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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

by Jean F. Blashfield

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Closeup looks at two unusual parts of the world. Galpagos describes the volcanic origins of these equatorial islands due west of Ecuador, the animals that make these islands their home, and the human inhabitants. There is also a significant discussion of the work of Charles Darwin and his visit in 1835. Serengeti focuses on the national park in Tanzania and the wildlife found there. The significance of the discoveries made at Olduvai Gorge and the lifestyle and culture of the Masai are also explained. This title opens with a discussion the troublesome tsetse fly and its role in preventing humans from overrunning and overusing the area, reflecting the author's environmental perspective, which is apparent throughout. Both books are, on the whole, clearly and objectively written. The language and style make difficult concepts easily understandable to the target audience and the abundance of colorful and appropriately selected photographs add to their appeal. A comprehensive index facilitates access to the information, and the suggestions for further information include videos. A map at the beginning of each volume serves to give readers a sense of place.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
Wonders of the World Series
Product dimensions:
8.79(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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