Rocks and Minerals: A gem of a read! by Dan Green, Simon Basher

Rocks and Minerals: A gem of a read!

Written by Dan Green, Simon Basher

11+ readers   Fascinating Facts   13+ readers   
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An essential tool particularly for those kids who find science boring rather than explosive. Designed to make learning easier and a whole lot more fun, this fact-filled book will show you rocks, minerals and fossils as you’ve never seen them before. Flint for example is a sedimentary yet stylish rock, whilst marble has the looks and is waxy and clear. The comic personality of each is a useful and easy way to discover some key characteristics. A small format pocket-sized book, it comes complete with a poster that is itself an almost one stop guide for 11+ year olds to know what they need to know about rocks and minerals.


Rocks and Minerals: A gem of a read! by Dan Green, Simon Basher

Discover the secrets of geology, from intricate fossilized plants and animals through to a great variety of minerals and crystals; unlock the mysteries of the ground beneath our feet, from how rocks are formed to how meteorites crash to Earth. Rocks and Minerals is a compelling guide to a community of characters who come together to create the foundations of our planet.


Praise for the titles in the series:

‘I love science... it’s great to see books making it accessible. Science should be fun’ Damien Hirst

‘The look is punchy, immediate and effective. The content is equally gripping’ The Guardian

‘a little gem of a book that gives the low-down on the subject of Physics’ Sunday Express

About the Author

Dan Green is a freelance science writer and editor who has consulted on a number of Basher's previous books for Kingfisher.

Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich color palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty. He lives in England.

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128 pages


Dan Green, Simon Basher
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Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th October 2009




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