Mountains

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In the trademark Simon style, carefully selected color photos, drawings, and a clear and informative text tell the story of Earth's mountains: their formation, relative sizes, ecology, and influence on weather....Simon may have done more than any other living author to help us understand and appreciate the beauty of our planet and our universe;

Introduces various mountain ranges, how they are formed and shaped, and how they affect ...

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Overview

In the trademark Simon style, carefully selected color photos, drawings, and a clear and informative text tell the story of Earth's mountains: their formation, relative sizes, ecology, and influence on weather....Simon may have done more than any other living author to help us understand and appreciate the beauty of our planet and our universe;

Introduces various mountain ranges, how they are formed and shaped, and how they affect vegetation and animals, including humans.

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Children's Literature - Pat Kiger Morgan
How tall does a mountain have to be to be called a mountain? What are folded mountains? How can the earth crack? How old are mountains? Why are mountains important? Through majestic photography and easy to understand text, the author offers a breathtaking view from peaks all over the world. Come read about and see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Simon is a mainstay in children's nonfiction with over a hundred books to his credit. Whether he's exploring space, earth or animals, you can count on sparkling word and visual images and a wealth of understandable information. Mountains introduces young readers to the dramatic differences and beauty of mountain ranges around the world.
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Gr 3-6-This book's spectacular full-color photographs will capture readers' attention and the text and well-designed diagrams will hold it. The endpapers profile the world's major peaks, allowing for a visual comparison of heights. More information about the major ranges is provided as the different types of mountain formations are considered. Simon also covers their shaping by the forces of erosion, their effect on weather and climate, and their impact on vegetation and animals, including humans. Like the author's other ``Earth Science'' books, this one will be used by both report writers and browsers.-Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA
Stephanie Zvirin
A fine companion to Simon's books on oceans, volcanoes, and deserts, this features spectacular photographs, including a few extraordinary double-page spreads that make faraway mountain ranges look like they're right in your own backyard. The accompanying text, nicely spaced and in slightly oversize, dark, clear type, concentrates predominantly on different types of mountains--folded, fault-block, volcanic, dome--and how they're formed, with a word or two about erosion and a mountain's effect on climate. There's nothing stuffy about Simon's word descriptions, which are accompanied by maps and cutaway drawings to make concepts even clearer. Unfortunately, the map and text don't agree in one instance. The attractive endpapers are a bonus; the world's tallest peaks, in colored sketches, are juxtaposed to show how heights compare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688110413
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.33 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where you can read "Seymour Science Blog" and download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Many of Seymour's award-winning books are also available as ebooks.

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