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Rocks & Minerals (The Wonders of Our World)

by Neil Morris

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The author targets people who have little or no introduction of the fundamentals of geology. From there he does a satisfactory job describing principles and rock types and their distribution. This seems to be about right for a 2nd to 6th grade level young person, but maybe on to 8th grade.

In Texas, geology-related topics are covered in 5th grade and this would fit into that quite well. The book does cover a variety of rock and mineral topics and the photos and illustrations are good and helpful. Format is the standard grade-school 32 page illustrated paperback, but with glossy paper for superior photos. The rock and mineral topics are covered under the basic geological principles and processes framework which is good. ( )
  billsearth | Feb 21, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865058474, Paperback)

The Wonders of our World Series offers young readers a lively and visually exciting introduction to the world around us and the forces at work shaping our planet and its future. Ten books in this series offer fascinating full-color photographs of examples from around the world to help illustrate:
-- the devastating impact volcanoes, extreme weather, and earthquakes can have
-- why the earth's forests and waterways are in danger of destruction
-- how the earth's powerful internal forces produce rocks and minerals from the ordinary to the dazzling
-- how mountains, deserts, and caves are formed

Rocky cliffs at the seashore often reveal the geological processes at work creating rocks and minerals. Rocks and Minerals helps explain:
-- how erosion, sediment deposit, and underground pressure create rocks and minerals
-- fossils and gemstones
-- how the Grand Canyon was created
-- how metals are made from ore
-- what space rocks teach us

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:45 -0400)

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An introduction to rocks and minerals, their types, origins, and uses.

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