Rocks, minerals and gems

by Farndon, John,

Format: Print Book 2016
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 549 Farndon
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This is a definitive full color guide for young readers. It includes an introduction to rocks, minerals and gems and how they form, how and where to look for them, how to identify rocks and minerals, and everything there is to know about building a collection.

Packed with fun facts and practical activities, the book features high-definition color photography and data keys that show noteworthy qualities of each specimen in extraordinary detail.

Rocks, Minerals and Gems shows how to read the landscape for clues and identify different rock types -- from dazzling diamonds to grainy sandstone. It describes fascinating facts and data boxes provide short facts to help with quick identification.

Earth's most precious rocks, minerals and gems can be anywhere and everywhere in the world -- from riverbeds to beaches, cliff faces to fields. The only equipment needed is a backpack, a smartphone and some good walking shoes -- and maybe a small bag to carry home the treasure.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This book serves as an introduction to gemology and rock collection and a field guide to help new rock collecting enthusiasts get started. Fundamental geological concepts are presented in the opening pages before more specific information is offered on the types of rocks and how they are formed. In addition, detailed photographs and descriptions of hundred of types of rocks, minerals, and gems are included and are suitable for identification purposes. Readers are encouraged to note characteristics of specimens and to observe their properties using specific scientific criteria. Not only that, but tips abound for the new hobbyist, covering topics such as how to start a rock collection, what to include in a toolkit, where to look for specimens, and how to classify and value discoveries. Plenty of practical skills, such as reading a geological map and analyzing debris, are described. Highly detailed and methodologically sound, the book is a quality introduction to geology and to applying scientific principles in practical settings.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Minerals -- Juvenile literature.
Rocks -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Juvenile literature.
Minerals -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Rocks -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Richmond Hill, Ontario :2016
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 120 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781770857407
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