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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Rocks of the World

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Rocks of the World

by John Farndon

Only $14.95
This book is a practical directory of over 150 igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks with expert analysis of the key rock-forming environments of the world. Plus full advice on identifying rock types and building a rock collection. It is a 7" x 9" hardcover book with 128 pages of rock pictures and information.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Rocks of the World
Table of Contents

UNDERSTANDING HOW ROCKS ARE MADE
8
  Inside the Earth
10
  Continents and Plates
12
  The Moving Earth
14
  Mountain Building
16
  Earthquakes and Faults
18
  Volcanoes
20
  Igneous Features
22
  The Rock Cycle
24
  How Igneous Rocks form
26
  How Sedimentary Rocks Form
28
  How Metamorphic Rocks Form
30
  Rock Landscapes
32
  The Ages of the Earth
34
  Rocks and Fossils
36
  How Minerals Form
38
  Geological Maps
40
  Reading the Landscape
42
  Mineral Ores
44
  Collecting Rocks and Minerals
46
  Classifying Rocks
48
WORLD DIRECTORY OF ROCKS
50
  Identifying rocks
52
  Igneous Rocks
54
    Volcanic rocks: silica-rich rocks
54
    Andesites
56
    Trachytes and spillite
58
    Basalts
60
    Glassy rocks
62
    Volcanic froth and ash
64
    Volcanic debris
66
    Ultramafic rocks
68
    Olivine-rich rocks and carbonatite
70
    Syenites
72
    Plutonic rocks: granite
74
    Granitoids
76
    Gabbro and diorite
78
    Gabbroic rocks
80
    Dyke, sill and vein rocks
82
    Pegmatites
84
  Sedimentary Rocks
86
    Lutites
86
    More mudrocks
88
    Sandstones
90
    Arenites and wackes
92
    Rudites
94
    Biochemical rocks
96
    Limestones (carbonate rocks)
98
    Ooliths and dolostones
100
    Chemical rocks
102
    Organic rocks
104
  Metamorphic Rocks
106
    Metamorphic rocks: non-foliated
106
    Mafic metamorphic rocks
108
    Marble
110
    Foliated metamorphic rocks
112
    Slate
114
    Schists
116
    Gneiss and Granulite
118
    Rocks altered by fluids and other means
120
    Space rocks
122
Glossary
124
Index
126