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Comments for Geology
When we got the Gems and Minerals book for Sean, we also got this 1972 printing of Geology. It's from the Golden Guide set. My grandmother had a number of these books and they were a favorite of mine as a child. So when I saw this copy, I snatched it up for our home library.
Geology is a good follow up for Gems and Minerals as it goes into greater detail. It also shows how geology overlaps with other fields of study. It outlines how the various rocks and the landforms of the earth and sea are created and changed.
Raymond Perlman's illustrations make this book really useful. Every key concept is clearly illustrated and labeled. I often find myself looking at the pictures and reading the captions before reading the text.