Everything You Need To Know About Geography

Everything You Need To Know About Geography

by Scholastic Books Inc., Anne M. Zeman, Scholastic, Inc. Staff
     
 

Today is the big day--the Olsen twins' birthday. They're both getting right to work planning a surprise party for each other--but neither knows it. This year Mary-Kate and Ashley will have twice the fun and twice the surprises with "two" parties. Full-color photos. 48 pp. Ages 7-9. Pub: 3/98.  See more details below

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Today is the big day--the Olsen twins' birthday. They're both getting right to work planning a surprise party for each other--but neither knows it. This year Mary-Kate and Ashley will have twice the fun and twice the surprises with "two" parties. Full-color photos. 48 pp. Ages 7-9. Pub: 3/98.

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"The information is clearly organized and easy to find through effective use of headers, pointers, colored type, and boxes. The writing is crisp, lively, and concise and thoroughly explains each concept....As a tool to assist with homework assignments and answer basic questions about the topic, this book does its job well." SLJ
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-A flashy, colorful set of books with numerous die-cut pages, transparencies, fold-outs, and reusable stickers. All of the titles feature short text, lots of full-color illustrations, informative captions, and sidebars. The spiral bindings are enclosed in a standard spine, making the books easy to label and attractive to shelve. Architecture begins with simple shelters, progresses to the classical world's constructions, medieval castles and cathedrals, Japanese paper houses, bridges, London's Crystal Palace, skyscrapers, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. Moviemaking covers the development of motion pictures from stills, the invention of talkies and technicolor, Hollywood, competition from television, special effects and animation, and notable people, such as Chaplin and Eisenstein. Flight starts with the dream of flight and flying animals and continues with kites, gliders, balloons and dirigibles, the invention of airplanes, the Wright Brothers, early flying aces, warplanes, and how navigational systems work. Wind discusses the atmosphere, clouds, different kinds of precipitation, rainbows and mirages, weather systems and storms, climates, and forecasting the weather. None of the books goes into great depth, but all have small, useful tidbits of information scattered throughout. Occasionally, simplification of the topics results in some strange wording: e.g., drag is explained by saying that "air tries to pull the plane backward," and light is compared to "millions of tiny balls," which may be misleading to beginners. Nonetheless, due to their format, style, and appealing topics, these books are sure to be popular.-Jeffrey A. French, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590341721
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Evertything You Need To Know..
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.09(w) x 10.73(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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