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Ultimate rockopedia : the most complete rocks & minerals reference ever  Cover Image Book Book

Ultimate rockopedia : the most complete rocks & minerals reference ever / Steve Tomecek.

Tomecek, Steve, (author.).


"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." --
"Fun exploration of all the different rocks on our planet and in the universe"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426339189
  • ISBN: 1426339186
  • ISBN: 9781426339196
  • ISBN: 1426339194
  • Physical Description: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 264) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
On the rocks -- There's no place like home! -- Earth is rockin' -- Life and death of rocks -- Smokin' hot igneous rocks -- Masters of change: Metamorphic rocks -- Reassembled rocks: Sedimentary rocks -- Building blocks of rocks -- Rockin' resources.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-10. National Geographic Kids.
Grades 2-3. National Geographic Kids.
Subject: Rocks > Identification > Juvenile literature.
Rocks > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Geology > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Reference works.
Illustrated works.

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