My Little Book of Rocks, Minerals and Gems (Hardcover)

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What are rocks and minerals? Why are there so many different kinds? From the way that rocks are formed to identifying gem stones, My Little Book of Rocks provides the answers for budding geologists, using clear, concise text along with full color illustrations and photographs.

About the Author

CLAUDIA MARTIN is the author of many children's books and has worked in publishing for over 20 years. Her favorite subjects include geography, history, animals, and technology.

Praise For…

"Martin provides a brisk but wide-ranging overview of rocks and minerals in this addition to the My Little Book series. The photo-driven format presents full-bleed vistas of the Grand Canyon and its layers of sandstone, Northern Ireland's basalt Giant's Causeway, and other dramatic locations, which are paired with smaller inset photographs that tie in with each spread's theme...Readers will pick up fascinating tidbits about these varied minerals and elements, and gain a sense of how humans put them to use.” - Publisher's Weekly

Martin’s latest title is packed full of information about rocks, minerals, and gems—there is nothing “little” about this book. The work begins by explaining what rocks and minerals are and how they are formed. It covers different types, such as marble, chalk, clay, rubies, and sapphires. Even adults will be surprised at how many different varieties of rocks, minerals, and gems exist. Young readers will be enthralled with the detailed photographs that cover every spread. Each section contains multiple captions and words in boldface to build vocabulary. The vibrant and colorful volume opens up to an extensive table of contents and ends with an elaborate glossary and index. This book would also serve as a great teaching tool for nonfiction text features. VERDICT A worthy addition to any library that serves young geologists. – Jennifer Bludau, La Grange Independent School District, TX for School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682971475
ISBN-10: 1682971473
Publisher: words & pictures
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: My Little Book Of