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Snow amazing : cool facts and warm tales

by Drake, Jane.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 551.5784 Dra
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 551.5784 Dra
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 551.57 D78
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 551.57 D78
 
 
Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 551.57 DRA
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 551.57 DRA
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 551.57 DRA 2004
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 551.57 DRA 2004
 
 
Summary
Jane Drake and Ann Love, the acclaimed authors of Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World's Boreal Forest, explore the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes dangerous world of snow. They write about snow as a habitat, the significance of snow on the environment, snow's impact on the people and animals who live in it, and snow stories and lore from around the world.

From the science of snow to the magic of a winter wonderland, this book is a comprehensive must-read. Not only is the information presented with clarity and brisk good humor, but with urgency. As the polar ice cap melts, we are becoming aware of its critical impact on all of the earth's living creatures.

Illustrated with Mark Thurman's detailed drawings and magnificent photographs from the authors' own collections, this is a wintry treat to enjoy all year.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5. This enthusiastic hodgepodge of information and stories presents readers with a wide range of historical, meteorological, and scientific facts about snow. Avalanches, blizzards, glaciers, snow birds, snow mammals, and weather forecasting are among the many subjects covered. Supplementing the factual text are folktales from Native American peoples and Russia that feature snow at the center of the story. Illustrating the informational sections are attractive color photographs; less impressive color drawings accompany the folktales. The fact sections would have been better supported with diagrams, maps, and, in some cases, more relevant photographs. The section on Snowflake Bentley, for example, should have included a photograph of snowflakes, preferably one by Bentley himself. The format and supporting illustrations are a bit lacking, but this will still find an audience among young browsers and teachers seeking supplementary materials for elementary science units. A glossary concludes. --Ed Sullivan Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Snow -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Toronto :Tundra Books,2004
Contributors Love, Ann.
Thurman, Mark.
Language English
Description 80 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0887766706 :
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