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Gallant, Roy A.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1999]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Discusses the formation and movement of glaciers, how they reflect the history of the earth, and how they affect life around them.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 1.0 39916.
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Central Library GB2403.8 .G347 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Clarence Library GB2403.8 .G347 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library GB2403.8 .G347 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.

Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a for-further-reading list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. From the First Book--Earth & Sky Science series, this volume introduces glaciers. Beginning with an explanation of the nature of glaciers, their formation, and movement, it also explores how glaciers in the past have changed the surface of the earth. The last chapters explain how scientists learn about the past from cores of glaciers and where glaciers can be found today. Throughout, excellent color photographs illustrate the text and provide beautiful views of glaciers. Appendixes include a glossary, a list of Web sites, and a bibliography, which, unfortunately, is limited to four books published by Children's Press and Watts, two divisions of Grolier. Clearly written and informative, this book will be a useful addition to many library collections. --Carolyn Phelan

Table of Contents

1 When Ice Doesn't Meltp. 7
2 What Is a Glacier?p. 13
3 Glaciers on the Movep. 19
4 Glaciers of the Pastp. 31
5 Ancient Ice Tells Talesp. 44
6 Glaciers Around the Worldp. 51
Glaciers of North Americap. 56
Glossaryp. 58
Resourcesp. 61
Indexp. 62

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