Displays rocks, minerals, variant forms, and major gemstonesPublishers Description
Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.66" Width: 4.1" Height: 1.31"
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2002
Availability 110 units.
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
|Fantastic reference book!!!! Jun 6, 2008|
|We are avid rockhounds and have been looking for a book to help identify some of what we find. This book had great photos and descriptions. I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. |
|Not What I Expected Jan 29, 2008|
|I was really excited to buy this book, but it wasn't as great as I was expecting. The pictures are deceiving to me. I can't really use this book to identify rocks in my collection. |
|Nice pictures Jan 2, 2008|
|This is a nice compact field guide. There is more technical stuff than this beginer can appreciate for now. The only complaint came from my geology major daughter - "the pictures only depict the crystal forms, you almost never see such good specimens".|
I told her to be more optimistic about finding similar examples.
|A very good deal! Nov 13, 2007|
|The book arrived quickly and it was like new. Book is in Excellent condition! I am very pleased with this transaction.!|
|an important book in any naturalist's library Sep 30, 2007|
|As with all the Audubon guides, the glossy photographs; durable binding and leatherette cover; and cross-referencing the index via the color plates, are what make these guides important. |
This rock field guide has a good glossary of terms that is helpful. Also, there are identification keys for color, fabric, and hardness of specimens, along with descriptions indicating areas to locate them.
Unlike the animal and plant field guides, this one hasn't gone out of date like the others. However, the deficencies still apply: the details are pretty general, and the summaries are ridiculously short. Still, this book is one of the best in the series and should be on anyone's shelf that has even a passing interest in geology.
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