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Title The rock & gem book : ...and other treasures of the natural world / written by Dan Green.
Imprint New York : Dorling Publishing, [2016].


 Children's  553.8 G821r    LOST AND PAID
Edition First American edition.
Description 208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Series DK Smithsonian.
Note Includes index.
Subject Precious stones -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Rocks -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Minerals -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Identification -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Juvenile literature.
Minerals -- Juvenile literature.
Fossils -- Juvenile literature.
Precious stones -- Juvenile literature.
Precious stones.
Contents Our rocky planet -- The rock cycle -- Rocks -- Minerals and gems -- Fossils -- Shells -- Famous treasures.
Summary The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-color specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
Other Author Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Smithsonian Institution.
Other Title Rock and gem book.