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Author Tomecek, Steve, author.
Title Ultimate rockopedia : the most complete rocks & minerals reference ever / Steve Tomecek.
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 Margate - Juv Non-Fiction  552 TOM    AVAILABLE
Description 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
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Series National Geographic kids
National Geographic kids.
Note Includes index.
Contents On the rocks -- There's no place like home! -- Earth is rockin' -- The life and death of rocks -- Smokin' hot igneous rocks -- Masters of change: Metamorphic rocks -- Reassembled rocks: Sedimentary rocks -- The building blocks of rocks -- Rockin' resources.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 264) and index.
Summary "Welcome to the amazing world of rocks and minerals! Let's start at the very beginning, with an introduction to the origin of our rocky planet, then move on to explore the world of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. You'll discover how they form, what makes them unique, and most importantly, how to identify them in your own backyard. Complete with the origin and description of some of the most important rock-forming minerals, readers will discover how some of the most beautiful and precious stones on the planet are created by the Earth itself. Each chapter includes dozens of profiles of amazing rocks and minerals, fun facts, sidebars, photo galleries, and more. At the end of the book readers will get to meet a real geologist and learn just what it's like to dig in the dirt for a living. Thematic spreads cover topics such as birthstones, cool crystals, digging for diamonds, and more. And, of course, amazing photography and colorful graphics add visual awe to the lively text." -- Amazon.com.
"Fun exploration of all the different rocks on our planet and in the universe"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 7-10. National Geographic Kids.
Grades 2-3. National Geographic Kids.
Subject Rocks -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Rocks -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Geology -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781426339189 (hardback)
1426339186 (hardback)
9781426339196 (library binding)
1426339194 (library binding)
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