This fascinating book is an excellent introduction to the world’s rocks and fossils. With the help of detailed diagrams and illustrations, it explains many of the geological processes, which, over time, have formed different rocks, minerals and fossils. It also describes the way in which rocks and fossils give clues to how the Earth’s surface formed, and how natural forces, such as water, wind, ice and volcanic eruptions, have shaped the land. Throughout this book, you will find information on the best places to hunt for different types of rocks and fossils. There is also advice on how to collect and identify different samples, how to make fossil casts, how to grow our own crystals and how to polish pebbles.