87 x 139 cm
This wall chart is an impressive blending of exceptional attractiveness and instructional practicality. Designed specifically for students and mineral enthusiasts, the chart displays 200 of the world's most common species of minerals in full colour and supports each specimen entry with more than 15 separate pieces of mineralogical, crystallographical, chemical and physical data. All specimen entries appear in their most typical crystal form or aggregate shape. Listed in columns by their mineral family, each specimen is easily located by the alphabetical index. A section of line drawings at the bottom of the chart gives a clear, step-by-step explanation of crystal forms, using most of the minerals on the chart as specific examples of each type of form. To ensure the highest quality, the photographs have been prepared by world-famous mineral photographers and the specimens used have been specifically selected from museums and private collections. The chart's large format allows each photograph to be reproduced at optimum size and resolution. In classroom, laboratory, library, or hobby area, this wall chart is the perfect visual aid.
...the pictures are as beautiful as they are instructive. In short, the chart, which is highly recommended, amounts to a mini-course in mineralogy. Open Earth
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