Rocks and minerals are naturally occurring compounds formed by intense geological processes in the Earth’s crust such as volcanic eruptions. With striking colour photography of rocks and minerals from around the globe, this detailed and easy-to-use guide is designed to help readers identify specimens and begin collecting.
Categorised by group, there is a breakdown for each specimen detailing its chemical composition, physical properties and the geological areas where it is found. Fully fact-checked by the Department of Mineralogy at the Natural History Museum, London, this guide will give you geological knowledge at your fingertips.
Chris and Helen Pellant are a husband and wife team who have been writing earth science books together since the 1980s, as well as running their own photographic library. They are also dedicated researchers and conservationists, studying and recording plants, lepidoptera and marine life.