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  • Authored by: Patricia Corrigan
  • From the Series: The Extreme Earth
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816064369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6436-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $39.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 551.48
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 160


From Venezuela's Angel Falls, Earth's highest, to Victoria Falls, “the smoke that thunders,” here is an outstanding survey of the world's top 10 waterfalls. Detailing locations, sources, size, volume, and appearance, Waterfalls in addition includes material about each waterfall's geologic makeup, history, local climate, and people. This book includes intriguing facts on other notable waterfalls, such as California's 400-foot Whiskeytown Falls, only discovered in 2005.


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

About the Author(s)

Patricia Corrigan is the author of 13 books, including six nature books for children that explore the zoology of whales, dolphins, sharks, manatees, cougars, and beavers. She holds a bachelor's degree from Lindenwood College and worked as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper for 23 years.

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

“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

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

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

“…will provide good supplements for instruction in the earth sciences and geography…”

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