Landforms

Overview

Earth’s surface is always changing. Landforms such as mountains, valleys, plains, and plateaus are made by natural forces. These natural forces, whether earthquakes, volcanoes, wind, or rain, wear down and reshape Earth’s landforms over a period of time. Some landforms are only a few hours old, while others are a million years old. Scientists who specialize in landforms are called geomorphologists. For more information, read Pioneers of Earth Scientists: From Mercator to Evans, another book in the Mission: ...
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Overview

Earth’s surface is always changing. Landforms such as mountains, valleys, plains, and plateaus are made by natural forces. These natural forces, whether earthquakes, volcanoes, wind, or rain, wear down and reshape Earth’s landforms over a period of time. Some landforms are only a few hours old, while others are a million years old. Scientists who specialize in landforms are called geomorphologists. For more information, read Pioneers of Earth Scientists: From Mercator to Evans, another book in the Mission: Science series.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennifer Keeney
Rich in information, this book may include a bit too much text for the intended audience, children in grades four through six. While the featured content is thoroughly valuable, the manuscript could stand to have a different layout on certain pages. There are points in the text where the reader is unsure of where to continue reading, because there are several textual subtopics featured on the same two-page spread. This may be a bit overwhelming for some students. However, the information Lynn Van Gorp presents is quite comprehensive. She highlights earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering, erosion, glaciers, water, winds, and waves, emphasizing each phenomenon's role in creating and shaping earth's terrain. Current examples and photographs are included, such as before and after aerial photographs of Hurricane Katrina-stricken New Orleans. A manageable science activity is included at the end, as well as a glossary, a timeline, and a compilation of minibiographies of important geologists. This book is part of the "Mission: Science" series. Reviewer: Jennifer Keeney
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756542344
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Woodland Animals Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: IG1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Unique Landforms 6

Mapping Earth's Surface 8

Earthquakes 12

Volcanoes 14

Weathering 18

Erosion 20

Glaciers 22

Flowing Water 24

Damaging Winds 26

Waves 28

Science Activity 30

Important People in Geology 32

Geology Through Time 34

Glossary 36

Additional Resources 38

Index 39

About the Author 40

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