Gr 2-4-Each of these brief titles discusses the history of the site and its significance. In Carlsbad, readers learn how limestone and water formed the caves, while Lascaux and Qumran focus on the discoveries of prehistoric wall paintings and the Dead Sea Scrolls at these locations. Thousand Buddhas explores the ancient, decorated cliff-side cave temples of western China. Each title has a simple map. While these books offer enough information for rudimentary reports, the texts are dry, the layouts are uninspired, and the color photographs are of average quality. Mediocre fare.-Michael Giller, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.