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Igneous Rocks

Igneous Rocks

by Chris Oxlade

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Igneous Rocks looks at how igneous rocks form, change, move, evolve, erode, and are recycled around the world.


Igneous Rocks looks at how igneous rocks form, change, move, evolve, erode, and are recycled around the world.

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Children's Literature - Carollyne Hutter
Hot lava blasts out of a volcano's crater. This is the beginning of the process to create igneous rocks, one of the three types of rocks that make up Earth. The book explores igneous rocks through a series of questions, including: What are igneous rocks? What is inside Earth? How are igneous rocks made? Are there volcanoes under the sea? Are we harming igneous rocks? The sections contain "Science Tip" sidebars that show how to learn more, "Rock Roles" that look at the work of those involved in the study of rocks, and "Number Crunching" items that explore the amazing numbers in the world of rocks. Dramatic photographs and clearly labeled diagrams in each chapter bring the concepts to life. The book's language is simple and concise, which should draw in even reluctant readers. The book closes with a hands-on activity to make one's own sugar lava. Throughout the book, various words are in bold, which are explained in the glossary at the end. A brief biography of Alfred Wegener, a geologist who came up with the concept of continental brief, is also included. As part of "Let's Rock" series, the book can be used in science and geology units either alone or with other books in the series. Reviewer: Carollyne Hutter

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Publication date:
Heinemann Let's Rock Series
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Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

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