Children's LiteratureElementary teachers introducing land forms to their classes will want to be sure and utilize this easy to read and understand nonfiction book. Containing 101 basic facts about the world's mountains as well as mountain trivia, students and educators will benefit from this text. Readers will learn that mountains change over time, that some of the longest mountain ranges exist under water, and that a wide variety of plant and animal life live in the mountains. Facts about specific mountain ranges and information about the excitement and dangers mountain climbers face are also presented. An easy to read map features the major mountains of the world, including a comprehensive key of the Russian mountain ranges. The body of the book presents information in numbered paragraphs with between seven to nine facts on each two-page spread. For ease of use, the book includes a glossary and index. In addition, excellent web links for additional information on the topic and a list of suggested books for further reading are provided. 2004 (orig. 2003), Gareth Stevens Publishing/World Almanac Education Group, Ages 8 to 11.
Nancy T. Braverman