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Rocks & Minerals The Definitive Visual Guide by Ronald Bonewitz
  

Rocks & Minerals The Definitive Visual Guide

Synopsis

Rocks & Minerals The Definitive Visual Guide by Ronald Bonewitz

Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.

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As one has come to expect of a Dorling Kindersley publication, it's peppered with beautiful, glossy pictures - the rock, mineral, gem and fossil photographs are of such good quality you feel you could lift them off the page - and is laid out for easy reference. * Geographical *


About the Author

Over a long and varied career, Ronald Bonewitz has been a geologist, prospector, miner, and gem cutter, in addition to working as a pilot and flying instructor. Still a consultant, collector, cutter, and dealer in gems, minerals, and fossils, Dr Bonewitz has also written extensively on ancient history and mythology. Other books for DK include Rock and Gem and Nature Guide: Gems.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2008

Author

Ronald Bonewitz

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Publisher

DK an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Format

Hardback
360 pages

Categories

Rocks, minerals & fossils

ISBN

9781405328319

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