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A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guide Series #7). Fourth edition

by Frederick H. Pough;

Condition: Near Fine / Very Good

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. Fifth printing. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, xxviii + 317 + 92 plate pages, illustrated endpapers, blue and green cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a very good, moderately edge worn dust jacket.

Book summary

The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures.


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