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Beginner's Guide to Minerals & Rocks

Beginner's Guide to Minerals & Rocks    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55455-096-8
Pages 318
Language English only
Price $29.95
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Written by Joel Grice. Photographs by Ole Johnsen.
Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 2010.


What is the difference between a mineral and a rock? Where do they come from? How do I start collecting?

Beginner's Guide to Minerals & Rocks is the most comprehensive, full-colour guide to rocks and minerals for beginner rock hounds all over the world.

As Curator of Minerals at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Dr. Joel Grice has brought the museum's collection to world-class status through astute purchases and annual collecting trips all over the world. Joel brings an unequalled enthusiasm and love of geology to this stunning introduction to the natural wonders that are literally under our feet.

This highly detailed visual reference will show you:
  • How to identify and classify minerals and rocks
  • What you will need out in the field
  • Various geological locations in Canada
  • Physical properties of minerals and rocks, and how to test them
Each mineral and rock is accompanied with concise descriptions and precise photography that will make identification quick and easy. As we learn more and more about our country's natural resources, it becomes that much more important that Beginners Guide to Minerals & Rocks be added to our bookshelves.

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This page last modified: June 23, 2010

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