St. Martin's PressGolden Guides from St. Martin's Press
4.11 x 6.05 inches, 160 pages
Includes full-color illustrations throughout
This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on:
- Physical and chemical properties
- Origins and geologic significance
- Gems and semiprecious stones
- How to find and collect specimens
Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!
About the Authors
Herbert S. Zim and Ira N. Gabrielson, Revised by Chandler S. Robbins, Updated by Jonathan P. Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting with James Coe; Illustrated by James Gordon Irving
Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000,Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.