Discover National Monuments by


Discover National Monuments by

Fascinating facts about Americas most popular natural landmarks provide the backbone for this fun-filled collection of activities that replicate the organic processes that formed them. Interspersed with history, factoids, and sidebars, this engaging reference explores scientific concepts, such as the formation of coral reefs and the cause of volcanic eruptions. Each monumentfrom the Lava Beds to the Petrified Forestis showcased in a graphic multipage spread and is followed by hands-on experiments, allowing children to make their own stalactites and discover how a river can erode rock into a canyon. Expressing true appreciation for the United States' natural wonders, this comprehensive guide clearly illustrates their formation, from glittering caves to giant trees.


With an inviting, browsable design and a chatty style, this large-sized volume in the Discover Your World series covers 15 national monuments and parks in the U.S. that celebrate and protect natural phenomena ... The science will excite readers, with detailed explanations of tectonic plates, radiometric dating, and dendrochronology. Booklist A 15-chapter activity book for ages 8 and up. It covers a combination of 14 National Parks and Monuments ... The pages are colorful and full of graphics in addition to the text ... There are plenty of excellent descriptions of specific terminology related to volcanoes, caves, and fossils ... Reading the book and doing the activities would definitely enhance your experience. Schoolhouse Magazine

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1st March 2009



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