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Eyewitness rocks & minerals

Author: R F Symes; Colin Keates; Andreas Einsiedel; British Museum (Natural History)
Publisher: London : New York : DK Pub., 2004.
Series: DK eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R F Symes; Colin Keates; Andreas Einsiedel; British Museum (Natural History)
ISBN: 0756607191 0756607183 9780756607180 9780756607197
OCLC Number: 56133395
Notes: Revised edition of: Rocks & minerals. 1988.
Includes index.
Description: 72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Earth --
What are rocks and minerals: --
How rocks are formed --
Weathering and erosion --
Rocks on the seashore --
Igneous rocks --
Volcanic rocks --
Sedimentary rocks --
Limestone caves --
Metamorphic rocks --
Marble --
First fling tools --
Rocks as tools --
pigments --
Building stones --
Story of coal --
Fossils --
Rocks from space --
Rock-forming minerals --
Crystals --
Growing crystal --
Properties of minerals --
Gemstones --
Decorative stones --
Lesser-know gems --
Ore minerals and metals --
precious metals --
Cutting and polishing stone s--
Collecting rocks and minerals --
Did you know: --
Rock or mineral? --
Find out more --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: DK eyewitness books.
Other Titles: Rocks & minerals
Rocks and minerals
Responsibility: written by R.F. Symes and the staff of the Natural History Museum, London ; [special photography, Colin Keates and Andreas Einsiedel].

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Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

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