This is a guide to the identification of the 240 minerals, rocks and major invertebrate fossils most likely to be seen anywhere in the world. Designed for the amateur naturalist or student of geology, the text explains the various properties and characteristic features of the different types of minerals, fossils and rocks. Where relevant, the individual entries include advice on how to distinguish between varieties, and information on their origins and how rocks often offer an insight into the environmental changes to the earth over geological time. nTechnical details and jargon are kept to a minimum throughout the text and the colour photographs include close-up shots of the sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, highlighting all the intricate details on which their identification depends.
New Holland Publishers Ltd
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