Some minerals are extremely soft—as soft as baby powder. Other minerals are extremely hard—like diamonds, the hardest natural substance in the world. Some rocks were once extremely hot—they were made from magma deep under the earth.
Do you know that you use minerals when you look in a mirror, brush your teeth, or sprinkle salt on your French fries? Find out all the answers about rocks and minerals—even how to study them yourself—when you dig in to Extreme Rocks & Minerals! Q&A.
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Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 science and nature books for young readers. Hurricane Watch, her first Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out title, was recognized as an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has hiked in tropical rainforests, gone on safari in Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galápagos Islands. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. You can visit her online at www.melissa-stewart.com.
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Book Description HarperColl, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060899824