Everyone knows what a mountain looks like, but in this book you will find all you need to know about how mountains are formed and how they change, the special characteristics of mountain wildlife and ecosystems, the extreme nature of mountain weather, and how people use and abuse mountain resources. This book is packed with information, facts and figures, and examples from all around the globe. Clear maps and diagrams extend the expertly-written text. 'Location files' are mini case studies that focus on places with a particular feature; 'People files' give potted biographies of famous explorers or discoverers; 'Fact Files' list amazing facts.>
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The author, Anna Claybourne, has been writing children's non-fiction for 10 years, and is the author of more than 40 books. She has written on many subjects but she specializes in science, natural history and the environment. She recently spent three months as a conservation volunteer in the rain forests of Costa Rica.
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Book Description Smart Apple Media, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1583404260