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Rocks : a resource our world depends on

Author: Ian Graham
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using a question-and-answer format, describes rock, the material that most people give little thought to but which forms the surface of the earth, some of the processes involving it, and how it is useful to civilization.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Graham
ISBN: 1403456178 9781403456175 1403456259 9781403456250
OCLC Number: 54822405
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: What is rock? --
How is rock used for? --
Case study : Mount Rushmore --
Where is rock found? --
Case study : Mount Everest --
Case study : Uluru (Ayer's Rock), Australia --
How is rock processed? --
How do scientists use rocks? --
Case study : the Channel Tunnel --
How is rock moved? --
How can rock be dangerous? --
Case study : the Vaiont Dam landslide --
Why are volcanoes so dangerous? --
Case study : Mount Saint Helens --
How can we protect the environment? --
Will rock ever run out?
Responsibility: Ian Graham.

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Using a question-and-answer format, describes rock, the material that most people give little thought to but which forms the surface of the earth, some of the processes involving it, and how it is useful to civilization.

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