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Gems (Rock Explorer)

Gems (Rock Explorer)

Author: Claudia Martin
Series: Rock Explorer
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A gemstone is a mineral or rock that is sparkling or colourful. Most gemstones are minerals which form in the ground as rock heated in the Earth cools down. As minerals grow, they make regular shapes called crystals. With stunning photographs and easy-to-follow captions, this book explains how different environments affect different gemstones and is full of fabulous, quirky facts such as: although most diamonds are formed underground, sometimes, they fall to Earth from space, inside rocks called meteorites. Gemstones included in the book are agate, amber, amethyst, diamond, emerald, jasper, lapis lazuli, opal, ruby and sapphire. There's a helpful glossary so readers can familiarise themselves with key terms.

Author description

Claudia Martin is the author of many children's books and has worked in publishing for over 20 years. Her favourite subjects include geography, history, animals and technology. Recent books published are titles in the My Little Book of... series, History Detectives: London, Makerspace Survival and Robot Pioneers.

Table of contents

What is a Gemstone? 4
Colourful Jewels 6
Dazzling Diamonds 8
Precious Patterns 10
Hiding Inside 12
Found in the Ground 14
Rare and Strange 16
Cutting and Polishing 18
Famous Jewels 20
Gemstone Guide 22
Glossary 23
Index 24

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781784939632
  • : QED Publishing
  • : QED Publishing
  • : January 2018
  • : 240mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 24
  • : Claudia Martin
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 553.8