Groovy gems

by Petersen, Christine.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Non Fiction J 553.8 PETERSEN
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 553.8 PETERSEN
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Non-Fiction J 553.8 PETERSEN 2010 CRAFTON 1/11
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 553.8 PETERSEN 2010 CRAFTON 1/11
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 553.8 P44
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 553.8 P44
 
 
Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 553.8 PET
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 553.8 PET
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Easy Nonfiction ENF 553.8 P442
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
 
Call Number  ENF 553.8 P442
 
 
Summary
Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Groovy Gems introduces readers to what gems are and how they form, including mineral gems and organic gems. Chapters discuss crystal systems, imitation and synthetic gems, cultured pearls, how gems are used, and their importance throughout history. Sidebars introduce birthstones, precious metals, and conflict diamonds. Full-color photographs of brilliant diamonds, pearls, geodes, star sapphires, and more will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful world map of where gems are found spreads across two pages and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Contents
Erasmus's lucky pebble
What is a gem?
Most gems are minerals
Six crystal systems
Magma gems
Water gems
Living gems
Imitations and synthetics
Cultured pearls
Working with gems
Then and now.

Additional Information
Series Checkerboard science library. Rock on!
Subjects Gems -- Juvenile literature.
Precious stones -- Juvenile literature.
Gems.
Precious stones.
Publisher Edina, Minn. :ABDO Pub. Co.,2010
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9781604537437 (alk. paper)
1604537434 (alk. paper)
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