Smithsonian Rock and Gem

The Definitive Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gems, and Fossils

By Ronald L. Bonewitz
(DK ADULT, Paperback, 9780756633424, 360pp.)

Publication Date: February 2008

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Starting with the Big Bang creation of the universe, Bonewitz (a geologist specializing in crystal chemistry with secondary training in archaeology per his New Age spiritually-oriented Web site) introduces types of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils to novice collectors. The well-illustrated guide, published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, includes a glossary but no further reading or resources.

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