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Rocks & minerals

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New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the amazing world beneath our feet. Stunning color photographs of rocks, fossils, minerals, precious metals, crystals, jewels and gemstones give the reader a unique "eyewitness" insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth. See rocks that have come from outer space, stalactites as old as dinosaurs, the strange and beautiful shapes of natural crystals and priceless nuggets of gold, silver and platinum. Learn what the Earth is made of - and how its rocks were formed, how early humans made the first flint tools and how diamonds and precious stones are cut, polished, and made into jewelry. Discover how prehistoric animals are preserved today as fossils, how volcanoes work, how rocks are formed from molten lava, how minerals and metals are mined and how pebbles on the seashore are worn down into sand, and much, much more!
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ISBN:
9780789458049
9781465420985
9780394996219
9780789458056
9780756637774
9780789465511
9780756607197
9780394896212
9781465420565
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MG
Level 8.3, 1 Points
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1120L
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full_title rocks minerals
author symes r f
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lastUpdate 2018-04-24 17:21:05PM

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author Symes, R. F.
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display_description Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks, minerals and precious metals.
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series DK eyewitness books, Eyewitness, Eyewitness books
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subject_facet Ge?ne?ral, JUVENILE NONFICTION, Mineralogy, Mineralogy -- Juvenile literature, Nature & the Natural World, Rocks, Rocks -- Juvenile literature
title_display Rocks & minerals
title_full Rocks & minerals / written Dr. R.F. Symes, Rocks & minerals / written by R.F. Symes and the staff of the Natural History Museum, London, Rocks & minerals / written by R.F. Symes and the staff of the Natural History Museum, London ; [special photography, Colin Keates and Andreas Einsiedel]
title_short Rocks & minerals
topic_facet Ge?ne?ral, JUVENILE NONFICTION, Mineralogy, Nature & the Natural World, Rocks