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Rock Explorer: Gems

by Claudia Martin

Part of the Rock Explorer Series

Rock Explorer: Gems Synopsis

Did you know that sometimes diamonds fall to Earth from space inside rocks called meteorites? Most gemstones are minerals which form in the ground as rock heated in the Earth cools down. As minerals grow, they make regular shapes called crystals. Discover more fabulous facts about gemstones in this comprehensive and accessible guide, which features agate, amber, amethyst, diamond, emerald, jasper, lapis lazuli, opal, ruby and sapphire. Packed with stunning photographs of bright, shiny gems, as well as more practical images of excavation and extraction, this book explains how different environments affect different gemstones and provides a colourful insight into the geology of our world.

Rock Explorer: Gems Press Reviews

The beautiful photos show these remarkable minerals in all their glory, making identification easy, especially with the useful mineral guide which shows photos and gives a brief explanation of common minerals. The book really helps us to appreciate both the beauty and the practical value of minerals. -- Parents in Touch * Parents in Touch * Despite being targeted at a younger audience, I feel all children would appreciate these books as it would allow older children to conduct independent research and information retrieval...The text is presented clearly and is easy to read, with clear sub headings allowing the reader to find specific information. The photos used are of high quality and use landscapes from around the world, allowing the children to understand where the rocks could be found. -- The Reading Zone * The Reading Zone *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784939632
Publication date: 21st February 2018
Author: Claudia Martin
Publisher: QED Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 24 pages
Categories: Natural history (ChildrenÍs/Teenage), Educational: Chemistry, Educational: Geography,

About Claudia Martin

CLAUDIA MARTIN specialises in non-fiction books for children of pre- and primary school age. Her favourite subjects are animals, history, geography and culture. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Junior Science Prize, and won a dozen Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. When she's not writing, Claudia likes spending time with her family, taking long walks, going to the theatre and watching contemporary dance - her favourite dancer is Akram Khan. Claudia Martin is the author of many children's books and has worked in publishing for over 20 years. Her favourite subjects include geography, history, animals and technology. Recent books published ...

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