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This series introduces the main types of rocks and soils, important minerals and their composition and properties. Using a variety of examples and evidence, it explains how and why they occur, and the processes involved in their formation. The uses of rocks, soil and minerals are explored, and how we come into contact with them in everyday life. The series also covers environmental and social issues associated with their extraction and use, such as pollution and the impact of mining on the environment.
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Melissa Stewart earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Union College and a master's degree in science and environmental journalism from New York University. She has written more than thirty books for children and has contributed articles to a variety of magazines for adults and children. In her free time, Melissa enjoys hiking and canoeing near her home in Northborough, MA.
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Book Description Heinemann Library, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110431143811
Book Description Heinemann Library, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0431143811