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40 Works 2,006 Members 8 Reviews

About the Author

Chris Pellant lectures in Earth Sciences in Cleveland, England

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Series

Works by Chris Pellant

Picturepedia 2: The Earth (1992) 65 copies
The Complete Book of Rocks and Minerals (1995) 49 copies, 1 review
Minerals (Rock Stars) (2008) — Author — 47 copies
Rocks & Fossils (Mini Encyclopedia) (2014) — Author — 37 copies
Rocks and Fossils (2010) 29 copies
The Pocket Guide to Fossils (1992) 12 copies

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Birthdate
1947-06-27
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Places of residence
Houlsyke, Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupations
geologist
freelance writer
freelance photographer
Relationships
Pellant, Helen (wife)
Short biography
"Chris and Helen Pellant began writing books together in the 1980s, and have written a number of earth science books, this being their twelfth. They also run their own photographic library (www.picsandwords.com) and manage Biophoto Associates (www.biophoto-associates.com). They are keen conservationists, studying and recording plants, lepidoptera and marine life. They live in an old farmhouse in North Yorkshire with their six cats." from www.nhbs.com

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This book provides a fun and easy way to learn about rocks, fossils, and how they are formed and erode.

I like that it gives little definitions at the bottom. It goes over the 3 types of rocks and how they are made, as well as topics on lava and magma and different types of crystals. The pictures they use are photographs and properly show the type of fossil or rock being discussed. It's very informal despite the short sentences, and I find that it is perfect for a lesson on geology. It even has little projects at the back where a student could make their own fossils or start a rock collection.… (more)
 
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kvedros | 2 other reviews | Apr 23, 2018 |
Interesting in its own right, and useful as a /Dwarf Fortress/ strategy guide.
 
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ex_ottoyuhr | 2 other reviews | May 8, 2014 |
Seriously useful reference book for identifying and learning about rocks and minerals. Excellent color photos with detailed information and descriptions. A useful book and educational.
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MissJessie | 2 other reviews | Oct 16, 2013 |
I am always very fascinated by rocks and fossils so this book was very fun to read. I would have it in my classroom as a great resource book or definitely put it in my personal class library in case a student of mine wanted to know more about rocks.
 
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atlomas | 2 other reviews | Mar 22, 2012 |

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Works
40
Members
2,006
Popularity
#12,833
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
8
ISBNs
130
Languages
9

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