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Minerals and Gemstones

David C Cook

Wendy L Kirk

Discover the fascinating world of the treasures beneath your feet. Minerals and Gemstones is an accessible and informative reference guide to 300 different minerals and gemstones, from simple sandstones to sanidine, jade and diamond. Learn what the Earth is made of, how... Read moreRead less

Discover the fascinating world of the treasures beneath your feet. Minerals and Gemstones is an accessible and informative reference guide to 300 different minerals and gemstones, from simple sandstones to sanidine, jade and diamond. Learn what the Earth is made of, how its rocks were formed and how minerals and gems are used today. Minerals and Gemstones is divided into sections covering the internationally recognised classification groups. Each entry includes an accurately reproduced and representative colour photograph, and a key information table including specifications such as the colour, lustre, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit and crystal system of each type of mineral and gemstone. Full of facts and with an engaging but expertly written text, this handy, pocket-size book is a valuable reference source as well as a fascinating read.

Format: 163 x 123mm flexi
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: 300 photos
ISBN: 9781782742593

David C Cook

Dr. David Cook is a former research chemist. He has studied geology as a keen amateur and has teaching experience.

Wendy L Kirk

Dr. Wendy Kirk is a lecturer in geology at University College London and curator of Geology Collections of thirty years’ experience.

ISBN:9781782742593 pb

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