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Now available in French! Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut's diverse rocks and minerals in this richly visual, informative book. Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information-with absorbing "Did You Know?" facts to accompany every account-readers will learn about the appearances, traditional and modern uses, and environments of eastern Arctic rocks and minerals. Covered in this book is everything from diamond to granite, from the most precious to the most common stone. Far from a barren land of ice and snow, this book will introduce readers to the vibrant natural life of Nunavut through its distinct geology.
About the Author
Jurate Gertzbein has written or contributed to over fifteen books, including Roadside Geology of Ontario and Rock ON: Geology of Ontario. She had a thirty-year career in geology working as an exploration geologist, interpretive geologist, prospector, mine inspector, and mineral development advisor for both provincial and federal governments. Even in retirement she stays active in geology by prospecting for gemstones and volunteering at geology events. Jurate splits her time between a remote lakeside camp in northwestern Ontario and a historic rock house in the Hill Country of Texas.