Nature Guide: Rocks and Minerals, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465403523
  • ISBN-13: 9781465403520
  • DDC: 552
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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From trees to rocks and minerals, and birds to stars and planets, each volume provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples from within that subject area. Each book is packed with stunning photography, and key information is provided by expert contributors. The books are carefully structured, with catalog entries organized into easily understood groups that the newcomer will have no difficulty in navigating and the more experienced reader will appreciate. Each profile centers on a high-impact commissioned image of the subject, allowing instant identification, and is accompanied by concise, authoritative text. Additional images provide context, while a data panel summarizes key facts about each example. Each title opens with an introductory section that explains each subject in detail. This is followed by a comprehensive illustrated catalog. A glossary of key terms and a detailed index complete each volume. The new DK Nature Guides form a comprehensive, accessible, and informative series of illustrated reference books that tackle key natural history subjects in DK's inimitable style.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Introduction.
2: What is a Mineral?.
3: Mineral Groups and Associations.
4: Classifying Minerals.
5: Identifying Minerals.
6: What are Crystals?.
7: Crystal Habits.
8: Crystal Systems.
9: Gems.
10: What is a Rock?.
11: Collecting Rocks and Minerals.
12: Equipment.
13: Organization, Storage, and Cleaning.
14: Minerals.
15: Native Elements.
16: Sulfides.
17: Sulfosalts.
18: Oxides.
19: Hydroxides.
20: Halides.
21: Carbonates.
22: Borates.
23: Sulfates, Molybdates, Chromates, and Tungstates.
24: Phosphates, Vanadates, and Arsenates.
25: Silicates.
26: Organics.
27: Rocks.
28: Igneous Rocks.
29: Metamorphic Rocks.
30: Sedimentary Rocks.
31: Meteorites.