A Look at Rocks

from Coal to Kimberlite
Book cover: 'A Look at Rocks: from Coal to Kimberlite'
Author(s): 
Jo S. Kittinger
Copyright: 
1997
Publisher: 
Franklin Watts/Grolier
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
64 pages
Subject(s): 
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Review: 

I really didn't expect to get much out of a children's picture book on rocks. Rocks are, well, rocks! I was wrong. Mrs. Kittinger has done a fine job in presenting various types of rock, how they are formed in nature (with a significant emphasis on volcanoes) and the various fascinating and often beautiful varieties of rocks. There are many stunning photos and fascinating statistics on rock-related items from Mount Rushmore (and it's lesser known "sister-sculpture" - Stone Mountain - of some "monumental" figures of the Confederacy) to the Grand Canyon to amazing volcano formations. The book also includes a glossary, an index, suggestions for further reading and internet resources for rock collectors.

Review Date: 
4-25-01
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