The world can be a confusing place, with so many things to learn and discover. Facts are presented to young people every day, but what do they really mean? By providing clear examples and helpful explanations to untangle often complex ideas, these books make their subjects accessible and truly fascinating. With the help of original, interactive, full-color illustrations and approachable writing, the books in this series really explain the way the world works.Starting with a look at earth's place in the solar system, this book moves from the forces inside the earth, such as volcanoes, tectonic plates, and earthquakes, to outside forces like temperature, wind, and storms. Finally, Earth Explained takes a close look at land forms, including desserts, oceans, and glaciers, and the short and long-term effects humans have on environment.
"Gr. 3^-6. From the publisher's Your World Explained series, this introduction to Earth combines a swift overview of the subject with intriguing fast facts. Readers will learn about Earth's place in space, its surface structures, its changing features, its climates, and its future. Within each section, two-page chapters focus on subjects such as plate tectonics or caves and feature excellent full-color photographs, paintings, and diagrams surrounded by text, sidebars, and detailed captions. A colorful introduction to the home planet. --Carolyn Phelan"
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