Rocks, Minerals & Gems by Smith, Miranda

Rocks, Minerals & Gems

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Rocks - and the glittering minerals they're made of - are everywhere: the walls of your room, the cars you travel in, the mountains you climb, and the planet you live on are all rocks

In Rocks, Minerals, and Gems, readers will learn about hundreds of rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems that were forged by the most powerful events in prehistory. Explore what specimens look like and how they're used today--readers can use the information to identify rocks and minerals themselves and open up a spectacular new world. Find out all about star stones and cat's eyes, megagems, and phantom quartz. Discover which rocks fluoresce, which mineral once poisoned an emperor, and which gems are the rarest in the world Features a beautiful cover with special effects

Author: Miranda Smith, Sean Callery
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: 07/26/2016
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.30lbs
Size: 10.30h x 10.30w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780545947190
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 12/01/2016 pg. 87

About the Author
Miranda Smith is an experienced editor who has written many books for both children and adults on subjects ranging from sharks and the human body to ancient Egypt and courgettes. Having raised three children in east London, she still lives in the family home with her husband and two cats.
Sean Callery is a teacher and an author of fiction and nonfiction for kids.