Landforms

Landforms

by Lynn Van Gorp
     
 

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… See more details below

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756542344
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Woodland Animals Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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