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Minerals and Gemstones

300 of the Earth's Natural Treasures

Wendy Kirk

(author)

Paperback
With 300 entries, Minerals and Gemstones includes an colour photograph, and a key information table including specifications such as the colour, lustre, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit and crystal system for each type of mineral and gemstone featured.
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Minerals and Gemstones: 300 of the Earth's Natural Treasures A01 By (author) N Wendy Kirk 163 123 BC Paperback / softback 320 Amber Books Ltd Amber Books Ltd London United Kingdom WNR Rocks, minerals & fossils PNV Mineralogy & gems 1.3 WNR PNV YNNV Rocks, minerals & fossils: general interest Chemistry of minerals, crystals & gems Children's / Teenage general interest: Rocks, weather & physical world With 300 entries, Minerals and Gemstones includes an colour photograph, and a key information table including specifications such as the colour, lustre, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit and crystal system for each type of mineral and gemstone featured. Discover the fascinating world of the treasures beneath your feet. Minerals and Gemstones is an accessible and informative reference guide to 300 different minerals and gemstones, from simple sandstones to sanidine, jade and diamond. Learn what the Earth is made of, how its rocks were formed and how minerals and gems are used today. Minerals and Gemstones is divided into sections covering the internationally recognised classification groups. Each entry includes an accurately reproduced and representative colour photograph, and a key information table including specifications such as the colour, lustre, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit and crystal system of each type of mineral and gemstone. Full of facts and with an engaging but expertly written text, this handy, pocket-size book is a valuable reference source as well as a fascinating read. Dr. David Cook is a former research chemist. He has studied geology as a keen amateur and has teaching experience. Dr. Wendy Kirk is a lecturer in geology at University College London and curator of Geology Collections of thirty years' experience. 11052017 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 9.99 0.00 9.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 24 GARD Y Discover the fascinating world of the treasures beneath your feet. Minerals and Gemstones is an accessible and informative reference guide to 300 different minerals and gemstones, from simple sandstones to sanidine, jade and diamond. Learn what the Earth is made of, how its rocks were formed and how minerals and gems are used today. Minerals and Gemstones is divided into sections covering the internationally recognised classification groups. Each entry includes an accurately reproduced and representative colour photograph, and a key information table including specifications such as the colour, lustre, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit and crystal system of each type of mineral and gemstone. Full of facts and with an engaging but expertly written text, this handy, pocket-size book is a valuable reference source as well as a fascinating read.
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Book publisherAmber Books Ltd
Publication date11 May 2017
FormatPaperback
Pages320
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