Planet Earth/Inside Out

Planet Earth/Inside Out

by Gail Gibbons
     
 

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What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see Earth as you've never seen it before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home.

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What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see Earth as you've never seen it before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home.

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
A smooth initiation into earth science.
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The earth's place in the solar system and current theories on how it was formed are illustrated in simple, bright images that make the concepts easy to follow. The book begins with a description of the formation of the oceans and landmasses, which is followed by a detailed discussion of the earth's inner and outer core, its mantle, and crust. Maps and bold illustrations define the tectonic plates and discuss the effects of their movement. Volcanoes, earthquakes and environmental issues are also raised. Rocks of the earth's crust and a list of facts round out this selection.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3From Pangaea to recycling, Gibbons skims the surface of geology, touching on plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and climates. Simple, full-color drawings illustrate the concepts. While some parts of the diagrams are labeled and arrows are used to indicate movement, there aren't enough captions to explain some of the geological processes depicted. Also, two of the three examples of sedimentary rocks, which are defined as ``...most of the time...made from fragments of rock that have been stuck together,'' are not made from rock fragments; limestone and chalk are both made primarily from pieces of shell and bone. Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Scholastic, 1987) provides similar coverage in a livelier package, while individual topics (volcanoes, rocks, etc.) are covered in any number of titles in the ``New True Books'' series (Childrens) or in books by Seymour Simon. As an overview, Gibbons's book is an adequate supplemental purchase.Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688158491
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
1 MULBERRY
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
159,618
Product dimensions:
11.25(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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