Struan Reid explains how rocks, minerals and fossils are actually formed, what they can tell us about the past history of the Earth and its future, and where you can see and find them.
"Things to find, collect, and treasure"--Cover.
Discover Science: Rocks and Fossils by by Chris Pellant is a bright and age-appropriate introduction to the three basic forms of rock, crystals, and fossils. Filled with information about geological processes like erosion, weathering and examples of the many ways we use rock, this book is perfect for both the science classroom and budding geologists alike. The Discover Science series will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With age-appropriate language and an eye-catching design, this series gives young readers answers to fundamental questions about the human body, animals, planet Earth and the Solar System. At the back of each book, science experiments, colorful craft activities and notes for parents and teachers will help every reader get creative as they learn.
Rocks unlock the secrets of the past; every layer tells a new story about how the world and its inhabitants have evolved over the millennia. Fantastic photographs and entertaining facts bring geology to life in this accessible, informative book.
*Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller* The Pebbles on the Beach was first published in 1954. This newly reissued edition includes a foreword by Robert Macfarlane. There is a handy illustrated guide to identifying pebbles on the reverse of the book jacket. Pebble-hunting is a pleasant hobby that makes little demand upon one's patience and still less upon one's physical energy. (You may even enjoy the hunt from the luxurious sloth of a deck chair). One of the true delights of the pebble-seeker is to read the stories in the stones - to determine whence and by what means they came to be there. We must always bear in mind that a pebble is a transient thing. It is in the half-way stage of a long existence . . . This is a book about the simple pleasure of pebble spotting. Clarence Ellis is a charming, knowledgeable and witty guide to everything you didn't know there was to know about pebbles. He ruminates on what a pebble actually is, before showing us how they are formed, advising on the best pebble-spotting grounds in the UK, helping to identify individual stones, and giving tips on the necessary kit. You'll know your chert from your schist, your onyx from your agate, and will be on your guard for artificial intruders before you know it. Understanding the humble pebble makes a trip to the beach, lake-side or river bank simply that little bit more fascinating.
A guide to the many fascinating things to find in the countryside. It focuses on each subject in depth, including habitats and conservation, to provide a deeper understanding of the natural world.
Exploring a rocky world, this work helps the reader learn about the many treasures and hidden wonders that lie beneath your feet.
For those with curious minds starting to take note of the world around them, the basic materials from which our planet is made raise a multitude of questions. What are rocks and minerals? Why are there so many different kinds? From the way that rocks are formed to identifying gem stones, My Little Book of Rocks provides the answers for budding geologists, using clear, concise text along with full colour illustrations and photographs.
Be an eyewitness to how fossilized shells, bones, skulls, teeth, and plants paint a vivid picture of the dramatic and beautiful world that existed before modern man. - Discover similarities between ichthyosaurs and modern-day dolphins - See a shell with a precious coating - Find out which type of early human lived 1 million years ago
Introduces young people to paleontology from collecting the evidence and searching for clues to developing and testing a theory.
This series focuses on an in-depth exploration of each subject, incuding habitats and conservation, to provide a deeper understanding of the natural world. 10 yrs+
A series that encourages hands-on learning includes 30 easy activities that help children observe, explore and learn about the natural world while explaining the science behind the activities through clear, step-by-step, photographically illustrated instructions that can be carried out right at home. Original.
100 Facts Rocks and Minerals is a non fiction book for kids, bursting with exactly 100 fantastic facts, incredible images and great activities to help children learn everything they need to know about geology and the study of rocks. 100 Facts Rocks and Minerals includes key topics about the substances that have shaped Earth in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page features amazing illustrations and photographs that clarify difficult points for children. This concise rock book for kids aged 6+ will inspire an interest in these beautiful natural formations. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Rocks and Minerals: The continuous life cycle of rocks and the process of erosion and metamorphosis The main three rock types and how to study them like a geologist Why minerals are so precious and what products they can be found in Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: Uluru in Australia is the most famous block of freestanding rock. It is a 348-metre-high lump of sandstone and is 300 million years old. Gneiss found in northern Canada is the world's oldest rock. It was created under the volcanoes that made the first landmasses around four billion years ago. Not all fossils are stone. Tree sap hardens into amber, and sometimes insects and tiny animals become trapped in sap. When the sap hardens, the animal is preserved forever. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: Get a reaction! A group of minerals called carbonates react to acid. Find out by dropping a rock you find into some vinegar and see if it fizzes! Quiz question: Pumice is one of the heaviest types of rocks. True or false? Grow your own stalactite using Epsom salts, two jars, hot water and string
A detailed photographic guide to recognizing plant and animal fossils profiles more than 300 specimens and includes examples from all around the world.
This fact-filled, accessibly written book encourages young readers to start exploring our rocky world and discover the treasures that lie beneath our feet, from fascinating fossils to precious gemstones.
This book tells you how to recognize some of the rocks, minerals and fossils that you will find.
Allows readers to lift flaps and explore facts about the Earth, including its gases, oceans, mountains, and changing climates. On board pages.