The World's Most Amazing Lakes

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Which lake contains 70 small floting islands?

What is the name given to the study of lakes?

Which lake is at risk of turning into a desert within 20 years?

The world has many types of lakes-some were created by melting glaciers, and others from high up in the craters of extinct volcanoes. Find our about the incredible size of these lakes, the animals and plants that make ...

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Overview

Which lake contains 70 small floting islands?

What is the name given to the study of lakes?

Which lake is at risk of turning into a desert within 20 years?

The world has many types of lakes-some were created by melting glaciers, and others from high up in the craters of extinct volcanoes. Find our about the incredible size of these lakes, the animals and plants that make their homes here, and the people who live on islands within some of them.

This series introduces you to the deepest, longest widest, and most unusual landforms in the world!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-5–These books open with a short overview of the landform and close with an outline of the environmental dangers to it. In between, a spread each describes the most (or, often, “one of the most”) extreme example of that feature. Entries consist of two short paragraphs of text; large, clear photographs; a sidebar of facts (some of the “That’s Amazing” listings are more tragic than amazing), and a small continent map with the place highlighted. While the color photographs are enjoyable, they do not always provide a sense of the feature. Coasts discusses the Curonian Spit, for example, but the photo shows dunes that could be on any coast. Some of the secondary features described are not shown; instead there are stock photos of something else. Also, it is not always clear why a landform is included. Explanations are overly brief and simplistic: Volcanoes provides nothing on plate tectonics, instead stating only that “Where there are cracks in Earth’s surface, the hot, liquid rock, called lava, can escape.” The opening explanation of the type of landform and the closing environmental information in these books can easily be found elsewhere. Finding the “Most Amazing” example of each formation will take a little more work, but the information provided in sources such as encyclopedias will be more thorough than that found here.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410937032
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Landform Top Tens Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Lakes 4

Lake Baikal 6

Lake Superior 8

Lake Titicaca 10

Aral Sea 12

Lake Victoria 14

Lake Maracaibo 16

Lake Eyre 18

Lake Geneva 20

Lake Tanganyika 22

Caspian Sea 24

Lakes in Danger 26

Lake Facts and Figures 28

Find Out More 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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