Gems, Granites, and Gravels: Knowing and Using Rocks and Minerals Brian J. Skinner

ISBN: 9780521344449

Published: August 31st 1990

Hardcover

182 pages


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Gems, Granites, and Gravels: Knowing and Using Rocks and Minerals  by  Brian J. Skinner

Gems, Granites, and Gravels: Knowing and Using Rocks and Minerals by Brian J. Skinner
August 31st 1990 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 182 pages | ISBN: 9780521344449 | 5.78 Mb

This volume is a valuable introduction to mineralogy and to related specialties such as petrology (the study of rocks), crystallography (the study of crystals), and soil science. Discoveries in these fields are described in a historical context,MoreThis volume is a valuable introduction to mineralogy and to related specialties such as petrology (the study of rocks), crystallography (the study of crystals), and soil science.

Discoveries in these fields are described in a historical context, while the authors explain what minerals and rocks are, how they are distributed around the world, how we depend on them, and where to see the most beautiful specimens of both minerals and rocks.



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