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Nature Rocks & Minerals

Rocks & Minerals of Western North America

by (author) J. Duane Sept

Calypso Publishing
Initial publish date
May 2013
Rocks & Minerals
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2013
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Did you ever wonder what type of rock you found? Western North America is rich in rocks and minerals and they are described and illustrated in full color with this new book. This great new visual guide will help you identify the rocks and minerals you encounter throughout the west. The west is famous for many minerals, including jade and gold, but what about the rest! Many types of rocks and minerals are selected and worked to be made into pendants and other amazing works of art. Using easy to understand language and crisp, vibrant photographs, you will be able to identify the rocks and minerals around you. Now, with this new guide, you can look at rocks and minerals in a whole new light!

About the author

J. Duane Sept is a biologist, freelance writer and professional photographer. His biological work has included research on various wildlife species and service as a park naturalist. His award-winning photographs have been published internationally, in displays and in books, magazines and other publications, for clients that include BBC Wildlife, Parks Canada, Natural Canada, National Wildlife Federation and World Wildlife Fund.

Today Duane brings wealth of information to the public as an author, in much the same way he has inspired thousands of visitors to Canada's parks. His published books include The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest (Harbour Publishing), Common Birds of British Columbia (Calypso Publishing) and Wild Berries of the Northwest: Alaska, Western Canada and the Northwestern United States (Calypso Publishing).

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