Sunday, April 14, 2013

Planet Earth/Inside Out

"Planet Earth/Inside Out" by Gail Gibbons

This is another great book about our planet earth (the living planet) and what makes it unique from other planets.  This is a fact-giving, diagram-showing picture book covering terms like gravity, Pangaea, continents, outer/inner core, continental crusts, faults, earthquakes, volcanoes and more.

"The Earth is ever-changing. Some of the plates beneath the oceans move apart in a process called seafloor spreading. As they pull apart, magma from the mantle rises, cools, and becomes solid, adding to the edges of the plates. There are earthquakes and eruptions in the oceans, just like on land. Underwater earthquakes can cause hug waves that are called tsunamis, or tidal waves. One was actually recorded to be 278 feet tall!"

Side Note: After having read and posted on "How Mountains are Made" by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, this book covers that content basically and more. If you want or need to reduce the amount of books on this subject, I would choose this book because it covers more. Otherwise, you can read both and reinforce the information.

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