Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals
By: Annibale Mottana, Rodolfo Crespi and Giuseppe Liborio
Edited By: Martin Prinz, George Harlow and Joseph Peters, The American Museum of Natural History.
Published By: ASimon & Schuster Inc.
7.5" x 4.5"
From the back cover:"Practical, concise, and easy to use, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals Contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections–one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each preface by a comprehensive introduction that discusses formation, chemistry and more. All 377 entries, beautifully illustrated with color photographs and helpful visual symbols, provide descriptions and practical information about appearance, classification, rarity, crystal formation, mode of occurrence, gravity of mineral rock chemistry, modal classification fields, formational environments, grain size of rocks, and much more.
Whether you are a serious collector or an information seeking amateur, this incomparably beautiful, authoritative guide will provide and invaluable reference."