.  May 25, 2010
O.k. for what is in there, but I would rather have a field guide with more specimens and information. Save your money and buy the "National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals".
Rock and Mineral Book  Mar 28, 2010
Perfect size for travel. Fits in purse, pocket or pack. Easy to refer to.
Great beginner resource  Feb 12, 2010
As a hobbyist I was looking for a good book to start off with. I found this book to be a great starting place. The introduction is clear and provides enough details to set the stage for understanding the rest of the material. There are photographs of each type of rock and mineral presented. The rocks and minerals are presented in a clear and concise manner with just enough information to give the reader a general idea of the chemical composition, physical description, and typical locations for each item discussed.

I also found the writing style of this book pleasant and enjoyable to read.
To the point, basics, and a lot of examples.  Dec 1, 2009
This book is small, easily fits into your pocket, sturdy for its tall size, and filled with brilliant photos or examples with short descriptions as the pages go on.

As a direct read it is a quickie, but it is also a decent reference guide to the most common rocks, metals, and crystals. It discusses basic geology and the formation of the planet and what makes our elements, it gives to-the-point single paragraphs on a lot of basic material. This would be a great guide to the starting geologist or student hungering for a hobby.
Rocks and Minerals  Oct 1, 2009
Good, handy guide to have.
Great seller, fast shipping, accurate description.
Well done!!
Greg Martin

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