The New York Public Library Incredible Earth: A Book of Answers for Kids

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The New York Public Library Incredible Earth Discover ancient fossils and vast oceans. Explore devastating earthquakes and explosive volcanoes. Find the answers to your questions about our incredible Earth . How was Earth formed? See page 3. When did life begin? See page 30. If you dug a hole to the center of Earth, what would you find? See page 46. What is a volcanic bomb? See page 78. What is the largest active volcano in the world? See page 85. What does an earthquake sound like? See page 103. How much of ...
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Overview

The New York Public Library Incredible Earth Discover ancient fossils and vast oceans. Explore devastating earthquakes and explosive volcanoes. Find the answers to your questions about our incredible Earth . How was Earth formed? See page 3. When did life begin? See page 30. If you dug a hole to the center of Earth, what would you find? See page 46. What is a volcanic bomb? See page 78. What is the largest active volcano in the world? See page 85. What does an earthquake sound like? See page 103. How much of Earth's surface is covered by water? See page 109. Why is the ocean blue? See page 109. What is the longest river in the world? See page 127. How does thunder roll? See page 161. A Stonesong Press Book

Presents 1000 questions and answers on such topics as rocks and minerals, fossils, oceans, seasons, earthquakes, and volcanoes.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This book uses a question-and-answer format to present facts and theories about the planet, including the origin of the universe and of life, the structure of the Earth, volcanoes, earthquakes, oceans, fresh water, and weather. The viewpoint is scientific and objective, but there are numerous poor word choices and small errors, e.g., "that's how whales and humans can be of the same species." Interesting details are presented in graphically attractive text boxes. Although the language is colorful, the dense writing style slows inexperienced readers to a crawl. Clear diagrams and cartoonlike line drawings are adjacent to the text they illustrate. There is no reason given for including the New York Public Library in the title, as there are no footnotes and the bibliography is quite general. No attempt is made to tie the questions and answers together; it's simply a collection of information. Other books in this format include 101 Questions and Answers About Our Planet Earth (Facts on File, 1995), Tom Stacy's Earth, Sea and Sky (Random, 1991), and Bridget and Neil Ardley's Arco Book of 1001 Questions and Answers (Arco, 1984; o.p.). The scattershot approach makes this new title useful for students doing reports on the specific topics covered, but does not provide the overall perspective necessary for true understanding.-Jonathan Betz-Zall, Sno-Isle Regional Library System, Edmonds, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471144977
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/13/1996
  • Series: New York Public Library Books for Kids Series , #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 502,994
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY's bestselling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference.

ANN-JEANETTE CAMPBELL writes and edits children's books out of her home in Brooklyn, New York.

RONALD ROOD is the author of many award-winning books for children. He has spoken at hundreds of schools throughout the United States and resides in Lincoln, Vermont.

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Table of Contents

The Beginning of the Universe.

The Beginning of Life.

Earth Inside and Out.

Volcanoes.

Earthquakes.

Oceans.

Freshwater.

Weather.

Extreme Weather.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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