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This is a well-organized look as coastal regions: what shapes them, some environmental threats, and their usefulness in industry and tourism. Several beautiful and interesting coastlines are highlighted, including Cancun and the Great Barrier Reef. Readers will learn about each coastline's location, population, local industries, and environmental threats.
Presents an introduction to the islands of the world, discussing their different types, climates, wildlife, and inhabitants, and the natural and man-made threats which can endanger their existence.
Describes how mountains form, the animals that live there, and how to protect mountainous environments, and includes details on each continent's largest peaks.