Australia and Oceania (A True Book: The Seven Continents) (Library Edition)

Australia and Oceania (A True Book: The Seven Continents) (Library Edition)

by Barbara A. Somervill

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Together, Australia and the many small islands of Oceania make up Earth's smallest continent.

A True Book: The Seven Continents series dives into the many components that make each continent distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each continents' geography, history, wildlife and future outlook. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.Readers will hop from island to island as they examine the incredible wildlife and landscapes of Australia and Oceania. Along the way, they will also explore the continent's history with rich text and stunning visuals, and meet the people who call it home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531128077
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Series: A True Book: The Seven Continents
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Barbara A. Somervill has been writing for more than 30 years. She has written newspaper and magazine articles, video scripts, and books for children. She enjoys writing about history, science, and investigating people's lives for biographies. Ms. Somervill lives with her husband in South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Map: Continent Close-up 6

1 Land and Climate

What's the terrain of Australia and Oceania like, and what are their usual weather conditions? 9

2 Plants and Animals

What communities of living things make their homes in Australia and Oceania? 17

The Big Truth!

Ocean Acidification

Why are the oceans surrounding the continent becoming more acidic? 24

3 A Peek at the Past

How have Australia and Oceania changed over time? 27

4 The Continent Today

What is life like for people in Australia and Oceania? 35

Destination: Australia and Oceania 42

True Statistics: Continental Extremes 44

Resources 45

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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