Exploring Mountains, 1st Edition

  • Laura Perdew
  • Published By: ABDO Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1629680478
  • ISBN-13: 9781629680477
  • DDC: 551.432
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Throughout history, people have always explored new frontiers. Adventure, fame, and scientific discovery have all driven humans to forge into the unknown. This series examines the exploration of polar regions, mountains, caves, deserts, space and under the sea. Easy-to-read, engaging text takes readers from deep beneath the oceans to outer space, examines the explorers who journeyed to these unforgiving areas, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made these explorations possible. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of each topic. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Mountain Exploration.
2: Early Climbers.
3: Summits, Science, Surveying, and Sightseeing.
4: The Golden Age of Mountaineering.
5: New Frontiers.
6: New Peaks.
7: Greater Challenges.
8: Top of the World.
9: The Newest Generation.
Essential Facts about Mountain Exploration.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.
About the Consultant.