Rock and Gem: The Definitve Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils

Author(s): Dorling Kindersley

Earth Science | Fossils

From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth's buried treasures. Innovative, specially commissioned photography captures the essence and beauty of over 450 superb specimens, while lively and informative text describes the characteristics of each and its unique and changing relationship to humankind through the ages. Organized by rock classes and chemical groups, each rock, mineral and fossil entry contains a photograph of the specimen together with lively, wide-ranging text describing its qualities and history of use. In addition, a detailed, at-a-glance reference panel provides key data for identification and classification.


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General Fields

  • : 9781740336246
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Dorling Kindersley Australia
  • : November 2005
  • : 237mm X 186mm X 26mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

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  • : 360
  • : Mineralogy; Reference works
  • : col. illustrations
  • : Dorling Kindersley
  • : Paperback
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