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Rocks and Minerals: A Gem of a Read! (Basher Science)

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Dan Green and Simon Basher have done it again! Rocks and Minerals is the fifth book in their basic science series, and it's truly a "gem of a read." It features clear factual information and delightful illustrations that highlight the unique characteristics of each rock or mineral. The perfect book for any budding scientist or inveterate rock collector in your life.
Recommended by Nancy S., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.
Dan Green is a freelance science writer and editor.

Simon Basher is an artist and designer who has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich palette, his characters blend the edge of manga with the cuteness of Hello Kitty.

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, Rocks and Minerals is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.
"[T]he entries make lighthearted but unexpectedly meaty reading. Confirmed rock hounds will find this latest of Bashers forays into science a refreshing change of approach from more conventional treatments."—Booklist

"This unique book gives each rock and mineral personality and pizzazz through the use of a conversational, first-person text . . . Readers will enjoy and learn from this fact-filled, accessible book."—School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science. Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, Rocks and Minerals is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet.

Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.

Synopsis:

Using Japanese-influenced cartoon characters as illustrations, the author and illustrator give young scientists basic information about geology.

About the Author

Simon Basher is an artist and designer who has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich palette, his characters blend the edge of manga with the cuteness of Hello Kitty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753463147
Subtitle:
A Gem of a Book
Author:
Dan Green and Simon Basher
Illustrator:
Basher, Simon
Created by:
Basher
Created:
Basher
Author:
Green, Dan
Author:
Basher, Simon
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Subject:
Science & Nature - Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Rocks
Subject:
Minerals
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Children s-Geology and Meteorology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Series:
Basher
Publication Date:
20090929
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 6.99 x 0.435 in
Age Level:
10-14

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Dan Green and Simon Basher have done it again! Rocks and Minerals is the fifth book in their basic science series, and it's truly a "gem of a read." It features clear factual information and delightful illustrations that highlight the unique characteristics of each rock or mineral. The perfect book for any budding scientist or inveterate rock collector in your life.

"Synopsis" by , Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science. Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, Rocks and Minerals is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet.

Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.

"Synopsis" by , Using Japanese-influenced cartoon characters as illustrations, the author and illustrator give young scientists basic information about geology.
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