What is important or special about the setting of The White Mountains?

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The setting is important in several ways. First and most simply, the book is set in the future. Second, it is on a transformed Earth. Every detail in the setting shows readers how greatly the aliens have changed the planet.

This means that each detail of the setting is like...

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The setting is important in several ways. First and most simply, the book is set in the future. Second, it is on a transformed Earth. Every detail in the setting shows readers how greatly the aliens have changed the planet.

This means that each detail of the setting is like a clue in a crime. This is especially true when the boys find the remains of earlier times, as when they go to Paris.

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