The Ural mountains
|Format:||Print Book 2004|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
The Ural Mountains form the 1,500-mile boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia. Most of these mountains pass through and divide the country of Russia. The Urals are what geologists call folded mountains, created when two of Earths large continental plates bump into each other and wrinkle. Valleys carved from melting ice have created Russias Kama and Belaya Rivers, which form the Volga River. Chapters discuss the mining and industrial history of the Urals, and the efforts by environmentalists to clean up one of the worlds most polluted regions.
Worn down peaks
Mountain animal life
Mountains of iron
People of the Urals
Pollution and protection
The stone belt.
|Series||Maynard, Charles W. (Charles William), 1955- Great mountain ranges of the world.|
Ural Mountains (Russia)
-- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York :PowerKids Press,2004
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 24) and index.
|ISBN||0823966992 (library binding)