Re: Rock Identification book
I like Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals. It is a beginning "field guide", although I would not carry it into the field (nor any other book). I take what I collect home and then settle down with the books.
Simon & Shuster . . . has a good description of most any mineral you are likely to run into. It also has good color photos along side the description. It is just as good for rocks as for minerals.
Another good one is Pough's Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals. The color plates are separate from the description, making it not quite as handy to use, but otherwise it is excellent.
Do you have a Broadband or DSL connection? If you do, I will send you a free copy of MinSearch (It is reviewed under SoftWare here at the Rockshop and I am now freely distributing it).
From Don Peck - August 04, 2007 at 12:30:49