- Hardcover with Dustcover
- Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard; First Edition edition (April 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688093604
- ISBN-13: 978-0688093600
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
An author of many children's science books describes the forces that shape and reshape the earth–water, wind, and the heat within–while dramatic full-color photos depict such phenomena as sinkholes, volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, and sand dunes. Markle's text contains an impressive amount of information, though her pacing is often too rapid. A section on gems formed of cooling magma is especially appealing, including a photo of the 26-pound Brazilian Princess topaz. An enthusiastic introduction to earth science.
These books are brand new but have been in storage for many years and may show slight signs of aging.