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book cover of Volcanoes

101 Questions About: Volcanoes. Calderazzo, John, 1994.
Southwest Parks and Monuments Association.
ISBN 1-877856-33-9
9” x 6”, paperback, 32 pages, full color photography and illustrations.

Curious about volcanoes? This book answers 101 of the most common questions asked about them including how they work, the different types, and the history of volcanoes around the world. It also has photos and diagrams to show many different aspects of studying volcanoes.


book cover of A True Book: Mountains

A True Book: Mountains
Brimner, Larry Dane, 2000.
Children’s Press, a Division of Grolier Publishing.
ISBN 0-516-21568-X
8.3” x 7.1”, paperback, 48 pages, full color photography.

This book describes what mountains are, how they are formed, what kinds of plants and animals live on them, and how they can affect the weather in surrounding areas.


book cover of A True Book: Geysers

A True Book: Geysers
Brimner, Larry Dane, 2000.
Children’s Press, a Division of Grolier Publishing.
ISBN 0-516-20669-9
8.3” x 7.1”, paperback, 48 pages, full color photography.

By using numerous color photographs, this book explains what geysers are, how they are formed and where they can be found.


book cover of A True Book: Rocks and Minerals

A True Book: Rocks and Minerals
Squire, Ann O., 2002.
Children’s Press, a Division of Scholastic Inc.
ISBN 0-516-22505-7
8.3” x 7.1”, paperback, 48 pages, full color photography.

This colorful book explains the difference between rocks and minerals and also tells us how they are formed and used in our everyday lives. Color photos illustrate a variety of rocks and minerals.


book cover of A True Book: Valleys and Canyons

A True Book: Valleys and Canyons
Brimner, Larry Dane, 2000.
Children’s Press, a Division of Grolier Publishing.
ISBN 0-516-21569-8
8.3” x 7.1”, paperback, 48 pages, full color photography.

As part of the True Book series, this children’s book uses full color photographs to vividly illustrate the science behind valleys and canyons all over the world.


book cover of Geology Rocks! 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth

Geology Rocks! 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth
Blobaum, Cindy, 1999.
Williams Publishing Company.
ISBN 1-885593-29-5
10” x 10”, paperback, 96 pages, color illustrations.

This fun and interactive book provides 50 different activities for children to do in order to gain a better understanding of the science of geology and also to look at the fascinating processes that formed the earth. Winner of the Teachers ‘ Choice Award.


book cover of Caves

Caves
Kerbo, Ronal C., 1981.
Regensteiner Publishing Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN 0-516-07638-8, 6.9" x 9.2", paperback, 48 pages, full color photography.

This wonderful childrens book discusses how caves are formed and what a spelunker might find while exploring a cavern.



book cover of Discovering Crater Lake

Discovering Crater Lake
Field, Nancy, and Sally Machlis., 1992.
In cooperation with the Crater Lake Natural History Association.
Dog-Eared Publications.
ISBN 0-941042-08-1, 8.5" x 11", paperback, 32 pages, black and white illustrations.

Discovering Crater Lake explores the formation of a crater, pinnacles and other geological features. Children learn about scientific research in deep water lakes, native plants and wildlife and winter survival! . They enjoy the many Indian legends and the history of modern people. Includes a sheet of 40 realistic forest stickers.

  • Explore the formation of Crater Lake
  • Delve into the secret depths of the lake
  • Discover why the lake is so blue
  • Play the "Adventure Trail Game"
  • Investigate people important to the history of Crater Lake


book cover of Discovering Mount Rainier

Discovering Mount Rainier
Field, Nancy, and Sally Machlis., 1992.
Dog-Eared Publications.
ISBN 0-941042-13-8, 8.5" x 11", paperback, 32 pages, black and white illustrations.

Discovering Mount Rainier helps young naturalists discover the animals, plants and unique beauty of a mountain ecosystem. Differences between low elevation and subalpine areas are illustrated. Children are fascinated by learning about volcanic and glacial action in forming mountains.
Includes a sheet of 40 realistic forest stickers.


Book cover of Exploring White Sands National Monument

Exploring White Sands National Monument
Maruca, Mary., 1992.
Southwest Parks and Monuments Association.
ISBN 1-877856-67-3, 8" x 10", paperback, 15 pages, color photography.


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