Rocks and Rock Minerals
Dietrich, Richard Vincent, and Brian J. Skinner
Rocks and Rock Minerals Image Cover
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Place Published:New York
Genre:Rocks and Minerals
Pages:xi, 319
ISBN:0471029343"
Dewey:549
LCC:QE431.2 .D53
Format:Hardcover
Release:1979
Comments: ill. ;

Summary: "A contemporary successor to the Louis V. Pirsson and Adolph Knopf editions, providing a guide and reference that explains how rocks occur, their commercial usage, and how to identify them through macroscopic, handspecimen features. Gives complete coverage of rock-forming minerals, rocks and man-made, rock-like materials, as well as meteorites, impactites, grossans, and more. Tables are provided for identifications based on megascopic examinations and simple field tests that require no sophisticated laboratory equipment. Plus, numerous illustrations represent rocks and rock-forming minerals as they appear in nature."