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Rocks and Minerals
  • Authored by: Selby Cull
  • From the Series: The Restless Earth
  • Trim Size: 7 X 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791097021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9702-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 552
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 112


Every rock tells a story about the Earth. Glassy black rocks mark moments when the Earth’s liquid insides spilled out onto its surface. Gritty, sandy rocks are the dead skin of the Earth, shed after years of wind and rain. Twisted, sparkly rocks formed deep in the bellies of mountains. In Rocks and Minerals, young readers will learn how to read the “story” of a rock by examining its mineral makeup and how to identify minerals by their color, shape, shine, special powers, and even taste. Students can then use their knowledge of rocks and minerals to understand how the Earth works.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Selby Cull studies Martian rocks and minerals at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her master’s in science writing from MIT and has written articles for magazines such as Sky & Telescope and Geotimes.

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