A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996 - Nature - 396 pages
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The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures.
 

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Contents

Your Mineral Collection
1
Rocks and Minerals and Where to Find Them
12
Physical Properties of Minerals
42
Crystal Classifications
53
The Chemical Classification of Minerals
71
Tests Techniques and Tips
78
Elements
97
Sulfides and Sulfosalts
108
Halides
174
Carbonates
182
Nitrates
201
Sulfates
208
Phosphates Arsenates Vanadates and Uranates
229
Tungstates Wolframates and Molybdates
263
References
375
Index
383

Oxides
142

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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