Rock and Gem Book

Rock and Gem Book

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Item #: BM-046167
ISBN: 9781465450708
Grades: 3-7

Product Description:

The photography and snippets of information in this DK Smithsonian book make it a great reference to have on hand for your children. Learn about rocks, minerals and gems, fossils, shells, and more in this beautifully illustrated resource. Read about the rocks inside our planet and the rock cycle before jumping into explanations of a variety of rocks - igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary - even rocks from space. See and read about minerals and gems and how we use them every day and see ancient fossils and interesting water animals (in the shells section) through thousands of gorgeous pictures. Even peek at some of the treasures of our world made from these materials! The textual information is presented in small pieces, so not overwhelming for younger ones who want to learn about the world of rocks and gems. 208 pgs, hc. ~ Donna

Publisher Description:

What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent?

Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult.

Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites.

Category Description for GEOLOGY:
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Dorling Kindersley
2.5 (lbs.)
11.12" x 8.75" x 0.88"
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I am looking for a fossil book that shows different kinds of fossils, but includes common ones that we may find in our area (Indiana). I was wondering if this would be the best choice or one of the DK books?
Laura on Sep 9, 2020
Rock and Gem Book
Rock and Gem Book
Fossil (Eyewitness Book)
Fossil (Eyewitness Book)
Discover Science: Rocks and Fossils
Discover Science: Rocks and Fossils
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for the question. While neither book identifies the location of fossils, the Eyewitness Fossil book offers more identified fossils. Hopefully this helped your decision making.
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