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    • 978-1-03-916156-6
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    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 126 pages
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    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 126 pages
  • Keywords
    • geology for kids,
    • earth history,
    • Rocky Mountains,
    • Earth science adventure,
    • Rocks and minerals,
    • Canadian rocks,
    • Banff

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Rocky Voices
The Memories of Minerals That Form the Rocky Mountains
by Eva Enkelmann

Rocky Voices: The Memories of Minerals That Form the Rocky Mountains is a roadside geology book for children traveling through the Rocky Mountains. Unlike similar geology books, these twelve creatively written stories give ancient minerals a voice and capture the surprisingly adventurous, sometimes heartbreaking, and always entertaining truths of the minerals of the Rocky Mountains. Featured personified minerals include Lucy Calcite, Ray Clay, Sir Charles Zircon, Emma Amphipora, Bridget Cement, David Rock Flour, and more. Each story shows the minerals’ captivating perspectives of today’s well-known destinations in the Rocky Mountains, such as Lake Louise and Banff. These factual stories are as educational as they are fun and mesmerizing. Visit these locations, have a picnic, and read a story about the fascinating processes of rock forming and mountain building over the past millions of years.

"Camping in or visiting the Rockies this summer? Rocky Voices is the ideal campfire book for the kids and adults alike. Eva literally brings the mountains to life with her short stories." -Dale Leckie, author of "Rocks, Ridges and Rivers" and " The Scenic Geology of Alberta"

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Eva Enkelmann is a geology professor at the University of Calgary and researches mountain-building processes and educates the next generations of scientists. She is an elected fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA) and has published more than seventy peer-reviewed papers in international journals. As a geologist, she is trained to listen to the rocks, read their minds, and uncover their stories from over hundreds of millions of years. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her free time climbing, hiking, and skiing in the Rocky Mountains. She also loves to take her students into the mountains for field trips. She was born and raised in Germany and worked in the US for ten years before she came to Calgary, Alberta, in 2017. Her website is: You can follow her on Twitter: @GeoEnkelmann


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