Rock and Gem Book
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
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.