ABDO Publishing Company, 01.01.2014 - 32 Seiten
Kick excitement into high gear with this extreme title! Short, easy-to-read text pairs with full-color, action-packed photos to introduce young adventurers to the sport of mountaineering. Readers will learn about the tools and equipment used in climbing mountains, as well as dangers and safety tips. They are introduced to the worldÍs most famous mountain peaks, including Mount Everest, K-2, Mount McKinley, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Mount Vinson, Puncak Jaya, Mount Kosciuszko, and the Matterhorn. Extreme facts supplement the text, leaving aspiring mountaineers excited for an extreme adventure! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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