Presents 12 of the most epic polar expeditions around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of the Antarctica Peninsula, the ice floes of Svalbard between Norway and the North Pole, the Falkand Islands, and more.
A kindergarten-level introduction to deserts, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their dry terrain.
This book explains what the Everglades are and the creatures that inhabit it.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of South Africa.
Deserts may seem like harsh, uninhabitable places, but actually they support a diverse quantity of plant and animal life. And, they aren't always hot! Deserts serve an important role in Earth's existence, too. Readers learn about hot and cold deserts alike, as well as semi-arid and coastal deserts. From the Horned Lizard to the Saguaro cactus rooted in rich soil, the desert biome will amaze readers.
Many of America's natural landmarks have become famous. People like to visit them because they are unique and beautiful. They remind us of the power of nature. It is important to preserve these places so that everyone can enjoy them. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Explains the five main types of mountains--fold, fault-block, dome, volcanic, and plateau--and describes how they provide valuable resources for people, farming, mining, and tourism. Reading Essentials in Science.