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Rocks & minerals

Author: R F Symes; Natural History Museum (London, England)
Publisher: London, Eng. : Dorling Kindersley, ©2008
Series: DK eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English
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Earth: we use it for building, industry, energy, sculpture, coins, and even jewelry. Find out all about it, from how our landscapes evolved, to mineral mining and how diamonds and precious stones are cut. This guide covers vital data on where and how they form; as well as explaining characteristics such as hardness, color and luster. This is a valuable resource to students whether they need to know about stalactites  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
72 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports.
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R F Symes; Natural History Museum (London, England)
ISBN: 9781782682240 1782682244
OCLC Number: 826658585
Description: 1 online resource (277 entries) : 513 images, digital files.
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 --
Rocks as tools --
Pigments --
Building stones --
The story of coal --
Fossils --
Rocks from space --
Rock-forming minerals --
Crystals --
The growing crystal --
The properties of minerals --
Gemstones --
Decorative stones --
Lesser-known gems --
Ore minerals and metals --
Precious metals --
Cutting and polishing stones --
Collecting rocks and minerals --
Did you know? --
Rock or mineral? --
Find out more --
Glossary.
Series Title: DK eyewitness books.
Other Titles: Rocks and minerals
Eyewitness rocks & minerals
Eyewitness rocks and minerals
Responsibility: written by R.F. Symes and the staff of the Natural History Museum, London.

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Earth: we use it for building, industry, energy, sculpture, coins, and even jewelry. Find out all about it, from how our landscapes evolved, to mineral mining and how diamonds and precious stones are cut. This guide covers vital data on where and how they form; as well as explaining characteristics such as hardness, color and luster. This is a valuable resource to students whether they need to know about stalactites as old as dinosaurs or priceless nuggets of gold and silver. This mine of information will help you learn how to identify rocks and minerals in no time.

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