Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals

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Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals

Format:  Paperback,

256 pages

Publisher: Dk Pub

Publish Date: Sep 2002

ISBN-13: 9780789491060

ISBN-10: 0789491060

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Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.


Publisher: Dk Pub
Publish Date: Sep 2002
ISBN-13: 9780789491060
ISBN-10: 0789491060
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.5 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 789491060

Chapter outline

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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