Alessandro Guastoni & Roberto Appiani
A comprehensive field guide covering all of Earth's 288 minerals The colours, shapes and beauty of minerals vary from the mundane to the magnificent. This book is a beautifully illustrated reference that profiles 288 specimens in concise detail. The book provides a clear introduction to the science of mineralogy and explains the forms of crystals, their physical properties and the environments in which minerals form.
A system of symbols is used for the quick identification of the key characteristics of each mineral specimen, including cleavage, specific gravity and hardness. It includes: a classification chart of minerals, an index of mineral names, and an illustrated directory. It is an ideal field guide for rock hounds, geologists and gem collectors. "Firefly Guides" are a beautifully produced, top-quality, Mondadori-printed international co-edition series.
Hundreds of color photos / 256 pages / paperback
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