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The Mineral Kingdom by Paul E. Desautels

The Mineral Kingdom by Paul E. Desautels

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The Mineral Kingdom by Paul E. Desautels is a 251-page hardcover published in 1968 by Grosset & Dunlap.  The dust jacket shows shelf wear and is price-clipped.  Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is tight. 

Book Summary

The Mineral Kingdom is a vivid exploration conducted by a brilliantly qualified guide--Paul E. Desautels, Supervisor of the Division of Minerology of the Smithsonian Institution.  Lucidly and accurately, he tells how minerals are formed, found, and used.  His survey of the mineral kingdom ranges from the romantic legends of antiquity to the marvels of contemporary earth science, including:  the wonders of the kingdom, crystallography, gemstones, minerals at work, classic specimens, renowned occurrences, the amateur and his hobby, the collector.  The authoritative text is enriched by more than 140 full-color photographs. 

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  67-10532

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