Peterson Field Guide to Rocks & Minerals Fifth Edition
Illustrated By: Jeffery Scovil
Stock No: WW10969
Peterson Field Guide to Rocks & Minerals Fifth Edition   -     Edited By: Roger Tory Peterson
    By: Frederick H. Pough
    Illustrated By: Jeffery Scovil

Peterson Field Guide to Rocks & Minerals Fifth Edition

Illustrated By: Jeffery Scovil
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1998 / Paperback

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The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures.

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Title: Peterson Field Guide to Rocks & Minerals Fifth Edition
By: Frederick H. Pough
Illustrated By: Jeffery Scovil
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1998
Weight: 1 pound 1 ounce
ISBN: 039591096X
ISBN-13: 9780395910962
Stock No: WW10969

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The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures.

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Jeffrey A. Scovil, a professional mineral photographer, is the author of Photographing Minerals, Fossils, and Lapidary Materials and was featured in The Grandmasters of Mineral Photography.
 
Frederick H. Pough (1907-2006) was a mineralogist and museum curator who wrote a guide to collecting gems and minerals that became essential for geologists. He wrote A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals while serving as a curator of physical geology and mineralogy at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan.
 
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.

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