I Wonder why Mountains Have Snow on Top and Other Questions about Mountains

I Wonder why Mountains Have Snow on Top and Other Questions about Mountains

by Jackie Gaff


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I Wonder why Mountains Have Snow on Top and Other Questions about Mountains by Jackie Gaff

Where is the world's highest mountain? and Do mountains move? are some of the tricky questions answered in this new addition to a popular series. With its unique mix of realistic illustration and engaging cartoons, Mountains will amaze, amuse and inspire, while the highly visual format encourages kids to keep reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753467008
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Series: I Wonder Why Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jackie Gaff has over 20 years' experience in illustrated books for children. Previously a nonfiction editor, she is now a full-time author with a real commitment to, and enthusiasm for, creating books that children both want and are able to read. Gaff is also the author of other I Wonder Why books, including I Wonder Why Fish Grew Legs, and I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold at Night.

Table of Contents

What's the difference between a mountain and a hill? 4

Can spacecraft measure mountains? 5

Where is the world's highest mountain? 6

Do mountains move? 8

How do mountains form? 8

Why do some mountains have pointed tops? 9

Why do volcanoes blow their tops? 10

Are all volcanoes dangerous? 11

Which was the noisiest volcano? 11

Which mountains grow into islands? 12

Can mountains sink? 13

What are black smokers? 13

Why do mountains have snow on top? 14

When does snow move as fast as a racecar? 15

Can snow move mountains? 15

Why don't plants grow on mountaintops? 16

Which plants grow on mountainsides? 16

How do mountain plants keep warm? 17

Which plant can melt snow? 17

Can animals live on mountains? 18

Which mountain animal has a skirt? 18

How high do birds nest? 19

Which animal became famous for mountain rescues? 19

Why do mountain houses have sloping roofs? 20

Why do farmers build steps on mountains? 20

Who fishes on the worlds highest lake? 21

Who built palaces in the mountains? 22

Which monks live in the mountains? 22

Which city is on top of the world? 23

Who were the mountain men? 23

When did the first person climb a mountain? 24

Who were the first people to climb Mount Everest? 24

How do people climb mountains? 25

How do people surf on snow? 26

Who hurtles down mountains like an express train? 27

Which bike climbs mountains? 27

Which is the longest mountain tunnel? 28

Where is the world's highest railroad? 28

Which is the steepest railroad? 29

Where is the "great pebble"? 30

Why do people climb Mount Fuji? 30

Which mountain looks like a tabletop? 31

Index 32

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