The big book of bling : ritzy rocks, extravagant animals, sparkling science, and more!

by Davidson, Rose M.,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 552 DAV
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
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Call Number  J 552 DAV
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 552 DAVI
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 552 DAVI
 
 
Summary

Feast your eyes on the most brilliant bling from around the world in this opulent opus, celebrating iridescent animals, things that glitter and glow, a wealth of shiny wonders, and more lavish luxuries from our planet.

Did you know that with its 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies the British imperial state crown weighs more than a guinea pig? Or if you have £2.9 million to spare you can buy a solid gold toilet? Or that there's a cave in Mexico containing giant crystals that are as long as a school bus?

From upscale splurges to flashy fun in nature, this treasure trove is filled with wonders that will dazzle and delight. Read about how nature struts its stuff with tantalising titbits about animals, including a few that literally glitter with iridescence to confuse predators. Or maybe you'll strike it rich after reading about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, U.S.A., where anyone can go hunt for sparkling gems. Dig into info about the world's mysterious minerals, gorgeous geodes, and ritzy rocks. Discover extravagant expenditures like Canada's million-dollar solid gold coin. Learn all about the splendid science of diamonds that rain from the sky in space. Get the secret behind glowing bioluminescence. And go back in time to uncover palatial palaces, the riches of royalty, and other ancient treasures.

To show off the lush content in proper fashion, readers will be dazzled by hundreds of fun flashy photos throughout.

Contents
Ritzy rocks
Extravagant animals
Posh past
Magnificent money
Wealth of wonders
Metallic marvels
Super splurges
Splendid science
Lavish lights.

Additional Information
Series National Geographic kids.
Subjects Rocks -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Juvenile literature.
Minerals -- Juvenile literature.
Crystals -- Juvenile literature.
Rocks -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Curiosities and wonders -- Juvenile literature.
Rocks.
Gems.
Minerals.
Crystal.
Curiosities and wonders.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :2019
Audience Ages 8-12, Grades 4-6.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 192 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
ISBN 9781426335310
1426335318
9781426335327
1426335326
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