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List Price:
6 to 8
1 to 3
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-372-6
Full-color illustrations

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About the Book


The seventh book in the Earthworks series offers a fascinating introduction to icy caps that have changed the face of our planet. Glaciers are powerful forces of nature—tremendous sheets of ice that can weigh millions of tons, crush boulders, and flatten forests. Some slide down to meet the sea, break off, and form icebergs. Greenland, home to the largest glacier on earth, forms more than 40,000 icebergs each year, including the infamous one that sunk the Titanic. A lively look at one of the earth's remarkable phenomena.


"The text reads like clear, informational prose. . . . A solid choice for science collections, the book concludes with an information-packed author's note and a brief list of recommended books." Booklist

"Attractively illustrated and clearly written." Science Books & Films

"Attractively illustrated and clearly written." --Science Books & Films

Meet the Author

David L. Harrison

David L. Harrison is the recipient of many prestigious awards for his work, including the Christopher Award. Among his ninety original books are Bugs: Poems about Creeping Things and Pirates, both NCTE Notable Poetry Books. He lives in Springfield, Missouri. Visit

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Meet the Illustrator

Cheryl Nathan

Cheryl has worked as an art director and a designer. She has illustrated a number of nature books for children.

Her art has won recognition from the Society of Illustrators.

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