Rocks are all around us, from explosive volcanoes, magnificent mountains, and sandy deserts, to muddy sea floors, winding river valleys, and even asteroids in outer space They are also in our computers, smartphones, medicines, buildings, airplanes, and space shuttles. Understanding how rocks form helps us to understand how the Earth and the solar system work, and how the Earth has changed over millions of years and how it might look in the future. This dazzlingly illustrated guide covers every aspect of this important topic:
- Igneous rocks
- Sedimentary rocks
- Metamorphic rocks
- Space rocks
Why do volcanoes erupt?
Where is the tallest mountain?
How does the weather work?
Find out in this interactive book with 100 questions and answers, and 70 lift-the-flaps to explore.
Lift the flaps to discover Planet Earth's place in space, look at the seven continents, learn about earth's magnetic field, find out about the water cycle, see the world's amazing habitats, and take a closer look at hurricanes, floods and avalanches.
A precursor to DK's award-winning "Eyewitness" series, "Eye Wonder" was specially developed for children aged five plus, featuring astonishing photography exhibiting subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Each title in the series now contains educational activities including true and false questions, quizzes, matching games, and mazes. Vocabulary is accessible to young readers, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The combination of visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.
An in-depth look at the sprawling trees and dense undergrowth of the ecosystem of the rainforest, "Eye Wonder: Rainforest" welcomes young readers into the world of tigers, snakes, and chimpanzees, as well as marmosets, katydids, sloths, and more.
Which ocean is the largest? Who was the first explorer to sail around the world? Is the ocean truly blue?Rich with information and beautifully designed, this miscellany offers readers a tsunami of aquatic facts big and small. Ocean is a reminder that while much is known about this vast environment, much, much more remains a mystery. This book will satisfy young readers who enjoy taking a deep dive into the subject as well as ocean enthusiasts everywhere.
Did you ever wonder where an ant goes when it disappears into an anthill? Underneath the hill, there are miles of tunnels and hundreds of rooms With simple, easy-to-understand words and colorful illustrations, Arthur Dorros explains the life of a harvester ant for the early reader and even shows readers how to build their own ant farms
This is a Stage 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
In this updated and revised edition of Icebergs & Glaciers, award-winning science writer Seymour Simon gives readers an in-depth look at how icebergs and glaciers have shaped our rivers, mountains, and earth, as well as the effect climate change is having on them and our planet.
With fascinating facts and breathtaking full-color photographs, readers will learn all about how these huge masses of ice are formed, how they move, and why they are essential to our planet.
This updated edition includes:
stunning full-color photographs
- a list of websites and additional reading sources
Supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
Explore the flora and fauna from all around the world with this exciting book full of amazing images, fun quizzes, and incredible information.
Discover all types of forests--from rain forests to boreal forests--and where they are found, learn about the different animals that make their homes there, explore how forests change through the seasons, and find out about forest conservation.
Filled with colorful images and quirky facts, DK findout Forest is engaging and educational. Pull out the special cover flaps to see extra information and take a quiz on everything covered in the book.
Learn more about forests--or anything else--at www.dkfindout.com, a free educational website for kids to have fun with information and expand their knowledge.
Series Overview: From the creators of DK findout , the free online resource for kids, comes an exciting book series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes, and cutting-edge information kids need to know. The DK findout series helps kids become experts on their favorite subjects--from dinosaurs to space. Learning doesn't get more fun.