Weird But True Know-It-All: Rocks & Minerals

Weird But True Know-It-All: Rocks & Minerals
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February 15, 2022
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Did you know that Montana’s Grasshopper Glacier is filled with millions of frozen locusts that got caught in a storm more than 300 million years ago? Or that gneiss is one of the world’s oldest rock forms? One sample from Canada is more than FOUR BILLION years old! In this latest single-subject Weird But True! book, readers will have a blast discovering that there’s a lot more to rocks and minerals than meets the eye.

This book is perfect for budding geologists or any kid who likes to get to the bottom of things, such as how volcanoes work or the difference between fool’s gold and actual gold. Prepare to be dazzled by our rockin’ world! 

Also includes:

  • Profiles of “Rock Stars” (what we like to call famous geologists!) 
  • Breathtaking images of awesome rock formations in national parks from around the globe (from Arches National Park to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar and more!) 
  • Fascinating stats and facts!

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Perfect Addition to Home/Classroom Library
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Want to be a know it all? That's the question on the back of National Geographic Kids' ROCKS & MINERALS. This addition to the Weird but True series would be an excellent addition to any home or classroom library. Thoughtfully laid out with index and glossary at the back for quick reference takes this book to the next level.

Key Points:
-Each topic is addressed in 1-2 page spread with facts, full-color illustrations and the high quality photos we all expect from National Geographic.
-Interesting and unusual facts are interspersed with general knowledge and real-life application.
-Broad overview of the earth sciences: geology, paleontology, and more
-Full index at the back along with key words in a glossary makes this an excellent reference book for curious young minds or those writing research or report papers

Final Thought: WEIRD BUT TRUE KNOW IT ALL: ROCKS & MINERALS is the right mix of playful and serious, making it a fun book for middle grade readers and an perfect addition to your classroom/home library.
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