Minerals and Gemstones

$14.95

Minerals and Gemstones

300 of the Earth’s natural treasures

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Minerals and Gemstones

Minerals and Gemstones

An accessible and informative guide to 300 minerals and gemstones, from simple sandstones to diamond, jade, and sanidine. 300 of the Earth’s Natural Treasures

Discover the fascinating world of the treasures beneath your feet. Each entry in this mini-encyclopedia includes a beautiful color photo plus a key information table with specifications—color, luster, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit, and crystal system. Full of facts and with an engaging and expertly written text, this handy, pocket-size book is a valuable reference and a fascinating read

Learn what the Earth is made of, how its rocks were formed and how minerals and gems are used today.

Information tables give colour, luster, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit and crystal system. Each entry is illustrated with a photograph.

Author – Dr. David C. Cook & Dr. Wendy L. Kirk

Dr. David C. Cook is a former research chemist. He has studied geology and has teaching experience. Dr. Wendy Kirk is a lecturer in geology at University College London and has curated geology collections for thirty years.

 

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 7 × 6 × 2 in

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