A Golden Guide Rocks and Minerals by Herbert S. Zim with Four Rocks Found with Book



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Unearth the wonders of the natural world with "A Golden Guide to Rocks and Minerals," your pocket-sized companion to the world of geology. Published in 1989 by Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press, this mass market paperback is designed to make the study of rocks and minerals accessible and enjoyable.

With 160 pages packed with colorful illustrations and straightforward explanations, it breaks down the basics of metallic, nonmetallic, gem, and rock-forming minerals, as well as igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. 

This book is perfect for young explorers or anyone starting their journey into the fascinating study of the Earth’s treasures.

Key Details:

  • Title: A Golden Guide to Rocks and Minerals
  • Authors: Herbert S. Zim, Paul R. Shaffer
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publication Date: 1989-02-15
  • Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 7x4 inches
  • Condition: Good used condition, includes four rocks found with the book

Why You’ll Love This Guide:

  1. Easy to Understand: Tailored to be simple and informative, making geology fun and accessible.
  2. Richly Illustrated: Packed with vivid illustrations that bring the subject to life.
  3. Practical and Portable: Its compact size makes it easy to carry on any adventure outdoors.

Discover the Rocky World Around You:

This guide isn’t just a book; it’s an invitation to explore and appreciate the rocky foundations of our planet. Whether you’re a young student, a beginner rock collector, or just curious about the natural world, "A Golden Guide to Rocks and Minerals" offers a valuable starting point for your geological explorations.


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