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      Allaby, Michael, et al. The Encyclopedia of Earth: A Complete Visual Guide. University of California Press, 2008.

      Bonewitz, Ronald Louis. Rock and Gem (Smithsonian). DK, 2008.

      Callery, Sean and Miranda Smith. Rocks, Minerals and Gems: The Definitive Visual Catalog of the Treasure Beneath Your Feet. Scholastic, 2016.

      Coenroads, Robert R. Rocks and Fossils: A Visual Guide. Firefly Books, 2005.

      Cramer, Deborah. Oceans: Our Water, Our World. Smithsonian, 2008.

      Crane, Peter. Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot. Yale University Press, 2015.

      DK Publishing. Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide (Smithsonian). DK, 2016.
      __________. Natural History (Smithsonian), 2010. (Please note that this is a 600+ page reference guide for grades 5 and up filled with more than 5000 photographs).
      __________.The Rock and Gem Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Earth’s Treasures (Smithsonian), DK Children, 2016.

      Fothergill, Alastair. Planet Earth: As You’ve Never Seen It Before. University of California Press, 2007.

      Johnson, Kirk. Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range. Fulcrum Publishing, 2005.
      __________. Ancient Wyoming: A Dozen Lost Worlds Based on the Geology of the Bighorn Basin. Fulcrum Publishing, 2016.
      __________. Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway: An Epoch Tale of a Scientist and an Artist on the Ultimate 5,000-Mile Paleo Road Trip. Fulcrum Publishing, 2007.
      __________. Prehistoric Journey: A History of Life on Earth. Fulcrum Publishing, 2006.

      Luhr, James F., ed. Earth (Smithsonian). DK, 2007.

      Palmer, Douglas, et al. Earth: The Definitive Guide (Smithsonian), 2nd ed. DK, 2013.

      Parker, Steve. World Encyclopedia of Fossils & Fossil Collecting. Lorenz Books, 2007.

      Sussman, Art. Dr. Art’s Guide to Planet Earth for Earthlings Ages 12 to 120. Chelsea Green Publishing.

      Symes, R. F. Eyewitness: Rocks & Minerals. DK, 2008.

      Taylor, Paul. Eyewitness: Fossil. DK, 2004.

      Van Rose, Susanna. Eyewitness: Earth. DK, 2005.

      See also Chris Oxlade’s Let’s Rock series and the Geology Rocks! Series, both from Heinemann Raintree.

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