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Become an eyewitness to the rocks and minerals beneath your feet, covering everything from volcanic rocks and shiny gemstones to ancient marble and fallen meteorites.
Did you know that every rock is a combination of one or more minerals? Or that marble was first used in ancient Greece but still forms deep underground as you read this?
Unearth the hidden treasures of the earth’s surface, and find out how they all came to be here. Almost 20,000 meteorites land on our planet every year, but what does a space rock actually look like? Find out how to spot and identify minerals and fossils, discover how crystals grow, and what you need to start your own collection.
Loved and trusted for over 30 years, Eyewitness has a new look and even more content:
• A bite-sized formula of text with images that kids love!
• Fully revised and fact-checked by subject specialists
• Packed with facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines
• Updated with brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field
Eyewitness Rocks & Minerals uses a groundbreaking visual layout that makes learning fun for kids aged 9-12. From rough rocks to glittering crystals and everything in between, this stunning collection of facts and photos leaves no stone unturned.
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DK’s Eyewitness kids books are updated and fact-checked by subject specialists, with brand new first-hand eyewitness accounts throughout from experts in the field.
A best-selling series known and trusted for generations, with a fresh new look and up-to-date content.
What will you Eyewitness next?
Join the journey to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth with Eyewitness Dinosaur.
Do you think you’ve found your topic of interest? DK has even more rocks and minerals books for kids and adults alike find them all by searching for “DK rocks and minerals books”.
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We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books.