The Rock & Gem Book

The Rock & Gem Book

And Other Treasures of the Natural World

Book - 2016
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What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent?

Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book . Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult.

Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites.

Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book .

Publisher: New York :, DK Publishing,, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781465450708
Branch Call Number: J 549 Gre
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps
Additional Contributors: Smithsonian Institution


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Mar 07, 2017

This is a really neat book! It goes over not only rocks and minerals, but also fossils, shells, ice, metals, jewelry- I mean anything you can think of in that realm. It's really fascinating! My 8 year old son is really into collecting raw gemstones and polishing them, and when I saw this I thought he'd really like it, and sure enough he's fascinated by it. But, I love it as well! It's neat to read facts about all the different types of gemstones and rocks and such. This is neat for reference but also just to look over to learn more. It goes into dinosaur bones and fossils from millions of years ago and so much more!

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Mar 07, 2017

KSW0211 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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