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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals [Paperback]

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Item description for National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals by Charles Wesley Chesterman...

Displays rocks, minerals, variant forms, and major gemstones

Publishers Description
Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals

Citations And Professional Reviews
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals by Charles Wesley Chesterman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 238
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 298
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 194
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 143
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1997 page 173
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 270
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 145
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 175
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 180
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 285
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 388

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Knopf
Pages   856
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 4.25" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 4, 2002
Publisher   Knopf
Series  National Audubon Society Pocket Guides  
ISBN  0394502698  
ISBN13  9780394502694  

Availability  104 units.
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More About Charles Wesley Chesterman

National Audubon Society WAYNE R. PETERSEN is the Director of theMassachusetts Important Bird Areas(IBA) program atMass Audubon. He had led many birding tours across North America and abroad. In 2005, Petersen received theAmerican Birding Association s Ludlow Griscom Award for outstanding contributions in regional ornithology."

National Audubon Society has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Audubon Field Guide
  2. National Audubon Society Field Guide
  3. National Audubon Society Field Guides (Hardcover)
  4. National Audubon Society Field Guides (Paperback)
  5. National Audubon Society Pocket Guides
  6. National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides
  7. Peterson Field Guides (Paperback)

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Reviews - What do customers think about National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals?

Fantastic reference book!!!!  Jun 6, 2008
We are avid rockhounds and have been looking for a book to help identify some of what we find. This book had great photos and descriptions. I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone.
Not What I Expected  Jan 29, 2008
I was really excited to buy this book, but it wasn't as great as I was expecting. The pictures are deceiving to me. I can't really use this book to identify rocks in my collection.
Nice pictures  Jan 2, 2008
This is a nice compact field guide. There is more technical stuff than this beginer can appreciate for now. The only complaint came from my geology major daughter - "the pictures only depict the crystal forms, you almost never see such good specimens".
I told her to be more optimistic about finding similar examples.
A very good deal!  Nov 13, 2007
The book arrived quickly and it was like new. Book is in Excellent condition! I am very pleased with this transaction.!
an important book in any naturalist's library  Sep 30, 2007
As with all the Audubon guides, the glossy photographs; durable binding and leatherette cover; and cross-referencing the index via the color plates, are what make these guides important.

This rock field guide has a good glossary of terms that is helpful. Also, there are identification keys for color, fabric, and hardness of specimens, along with descriptions indicating areas to locate them.

Unlike the animal and plant field guides, this one hasn't gone out of date like the others. However, the deficencies still apply: the details are pretty general, and the summaries are ridiculously short. Still, this book is one of the best in the series and should be on anyone's shelf that has even a passing interest in geology.

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