Your Quick Guide to Identifying Rocks and Minerals
Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Golden State Keep this tabbed booklet close at hand on your next rock-hunting adventure. Based on Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch's best-selling field guides and featuring 72 of the most common and desirable rocks and minerals in California, the booklet is organized by rocks/minerals and then by general appearance for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by appearance, and view just a few specimens at a time. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know. Plus, the quick guide is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.
About the Author
Dan R. Lynch has a degree in graphic design with an emphasis on photography from the University of Minnesota Duluth. But before his love of art and writing came a passion for rocks and minerals, developed during his lifetime growing up in his parents' rock shop in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Combining the two aspects of his life seemed a natural choice, and he enjoys researching, writing about, and taking photographs of rocks and minerals. Working with his father, Bob Lynch, a respected veteran of Lake Superior's agate-collecting community, Dan spearheads their series of rock and mineral field guides--definitive guidebooks that help amateurs "decode" the complexities of geology and mineralogy. He also takes special care to ensure that his photographs complement the text and always represent each rock or mineral exactly as it appears in person. He currently lives in Madison, WI, with his wife, Julie, where he works as a writer and photographer.