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Comments for Gems and Minerals
Gems and Minerals: 03/22/07
Gems and Minerals is one of a number of science books I bought from the Daly City library discard shelf when Sean was an infant. I always liked these easy to read science books when I was a child and though he might like them too when he got older. This month he's learning about geology in preschool so he took this book to school for show and tell.
Gems and Minerals covers a number of basic subjects and serves as a good early introduction to geology. It covers the different types of stones and has lovely photographs as illustrations. It includes the Mohs Hardness Scale and typical crystalline shapes. The book is a good and quick reference to cover most of my son's geology questions. While it is certainly not the only book he'll ever need on this subject, it is a great starting point.