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ISBN: 9781403496058
Author: Waldron, Melanie
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Published: July 2007
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Explores the world's coasts, describing how they are shaped by waves and erosion and discussing the plants and animals that live along them and cities that are built near them.
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Physical Information: 0.37" H x 10.60" L x 7.98" W 32 pages
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Reference, Non-Fiction, Geography
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Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
Readers interested in learning about these geographic landforms will find an abundance of basic information. The writing is clear, with terms defined in context. Each book also includes a discussion of environmental concerns such as global warming and pollution. Well-chosen color photographs accompany the texts, though lengthy captions contribute to a cluttered look. There are four other spring 2007 books in this series. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Mapping Earthforms titles: Islands, Oceans and Seas, Coasts, Valleys, and Volcanoes.] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 October)

Gr 3–5— After defining the topics in question, these works describe the actions that produce them, their effects on animals and plants, related science (such as volcano prediction), future possibilities (for stopping coastal erosion, for example), and list significant examples around the world. Maps, diagrams, tables, and high-quality color photographs complement the text. "Map Active" questions ("Can you identify any areas in the world where there are no large cities near the coast?") are provided throughout, helping students to better interpret maps and more fully understand the effects of natural resources and disasters on the world. Each book contains a "Way of Life" section that describes the effect of the relevant feature on one country (Bangladesh in Rivers , Iceland in Coasts , and Montserrat in Volcanoes ). Descriptions and illustrations of the dangers of pollution are unstinting, including, for example, an alarming map of the areas of the world that could possibly be flooded if global warming continues. These titles will complement Pond & River (2005), Seashore (2004), and Volcano & Earthquake (2004, all DK), which are for more visual learners.—Henrietta Thornton-Verma , School Library Journal

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