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Islands around the world

Author: Jen Green
Publisher: New York, NY : PowerKids Press, 2009.
Series: Geography now.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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There are many different kinds of islands and processes by which they form, and this captivating book allows readers a comprehensive understanding. Islands are presented as centers of commerce and home to many endemic species of plants and animals. Featured are such varied islands as: Greenland, Manhattan, and the Galapagos.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jen Green
ISBN: 9781435828728 1435828720 9781435829589 1435829581
OCLC Number: 231834489
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 32 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: What are islands? --
Continental islands --
Oceanic islands --
Climate and wildlife --
How do people use islands? --
Protecting islands --
Greenland: Arctic wilderness --
Galapagos Islands: island evolution --
Santorini: volcanic dangers --
Manhattan Island: crowded city --
New Guinea: rich resources --
Maldives: threatened paradise --
New Zealand: change and conservation.
Series Title: Geography now.
Responsibility: Jen Green.
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There are many different kinds of islands and processes by which they form, and this captivating book allows readers a comprehensive understanding. Islands are presented as centers of commerce and home to many endemic species of plants and animals. Featured are such varied islands as: Greenland, Manhattan, and the Galapagos.

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