Seven of the most amazing sites in nature are described in this book from the "Seven Wonders of the World" series. After an explanation of the criteria used to select these wonders, the book dedicates a chapter to each wonder. Mount Everest, Victoria Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, the Northern Lights, Paricutin Volcano, and the harbor of Rio de Janerio are described in this book. Each chapter describes the way the wonder looks, how it was formed, and any interesting facts surrounding its history or future. There are numerous photos of each wonder, as well as snapshots of websites of interest. This book does a wonderful job of integrating traditional research with websites accessible through myreportlinks.com. A glossary and fact list are also included. 2005, Lerner, Ages 8 up.
Amie Rose Rotruck
Gr 4-7-These books provide detailed descriptions of natural and modern wonders from the Grand Canyon and redwood forests, to the Panama Canal and the Golden Gate Bridge, to Victoria Falls and the Great Barrier Reef. Each description includes suggested Web sites that can be accessed via MyReportLinks.com. The illustrations are comprised of bright, full-color, but unfortunately small photographs of the wonders and screenshots of the related sites. There is just the right amount of general information for a brief report. This series does a nice job of emphasizing the importance of using both print and electronic resources.-Christine E. Carr, Lester C. Noecker Elementary School, Roseland, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.