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The Big Book of Bling: Ritzy Rocks, Extravagant Animals, Sparkling Science, and More!

The Big Book of Bling: Ritzy Rocks, Extravagant Animals, Sparkling Science, and More! (Hardback)

By Geographic Kids, National
By Davidson, Rose
Edited by Hale, Kate

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Feast your eyes on the most briliant bling from around the world in this opulent opus, celebrating iridescent animals, things that glitter and glow, a wealth of shiny wonders, and more lavish luxuries from our planet. Did you know that with its 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapp...hires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies the British imperial state crown weighs more than a guinea pig? Or if you have $3.5 million to spare you can buy a solid gold toilet? Or that there's a cave in Mexico containing giant crystals that are as long as a school bus? From upscale splurges to flashy fun in nature, this treasure trove is filled with wonders that will dazzle and delight. Read about how nature struts its stuff with tantalizing tidbits about animals, including a few that literally glitter with iridesence to confuse predators. Or maybe you'll strike it rich after reading about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, U.S.A., where anyone can go hunt for sparkling gems. Dig into info about the world's mysterious minerals, gorgeous geodes, and ritzy rocks. Discover extravagant expenditures like Canada's million-dollar solid gold coin. Learn all about the splendid science of diamonds that rain from the sky in space. Get the secret behind glowing bioluminescence. And go back in time to uncover palatial palaces, the riches of royalty, and other ancient treasures. To show off the lush content in proper fashion, readers will be dazzled by hundreds of fun flashy photos throughout.
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ISBN 9781426335310
Released NZ 22 Nov 2019
Publisher National Geographic Kids
Format Hardback
Availability
112 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9781426335310
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher National Geographic Kids
Imprint National Geographic Kids
Released 22 Nov 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Geographic Kids, National
By Davidson, Rose
Edited by Hale, Kate
Category Reference
Natural History, Dinosaurs & Pets
Trivia & Curious Facts
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 237mm
Height: 302mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 031.02
Weight 1,190g
Interest Age 6-12 years
Reading Age 6-12 years
Library of Congress Rocks - Juvenile literature, Gems - Juvenile literature, Minerals - Juvenile literature, Crystals - Juvenile literature, Rocks - Identification - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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