By A. C. Bishop, A. R. Woolley and W. R. Hamilton An easy-to-use identification and reference guide to minerals, rocks and fossils. This book is a 5" x 7 3/4" paperback with 336 pages - color photos on almost every page. Great for a beginner or an experienced person. Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils Table of Contents Introduction 4 Minerals Introduction 6 Native elements 16 Sulfides and arsenides 22 Oxides and hydroxides 40 Halides 58 Carbonates 64 Nitrates and borates 74 Sulfates and chromates 76 Tungstates and molybdates 84 Phosphates, arsenates and vanadates 86 Silicates 96 Rocks Introduction 148 Igneous rocks 158 Metamorphic rocks 178 Sedimentary rocks 196 Meteorites and tektites 210 Fossils Introduction 216 Sponges 224 Corals 226 Mollusks 236 Anthropods 270 Brachiopods 280 Bryozoans 290 Echinoderms 296 Graptolites 306 Vertebrates 308 Fossil land plants 318 Geological timescale 328 Further reading 329 Index 330
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