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Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals

Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals

by Chris Pellant

Only $22.99
A great book for reading or reference, this handy (6.0" x 8.5") handbook presents interesting facts with full-color photos of hundreds of different rocks and minerals. Contains 256 pages, a glossary, identification guides and index.

Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals
Table of Contents

Introduction
6
    Collecting Rocks and Minerals
6
    Field Equipment
8
    Home Equipment
10
    Organizing your Collection
12
    How This Book Works
14
    Mineral or Rock?
16
    Mineral Formation
18
    Mineral Composition
20
    Mineral Characteristics
22
    Mineral Identification
28
    How Rocks are Formed
30
    Igneous Rock Characteristics
32
    Types of Metamorphism
34
    Metamorphic Rock Characteristics
36
    Sedimentary Rock Characteristics
38
    Rock Identification Key
40
Minerals
46
    Native Elements
46
    Sulfides and Sulfosalts
52
    Halides
70
    Oxides and Hydroxides
76
    Carbonates, Nitrates, and Borates
98
    Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
110
    Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
120
    Silicates
132
Rocks
180
    Igneous Rocks
180
    Metamorphic Rocks
208
    Sedimentary Rocks
222
Glossary
250
Index
252
Acknowledgements
256