Basher Books Rocks & Minerals: A Gem of a Book!   -     By: Dan Green
    Illustrated By: Simon Basher
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Basher Books Rocks & Minerals: A Gem of a Book!

Illustrated By: Simon Basher
Kingfisher / 2009 / Paperback

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This amazing book manages to turn rocks into cute little creatures that exemplify their most prominent traits. Organized into types: sedimentary (and stylish), Molten (Maniacs), metapmorphics, "Shock and ore", minerals, gems, fossils, and more, each category has an entry with the "rock-guy" illustrations assembled on one page, helping kids to see and remember which rocks belong to which group. Each has its own entry, written from a fun, casual, first-person perspective; grain size, Mohs hardness, color, texture, and any look-alikes mentioned, and a full-page illustration of the anthropomorphized rock is included. 128 pages, softcover, with glossary and fold-out poster of the Mohs Scale.

Please Note: "Millions/billions of years" and the idea that meteors killed the dinosaurs are mentioned.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Kingfisher
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.00 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0753463148
ISBN-13: 9780753463147
Availability: In Stock
Series: Basher Science

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Publisher's Description

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.

Author Bio

Simon Basher is an artist and designer who has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich palette, his characters blend the edge of manga with the cuteness of Hello Kitty.

Dan Green studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. Since graduating, he has written and edited many popular science titles and humorous books, become the editor of a South American national newspaper, worked as a travel writer, as well as developing and editing the wildly successful Horrible Science magazine collection. He is the “voice” of Basher’s bestselling science-made-easy books, and to date has written nine titles in the series.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
[T]he entries make lighthearted but unexpectedly meaty reading. Confirmed rock hounds will find this latest of Basher’s forays into science a refreshing change of approach from more conventional treatments.
 
School Library Journal
This unique book gives each rock and mineral personality and pizzazz through the use of a conversational, first-person text. . . . Readers will enjoy and learn from this fact-filled, accessible book.

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