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Title:
Rocks and minerals
Author:
Curtis, Neil.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1998.

©1993
Physical Description:
46 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Investigates the world of rocks and minerals, covering such topics as the earth's crust, the identification of minerals, and how rocks are changed by heat and pressure.
General Note:
Originally published: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire : Simon & Schuster Young Books, 1993.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195213928
Format :
Book

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Most of us take for granted the Earth's crust, the thin outer layer of the planet that forms the continents and ocean floors. Formed 4.5 billion years ago, and still moving and growing today, the crust of the Earth is made of a huge variety of rocks and minerals. This book explores andexplains the world of rocks and minerals, beginning with a look at the structure of the Earth and the ways in which minerals are formed. Neil Grant then goes on to explain topics such as identifying minerals, volcanoes and lava, fossils, gems, building a rock collection, and the formation of coaland oil beneath the Earth's surface. With beautiful illustrations on every page, Rocks and Minerals is an educational and colorful guide to planet Earth.


Author Notes

Deborah Valenze is professor of history at Barnard College. She lives in Cambridge, MA.