Packed with diagrams and maps, this simple and engaging first look at earth science describes plate tectonic theory –– how the continents rest on slow moving plates –– and how the forces of nature sculpt our world. "Zoehfeld presents plenty of good basic information...colorful illustrations add appeal."—K.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1995 (NSTA/CBC)
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29,028 feet tall and still growing?!
Even though Mount Everest measures 29,028 feet high, it may be growing about two inches a year. A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year. Mountains are created when the huge plates that make up the earth's outer shell very slowly pull and push against one another. Read and find out about all the different kinds of mountains.About the Author:
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than sixty books, including Dinosaur Tracks, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?, a Children's Book of the Month Club selection described as "fascinating" by Kirkus Reviews; and Dinosaurs Big and Small, a 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award winner. When she's not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathleen loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing fossils in the laboratory for her local natural history museums. She lives in Berkeley, California.
James Graham Hale has illustrated numerous children’s books, including another Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out-Science book, How Mountains Are Made by Kathleen Zoehfeld. He also illustrated Ann Turner’s Reading Rainbow selection Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies. He lives in Granville, OH.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060245107
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060245107
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60245107