Watcher Guide: Rocks, Minerals and Gems by John Farndon


Watcher Guide: Rocks, Minerals and Gems by John Farndon

From riverbeds to beaches, cliff faces to fields, unearth Earth's most precious rocks, minerals and gems, wherever you are in the world. Learn how to read the landscape for clues ans identify different rock types, from dazzling diamonds to grainy sandstone. The definitive guide to rocks, minerals and gems, this title includes an introduction to rocks and minerals and how they form, and a quick guide to what you need and where to look. There is also a complete guide to identifying rocks and minerals and everything you need to know to start a collection. Packed with fun facts and practical activities, this book also features high-definition colour photography and data keys that show key qualities of each rock and mineral in extraordinary detail.

About the Author

JOHN FARNDON is an internationally known author, as well as a playwright, composer and songwriter. He has written hundreds of books, which have sold millions of copies around the world in most major languages and include many best-sellers, such as the award-winning Do Not Open.

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120 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

21st August 2016



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