The Rock and Gem Book: And Other Treasures of the Natural World (DK Our World in Pictures) (Hardcover)
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Packed with more than 1,200 incredible images you can discover the world’s most precious and fascinating objects, from rocks and gems to fossils and shells.
Earth's extraordinary minerals, gems, shells, and fossils are all on dazzling display in this essential visual encyclopedia for children. The Rock and Gem Book is an indispensable guide to the natural world’s most remarkable treasures the book shows each rock, mineral, fossil, and shell in its natural form, as well as a wide range of everyday and unexpected objects in which they can be found Feast your eyes on the ultimate treasure trove that any pirate would envy!
This genius geology book for kids has over 1200 stunning photographs that showcase rocks and gems in glorious detail, ensuring you can recognize sedimentary from sandstone, metamorphic from marble, and pyrite from pearl. The unique qualities of each eye-catching material are described in-depth, together with their broad range of uses in art, industry, architecture, and science. Treasure seekers, get set to start your own collection with this engaging encyclopedia for children aged 9-12.
Celebrate your child's curiosity as they explore:
- Striking and detailed diagrams, drawings and illustrations on every page
- A highly visual approach to learning
- An ideal combination of colorful diagrams with infographic text boxes
- CGI reconstructions show whole animals to help understand fossil fragments.
- In association with The Smithsonian Institution
Keep your eyes open for rainbow rocks, fluorescent minerals, priceless diamonds, and meteor showers on your geological journey of discovery. Meet dinosaurs in the prehistoric period to understand how fossils form, join the pyramid builders of ancient Egypt to investigate the limestone bricks and take a dip in the ocean on the hunt for clams, cowries, and cockles.
This captivating kids encyclopedia also includes at-a-glance panels that provide a quick reference to all the stats, with easy-to-read accessible text for readers aged 9-12, yet can be enjoyed by the entire family, making this enthralling children’s encyclopedia a beautiful and educational gift that can be passed down generations.
Learn all about the world one picture at a time!
If you like Rock and Gem Book, then why not complete the collection? Part of the highly visual Our World In Pictures series, avid readers can dive into the world of dinosaurs with The Dinosaur Book, become a vehicle virtuoso with Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes and venture on a journey across the globe with Countries, Cultures, People & Places.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
"A wow-inspiring page-turner." — Voice of Youth Advocates