Give your geologist and rock-hound kids something new to study! Featuring lots of National Geographic images of both locations and close-ups of rocks and minerals, you'll be right where all the crystalizing action is! Learn how rocks are used as resources, where in world they come from, how they're formed in the first place, the rock cycle, how to tell different crystals apart, the Mohs scale, fossils, and where to find the largest crystals on earth! 64 full-color pages with index and interactive glossary quiz.
Please Note: This book references "billions of years."
Targeted to rock-crazy kids, this bold book is more energetic, more visually exciting, and more fun than anything else on the marketand with more information, too! Youngsters become geology experts as they browse eye-popping photos and absorb layers of information made extra fun through a humor-infused presentation.
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Steve Tomecek, the executive director and founder of Science Plus, Inc., is the author of more than 45 books, including Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth and several Jump into Science titles. He was the winner of the 1996 American Institute of Physics Excellence in Science Writing Award. Tomecek has served as the associate director of the Science Museum of Long Island and as the science program supervisor for the New York Hall of Science. He has written for and developed websites for Los Alamos National Labs, Scholastic, and Discovery. Tomecek lives in Bellerose, New York.