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The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks and Minerals Order This Book
The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks and Minerals
by Chris Pellant

Ever wonder what treasures lie in the rocky world beneath your feet? This book investigates everything about Earth's fossils, rocks and minerals - from their formation and uses to their amazing beauty and mystery. Detailed illustrations identify rocks and crystals. Step-by-step pictures show how fossils are formed over millions of years. Full-page scenes reveal the Earth's breathtaking landscapes. The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks and Minerals is the perfect book for the budding explorer. Find out how to recognize rocks and become an expert fossil hunter. Discover the mysteries of minerals and learn all about the Earth's precious treasures from gems and metals to coal and oil. Detailed illustrations and informative text allow readers to mine this fascinating subject. A useful reference section includes an illustrated glossary and a comprehensive index. Hard cover, 9.5" x 11", 31 pages.


The Usborne Dinosaurs Sticker Book Order This Book
The Usborne Dinosaurs Sticker Book
by Usborne Publishing Ltd.

There are over 80 different dinosaurs and prehistoric animals shown inside this sticker book. Each one is clearly described, and illustrated with a black and white picture. A pronunciation guide is given for the name of each animal in the book. Also given isa a head to tail measurement, along with the period in which the animal lived. Can you find the right description to go with each picture? Soft cover, 7.5" x 10.5", 24 pages.


Geology Crafts for Kids Order This Book
Geology Crafts for Kids
by Alan Anderson, Gwen Diehn and Terry Krautwurst

Dig into Planet Earth with these 50 nifty activities. Have mountains of fun searching for all kinds of treasures right beneath your feet as you learn about different kinds of rocks and minerals, volcanoes and earthquakes, planetary placement, and much more. Make sandstone just like canyons in the Southwest. Imitate the look of marble with special coloring techniques. Make a fossil cast that looks a million years old. Make a homemade seismograph to measure "quaking" movement. Build with miniature adobe bricks. Watch crystals grow. Bake cookies that look like metamorphic rock (but taste great!). 43 more hot projects! Fun, entertaining and educational, the promise hours of adventuresome fun. Soft cover, 8.5" x 10", 144 pages.


Grow Your Own Crystals Order This Book
Grow Your Own Crystals
by Ronald S. Wielgus
Soft cover, 8" x 5", 28 pages, copyright 1994.
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Crystals - Have you ever wondered how they got that way? Would you like to duplicate the processes of nature and grow your own? Now you can!

Grow Your Own Crystals is written in a clear and easy to understand style. The author takes you step by step through the process so that you can grow your very own crystals virtually indistinguishable from nature's. On the way you will learn what makes crystals grow and how they do it. You will experience the magic and mystery of recreating one of nature's most fascinating creations - Crystals!

Chapters include: Introduction, Materials and Supplies, General Methods for Growing Crystals, and Crystals You Can Grow. The author's emphasis is on using raw materials that are safe to handle and readily available such as alum, ammonium sulfate (21-0-0 fertilizer), borax (hydrous sodium borate), sodium carbonate (washing soda) and sodium chloride (salt) and ordinary kitchen utensils and other common household items for equipment. The procedures and projects presented in Grow Your Own Crystals are educational and suitable as activities for children with appropriate adult supervision during steps like making saturated solutions by adding salts to boiling water.


Planet Earth/Inside Out Order This Book

Planet Earth/Inside Out
by Gail Gibbons

What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see Earth as you've never seen it before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home. This geology primer will help clarify the concepts for the youngest learners.


Rocks and Minerals - Morris Order This Book

Rocks and Minerals
by Neil Morris

This primer answers the question what are rocks and minerals? It describes and illustrates The Rock Cycle, Igneous Rocks, Volcanic Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Changed Rocks, Grand Canyon, At The Seashore, Fossils, Minerals, Ores, Gemstones. Rocks From Space, and Using Rocks and Minerals. Includes a glossary of geologic terms. Soft cover, 8" x 10", 32 pages.


The Ultimate Dinosaur Sticker Book Order This Book
The Ultimate Dinosaur Sticker Book
by DK Publishing Inc.
Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 8 pages, copyright 2004
Sample page

The Ultimate Dinosaur Sticker Book provides the ultimate collection of dinosaur stickers, ideal for home and school projects. Learn about dinosaurs and choose your favorite stickers and create your own dinosaur book. Each self-adhesive sticker is easy to peel off and can be used more than once. Factual labels accompany every sticker. Suitable for children three years of age and older.


The Ultimate Rocks And Minerals Sticker Book Order This Book
The Ultimate Rocks And Minerals Sticker Book
by DK Publishing Inc.
Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 8 pages, copyright 1995
Sample page

The Ultimate Rocks And Minerals Sticker Book provides the ultimate collection of rock and mineral stickers, ideal for home and school projects. Create your own book of rocks and minerals using your favorite stickers. Each self-adhesive sticker is easy to peel off and can be used more than once. Factual labels accompany every sticker. Suitable for children three years of age and older.


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Buyer's Guides
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Geology and Earth Science
Gold & Mining
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Lapidary
Meteorites
Rocks & Minerals
Rockpups
Smithing
Stone Setting
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