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Rocks and Minerals

Chris Pellant Helen Pellant



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19 November 2014
Mathematics & Sciences; Rocks, minerals & fossils
For experts and armchair enthusiasts like, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject. A general introduction is followed by an introduction to rocks covering the three groups: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, plus their formation and occurrence, main characteristics and economic uses. A number of examples from each category will be detailed an illustrated. The second part of the book begins with an introduction to minerals, including gemstones, explaining their classification, occurrence, formation and characteristics, identification and economic uses. This is followed by accounts and images of a wide selection of examples.
By:   Chris Pellant, Helen Pellant
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 118mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   257g
ISBN:   9781472909930
ISBN 10:   1472909933
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   19 November 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chris and Helen Pellant are based in England and have been working together since the 1980s. They have written a number of bestselling earth science books, and also run their own photographic library (www.picsandwords.com). They are keen conservationists, studying and recording everything from plants and lepidoptera to marine life.

Reviews for Rocks and Minerals

Students, nature photographers, and budding geologists will find this book both easy to use and highly informative. Library Journal Perfectly pocket-sized and chock-a-block with full color images accompanied by helpful yet concise explanatory text, this handy little field guide looks to be just the ticket for every naturalist's field kit. -- John E. Riutta The Well-Read Naturalist

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