What's So Great About Granite?

What's So Great About Granite?
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What's So Cool About Geology series

Granite may be common, but it's no ordinary stone. This mysterious rock crystallizes from magma miles and miles below the surface, far beyond the reach of human observation. What's So Great About Granite? brings this enigmatic rock to the light, exploring some of its mysteries with lively and lucid prose. Learn why some crystals are big and others small; why some granite crumbles in your hands while other granite can't be crushed by a tank; and why some granite is solid and unbroken for miles while some is riddled with cracks.

Illustrated with crisp, stunning photographs, informative figures, and silly cartoons, What's So Great About Granite? is a must-have for anyone interested in one of the world's most fascinating rocks. An appendix lists where you can find granite in the United States.

  • ISBN: 9780878425631
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
  • Publication date: October 1, 2009
  • Pages: 92
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