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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 553.8 PET (Text) 33500013220652 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library J 553.8 PET (Text) 33500013220660 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781532191749
  • ISBN: 153219174X
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Erasmus's lucky pebble -- What is a gem? -- Most gems are minerals -- Seven crystal systems -- Magma gems -- Water gems -- Living gems -- Imitations and synthetics -- Cultured pearls -- Working with gems -- Then and now.
Summary, etc.:
"Investigate Gems introduces readers to what gems are and how they form, including mineral gems and organic gems. Learn about crystal systems, imitation and synthetic gems, cultured pearls, how gems are used, and their historic importance. A geology-themed project provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts, infographics, sidebars, map, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."
Subject: Geology > Juvenile literature.
Gems > Juvenile literature.
Precious stones > Juvenile literature.
Gemology > Juvenile literature.
Rocks > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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