Rocks and Fossils

Rocks and Fossils


By (author) Chris Pellant

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  • Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 260mm x 12mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 18 August 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0753408430
  • ISBN 13: 9780753408438
  • Illustrations note: colour photographs, index
  • Sales rank: 1,074,083

Product description

This is an introduction to the rocks that form the landscape around us, as well as the fossils that many of them contain. Readers can discover how to identify different rocks, and how they have formed over thousands of years. They can also find out how fossils form and how to recognize them. Fun projects, such as collecting fossils, allow children to investigate the subject close up.

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Table of contents

What is a rock?; rocks from fire; different grains; second-hand rocks; layer by layer; rocks that change; in the mountain roots; wear and tear; rain, roots and ice; rocks from space; uses of rocks; what is a fossil?; how fossils form; ancient sea creatures; the age of dinosaurs; fossil lpants; fossil fuels; clues from fossils; how to find fossils; fun with fossils - project spread; rocks around you - project spread.