This is the coffee-table book par excellence of 135 superb, mostly large, coloured photographs of landscapes, rocks, minerals and fossils. There are short descriptions in words at the beginning of each section (i.e. not adjoining the pictures) and the sections are headed: mountain, rock, crystal, geode, agate, gem, texture, deformation and fossil. While the photography and colour of the images alone is an art-form that can be appreciated by those who know nothing of rocks or minerals, the geologist and mineralogist will get additional pleasure savouring the more technical aspects of images such as those of columnar basalts, thin sections...

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