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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Rocks and Fossils: A Visual Guide

Rocks and Fossils: A Visual Guide by Robert R. Coenraads. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2005. ISBN: 1-55407-068-6

Anyone who enjoys beautiful pictures of rocks, gems, minerals and fossils will appreciate this book. Not to mention the detailed explanations of how not only rocks are formed, but mountains and continents as well. Continental drift, plate tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, all of these are explored and explained with effective graphics and illustrations.

From beginning to end, rocks are the key ingredient, and the major topic of discussion. How do living creatures become rocks (fossils)? How are gemstones created? What about ordinary rocks and not so ordinary minerals? All this and more you'll learn as you peruse this book with its myriads of stunning photographs. Highly recommended.

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