Rocks & Minerals: The Definitive Visual Guide eBook


Rocks & Minerals: The Definitive Visual Guide 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 GeographicalDefinitive 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 identifythanrock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics Discoverabout 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 emeraldPlus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds


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