Product Details
List Price:
$15.95
Ages:
6 to 8
Grades:
1 to 3
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Published:
04/2006
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-372-6
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations

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About the Book

Overview

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.

Reviews

"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 has published ninety-three books including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers and educational books for teachers. He is poet laureate of Drury University and David Harrison Elementary School is named for him. His work has been anthologized in more than 185 books, translated into twelve languages, sandblasted into a library sidewalk, painted on a bookmobile, and presented on television, radio, podcast, and video stream. David has given keynote talks, college commencement addresses, and been featured at hundreds of conferences, workshops, literature festivals, and schools across America. He holds science degrees from Drury and Emory universities. Two universities have presented him with honorary doctorates of letters. Among dozens of awards, David’s poetry collection, Pirates, represented Missouri at the 2013 National Book Fair in Washington, D.C. The Society of Midland Authors honored his most recent book of poetry, Now You See Them, Now You Don’t, with its Children’s Nonfiction Literary Award for books published in 2016. David lives with his wife, Sandy, in Springfield, Missouri. See more at http://davidlharrison.com . His blog is http://davidlharrison.wordpress.com .      

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Other Books by David L. Harrison

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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