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Minerals of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Rocks and Minerals
Minerals of the World An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Rocks and Minerals Author:Rudolf Duda A comprehensive guide to over 600 of the world's minerals, over 450 of which are illustrated in full color. The book is divided into 3 sections: — The first section contains a short introduction to general mineralogy, a description of the origin of minerals and their most important features, and methods of identification, collection and preserva... more »tion.
The second, pictorial section, includes detailed descriptions, line drawings and photographs of 602 minerals, both common examples and those less requently encountered. Each photograph shows the mineral in its naturally occurring form. The minerals are arrangedin order of increasing hardness.
The final section includes indentification tables which combine both specific and common features, to enable the mineral under investigation to be identified.« less