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National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America

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This basic beginner's field guide to North American geology helps anyone identify common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title—one of an expanding collection of National Geographic pocket guides—offers key facts about dozens of rocks and minerals, how to hunt and identify them, where and how to go looking. The book also pictures and explains the fossils most likely to be found and the fundamental land and rock formations in the North American landscape. With 160 entries, formatted with clear language, key identification points, carefully chosen photographs, and expertly drafted illustrations, this guide is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in the study of rocks and geology.


  • Softcover
  • 192 pages; 200 color photographs
  • 4 1/4" x 7 1/4"
  • © 2014

Author Sarah Garlick is a climber, writer, and educator specializing in earth and environmental science. Garlick has made first ascents of rock walls in Greenland, the Middle East, and Newfoundland, and she's scaled alpine routes in Patagonia, Peru, and the Canadian Rockies. She is the author of the award-winning book Flakes, Jugs & Splitters: A Rock Climber's Guide to Geology and is the founder/director of GeoReach, an organization dedicated to science outreach and communication.


Illustrator Jared Travnicek is a scientific and medical illustrator. He received his M.A. in biological and medical illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Jared is a certified medical illustrator and a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators.


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