Rocks and Fossils

Rocks and Fossils

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"Kingfisher Knowledge" is a comprehensive series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Using lively, engaging text and state-of-the-art digital artwork the series covers an immense range of subjects in impressive depth and is a major educational resource."Rocks & Fossils" delves into the depths of the Earth to explore the make-up of the planet's outer layer, from its formation to the ongoing creation of rock in Earth's changing landscape today. Learn how to unravel the histories of rocks and identify the minerals that make them. Find out about the different uses of rocks from building materials to clay, and pigments for dye.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 226 x 272 x 6mm | 299.37g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour photo's and artwork
  • 0753413698
  • 9780753413692
  • 1,487,211

About Margaret Hynes

Margaret Hynes has worked in publishing for 13 years. She has written a number of pre-school and children's titles on topics including English vocabulary, history, poverty and population. Margaret has also edited an array of books for adults.show more

Table of contents

6 Foreword; 7 Chapter one: A world of rock; 8 Rock foundations; 10 The changing landscape; 12 Rocks of fire; 14 Compacted rock; 16 Metamorphic rocks; 18 Rocks from space; 20 Erosion; 22 Weathering; 24 Construction and industry; 26 Works of art; 28 Summary; 29 Chapter two: Fossil remains; 30 Preserved in stone; 32 Remarkable remains; 34 Trace fossils; 36 Early palaeontology; 38 Fossil fuels/useful fuels; 40 Summary; 41 Chapter three: Records in the rocks; 42 Reading the rocks; 44 The first animals; 46 The age of fishes; 48 Animal life moves on land; 50 Age of reptiles; 52 Prehistoric plants; 54 Mammals; 56 Humans; 58 Summary; 60 Glossary; 62 Index; 64 Acknowledgements.show more

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