National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Rocks and Minerals

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Knopf, Apr 12, 1988 - Nature - 192 pages
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Shows and describes gneiss, marble, slate, sandstone, shale, limestone, granite, basalt, talc, and gypsum, and discusses crystal structure and identification tests

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About the author (1988)

Chesterman is Senior Scientist at the California Division of Mines and Geology and Honorary Curator of Mineralogy at the California Academy of Sciences.

David Allen Sibley began seriously watching and drawing birds in 1969, at age seven. Author and illustrator of the nationally acclaimed "National Audubon Society: The Sibley Guide to Birds," he lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
Chris Elphick, editor and contributing author, holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Conservation Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently a research scientist at the University of Connecticut, where he focuses on the conservation of waterbirds, especially shorebirds. He lives in Storrs, Connecticut.
John B. Dunning, Jr., editor and contributing author, earned a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Arizona. He is an Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Purdue University and lives in Lafayette, Indiana.