Rocks & Minerals

Rocks & Minerals

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Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon explains to readers the different types of rocks and minerals with fascinating facts and stunning full-color photographs. Readers will learn how to identify and classify various kinds of stones, such as granite, sandstone, basalt, quartz, and crystal.

This book includes an author's note, a glossary, and an index and supports the Common Core State Standards.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 254 x 254 x 2.54mm | 233g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062289179
  • 9780062289179

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Earth's crust contains many different kinds of rocks and minerals, such as granite, sandstone, basalt, quartz, and crystal. No matter where you walk, you can find rocks and minerals. They give us clues to what happened millions and millions of years ago in Earth's history. With fascinating facts and beautiful full-color photographs, award-winning science writer Seymour Simon takes young readers into the wonderful world of rocks and minerals.
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About Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at, where students can post on the "Seymour Science Blog" and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!
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