The Andes (Great Mountain Ranges of the World) (Library Binding)

The Andes (Great Mountain Ranges of the World) By Charles W. Maynard Cover Image
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South America's Andes make up the longest mountain range in the world. From Venezuela in the north through the southern-most tip of Argentina, the range stretches about 5,000 miles. The Andes are part of the geological Ring of Fire, a ring of active volcanoes that border the Pacific Ocean. At 19,347 feet, Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. Over time, glaciers of melted ice and snow from the Andes have created rivers, including the mighty Amazon, which begins its journey high in the Andes and travels about 4,000 miles to the Atlantic Ocean. The first people settled in the Andes about 15,000 years ago.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780823966967
ISBN-10: 0823966968
Publisher: PowerKids Press
Publication Date: December 30th, 2003
Pages: 24
Language: English
Series: Great Mountain Ranges of the World