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The Story of Rocks (Revised Edition)


Category: Science: Geology


Dorothy Shuttlesworth, Su Zan N. Swain, illustrator


Copyright/published Year: 1966 by Doubleday & Co


Binding: Cloth

Every boy or girl who has ever picked up a few strange-looking rocks and taken them home is by way of becoming a rock collector. But the real interest in making any sort of collection is in being able to identify your finds, knowing something of their history, and understanding how they came to be in that particular place.

This book, with its many wonderful illustrations in full color, will help you to identify any sort of rock that you come across. It tells you about rock-forming minerals from their very beginning when the earth was still a molten mass of fiery-hot doughy material. It gives you the various tests you can use on your specimens to determine what they are. It also tells you about metals with strange properties, such as magnetite (the lodestone), cinnabar (from which mercury is extracted), and pumice (which, when blown from active volcanoes, was filled with gas bubbles).

See damage at arrow


Condition Information

This is a used book.

'Acceptable' condition.


Condition Description

Ex-library copy with jacket in Brodart-style protector. There is a small (3/4" wide by 1.5" tall) part of the lower outer part of all pages that looks like smoke damage. Doesn't affect text. which is clean and mark free except for library stamps/mar






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