I Wonder Why the Wind Blows and Other Questions about Our Planet


I Wonder Why the Wind Blows answers all sorts of tricky and fascinating questions about Planet Earth, such as "How cold is snow?", "How hot are deserts?", and "Where do rivers end?"

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I Wonder Why the Wind Blows answers all sorts of tricky and fascinating questions about Planet Earth, such as "How cold is snow?", "How hot are deserts?", and "Where do rivers end?"

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  • I Wonder Why Series
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answers are simply written, but they don't shy away from scientific language, difficult issues, or remaining mysteries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753465226
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: I Wonder Why Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 702,155
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: NC740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Table of Contents

Is Earth round? 4

What is Earth made of? 5

How old is Earth? 6

Has Earth changed much? 7

Where are the highest mountains? 8

Can mountains shrink? 9

Which mountains breathe fire? 10

Do people live on volcanoes? 11

What makes Earth shake? 12

Can people tell if an earthquake is coming? 13

What is the Room of Candles? 14

What's the difference between stalactites and stalagmites? 15

Where do rivers begin? 16

Why do old rivers flow so slowly? 16

Where do rivers end? 17

How high is the sky? 18

What is the greenhouse effect? 18

What are clouds made of? 20

When does rain fall from clouds? 20

How cold is snow? 21

Where do thunderstorms start? 22

What is thunder? 23

What is a tornado? 24

Why does the wind blow? 25

When does it rain in a rainforest? 26

Where are rainforests? 26

Where is the biggest forest? 27

Where does it never rain? 28

Which is the sandiest desert? 29

How hot are deserts? 29

What's it like at the poles? 30

Which is the coldest place in the world? 30

Where do polar bears live? 31

Index 32

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