Scholastic Discover More: Rocks and Minerals

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9780545505116: Scholastic Discover More: Rocks and Minerals

A book all about rocks and minerals, in the expert reader strand.

Much more than a simple spotters' guide! ROCKS AND MINERALS will enthrall young rock enthusiasts with amazing information about how rocks help us understand Earth and our own history, from early fossils to the treasure troves of pirates and the building of spacecraft. Superb artwork shows what is happening out of sight beneath Earth's surface in volcanoes, caves, and mines. Specially photographed galleries show off the beauty of rocks and minerals, and a simple key enables readers to identify any rock.

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Dan Green studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge. He has worked on many popular science titles, written humor books, edited a South American national newspaper, and worked as a travel writer, as well as developing and editing the wildly successful Horrible Science magazine collection.

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Did you know that you’re currently living on Earth’s crust, a hotbed of multimillion-year-old recycled rocks that tell us the history of our planet? Now take a look around and observe all of the things that you see, because, as the author of this informative title reveals, “everything that isn’t made from a plant or animal has been dug out of the ground,” from rubber ducks and diapers, to the Lincoln Memorial and the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. An entry in the Discover More series, this title offers a detailed introduction to the geological history of our planet. The diversity of facts and concepts are highlighted by the questions that Green poses and answers. Throughout, eye-popping photographs dominate the two-page spreads, showcasing landscapes, galleries of rocks (and toxins), and informational diagrams, including an explanation of just why diamonds sparkle. A true gem for classroom connections, this will encourage wide browsing. Grades 5-8. --Annie Miller

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