by Petersen, Christine,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 553.8 P44
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 553.8 P44
This title introduces young readers to jade, the mineral used for thousands of years as both jewelry and weapons. Learn about the two types of jade, jadeite and nephrite, how jade is formed, and where it is found. Historical and modern mining methods are detailed. The many uses of jade in ancient and modern times are examined. See how artisans such as lapidaries use jade to create beautiful and useful jewelry. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Contents: Symbol of power
What is jade
Long history
Ancient lapidary
Two jades
Changing rock
A real gem
More than green
Maori jade
Imitation or not?
Finding jade
Saying it
Web sites

Additional Information
Series Checkerboard science library. Earth's treasures.
Subjects Jade -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Juvenile literature.
Mineralogy -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis, MN :2014
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), photographs, color map ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781617838729 (lib. bdg.)
1617838721 (lib. bdg.)
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