Titolo: Peter & His Pet Petoskey Stone: A Story and ...
Casa editrice: Shantimira Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A young boy finds a coral fossil on a Michigan beach and learns that it is a Petoskey Stone, the state's official state stone. Instructions are given how to polish this native fossil, and the boy's teacher shares information about this polished gem with his school class. Includes "Notes on the Natural History of Petoskey Stones" and "Where and When to find Petoskey Stones in Michigan". Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0970362072
Riassunto: This story, written for children in elementary grades through high school, follows a young child who finds a coral fossil on a Michigan beach. It is identified as a species that once was prevalent at a time when oceans covered the Midwest states. The species is known as a Petoskey Stone, which was made the official state stone by the Governor of Michigan in 1965. Peter's parents show him how to polish the Petoskey Stone, with instructions given clearly in the text, and when he takes the polished stone to school his teacher shares information about this special treasure with his class at school. The book includes "Notes on the Natural History of Petoskey Stones" as well as "Where and When to find Petoskey Stones in Michigan", with many helpful hints which make this book a valuable handbook for adults as well. The last page of the book give the address where Petoskey Stone Polishing Kits can be ordered that have all of the necessary items (including the petrified coral fossil from the shore) for the reader to polish according to the instructions in the book.
L'autore: Vic Eichler is a retired college professor who has had a love of all things of the natural world since he was a young boy. Once he moved to Michigan and discovered Petoskey Stones they provided a natural focus for his interests in the biological sciences, fossils, marine life, and geologic history. The author has published other interesting books available through Amazon.com, including "Morel Mushrooms in Michigan and Other Great Lakes States", "Charlevoix Stones and Other Beachcomber Treasures of Northern Michigan", and his most recent book "Passenger Pigeons: Gone Forever" that recognizes the centennial of the tragic extinction, in 1914, of the most numerous bird that lived in North America.
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