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The rock & gem book : ...and other treasures of the natural world

Author: Dan Green; Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: New York : Dorling Publishing, [2016]. ©2016
Series: DK Smithsonian
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Green; Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.; Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 9781465450708 146545070X
OCLC Number: 923556005
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Our rocky planet --
The rock cycle --
Rocks --
Minerals and gems --
Fossils --
Shells --
Famous treasures.
Series Title: DK Smithsonian
Other Titles: Rock and gem book
Responsibility: written by Dan Green.

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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.

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