Let's Go Rock Collecting

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Holly Keller has created vivacious new paintings for this favorite Reading Rainbow title about geology. Readers follow two enthusiastic rock hounds around the globe as they add to their collection. Along the way they will learn how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks are formed. From the Egyptian pyramids to Roman roads, from the diamond ring on your finger to the pebbles under your feet'rocks are everywhere!

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Overview

Holly Keller has created vivacious new paintings for this favorite Reading Rainbow title about geology. Readers follow two enthusiastic rock hounds around the globe as they add to their collection. Along the way they will learn how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks are formed. From the Egyptian pyramids to Roman roads, from the diamond ring on your finger to the pebbles under your feet'rocks are everywhere!

Describes the formation and characteristics of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and how to recognize and collect them.

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PreS-Gr 3More than just the title has been changed in this updated edition of Gans's Rock Collecting Crowell, 1984. The topics are the samebasic rock formation; the characteristics of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; the uses of rocks in the past Roman roads, Egyptian pyramids and the present cement; and, finally, a bit about rock collecting. The excellent diagrams, full-color photographs of specimens, and minor textual changes clarify the concepts for example, Mohs' scale of hardness and extend the presentation. Gans barely introduces collecting rocks in the field and organizing and storing them, but the pair of youngsters featured in Keller's brightly colored illustrations certainly convey the joys of being a rock hound.Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451703
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 110,280
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.81 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Bio The late Roma Gans was a
co-founder of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series.
How Do Birds Find Their Way?,
illustrated by Paul Mirocha, is one of her many titles.

Illustrator BioHolly Keller is also the
illustrator of From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer and Who Eats What? by Patricia Lauber. She lives in West Redding, CT.

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