Is There a Dinosaur in Your Backyard?: The World's Most Fascinating Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals (Spencer Christian's World of Wonders)

Is There a Dinosaur in Your Backyard?: The World's Most Fascinating Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals (Spencer Christian's World of Wonders)

By: Antonia Felix (author), Spencer Christian (author)Paperback

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Discover an amazing world of ancient secrets--right under your feet! How are rocks formed? Where do diamonds come from? Why did the dinosaurs disappear? Can rocks really grow on trees ...or come from outer space? Join popular ABC-TV weather forecaster Spencer Christian as he explores the extraordinary tales that rocks tell about the history of the earth and the life of our ancestors. Meet Lucy, one of the most famous human fossils in the world. Name your own dinosaur. Cook up some red-hot lava--or make rocks in your kitchen! It's an action-packed tour that takes you around the world and through your own backyard as you follow the exciting trail of rock history, legend, and lore. Lots of easy-to-do activities let you experience nature up close--and dozens of fun facts and illustrations bring the world's wonders to vivid life. Awesome! For children ages 8 to 12

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About Author

In addition to his work on Good Morning America, SPENCER CHRISTIAN is a writer and presenter on subjects from the weather to our government. ANTONIA FELIX is the author of several nonfiction books for adults and children.

Contents

A Natural History Museum Right Outside Your Door. Stone Studies: Where Did All This Rock Come From? Rocks: A World of Incredible Variety. Minerals: Worth Their Weight in Gold (or Silver, or Mica, or ...). The Sky Is Falling!: Rocks from Space. Dinosaurs in Your Backyard: The World of Fossils. How to Be a Rock Hound: Collecting Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils. Appendix. Glossary. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/08/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780471196167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780471196167
  • weight: 240
  • ISBN10: 0471196169

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