Weird But True Know-it-All: Rocks and Minerals

The Weird But True series packs another winning title. Previous selections have focused on a wide variety of interests like animals, the ocean, food, and the human body. Now we get a in depth look at Rocks and Minerals. A topic you can’t take for granite (sorry about the pun, but the book is loaded with them.

The emphasis though is on rocks and minerals. Each page is packed with not only the facts about different rock types but also where you can find them. All in their colorful splendor.

Here’s a sample:

*The average small car has 44 pounds of copper in it.

*Geologists have found more than 100 impact craters on Earth.

*There’s a nail polish available that has black diamonds mixed in.

*Marble is used in fine art from phone cases to the Taj Mahal and Lincoln Memorial.

The fun facts and detailed information on Rocks and minerals goes even further. You’ll find a fascinating look at rock experts in paleontology, archaeology, and geology. Young readers just might find a future career within the pages.

You can read this enticing title in any order. Start your journey in the detailed 8-page index to find your interest. Then you can dive into the rest and become a real expert, a true rock star.

Weird But True Know-it-All: Rocks and Minerals is available now. A perfect selection for your summer reading.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Burgan studied history at the University of Connecticut before embarking on his career of writing about history, current events, geography, science, and more for children. He worked at Weekly Reader for six years before becoming a freelance author. He is a member of Biographers International Organization and edits its monthly newsletter, The Biographer’s Craft. A produced playwright, he is also a member of the Dramatists Guild.

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3 Responses to Weird But True Know-it-All: Rocks and Minerals

  1. When i was a kid, we had a great book on rocks and minerals, it’s a fascinating subject. This sounds a fun addition! Thanks for the review!

  2. carolbaldwin says:

    Nail polish with black diamonds? Sounds sparkly! (and expensive!!)

  3. I collected rocks and arrow heads as a kid. This book would have interested me.

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