Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

by J. Phil Gibson
     
 
Water covers more than 70% of Earth's surface, and all of that water constantly moves through the never-ending water cycle. Water is a mighty force in nature that can cut through solid rock, destroy cities, sculpt mountains and coastlines, and affect climate. The power of moving water changes Earth's landscape. It creates valleys and canyons, changes beaches and

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Water covers more than 70% of Earth's surface, and all of that water constantly moves through the never-ending water cycle. Water is a mighty force in nature that can cut through solid rock, destroy cities, sculpt mountains and coastlines, and affect climate. The power of moving water changes Earth's landscape. It creates valleys and canyons, changes beaches and shorelines, and even overtakes land developed by humans. In Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, follow the non-stop journey of water as it rushes along in rivers and strams, travels beneath the ground, rests in lakes, crashes against coastlines, and flows into the ocean.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
If water covers more than 70% of our earth's surface, as scientists tell us, then it is understandable that we would need to know all we can know about water and how it helps us. Water provides for our nutritional needs not only as drinking water, but as irrigation for agricultural uses. Water provides recreation as well as electrical power. Great sources of water like rivers and lakes can actually change the landscape as we know it. The force of water can cut through rock, destroy cities, and change the outlines of mountains and coastlines. In this small book, part of "The Restless Earth" series, the reader will explore different bodies of water, how water can move from one body to a larger or smaller body of water, and what happens when water reaches the ocean. There are beautiful images throughout the book, making use of photographs, satellite imagery, and diagrams. Insets throughout the text present additional information about such topics as beach sand, mining the ocean floor, and shrinking lakes. Supplemental pages include an index, a glossary, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading. Websites and print media are included in the reading list. The other five subjects covered in this series are earthquakes and volcanoes, fossils, layers of the earth, mountains and valleys, and rocks and minerals. This is an exceptionally well presented title and will be a good choice for science teachers as well as media specialists of children in this age bracket. Reviewer: Joyce Rice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791097977
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Restless Earth Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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