Mountains: The Tops of the World

Mountains: The Tops of the World

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Mountains: The Tops of the World by David L. Harrison, Cheryl Nathan

How do fossils of fish reach the tops of mountains? The explanation of this and other natural phenomena is found in this lively introduction to the geology of mountains. Mountains can be created by the collision of tectonic plates, those massive slabs of rock so big they can carry continents and oceans on their backs. They can also be created by volcanic magma that spews from the Earth. The story of mountains is one of Planet Earth's great dramas. And it all began a billion years ago, when all the land on the earth was clustered into one continent that scientists call Rodinia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590783269
Publisher: Highlights Press
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Series: Earth Works Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

David L. Harrison has written sixty-five books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including five previous Earthworks titles. Winner of the Christopher Award, David lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Cheryl Nathan has illustrated a number of nature books for children. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Florida and has won recognition from the Society of Illustrators.

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