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National Geographic Visual Encyclopedia of Earth Library Binding – September 23, 2008


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About the Author

Michael Allaby is an internationally recognized authority on geography and environmental science, with a special interest in weather and climate. He has written or edited nearly 100 books on topics such as the distribution of plants and animals, as well as dangerous weather. He is editor of the Oxford dictionaries of Earth Sciences, Ecology, Plant Sciences, and Zoology. In 2001 he won the Junior Prize of the Aventis Prizes for Science Books.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Library Binding: 256 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (September 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142630367X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426303678
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1 x 12.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,949,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Juliana on January 18, 2011
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I wanted a book that would generate interest in Geography for my primary and pre-school children. I was not disappointed in purchasing this book. The illustrations are not only clear and colorful but also present geographical concepts like spreading seas and the water cycle at a glance (for parents to clarify). The book opens a new world for my kids who are fascinated by the colourful images of what the earth, oceanic & coastal regions, and various climatic zones look like. They often refer to the book on their own to pour over the pictures. The Dynamic Earth Section that covers volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis are particular useful to explain current natural disasters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne Mifflin on May 14, 2012
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This book provides a great overview (plus pertinent detail) of basic concepts with easy to decipher accompanying illustrations. It's a must-have reference to keep on hand.
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I viewed this book in a bookstore. I was going to purchase it for my child but one page with a photo of a mummified baby turned me off. Not appropriate for young or sensitive children. I will consider buying it when he is older. I do think you could remove the page without much impact on the book.
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By Pete Moss on February 4, 2015
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Very good illustrations and good content.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Jackel on August 31, 2009
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This book is a great for all ages. I work in the school system. A child brougth this book to school. Asked if I look at it I was hook. I had to buy it for my son who is an earth science teacher.
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