The Ural mountains

by Maynard, Charles W. 1955-

Format: Print Book 2004
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Summary
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.
Contents
Continental boundary
Ancient mountains
Worn down peaks
Cold climates
Forested slopes
Mountain animal life
Mountains of iron
People of the Urals
Pollution and protection
The stone belt.

Additional Information
Series Maynard, Charles W. (Charles William), 1955- Great mountain ranges of the world.
Subjects Ural Mountains (Russia) -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :PowerKids Press,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 24) and index.
ISBN 0823966992 (library binding)
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