Rocks and Minerals

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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 insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

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Overview

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 insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394996219
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/12/1988
  • Series: Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.31 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

The Earth 6
What are rocks and minerals? 8
How rocks are formed 10
Weathering and erosion 12
Rocks on the seashore 14
Igneous rocks 16
Volcanic rocks 18
Sedimentary rocks 20
Limestone caves 22
Metamorphic rocks 24
Marble 26
The first flint tools 28
Rocks as tools 30
Pigments 32
Building stones 34
The story of coal 36
Fossils 38
Rocks from space 40
Rock-forming minerals 42
Crystals 44
The growing crystal 46
The properties of minerals 48
Gemstones 50
Decorative stones 52
Lesser-known gems 54
Ore minerals and metals 56
Precious metals 58
Cutting and polishing 60
Collecting rocks and minerals 62
Index 64
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    For the Rock Hound in your Family

    I bought this for my chld for Xmas. She and I are both delighted by it. It makes for good reading alone or together, and is very informative to a wide range of readers. It is worth buying the Eyewitness books of your particular interests (as opposed to getting them from the library) as the poster and clip art CD-ROM are great, esp. for kids. And the pictures really inspire rock hounding/collecting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    Rocks are cool!

    This book is outstanding. It gives lots of helpful information along with lots of cool pictures. It was one of the things that inspired me to really like rocks! If you are interested in rocks this is the book to read!

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