Covering 240 commonly-found types of rock, mineral and gemstone throughout the world, 'Wild Guide Rocks and Minerals' is the perfect introduction to this popular subject.
Each type of rock or mineral is illustrated with a stunning full-colour photograph. Additional artwork may show the crystalline structure or other identification features. There is a description of each rock or mineral type which includes information on distribution, chemical composition, hardness, colour and texture, and an ID Fact File that offers information at a glance. The "Where to see" and "What's next?" sections will contain practical advice and information for those wishing to take their interest further.