"The Wonders of Our World" series
Neil Morris. Illustrations by Martin Camm and Ruth Lindsay with
additional photographs from various sources.
Grades 3 - 5 / Ages 8 - 10.
Graced with beautiful drawings, photographs and useful maps, these four slim volumes contain much useful information. Each title begins by explaining its particular geographical feature and identifying where it can be found on earth. The books then proceed to deal with each subject's particulars. Deserts tells of sand, desert plants, animals, peoples and minerals. The world's deserts are named, and their locations are shown. The text also addresses concern over desertification. Mountains, in addition to describing forms, folds, faults, weather, mountain plants and people, lists famous ranges and highest peaks. With the increase in logging and tourism, the use and future of mountains is considered as well. Oceans is about tides, currents, ocean floors, coastlines, minerals, and life in the oceans and on the shores. Additionally, the book looks at the dangers of ocean pollution. Volcanoes explains the differences between dead and live volcanoes and identifies some of the famous ones. Further content examines different kinds of volcanoes, explains lava, geysers, springs, and shows the birth of an island. Finally, volcanic benefits are considered.
With small blocks of easy-to-read prose and a generous use of illustrations, this series is most appropriate for today's students.
Gerri Young resides in Fort Nelson, BC..
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