From the back cover
This information-packed atlas combines text, color photos, and vivid illustrations to describe the Earth?s land and water formations. It explains the action of tectonic plates and the formation of the Earth?s continents, and then goes on to describe rock and crystal formations, volcanic activity, and climatology.
Sections that follow explain the science of modern weather forecasting, show life forms in the oceans, and summarize the natural formation of the Earth?s features, which include mountains, rivers, glaciers, deserts, and rain forests. Concluding sections describe human effects on the planet and present a brief history of map-making. Hundreds of color photos and illustrations combined with succinct descriptions make this a fine reference supplement for classrooms and libraries.
|Print length||96 pages|
|Publisher||Barron's Educational Series (August 1, 2003)|
|Publication date||August 1, 2003|
|Dimensions||8 x 0.25 x 10.5 inches|