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Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks)

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Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, these field guides make identification of individual specimens sure, simple and straightforward. Each entry has a full color illustration as well as color-coded bands that provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Easy to use and beautiful to look at, this series is an invaluable resource for every collector.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 12th 2002 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published 2000)
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Apr 29, 2012 Rachel marked it as to-read
Pellant, C. (2002). Rocks and minerals. New York: Dorling Kindersley.

Citation created by: Rachel Davis
Call Number: 549
Description: Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, DK's Smithsonian Handbook of Rocks and Minerals' explains what rocks or minerals are, how they are classified, and how to start a collection.
Content/Scope: Grades 4 & up.
Accuracy/Authority: Part of Smithsonian Institute publishings.
Relation to Similar Works: Revisions and offered in several different langua...more
MissJessie--former librarian
Seriously useful reference book for identifying and learning about rocks and minerals. Excellent color photos with detailed information and descriptions. A useful book and educational.
I've flipped through this book, it's not really a book. It's an informational book of rocks and minerals.
Tracie Little
would be excelent for teaching the students about minerals in science class
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