Minerals (Rock Explorer)

Author(s): Claudia Martin

Non-Fiction

With stunning photos on every page and informative, relevant captions, this book answers essential questions such as how and where minerals form; why some are rarer than others; how they are mined and how they are used to advance technology. Plus there are fun and important facts, such as if you pass electricity through quartz, it shakes at a regular pace - which is why many watches contain a tiny quartz crystal, to keep them ticking evenly. And did you know rhodium is far more expensive than gold (it is used in cars' catalytic converters, which cut down the pollution from exhausts). Plus, find out what gives some minerals their fabulous colours and why some form intricate patterns and shapes.


Product Information

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.

What is a Mineral? 4
How Minerals Grow 6
Amazing Crystals 8
Bright and Beautiful 10
Shining Metals 12
Strange and Powerful 14
Most Deadly 16
Hunting for Minerals 18
Useful Minerals 20
Mineral Guide 22
Glossary 23
Index 24

General Fields

  • : 9781784939649
  • : QED Publishing
  • : QED Publishing
  • : December 2017
  • : 240mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 549
  • : 24
  • : Claudia Martin
  • : Paperback