by Lionel Bender

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-- These books present a minimal story of the development and stages of two geological phenomena. They share the same double-page, large format and bland style of others in this series. Much of the information is provided in the descriptive captions of the numerous, full-color photographs and drawings--although many of them are insufficient for comprehension of the subject matter. The ``ten stages'' of the story are first presented in minute, barely discernible diagrams and then follow in their own brief, two-page chapter overviews. Details on plant and animal life are sketchy; conservation and ecological issues are completely omitted. A helpful ``Facts about . . .'' page capsulates six world records on each topic. Designed for fast reading, these books have plenty of white space and few pages. Students will be better served by the ``Our World'' series (Silver Burdett), which covers these topics in report depth and includes photographs and a reading list, and devotes adequate space to current ecological concerns. --Ellen Dibner, East School, Long Beach, NY

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Story of the Earth Ser.
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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