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Title:
Rocks and minerals
Author:
Farndon, John.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the physical properties of various rocks and minerals and gives instructions for experiments that identify their unique characteristics.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761414681
Format :
Book

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Early in the 17th century, Francis Bacon decided that the best way to learn about the world was to discover things for oneself. Since then, science has been a marriage of observation and experimentation. The experiments contained in each chapter allow young scientists to investigate basic principles using common household materials and easy-to-follow instructions. The titles are filled with dozens of color photographs that illustrate experiments and provide a glimpse of everyday and extraordinary uses of the subject. In addition, engaging features such as Did You Know? boxes provide fascinating facts. The In Focus sections offer in-depth looks at specific features of each subject. In The Real World boxes highlight pivotal experiments by real scientists.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-These volumes, similar in format to the titles in the âÇ£EyewitnessâÇ  series (DK), contain copious illustrations, creating instant appeal for subjects relevant to classroom curricula and popular interests. Each spread offers a brief introductory paragraph that leads to detailed captions, fact boxes, and colorful photos and/or intricate diagrams. Some of the illustrations and fonts are small and may be difficult for users to read. Each book includes a step-by-step guide to accessing the e.guides Web site which provides reliable and regularly updated links to other easy-to-use sites. In addition, specific keywords are noted to facilitate searches. Insect covers life cycles, behavior, self-defense and more; Mammal examines the evolution of these creatures, their subgroups, locations, and homes; and Rock discusses the Earth's geology-types of rocks, volcanoes, tectonic plates, erosion, etc. In Human Body, readers can explore aspects of the body from its systems and organs to cells and nutrition and disease. Each title concludes with a classification table, table of properties, or time line followed by a fairly inclusive glossary and a small-print, comprehensive index. Whether for research or pleasure, these titles are sure to provide hours of fascinating reading and Internet exploration.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.