Item description for National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals by Charles Wesley Chesterman...
Overview 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.66" Width: 4.1" Height: 1.31" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2002
Series National Audubon Society Pocket Guides
ISBN 0394502698 ISBN13 9780394502694
Availability 133 units. Availability accurate as of May 25, 2017 11:44.
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More About Charles Wesley Chesterman
The late John Bull was a leading authority on birds of the northeastern United States. He is the author of two classic books on eastern birds, Birds of the New York City Area and Birds of New York State. The late John Farrand, Jr., wrote several field guides and watched birds in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Turkey, and East Africa.
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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.