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Beneath our Feet: The Rocks of Planet Earth
by Ron Vernon
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521790301, Hardcover)How much do you know about the rocks beneath your feet--the basic materials of our planet? Their variety and beauty is astounding, especially when viewed through the microscope, where crystals of different minerals and in various arrangements are revealed in exquisite detail. While surface rocks seem so solid, they flow deep inside the earth, and, in this spectacular book, you'll see what rocks that have flowed actually look like. Eminent geologist Ron Vernon reveals the incredible beauty and variety of earth rocks, both under and on the surface. Through breathtaking photographs he captures rocks formed by heating and melting inside the earth, rocks ejected from volcanoes, rocks formed by erosion on the earth's surface, and extraterrestrial rocks that have crashed into our planet. These stunning images are accompanied by clear, nontechnical explanations of the processes underlying the creation of rocks and minerals. No other current book so cogently explains the nature and origin of rocks for nonscientists. Beneath Our Feet: The Rocks of Planet Earth is destined to be a must-have purchase for a wide-ranging audience from professional scientists to amateur rock collectors--indeed anyone interested in natural history.
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"Beneath Our Feet reveals the wondrous beauty and variety of the rocks and minerals all around us. Spectacular photographs are accompanied by clear and nontechnical explanations of the main processes responsible for creating rocks and minerals. This book is for everyone interested in natural history."--BOOK JACKET.
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