National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America

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The National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America offers a basic beginner's field guide to help you identify common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils and land formations.

  • Features

    • Offers key facts about dozens of rocks and minerals, how to hunt and identify them and where and how to go looking
    • Also pictures and explains fossils most likely to be found and the fundamental land and rock formations in the North American landscape
    • Includes 160 entries with key identification points, photographs and illustrations

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    Rather than collect shells, rocks and other natural objects, consider taking photos or drawing a sketch instead and let the objects stay where they are. The Leave No Trace principle of "Leave What You Find" ensures the next visitor will experience the same joy of discovery you have and permits valuable, sometimes imperceptible, materials (such as the minerals in shells) to stay in their ecosystem for future plants and animals to use.

    From the publisher:
    In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this pocket guide—one of an expanding collection of National Geographic pocket guides—offers key facts about dozens of rocks and minerals, how to hunt and identify them, where and how to go looking. The book also pictures and explains the fossils most likely to be found and the fundamental land and rock formations in the North American landscape.

    With 160 entries, formatted with clear language, key identification points, carefully chosen photographs, and expertly drafted illustrations, this guide is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in the study of rocks and geology.
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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Hiking

    Dimensions

    7.3 x 4.3 x 0.05 inches

    Author(s)

    Sarah Garlick

    Number of Pages

    184

    Format

    Paperback

    ISBN-13

    9781426212826

    Publisher

    National Geographic

    Copyright Year

    2014

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