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Minerals of the World
Ole Johnsen

Paperback | 2002 | $29.95 | ISBN: 9780691095370
440 pp. | 5 3/4 x 8 | More than 600 color illus.
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Minerals of the World is an attractive and up-to-date guide to more than 500 minerals from around the world. The succinct text--covering crystallography, properties, names and varieties, structure, diagnostic features, and occurrence--and the discussion of less common minerals not found in other guides make this an invaluable resource. With over 600 exquisite color photographs and crystallographic diagrams, this book is unequalled. It is set to become the field guide of choice for mineral collectors and students of mineralogy.

  • The most up-to-date popular guide to minerals available
  • Text covers crystallography, physical properties, chemical properties, names and varieties, diagnostic features, and occurrence
  • More than 500 minerals treated with examples from around the world
  • More than 600 superb color photographs and crystallographic diagrams
  • Tabular overview of common minerals and their properties


"The advantage of this reference lies in the excellent treatment of crystal systems and internal structure of minerals. It's up to date, so it could replace the older, similar references on your shelf."--Bob Jones, Rock & Gem

"This excellent up-to-date publication rates as one of the best mineral guidebooks around. The text is accurate and authoritative, the illustrations are well chosen and of high quality and the production quality is superb. While it is probably most appropriate for the intermediate to advanced collector, this book will delight the beginner and prove a good reference for students and, indeed, anyone interested in hand-specimen mineralogy."--Anthony Kampf, American Mineralogist

"This is one of the best mineral guidebooks that I have seen. The written content is accurate and authoritative. The illustrations are well-chosen and of excellent quality. The overall production quality is superb. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in minerals."--Anthony R. Kampf, The Mineralogical Record


"Minerals of the World is an extremely handsome and valuable addition to the library of anyone who appreciates mineralogy and mineral specimens. Covering the fundamental aspects of mineralogy, and treating more than 500 minerals with concise authoritative text, it is a superbly illustrated book with fine photography of attractive yet representative specimens."--George E. Harlow, Curator of Minerals and Gems, American Museum of Natural History

"This is a very appealing handbook and textbook for minerals. It is clearly and competently written. This book cannot go out-of-date. The facts of mineral structures are timeless."--Lincoln S. Hollister, Princeton University

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