How Mountains Are Made

How Mountains Are Made

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Even though Mount Everest measures 29,028 feet high, it may be growing about two inches a year. A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year. Mountains are created when the huge plates that make up the earth's outer shell very slowly pull and push against one another. Read and find out about all the different kinds of mountains. The earth's continents rest on plates that move slowly across our planet's molten center. Over time, the motion of these plates causes mountains to form. Packed with diagrams and maps, this engaging book thoroughly describes plate tectonic theory and how the forces of nature shape our world.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2015]
Edition: Revised edition.
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780062382030
Branch Call Number: 551.43 Z72
Characteristics: 29 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hale, James Graham - Illustrator


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

Lots of facts about mountains some old (I know) some new to me


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

This book teaches you about mountains and how they can can be formed, Mountains can be formed in more than one way.Fossils can be found on mountains.Mountains can be formed when the land (crust of the earth) lifts and folds over itself waves of rocks are pushed up and mountains are formed.


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

Fossils are remains of animals that lived millions of years ago


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