The Himalayas

by Maynard, Charles W. 1955-

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 915.496 MAY
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
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Call Number  j 915.496 MAY
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 910.914 MAYNA
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Summary
The Himalayas are called the roof of the world. The tallest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest, at 29,028 feet, is ones of 14 peaks in the Himalayan chain. The Himalayas stretch 1,550 miles from China to Afghanistan. More than 40 million people live in the Himalayan regions. Among them are sherpas, people of Nepal, who help to guide climbers up Mount Everest. A chapter discusses the record-setting climb of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay. Students will also read that it is a Hindu belief that these mountains are the abode of gods.
Contents
Rooftop of the world
When continents collide
Mountains build up and wear away
A land of contrasts
Varied vegetation
Amazing animals
Many mountain cultures
On top of the world
Mapping and protecting the Himalayas
The abominable snowman.

Additional Information
Series Maynard, Charles W. (Charles William), 1955- Great mountain ranges of the world.
Subjects Himalaya Mountains -- Juvenile literature.
Himalaya Mountains.
Publisher New York :PowerKids Press,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0823966941
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