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Rocks & minerals

Author: R F Symes; Colin Keates; Andreas Einsiedel; British Museum (Natural History)
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1988.
Series: Eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView 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
Young adult nonfiction
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R F Symes; Colin Keates; Andreas Einsiedel; British Museum (Natural History)
ISBN: 0394896211 9780394896212 0394996216 9780394996219
OCLC Number: 17264860
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: The 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 --
The first flint tools --
Pigments --
Bulding stones --
The story of coal --
Fossils --
Rocks from space --
Rock-forming minerals --
Crystals --
The growing crystal --
The properities of minerals --
Gemstones --
Decorative stones --
Lesser-known gems --
Ore minerals and metals --
Precious metals --
Cutting and polishing --
Collecting rocks and minerals.
Series Title: Eyewitness books.
Other Titles: 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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