Earthquakes and Tsunamis


What causes earthquakes? What do they feel like? What are tsunamis and why do they happen? In this book, you'll find the answers and lots more fascinating facts.

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What causes earthquakes? What do they feel like? What are tsunamis and why do they happen? In this book, you'll find the answers and lots more fascinating facts.

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Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
This easy reading text explores the science of earthquakes and tsunamis and describes the effects of these natural disasters. The Contents page shows the scope of the information. Although the book is not divided into chapters, the various sections are quite definitive with in-depth explanations. Sections which show science include "Shaking earth," "Moving rock," "Faults," "How does it Feel?" and "Slipping land". The effects are shown in "City destruction." How people are rescued after these natural disasters include "After the quake" and "Helping people." Sections on "Staying Safe" and "Earthquake Drills" recommend preventative safety actions that can be taken. Color photographs and other illustrations complement the text. The glossary defines terms relative to these events. A page of websites to visit provides information for further reading. An index allows easy navigation through the text. This book is part of the "Usborne's Beginners" Series. Similar books in the easy reading series include: Volcanoes and Weather.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794532819
  • Publisher: EDC Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: Beginner's Science Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 963,256
  • Age range: 6 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Shaking earth 3

Moving rock 4

Faults 6

How does it feel? 8

Slipping land 10

City destruction 12

After the quake 14

Helping people 16

Earthquakes at sea 18

Tsunami warning 20

San Francisco shock 22

Staying safe 24

Earthquake drills 26

When will it happen? 28

Glossary 30

Websites to visit 31

Index 32

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