Metamorphic Rocks: Recycled Rock

Metamorphic Rocks: Recycled Rock

Hardback Exploring Science (Compass Point)

By (author) Darlene R Stille, By (author) Lynn S Fichter, By (author) Jr. Terrence E Young, By (author) Rosemary G Palmer

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  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 10mm | 45g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis, MN
  • ISBN 10: 0756532558
  • ISBN 13: 9780756532550
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations

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Metamorphic rocks, like the name suggests, morphed from rocks that already existed. These rocks form through changes in conditions like heat and pressure. The type of metamorphic rock that forms depends on how much heat or pressure is involved. During the transformation, metamorphic rocks can change properties such as shape and texture. In ancient Greece, pillars, sculptures, and cities were built from marble, a type of metamorphic rock. Today, marble and other types of metamorphic rock are still used in construction.

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