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Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perSimon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer....

Title : Rocks and Minerals: A Gem of a Read!
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ISBN : 9780753463147
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Rocks and Minerals: A Gem of a Read! Reviews

  • Betsy
    2019-03-02 00:51

    One Sentence Review: Though it may primarily find itself being used in conjunction with homework assignments, I read this puppy from cover to cover and enjoyed it thoroughly in the process.

  • Karen
    2019-03-09 00:46

    My third-grade son LOVES the Basher series. Right now, he is so interested in rocks that he wanted a rock collection for his birthday, so this book was perfect reading material for him. The only reason it is not five stars is because he thinks the illustrations are a little 'weird'.

  • Rebecca Tversky
    2019-03-03 04:25

    I'm surprised how much fun my son and I had reading this science book. We enjoyed guessing the properties of the rocks and minerals based on their character drawings and got into their personal stories. We're moving on to math and chemistry next.

  • Jennifer Heise
    2019-03-06 23:36

    I picked this up since I already had the companion set of cards, and my six year old adores them. (Don't ask me why.) With the cartoonish aide-memoire illustrations and basic information, this is an excellent companion to more photographic rock and mineral guides, or an additional study guide for those toiling through high school geology. Because it doesn't include realistic illustrations of the different rocks and minerals, it won't supplant those resources, but if you don't have one of those, read with Google Images open to see examples. What it does have is light-hearted engaging text about where the rocks are found, how they are formed, what they are good for, and similar tags. (A chart at the bottom of each entry describes mineral component, chemical formula, hardness, color, crystal system, and look-alikes.) Each of the groupings is introduced with a short description of what makes them a set. There is a glossary at the end (though hardly and exhaustive one) and a poster showing rocks/minerals at different points in the Mohs scale.I actually enjoyed this but point out it is probably best for rockhounds and those who read science for fun, though cartoon/anime enthusiasts may be drawn to it, also.

  • Eagle Watcher
    2019-03-06 03:40

    This book is great for projects. It gives a lot of information about rocks and minerals. The bo0ok tells about how we use the rocks and minerals, it's history, what it looks like, but not a lot on how the rocks and minerals are made. I really liked this book because it made the rocks and minerals information like you are actually talking about it. And the pictures for the rocks and minerals were really cute.Rocks and MInerals is a gem of a book. this is a book about everything Beeneth your feet. When you think about that you think that grass, dirt but it is so much more than just grass and dirt. There is pyrite, tuff, and Peridoite and many other minerals and gems.

  • Maria Kiguthi
    2019-03-15 03:52

    I love this book. To have the sometimes boring science in this very interesting creative book with characters as the rocks and minerals is awesome. Thos book has alot of infromation and gives you an idea of what rocks are out there. It probably has a follow up book telling you how they are made because there is so many books , there is follow up books for others on the series. for example biology has a follow up book called human body, math has algebra. this book and the entire series is really good and i recomend it to everyone.

  • Parker
    2019-03-20 02:43

    Book Review:I think this book has a lot of interesting facts on rocks and minerals. Its vary easy to understand and read. It was one of my favorite science books I've read all year. I think the writers did a great job I just couldn't stop reading. The book had many different types of rocks and minerals including a lot I didn't know. Most of the pages have different facts about many different rocks like gold, silver, granit, copper and a lot more.I give the book Rocks and Minerals 4 *'s for that reason.

  • Laia
    2019-03-13 00:41

    There is a whole series of these "Basher" books on different topics. Great for generating interest if your kids like Poke-mon style characters. Some of the wit and points will go above a kid's head, but they will pick up some info. Great for fun reading that is "nutritious" and "delicious."

  • Jordan
    2019-03-20 21:50

    This book was awesome and i would really recommend reading it because it isn't hard but a simple read and the pictures are creative with some facts on the side. They go through most of the rocks and minerals you can find on the planet and give many details.

  • Ubalstecha
    2019-03-25 23:24

    Another outstanding entry in this series. Bright illustrations and engaging text make this a great way to introduce children to geology.

  • Zww
    2019-02-28 00:24

    Epic.

  • Steven
    2019-03-25 02:41

    Loved this book! It explained well, and had a lot of info, bu tthe pictures balanced that out. ANother great book by Basher!