What are igneous rocks?

by Aloian, Molly.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 552 AL7
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 552 AL7
 
 
Summary
Igneous rock has a dramatic beginning--it requires red-hot volcanic activity. This fact-filled book explains how granite, lava, basalt, silica, quartz and feldspar are formed after hot, molten rock cools. Readers will also learn about volcanoes and tectonic plates, the minerals that make up igneous rocks, and the crystallization of rock material.
Contents
The origins of igneous rocks
The Earth's structure
On the plates
Eruptions in action
Igneous rock formation
Sticking out
Staying inside
Big-time basalt
Great granite
The mineral effect
Super silicates
Quality quartz
The human touch.

Additional Information
Series Let's rock.
Subjects Igneous rocks -- Juvenile literature.
Petrology -- Juvenile literature.
Magmatism -- Juvenile literature.
Igneous rocks.
Petrology.
Magmatism.
Publisher St. Catharines, Ont. ; New York :Crabtree Pub.,2011
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9780778772286 (reinforced lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0778772284 (reinforced lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
9780778772330 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0778772330 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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