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ISBN-10: 0756630150

ISBN-13: 9780756630157

A photographic paperback sequence designed to introduce the interesting global of animals and the way they boost. during this informative and hugely visible sequence, beautiful step by step images permits teenagers to determine a butterfly emerge from its cocoon and unfold its wings, or see what occurs while an egg hatches and a chick emerges. every one ebook comes with a sticky label sheet jam-packed with adorable photographs of the animals featured within the publication.

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Layered sheets Certain minerals, including mica (p. 42), divide into thin sheets (p. 48). They are said to be "micaceous" or alternatively, "foliated" meaning leaf-like or "lamellar" meaning thin and platy. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Equal sides Many minerals develop crystals which are essentially equal in all dimensions, and are then said to be "equant". This specimen of garnet (p. 55) in mica schist is a fine example. Dual form Pyrite (p. 59) may crystallize as simple cubes and also as 12-faced solids called pentagonal dodecahedra.

Many fine pieces of early Egyptian craftsmanship have been recovered from the tombs of the kings. Agate Polished agate Fine-grained, banded agates form in cavities in volcanic rocks. The most abundant sources of good agate are in Brazil and Uruguay. The beautiful patterns shown in polished agate slices were caused by hot, silica-rich solutions filtered through rocks. The crystals then formed in bands and colored deposits. Carved portrait Bloodstone cameos were popular in Roman times. Crystals Deep-colored band Stone landscape The pattern in moss agate or mocha stone is well shown in this delicate cabochon.

50), including this Colombian emerald variety, crystallizes in the hexagonal system as does apatite (p. 49) and ice. ) Snowflakes CONTACT TWINS The crystal form of the mineral cerussite is orthorhombic. This group of twin crystals is from Southwest Africa. PENETRATION TWINS Staurolite is also an orthorhombic mineral. In this cross-shaped Brazilian specimen one twin appears to penetrate into the other. Twinned gypsum crystals form a distinctive arrow shape from which they get their common name, “swallowtail” 45 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley.

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