In Beginnerrs"s Guide to Minerals and Rocks is a stunning introduction to the natural wonders that are literally under our feet. This is a highly detailed visual reference book that will show you how to identify and classify minerals and rocks, what field equipment you will need, physical properties of minerals and rocks and how to test them. It is the most comprehensive guide for beginner rock-hounds, and a perfect visual companion for veterans.
Joel Grice’s fascination and enthusiasm for collecting minerals began as a youngster after visiting the Royal Ontario Museum. He received his Masters and Ph.D from the University of Manitoba.
Ole Johnsen is the curator of the mineral collection at the Geological Museum of Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2001, he was awarded with a fellowship of the Mineralogical Society of America, and was honored by his colleagues in 2004 when a new mineral species, johnsenite-(Ce) was named after him.