Rock Explorer: Gems

Rock Explorer: Gems by Claudia Martin

Format: Paperback / softback, 24 Pages
ISBN: 9781784939632
Publisher: QED Publishing
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Did you know that sometimes diamonds fall to Earth from space inside rocks called meteorites? Most gemstones are minerals which form in the ground as rock heated in the Earth cools down. As minerals grow, they make regular shapes called crystals. Discover more fabulous facts about gemstones in this comprehensive and accessible guide, which features agate, amber, amethyst, diamond, emerald, jasper, lapis lazuli, opal, ruby and sapphire. Packed with stunning photographs of bright, shiny gems, as well as more practical images of excavation and extraction, this book explains how different environments affect different gemstones and provides a colourful insight into the geology of our world.

CLAUDIA MARTIN specialises in non-fiction books for children of pre- and primary school age. Her favourite subjects are animals, history, geography and culture. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Junior Science Prize, and won a dozen Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. When she's not writing, Claudia likes spending time with her family, taking long walks, going to the theatre and watching contemporary dance - her favourite dancer is Akram Khan.

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.

Format: Paperback / softback, 24 Pages
ISBN: 9781784939632
Size: 8.268 in x 9.449 in / 210 mm x 240 mm
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What is a Gemstone? 4

Colourful Jewels 6

Dazzling Diamonds 8

Precious Patterns 10

Hiding Inside 12

Found in the Ground 14

Rare and Strange 16

Cutting and Polishing 18

Famous Jewels 20

Gemstone Guide 22

Glossary 23

Index 24