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Gain an overview of the Rocks & Minerals you're likely to encounter or study first; Gems, ores, rocks, minerals other types are covered in plain language! Photographs, diagrams and written descriptions will help you in your quest to understand the natural world. The Peterson First Guides ® are condensed versions of the Peterson Field Guides ®. 128 pages, softcover. 3.75" x 7.25".
Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals formed and how to identify them--and includes tips on collecting.
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.