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y separately published work icon Australian Backyard Earth Scientist single work   non-fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Australian Backyard Earth Scientist
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'Find out where rain comes from and what geysers look like! Read about soil becoming too salty and why greenhouse gases are increasing. Did you know that fog is a cloud sitting on the ground and that ice can tell you about the environment of millions of years ago? And what is lightning anyway? Australian Backyard Earth Scientist is full of fantastic photos and fascinating information that help explain different aspects of earth science - a science that discovered how old the Earth is, what fossils tell us, how mountains were created, what causes earthquakes, what the difference between weather and climate is, and why glaciers are melting. 

'From the beginnings of the planet through to climate change, 'Australian Backyard Earth Scientist' includes interesting and fun facts and projects help develop an understanding and appreciation - like making your own fossils, collecting cloud types, and using tree rings to find out about past weather. Young readers can discover the influences that have fashioned our earth - and are still acting to change it.'

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2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2019 winner Educational Publishing Awards Australia Primary Student Resource - Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages
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