National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals
NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY (Author)
The National Audubon Society's Field Guides are widely thought to be the most authoritative and complete guides to the fossils, rocks, and minerals of North America. Charles Chesterman, Senior Scientist at the California division of Mines and Geology, has composed guidelines for collecting procedures, a key to identification, and a mineralogical glossary.
This comprehensive guide also provides descriptions of 200 minerals (including 20 classified as gemstones) and 40 rocks, as well as descriptions of the natural environments where they occur. Organized by color, shape and type, the easy-to-use photographic references are invaluable for collecting and for identifying all types of specimens. Hundreds of photos with complete descriptions. Durable nylon covers with extra strong binding. Dimensions are 7 1/4" by 4" by 1 3/8"; 852 pages.
Vinyl Bound: 856 pages
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (May 12, 1979)
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.3 x 7.8 inches