Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical rhyming text and Violeta Dabija's glowing illustrations show how rocks decorate and strengthen the world around them.
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Publisher: Millbrook Press ™
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Rocks may seem like boring, static objects—until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes. Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical rhyming text and Violeta Dabija's glowing illustrations show how rocks decorate and strengthen the world around them.
This book provides a simple and fun introduction to rocks, discussing different rocks, exploring how and why they have formed, how they have changed over time, their appearance and properties.
Author: Chris Oxlade
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This book provides a simple and fun introduction to rocks, discussing different rocks, exploring how and why they have formed, how they have changed over time, their appearance and properties. With the help of some Rock Solid! facts that provide cool examples, the book will show you how amazing rocks can be: from the Grand Canyon and hot lava to the world?s biggest cave.
An unexpected friendship forms between a girl and her pet rock in this charming story that’s perfect for fans of What Pet Should I Get?
Author: Stephen W. Martin
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An unexpected friendship forms between a girl and her pet rock in this charming story that’s perfect for fans of What Pet Should I Get? Charlotte has always really wanted a pet, so when her parents present her with one for her birthday she expects a cat, dog, or maybe a bird. Instead, she receives a rock. Rocks can't cuddle, fetch, or even help her eat her vegetables, but that doesn’t stop Charlotte from loving her rock as if he were real. If only he could love her back...or can he?
Fourth grade students will learn all about the rock cycle through this engaging text that supports STEM education and is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Author: Wendy Conklin
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This high-interest nonfiction reader will help students gain science content knowledge while building their literacy skills and reading comprehension. This appropriately leveled text features hands-on, simple science experiments and full-color images and graphics. Fourth grade students will learn all about the rock cycle through this engaging text that supports STEM education and is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
The problemı whether or not certain masses of ordinary sedimentary rocks into
true schists . of gaeiss or schist represent equivalent unaltered sediment
Regional Metamorphism . — If then it can be proved ary rocks of other districts is
And do rocks grow?Learn about all about rocks in the third 'Early Science Series' book: Can a Rock Grow?This new picture book explores different shapes that rocks can be-flat rocks, round rocks, sharp rocks, and even hexagon-shaped rocks ...
Author: Audrey Sauble
Publisher: Larch Books
What shape is a rock? How do rocks change? And do rocks grow?Learn about all about rocks in the third 'Early Science Series' book: Can a Rock Grow?This new picture book explores different shapes that rocks can be-flat rocks, round rocks, sharp rocks, and even hexagon-shaped rocks-while explaining how rocks change over time. It's a fun, engaging, and scientifically entertaining book, sure to delight rockhounds, young and old.
Author: Edinburgh Geological SocietyPublish On: 1888
After having ascertained that a rock does belong to the Igneous class, — and this can generally be easily accomplished by examining its texture, surroundings, &c.
— the next step is to find out what specific name can most properly be applied ...
"In this Very Short Introduction Jan Zalasiewicz looks at the structure and diversity of rocks, and the processes by which they form.
Author: Jan Zalasiewicz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Rocks, more than anything else, underpin our lives. They make up the solid structure of the Earth and of other rocky planets, and are present at the cores of gas giant planets. We live on the rocky surface of the planet, grow our food on weathered debris derived from rocks, and we obtain nearly all of the raw materials with which we found our civilization from rocks. From the Earth's crust to building bricks, rocks contain our sense of planetary history, and are a guide to our future. In this Very Short Introduction Jan Zalsiewicz looks at the nature and variety of rocks, and the processes by which they are formed. Starting from the origin of rocks and their key role in the formation of the Earth, he considers what we know about the deep rocks of the mantle and core, and what rocks can tell us about the evolution of the Earth, and looks at those found in outer space and on other planets. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
A guide to the major rocks, minerals and gemstones found in Europe.
Author: Walter Schumann
A guide to the major rocks, minerals and gemstones found in Europe. It contains an introduction to the basics of mineralogy, followed by a list of the general features of a rock that can be used in its identification. It also explains how to tell the basic difference between an igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock, allowing quick reference to the major identification sections for each of these classes. In these will be found comprehensive descriptions of each rock or mineral, with details of its composition, hardness, specific gravity, colour, fracture, cleavage, streak, lustre, transparency and crystal system, as well as notes on how it is formed and where it might be found, both in the UK and in the rest of the world.
It is by the remains of plants and animals imbedded among the stratified rocks
that the most satisfactory subdivisions of the geological record can be made . A
chronological suc . cession of organic forms can be made out among the rocks of
The book can be used as a textbook for graduate students, by university teachers to prepare courses and seminars, and by active scientists who want to become familiar with a fascinating new field.
Author: Heping Xie
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Important developments in the progress of the theory of rock mechanics during recent years are based on fractals and damage mechanics. The concept of fractals has proved to be a useful way of describing the statistics of naturally occurring geometrics. Natural objects, from mountains and coastlines to clouds and forests, are found to have boundaries best described as fractals. Fluid flow through jointed rock masses and clusterings of earthquakes are found to follow fractal patterns in time and space. Fracturing in rocks at all scales, from the microscale (microcracks) to the continental scale (megafaults), can lead to fractal structures. The process of diagenesis and pore geometry of sedimentary rock can be quantitatively described by fractals, etc. The book is mainly concerned with these developments, as related to fractal descriptions of fragmentations, damage and fracture of rocks, rock burst, joint roughness, rock porosity and permeability, rock grain growth, rock and soil particles, shear slips, fluid flow through jointed rocks, faults, earthquake clustering, and so on. The prime concerns of the book are to give a simple account of the basic concepts, methods of fractal geometry, and their applications to rock mechanics, geology, and seismology, and also to discuss damage mechanics of rocks and its application to mining engineering. The book can be used as a textbook for graduate students, by university teachers to prepare courses and seminars, and by active scientists who want to become familiar with a fascinating new field.
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we should illuminate a rock , and make it incandescent , the material of the rock would be invisible ; and if we should keep increasing the vibrations , the rock ...
is reliable , a course can be steered so as to make the land in the vicinity of port
Salvador ; * but , if the longitude is doubtful ... it would be more advisable to make
for the Eddystone rock . t This rock can be seen about 8 miles distant , and then ...
Crystallization of Magma is one of a series of single-topic problem modules intended for use in undergraduate geology and earth science courses. Through problems and observations based on two sets of experiments, this module leads to an understanding of how an igneous rock can form from molten material. Environmental factors responsible for important variations observed in magnetic rocks are stressed. Two fundamental factors affecting or controlling the mineral composition and texture of the resulting rock (initial magma composition and cooling rate) are also stressed. In addition, reasons why scientists classify materials in general and how they classify rocks in particular are explored. However, the ability to name or identify rocks is not a necessary result of attaining the module's goals. Supplemental questions included at the end of the module may prove difficult for the average non-major; they are intended to challenge the superior student. Like other modules in the series, this module is inquiry- and problem-oriented, dealing with interdisciplinary, contemporary, and pragmatic aspects of the subject matter. It is designed to be open-ended so that ideas can be incorporated into higher level classwork. (Author/JN)
the broken summit of a rock which grows out of the bottom of the river . The quay
runs close to the bridge on the west side . From the landingplace it is an easy
jump to the rock of which I speak . " Yes . " “ One standing on this rock can easily