The Art and Science of Metal Detecting is a comprehensive examination of the sport of metal detecting, designed for beginner and intermediate skill levels.
It features a detailed guide to terminology, choosing a detector, field operations, and researching places to hunt. There is an index and a full-fledged appendix listing resources, such as web pages, magazines, manufacturers, and sample prices.
Read it for the treasure hunting insights; keep it for the reference sections! Vince Migliore has written several articles on metal detecting, some for Western & Eastern Treasures magazine. He is a writer and researcher living in California.