Usborne Spotters Guides : Rocks and Minerals (Ages 9-12)
Usborne Spotter's Guides are pocket-sized and packed with information -- so don't leave home without one. Whether you are an enthusiast or a complete beginner, these beautifully illustrated field guides will help you identify and understand the things you see in the natural world. This fascinating book shows you how to identify rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world. You'll also discover how different types of rocks were formed and what kind of rocks lie beneath the surface of the Earth.
Ages: Chilrden or Adults
Size of book: 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
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