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Title:
Mountains
Author:
Jennings, Terry J.
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Publication Information:
North Mankato, MN : Thameside Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
32 pages ; color illustrations : 27 cm.
Summary:
Mountains looks at how mountains came into being, how they are constantly changing, and how they provide a home to plants, animals, and humans.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 0.5 61161.
ISBN:
9781931983198
Format :
Book

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Summary

Our planet is one of continual change. Restless Earth takes a look at the forces that shape some of our world's most spectacular features and landscapes. Readers will learn the basic principles of geography and gain an appreciation for the awesome power of nature.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. The slim, colorful volumes in the Restless Earth series spotlight aspects of our changing planet. Coasts and Islands explains the formation of islands and the interaction of land and water in coastal areas, including topics such as waves and tides, drifting sand, and coral reefs and atolls. The beach constructions commonly known to Americans as jetties are referred to as groynes, a term that may reflect the book's British origins. Mountains discusses topics such as how mountains are formed, what forces wear them down, how they affect climate, and what types of plants and animals they support. Each subject is presented briefly on a double-page spread. Taking up slightly more space than the text, the many full-color illustrations include excellent photos, paintings, and diagrams. The photographs show landforms in locations around the world. Each book includes a two-page glossary. Useful in larger collections. --Carolyn Phelan


Table of Contents

What are mountains?p. 4
How mountains formp. 6
Fold mountainsp. 8
Block mountainsp. 10
Volcanoesp. 12
Mountains under the seap. 14
Wearing awayp. 16
Rivers at workp. 18
Glaciers at workp. 20
Climatep. 22
Plants and wildlifep. 24
Living on mountainsp. 26
Fragile mountainsp. 28
Glossaryp. 30
Indexp. 32