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Ice and the Earth (Science of Weather) Library Binding – September 1, 2000
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-4-A pair of titles that in previous incarnations would have been chapters in a general science textbook. The books follow the standard "facing-page-chapter" format, where color photos and their captions are placed on a page and three or four brief paragraphs of simple text accompany them. Possibly unfamiliar terms are highlighted and later defined in the glossary. Simple experiments, such as observing the effects of freezing on water-saturated soil, are included. People focuses on how humans cope with and enjoy ice/cold, and touches most briefly on global warming. Earth discusses the physical formation and attributes of ice (sometimes confused with "cold"), its effects on animals and plants, and its terra-forming capabilities. A confusing diagram does little to clarify Earth's solar orbit and the seasons. Both books are utilitarian at best.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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