Rocks And Minerals

Rocks And Minerals

[a Gem Of A Book!]

Book - 2009
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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.

Publisher: New York : Kingfisher, c2009
ISBN: 9780753463147
Branch Call Number: 552 GRE
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. + 1 poster
Additional Contributors: Basher, Simon

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CharlotteReads
Sep 08, 2018

This Rocks and Minerals book is a fun guide with much to offer, both younger and older rock hounds. I can easily see it as a selection for a reading corner in a classroom that includes high school students. The mineral ID flow chart I found a bit confusing, but its linear layout may be helpful to others. The book is colorful, with polished and unpolished samples, side by side. The various sections will have an appeal to many beginners who want to learn more. A good book for the curious beginner!

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ceharley
Jun 25, 2014

I used this for my preschoolers to learn about rocks and they loved the cartoon illustrations. There is even a poster in the back! This has tons of info and would be good with many age groups. The only complaint I can think of for older kids would be that there are no actual pictures of the rocks and minerals. But this complaint is actually one of the selling points for the age group I was working with which was 3-5.

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Ubalstecha
Dec 22, 2010

Another outstanding entry in this series. Bright illustrations and engaging text make this a great way to introduce children to geology.

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