"This book would be perfect for anyone (adults included) who has a passion for rocks, gems, and minerals and wants to know more about them. The beauty of this book is that it isnt just about rocks. It includes a thorough presentation of what you need to know so you can identify and catalog your rock treasures. Beautiful photography throughout the book clearly illustrates what the author is talking about. I wish Id had this book when my son was growing up. It would have suited him perfectly."—Donna M.
"The authors excitement seems to jump off of each page. It is abundantly clear that he is passionate about this subject. His excitement is contagious and makes you want to run out to the nearest rock pile to see what treasures you might find. If you are a novice rock collector or want to become involved in this fascinating hobby, this book is the place to start." —Thomas L.
"My kids are excellently crazy over this manual. It is perfect for a family because we homeschool and love to learn about things like this. We have quite an extensive rock and nature collection, and we have been enjoying learning about and identifying the things we have. This is neatly organized and contains extensive details about each rock, mineral, and gem. The pictures are beautiful and there are even sections where you can take notes and describe what you are studying."—Christopher R.