Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West: Investigate How the Earth was Formed

By Cynthia Light Brown ’83, Nomad Press, 2011. How do the Rocky Mountains affect climate? Why don’t the Great Plains have volcanoes? Why does the largest river system in North America meander across the continent? Brown, an environmental consultant, helps kids answer these questions and many more in this exploration of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. With fascinating facts, educational sidebars and hands-on projects, its preteen readers will have fun learning how geology and physical geography are intertwined.