Minerals (Rock Explorer)

Author(s): Claudia Martin

Earth Science

Did you know that if you pass electricity through quartz, it shakes at a regular pace? That is why many watches contain a tiny quartz crystal, to keep them ticking evenly.  And did you know rhodium is far more expensive than gold? It is used in cars' catalytic converters, which cut down the pollution from exhausts. Discover how and where minerals form, why some minerals are rarer than others, and how they are used to advance technology with this fascinating fact-filled book. Plus, find out what gives some minerals their fabulous colours and why some form intricate patterns and shapes in this absorbing, illustrated non-fiction title.



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Claudia Martin is the author of many children's books and has worked in publishing for over 20 years. Her favourite subjects include geography, history, animals and technology. Recent books published are titles in the My Little Book of... series, History Detectives: London, Makerspace Survival and Robot Pioneers.

What is a Mineral? 4
How Minerals Grow 6
Amazing Crystals 8
Bright and Beautiful 10
Shining Metals 12
Strange and Powerful 14
Most Deadly 16
Hunting for Minerals 18
Useful Minerals 20
Mineral Guide 22
Glossary 23
Index 24

General Fields

  • : 9781784939649
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : QED Publishing
  • : March 2018
  • : 240mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Claudia Martin
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 549
  • : 24