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Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals


Edited by Martin Prinz, George Harlow and Joseph Peters, The American Museum of Natural History

"An easy-to-use field guide, with more than 1,000 spectacular illustrations - 600 in full color." Contains in-depth descriptions of 377 minerals and rocks. This book is a 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" paperback with 608 pages.

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and MineralsTable of Contents

PART ONE - MINERALS
Introduction to Mineralsp.7
Native Elements1
Sulfides13
Halides47
Oxides and Hydroxides55
Nitrates89
Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates112
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates129
Silicates157
Organic Substances275
PART TWO - ROCKS
Introduction to Rocksp.413
Igneous Rocks277
Sedimentary Rocks323
Metamorphic Rocks352
Glossaryp.594
Index of Entriesp.605
Illustration Creditsp.608