Rocks & minerals [electronic resource] / written by Dr. R.F. Symes and the staff of the Natural History Museum, London.
- ISBN: 9780756667573 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0756667577 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (72 p.) : col. ill.
- Edition: Rev. ed.
- Publisher: New York : DK Pub., c2008.
|General Note:|| Includes index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Preliminaries; Contents; The Earth; What are rocks and minerals?; How rocks are formed; Weathering and erosion; Rocks on the seashore; Igneous rocks; Volcanic rocks; Sedimentary rocks; Limestone caves; Metamorphic rocks; Marble; The first flint tools; Rocks as tools; Pigments; Building stones; The story of coal; Fossils; Rocks from space; Rock-forming minerals; Crystals; The growing crystal; The properties of minerals; Gemstones; Decorative stones; Lesser-known gems; Ore minerals and metals; Precious metals; Cutting and polishing stones; Collecting rocks and minerals; Did you know?
|Summary, etc.:|| Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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