9780789491060

Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789491060

  • ISBN10:

    0789491060

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-07-12
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.

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Summary

DK's Smithsonian Handbook of Rocks and Minerals combines 600 vivid full-color photos with descriptions of more than 500 specimens. This authoritative, systematic, and clear photographic approach marks a new generation of identification guides. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Chris Pellant lectures in Earth Sciences at Kirby College of Further Education in Cleveland, England.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Collecting Rocks and Mineralsp. 6
Field Equipmentp. 8
Home Equipmentp. 10
Organizing your Collectionp. 12
How This Book Worksp. 14
Mineral or Rock?p. 16
Mineral Formationp. 18
Mineral Compositionp. 20
Mineral Characteristicsp. 22
Mineral Identificationp. 28
How Rocks are Formedp. 30
Igneous Rock Characteristicsp. 32
Types of Metamorphismp. 34
Metamorphic Rock Characteristicsp. 36
Sedimentary Rock Characteristicsp. 38
Rock Identification Keyp. 40
Mineralsp. 46
Native Elementsp. 46
Sulfides and Sulfosaltsp. 52
Halidesp. 70
Oxides and Hydroxidesp. 76
Carbonates, Nitrates, and Boratesp. 98
Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates, and Tungstatesp. 110
Phosphates, Arsenates, and Vanadatesp. 120
Silicatesp. 132
Rocksp. 180
Igneous Rocksp. 180
Metamorphic Rocksp. 208
Sedimentary Rocksp. 222
Glossaryp. 250
Indexp. 252
Acknowledgementsp. 256
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