Introduction to Rocks and Minerals

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Book Sales, Dec 1, 1986 - Crafts & Hobbies - 48 pages
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Dougal Dixon starts by examining the structure of the earth and what lies beneath its crust. He goes on to show the amateur geologist how to begin to read the secret book that is hidden in its rocks, and how the different materials that make up rocks are classified and identified. He explains how to interpret the landscape and look at folds, faults, small scale and igneous structures. A practical section deals with how to identify and work with various rock types.

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Writer and book editor Dougal Dixon was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1947. He received a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of St. Andrews in 1970 and a Master of Science in 1972. He entered the publishing field in 1973 and became a freelancer in 1980. He is an internationally recognized authority on dinosaurs and is one of the most popular science writers in the UK. He has also served as a special advisor for programs and motion pictures about dinosaurs in the United States, Great Britain and Japan. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by the Educational Press Association of America in 1993, the Helen Roney Sattler Award in 1993, the Children's Book Council 1994 Outstanding Trade Science Book Award, and the Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award in 1996.

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