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Investigating Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils


Together, minerals, rocks, and fossils communicate much about Earth's history. Much more than ornaments on a landscape, minerals and rocks are significant components of the planet's foundation, while fossils contain clues as to the various life forms that once inhabited the planet. Readers are invited to take a closer look at the materials that have, in many ways, facilitated life, and to explore the types and categories of minerals, rocks, and fossils alike.

Series: Introduction to Earth Science

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Reading Level: Grade 8

ISBN: 9781615305490 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2012

Pages: 88

“Solid mid to upper grade introduction to minerals, rocks, and fossils, gleaned from the distinguished author and contributor database of Encyclopedia Britannica, with additional editorial expertise. ... Color photos and short sidebars complement the educational text, which is appended by a glossary, resources with websites, bibliography, and index.” — Hawaii State Public Library

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