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A Field Manual for the Amateur Geologist: Tools and Activities for Exploring Our Planet

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"A must-have volume for rock and fossil collectors, naturalists, and travelers . . . ideal for the nature enthusiast with little or no background in geology." -Earth "Cvancara's Field Manual is the book for which I have been waiting for many years!"

This fascinating guide is an important resource you'll want to have with you on any outdoor...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 21st 1995 by Jossey Bass (first published January 1st 1985)
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Miles
A pretty good overall view of the practical side of the science of geology, digging just deep enough into the theory to make it all make sense. Very well referenced, although I would have preferred a more extensive section on the identification of specific rocks and minerals.
David
If you see a lot of geology (from an airplane window or the ground) and wonder how it got that way, this book helps explain how the world got that way in easy to understand terms.
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