How Do Islands Form? (Science in the Real World) by Christina Wilsdon

By Christina Wilsdon

There are 1000's of islands in the world, from the isle of new york to the island chain of the Philippines. besides the fact that, those islands didn't look in a single day. It frequently took hundreds of thousands or thousands of years for them to shape. This identify uncovers the technology of island formation, displaying the technology of real-world occurrences via full-color photos.

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In the past, scientists thought it was connected to Greenland by land hidden by a glacier. But when the glacier melted, there was no land under it. Seawater now separates this island from Greenland. Some scientists think the glacier melted because of global warming. indd 29 8/11/09 4:30:44 PM Glossary adaptation—A change in a living thing that helps it to survive. archipelago—A group of islands. atoll—A group of coral islands that surrounds a sunken volcanic island. colonization—The arrival of living things on an island.

Thameside Press, 2002. Lasky, Kathryn. Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1992. Tagliaferro, Linda. Galapagos Islands: Nature’s Delicate Balance at Risk. Minneapolis: Lerner Publishing, 2001. Van Rose, Susanna. Earth. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2005. Webster, Christine. Islands. : Capstone Press, 2006. indd 32 Christina Wilsdon has written articles and books on science and natural history for more than two decades. She is the author of Oceans, Deserts and Droughts, Climates, Weathering and Erosion, and other earth science books.

She is the author of Oceans, Deserts and Droughts, Climates, Weathering and Erosion, and other earth science books.

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