Rocks & Minerals

Rocks & Minerals

by Chris Pellant
     
 
New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text!

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the amazing world beneath our feet. Stunning color photographs of rocks, fossils, minerals, precious metals, crystals, jewels and gemstones give the reader a unique "eyewitness" insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth. See rocks that

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New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text!

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the amazing world beneath our feet. Stunning color photographs of rocks, fossils, minerals, precious metals, crystals, jewels and gemstones give the reader a unique "eyewitness" insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth. See rocks that have come from outer space, stalactites as old as dinosaurs, the strange and beautiful shapes of natural crystals and priceless nuggets of gold, silver and platinum. Learn what the Earth is made of - and how its rocks were formed, how early humans made the first flint tools and how diamonds and precious stones are cut, polished, and made into jewelry. Discover how prehistoric animals are preserved today as fossils, how volcanoes work, how rocks are formed from molten lava, how minerals and metals are mined and how pebbles on the seashore are worn down into sand, and much, much more!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
In this book, readers learn how rocks and minerals are formed, mined, or otherwise freed from the earth and used. Part of the "Eyewitness" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564580337
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/1992
Series:
Eyewitness Handbooks Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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