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Title:
A look at minerals : from galena to gold
Author:
Kittinger, Jo S.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, 1998.
Physical Description:
65 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Describes the composition, formation, appearance, and uses of certain minerals, including some gemstones.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
890 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.5 1.0 27072.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.7 3 Quiz: 14489 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780531203859
Format :
Book

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This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.

Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a "For Further Reading" list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.


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Gr. 4^-6. Kittinger offers a close-up look at minerals from gemstones to common talc and pyrite. She describes the five characteristics of minerals (specific gravity, hardness, cleavage, luster, and streak) as well as the formation, appearance, and uses of minerals such as galena, platinum, and sulfur. Clear, well-placed photos and easily understood text make this entry in the First Books--Earth and Sky Science series an excellent introduction to a fascinating topic. A glossary, a list of additional readings, and an annotated list of Internet resources are appended. --Karen Hutt


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