The Rock & Gem Book

The Rock & Gem Book

And Other Treasures of the Natural World

Book - 2016
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The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-color specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
Publisher: New York : Dorling Publishing, 2016.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781465450708
146545070X
Branch Call Number: 552 G821
Characteristics: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Alternative Title: Rock and gem book

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KSW0211
Mar 07, 2017

This is a really neat book! It goes over not only rocks and minerals, but also fossils, shells, ice, metals, jewelry- I mean anything you can think of in that realm. It's really fascinating! My 8 year old son is really into collecting raw gemstones and polishing them, and when I saw this I thought he'd really like it, and sure enough he's fascinated by it. But, I love it as well! It's neat to read facts about all the different types of gemstones and rocks and such. This is neat for reference but also just to look over to learn more. It goes into dinosaur bones and fossils from millions of years ago and so much more!

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Mar 07, 2017

KSW0211 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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