Minerals and Gemstones

300 of the Earth's Natural Treasures

By David C Cook (Author), Wendy L Kirk (Author)


Format Flexibound


Minerals and Gemstones

300 of the Earth's Natural Treasures

by David C Cook, Wendy L Kirk



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
An accessible and informative guide to 300 minerals and gemstones, from simple sandstones to diamond, jade, and sanidine.
Discover the fascinating world of the treasures beneath your feet. Each entry in this mini-encyclopedia includes a beautiful color photo plus a key information table with specifications—color, luster, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit, and crystal system. Full of facts and with an engaging and expertly written text, this handy, pocket-size book is a valuable reference and a fascinating read.

Dr. David Cook is a former research chemist and teacher.

Dr. Wendy Kirk is a lecturer in geology at University College London. She has 30 years’ experience curating geology collections.

Pub Date: 10/2/2018

ISBN: 9781782742593

Price: $14.95 / $19.95 CAN

Format: Flexibound

Pages: 320 pages, 300 color photos

Trim: 4.938 x 6.625 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Science & Nature / Natural History

Publisher: Amber Books

Series: Mini Encyclopedia