The Rock And Gem Book by DK - Penguin Books New ZealandThis is a page hardcover book that offers much more than you would expect from the title. After a brief introduction on the formation of the earth and the cyclical creation of various types of rocks, the book is divided into five sections on Rocks, Minerals and Gems, Fossils, Shells, and Famous Treasures. Surprisingly, the last three sections comprise almost half of the book. Images dominate each page while the amount of text is limited. As usual with DK books, subtopics within each section each have a two-page spread. The publisher has employed a unique approach with the text, bolding the first paragraph on most two-page spreads then using bold only on key terms through the rest of the text. That bolded paragraph generally has some broad information that should be understandable for both children and adults.
The Rock & Gem Book (Smithsonian 2016 edition)
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Since you have finished reading , would you like to leave a review, letting us and anyone else know what you think of this book? Get information about new releases for these contributors straight to your inbox. Your alerts can be managed through your account. The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1, full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, The Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
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Error rating book. Back to top. Color--coded bands provide clear, at--a--glance facts for quick reference. It's like wandering through a cabinet of curiosities.