Examines the nature, formation, and different kinds of rocks and minerals and explains how to collect them.
Boldly coloured illustrations, computer graphics, and an innovative format make this oversized volume out of the ordinary. Children can either read the book from cover to cover or follow one of the icon-identified discovery paths. "Inside Story" gives personal accounts of people in the field of geology, "Hands On" features experiments and activities, "Word Builders" gives the history of words and phrases, "That's Amazing!" offers awesome facts, and "Pathfinder" provides cross-references to related subjects on other pages.
The book is divided into three sections: "Rocks," "Minerals," and "Collecting Rocks and Minerals," and each double-page spread is packed with information provided by the text, diagrams, full-colour photographs and illustrations, and boxed discovery paths.This is highly recommended for kids grades 4 to 8.