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Title:
Rocks & minerals
Author:
Symes, R. F.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1120 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.3 1.0 14784.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.8 5 Quiz: 18200 Guided reading level: Y.
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ISBN:
9780789458049

9780789458056

9780789465511
Format :
Book

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For the beginning naturalist ages 10 and up. Hundreds of real-life color photos and illustrations with lively captions and detailed text.


Table of Contents

The Earthp. 6
What are rocks and minerals?p. 8
How rocks are formedp. 10
Weathering and erosionp. 12
Rocks on the seashorep. 14
Igneous rocksp. 16
Volcanic rocksp. 18
Sedimentary rocksp. 20
Limestone cavesp. 22
Metamorphic rocksp. 24
Marblep. 26
The first flint toolsp. 28
Rocks as toolsp. 30
Pigmentsp. 32
Building stonesp. 34
The story of coalp. 36
Fossilsp. 38
Rocks from spacep. 40
Rock-forming mineralsp. 42
Crystalsp. 44
The growing crystalp. 46
The properties of mineralsp. 48
Gemstonesp. 50
Decorative stonesp. 52
Lesser-known gemsp. 54
Ore minerals and metalsp. 56
Precious metalsp. 58
Cutting and polishingp. 60
Collecting rocks and mineralsp. 62
Indexp. 64

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