"Simple but precise text and large, clearly labeled illustrations provide primary-grade audiences with a smooth initiation into earth science. Earth's genesis, composition, and continuing morphology are covered, and theory is consistently distinguished from fact....The real strength of this work lies in adroitly describing complex processes in terms meaningful to the youngest listeners....Attractive and useful."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.
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Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3?From Pangaea to recycling, Gibbons skims the surface of geology, touching on plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and climates. Simple, full-color drawings illustrate the concepts. While some parts of the diagrams are labeled and arrows are used to indicate movement, there aren't enough captions to explain some of the geological processes depicted. Also, two of the three examples of sedimentary rocks, which are defined as "...most of the time...made from fragments of rock that have been stuck together," are not made from rock fragments; limestone and chalk are both made primarily from pieces of shell and bone. Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Scholastic, 1987) provides similar coverage in a livelier package, while individual topics (volcanoes, rocks, etc.) are covered in any number of titles in the "New True Books" series (Childrens) or in books by Seymour Simon. As an overview, Gibbons's book is an adequate supplemental purchase.?Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110688096816
Book Description HarperCollins. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0688096816 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1198260