Basher Science: Rocks and Minerals

Dan Green

Illustrated by Simon Basher

Ages 9 to 11
16 March 2023
128 pages


Discover the secrets of geology, from the ancient wonder of fossilized plants and animals through to the curious beauty of minerals and crystals.

Basher Science: Rocks and Minerals is a compelling guide to a community of characters who come together to create the foundations of our planet. Unlock the mysteries of the ground beneath our feet, from the difference between sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, to the origins of rocks that help fuel nuclear power stations. Learn how the island of Surtsey was created from a volcanic eruption in just a few days, and which mineral can be found on Mars.

Finally, discover how rocks and minerals form essential parts of our daily lives: sparkly diamond earrings, copper wires, graphite pencils and even in talcum powder.

Basher's unique illustrations combine with chatty, first-person text by expert author Dan Green to hook even the most reluctant readers and help them to understand the science behind the headlines.

Perfect for home or school, Basher's highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable and even lovable. With sales of over 3 million copies around the world, they are a brilliant way to communicate science, history and geography.