Eyewitness Rocks & Minerals

Eyewitness Rocks & Minerals

Book - 2014 | American edition
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Examines the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.
Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2014
Edition: American edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781465420565
1465420568
9781465420985
1465420983
Branch Call Number: j552 Syme
Characteristics: 72 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Earth
Rocks and their minerals
How rocks are formed
Weathering and erosion
Rocks on the seashore
Igneous rock
Volcanic rock
Sedimentary rock
Limestone
Metamorphism
Marble
The first flint tools
Rocks as tools
Pigments
Building stones
The story of coal
Fossils
Space rocks
Minerals
Crystals
Crystal growth
The properties of minerals
Gemstones
Decorative stones
Other gems
Ore minerals
Precious metals
Cutting and polishing
Starting a collection
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