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Erosion: Changing Earth's Surface
Erosion: Changing Earth's Surface
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Erosion: Changing Earth's Surface

by Robin Koontz
Illustrated by Matthew Harrad

Did you know that rain, waves, wind, snow, and ice can change the shape of Earth’s surface? They can create valleys, sea stacks, caves, and rock arches. Learn about the natural forces of erosion and how they shape the land.

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level5-10 Years
Reading LevelGrades K-4
Trim Size10 x 10
Page Count24



Children's Literature (CLCD) - Jamaica Johnson Connor

"An informative look at the effects of erosion, this text, which is a part of the “Amazing Science” series, blends video game--stylized illustrations with scientific facts. The table of contents divides the information into the following sections: “The Forces of Change,” “Dripping Rain,” “Roaring Rivers,” “Crashing Waves,” “Frozen Erosion,” “Carving Caves,” “Whipping Winds,” “Fast Erosion,” “Living with Erosion,” “Make a River,” and “Erosion Extras.” All sections, beginning with “The Forces of Change” and ending with “Living with Erosion,” provide a fun fact. One fun fact states “Painters use strong blasts of air filled with sand to remove old paint and dirt from stone walls. This process is called sandblasting.” In the “Make a River” portion, directions to create an experimental river are supplied. Erosion Extras lists extra definitions, such as bioerosion, pollution and erosion, acid rain, and rivers of ice, and includes a glossary defining dunes, landscapes, passages, stalactites, and stalagmites. A reference page entitled “To Learn More” offers suggestions for further reading, a helpful Internet site, an index, and recommends other books in the series. 2007, Picture Window Books, $23.93. Ages 9 to 12." - Children's Literature (CLCD)

May 1, 2007

Science Books & Films - Pamela J. Galus

"Erosion: Changing Earth's surface, by Robin Koontz, tells the story of how the process of erosion changes the surface of the Earth over time. The term "dirt" is used several times, which is unfortunate because it is seemingly used interchangeably with the word "soil," with no distinction made between the two words. The books explains the process of erosion by wind and water (liquid and frozen) as it applies to several areas on Earth, as well as providing information on how humans have learned to slow down erosion. There is one hands-on activity at the end of the book, with a short list of extra terms, a short glossary, and a few more sources a child might use to learn more about this topic." - Science Books & Films

July 29, 2007