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Basher Science: Rocks and Minerals Paperback – Unabridged, 18 Apr 2011

4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; Main Market Ed. edition (18 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753433885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753433881
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 819,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[T]he entries make lighthearted but unexpectedly meaty reading. Confirmed rock hounds will find this latest of Basher's 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"""" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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An exciting new title from Simon Basher, who gave us a cool new spin on science

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At last - books that help children (older children) to learn and not really realise they are doing it. These books are all written and illustrated in a way which appeals to children - but they contain the correct and relevant facts. My two boys pick these books up at will and pick out snippets of information from them. They are so popular that I've been asked to look out for when the next one comes out!
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By Helpless TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 April 2011
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When I reviewed the first book in this series that I bought for my son (Planet Earth) I have to say that I had difficulty with the abstract way the book was written and gives its information.

I apologise for this, it might be my age, but my son was thoroughly enthralled by it, just as he is with this book on Rocks and Minerals. We sit and read this together, picking out our favourites, obsidian, gold, slate etc. It tells you what you need and want to know.

Some books talk to you and this one does; in the first person.

Well made and tactile, with crazy illustrations.

It appeals to the reader that it is aimed at, enough said.
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When I glanced at the book I though it looked a bit noddy but my 8 year old grandson thought it good............he had been starting a stone/rock collection and had some info from school. I just thought this book was not very streatching even for an 8 year old.
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This book is very disappointing. I bought it for an 8 year old interested in rocks and crystals but it is too lightweight. In particular this book suffers from a complete lack of any photographs which would help to identify the roaks and minerals in question.

The book only measures 13cm x 13cm x 8mm thick. Each mineral has a double page spread with a full page cartoon picture on one side. There is a minimal amount of jokey text.

This books offers poor value and minimal educational content.
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Really good book as it explains things the way a child can understand, my son is a budding geologist and he was made up with it.
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