The World's Most Amazing Mountains

The World's Most Amazing Mountains

by Michael Hurley
     
 

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Which mountain has the highest point on the Earth's surface? Why is K2 known as the "Savage Mountain"? Which species of frog lives only on Table Mountain? The world has many mountains--from high, snowy peaks to wide, flat, plateaus. Find out about the incredible weather systems that help shape these landforms, the animals make their homes here, and the… See more details below

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Which mountain has the highest point on the Earth's surface? Why is K2 known as the "Savage Mountain"? Which species of frog lives only on Table Mountain? The world has many mountains--from high, snowy peaks to wide, flat, plateaus. Find out about the incredible weather systems that help shape these landforms, the animals make their homes here, and the brave explorers who first climbed them.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410937124
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Series:
Landform Top Tens Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
IG900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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