The Rocking Book Of Rocks: An Illustrated Guide To Everything Rocks, Gems, And Minerals

byAmy Ball, Florence BulloughIllustratorAnna Alanko

August 6, 2019|
The Rocking Book Of Rocks: An Illustrated Guide To Everything Rocks, Gems, And Minerals by Amy Ball
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From “What is a rock? to dinosaur fossils and meteorites, this stunning book explores everything you ever wanted to know about rocks and minerals. With its sparkling cover, out-of-this-world artwork from Anna Alanko, and expert content written by two geologists, this is the book all rock-crazy kids need.<BR <BR Rocks are all around us, from explosive volcanoes, magnificent mountains, and sandy deserts, to muddy sea floors, winding river valleys, and even asteroids in outer space! They are also in our computers, smartphones, medicines, buildings, airplanes, and space shuttles.Understanding how rocks form helps us to understand how the Earth and the solar system work, and how the Earth has changed over millions of years and how it might look in the future. This dazzlingly illustrated guide covers every aspect of this important topic:
  • Igneous rocks
  • Sedimentary rocks
  • Fossils
  • Metamorphic rocks
  • Space rocks
  • Gemstones
Did you know that there is a bus-sized potassium crystal feldspar in Russia? Or that most of the gold, silver and platinum found at the Earth''s surface is thought to have arrived on meteorites from outer space? Complete withfascinating side notes, an illustratedexplanation of the rock cycle, ageological timeline,beautiful images of a vast array of rocks and gems, and a helpfulglossaryat the back,The Rocking Book of Rockswill captivate and astound rock-lovers of all ages.
Florence Bulloughworks at The Geological Society of London. She has a lifelong interest in geology and has previously worked for the Natural History Museum in research. She has an MSci in Geology.Anna Alankois a Helsinki-based freelance designer, illustrator and colour enthusiast. She has been featured in: Nordic Style Magazine, Elle D...
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Title:The Rocking Book Of Rocks: An Illustrated Guide To Everything Rocks, Gems, And Minerals
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:96 pages, 9.95 X 7.75 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 9.95 X 7.75 X 0.65 in
Published:August 6, 2019
Publisher:Wide Eyed Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:6
ISBN - 13:9781786038739

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