Earth's Landforms

9781502608680. ea vol: 32p. (Earth Figured Out). diag. illus. photos. Cavendish Square. 2016. lib. ed. $28.50. pap. $10.58. ebk. $28.50.
Gr 3–5—One-volume overviews of multi-faceted topics offer useful introductions to subjects that are sometimes lumped together. For example, Habitats and Biomes not only introduces major examples but also mentions variations such as cold, hot, and temperate deserts, as well as tropical rain forests. Rock Cycle and Water Cycle are the most tightly focused texts, while Life Cycles attempts to cover plants, humans, and other animals. Each two-to-four-page explanatory section is followed by a spread using graphics and photos to highlight numbers related to the information. Larger photos enhance the text.
VERDICT Introductions to the basics of important concepts that could generate ideas for more in-depth explorations using additional resources. Select volumes as needed to fill gaps or supplement collection resources.

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