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This photo-illustrated book describes how earthquakes happen, how quakes affect people, and highlights some historic earthquakes. Includes information on keeping safe if living in an area prone to quakes. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
Deserts are vast areas of the Earth with very little moisture. There can be both hot deserts and cold deserts. Students will learn the difference between hot and cold deserts, and how desert plants and animals survive the harsh conditions. Blastoff! Series
There are many different kinds of forests that have many different kinds of trees. Discover what trees are found in each kind of forest and how dead trees help young trees grow. Blastoff! Series
Glaciers are huge, moving sheets of ice and snow. The fastest glaciers still only move about 100 feet a day. This book explains how glaciers form, how they move, and how a moving glacier shapes the land. Blastoff! Series
Watch out for that big wave! Oceans cover a large part of Earth and support a wide variety of plants and animals. Young readers will learn about the tides, waves, and currents of the ocean as well as what lives beneath the surface. Blastoff! Series
Take a climb high into the mountains! This basic introduction to mountains explains the different kinds of mountains, how mountains form, and how people use mountains for recreational activities. Blastoff! Series
A pond is any body of water that is shallow enough for sunlight to reach the bottom. Kids will learn how ponds are formed, what wildlife they support, and how they differ from lakes in this general introduction. Blastoff! Series