The Rock & Gem Book

The Rock & Gem Book

And Other Treasures of the Natural World

Book - 2016
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Dig deep to discover our rocky planet, packed with natural wonders.

Earth's extraordinary minerals, gems, shells, and fossils are all on a dazzling display in this essential visual encyclopedia for children. Feast your eyes on the ultimate treasure trove that any pirate would envy. More than 1,000 stunning photographs showcase rocks and gems in glorious detail, ensuring you can recognize sedimentary from sandstone, metamorphic from marble, and pyrite from pearl. The unique qualities of each eye-catching material are described in-depth, together with their broad range of uses in art, industry, architecture, and science.

Keep your eyes open for rainbow rocks, fluorescent minerals, priceless diamonds, and meteor showers on your geological journey of discovery. Meet dinosaurs in the prehistoric period to understand how fossils form, join the pyramid builders of ancient Egypt to investigate the limestone bricks and take a dip in the ocean on the hunt for clams, cowries, and cockles.

Treasure seekers, get set to start your own collection with The Rock and Gem Book.
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781465450708
Characteristics: 208 pages :,illustrations (some colour);,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smithsonian Institution
Alternative Title: Rock and gem book

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KSW0211
Mar 07, 2017

This is a really neat book! It goes over not only rocks and minerals, but also fossils, shells, ice, metals, jewelry- I mean anything you can think of in that realm. It's really fascinating! My 8 year old son is really into collecting raw gemstones and polishing them, and when I saw this I thought he'd really like it, and sure enough he's fascinated by it. But, I love it as well! It's neat to read facts about all the different types of gemstones and rocks and such. This is neat for reference but also just to look over to learn more. It goes into dinosaur bones and fossils from millions of years ago and so much more!

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Mar 07, 2017

KSW0211 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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