From Venezuela's Angel Falls, Earth's highest, to Victoria Falls, ""the smoke that thunders,"" here is an outstanding survey of the world's top 10 waterfalls. Detailing locations, sources, size, volume, and appearance, Waterfalls in addition includes material about each waterfall's geologic makeup, history, local climate, and people. Author Patricia Corrigan includes intriguing facts on other notable waterfalls, such as California's 400-foot Whiskeytown Falls, only discovered in 2005.
Patricia Corrigan is the author of six nature books for children that explore the zoology of whales, dolphins, sharks, manatees, cougars, and beavers, and a co-author of the book Chemotherapy and Radiation for Dummies. She worked as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper for 23 years and now leads writing workshops as an affiliate member of the acclaimed Amherst Writers and Artists.