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  • Authored by: Jeanne K. Hanson
  • From the Series: The Extreme Earth
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816059144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5914-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $39.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 551.48
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 168


Both a scientific tour and a journey through time, this intriguing new book profiles 10 of the world's most exciting lakes. From the Caspian Sea, a giant salt water lake, to Lake Eyre, the lake that vanishes, to the sub-Arctic Great Slave Lake, the story of each lake unfolds with a look at its origins, how it has changed over time, and why. Featured lakes are found in the Middle East, the United States, Russia, South America, Europe, Australia, and Canada. Additional lakes, described in boxed sidebars, include two explosive killer lakes in Africa and a California lake that has become an arsenic-tainted dustbowl. An eye-catching, full-color photographic insert, plus additional dramatic black-and-white images and illustrations, complement lively text.


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. 8-page, full-color insert. Further reading. Web sites. Sidebars. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Jeanne K. Hanson is a science journalist with degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University. She is the author of several books in the area of natural history and speaks regularly on the subject on Minnesota Public Radio.

The foreword was written by Geoffrey H. Nash, a geologists with wide experience in surface mapping of rock formations, oil and gas exploration, environmental engineering, and surface water quality. Nash also has interests in paleontology, fossils, and natural selection. He received a B.A. from Knox College in Illinois and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

Reviews and Awards

"...an excellent reference book..."
NSTA Recommends

“…a fascinating combination of geography and geology…a wealth of scientific information…Recommended.”
Library Media Connection

“…offers a great deal of good information.”
Children’s Literature

“Chapters are detailed and complete, well organized with human-interest insets…[The] book creates its own sense of wonder…inspires the reader on to further study.”
Christian Library Journal

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