Earthquakes

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Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces—the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.

Discusses why earthquakes happen, what their sometimes devastating effects can be, where the danger zones are, and what measures people can ...

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Overview

Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces—the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.

Discusses why earthquakes happen, what their sometimes devastating effects can be, where the danger zones are, and what measures people can take to safeguard themselves.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jessy Deutsch
This book builds on the exciting idea that the earth is always moving, however imperceptibly. The author explains the "hows, whys, and whens" of the world's earthquakes-great and small. With inviting illustrations, carefully defined terms, and hands-on activities designed to help children feel and understand the concept of "waves" of motion, young readers can explore the scientific meaning of the earthquake phenomenon and gain a practical perspective on what to do if ever the ground beneath them begins to "jiggle a bit." Part of the "Lets-Read-&-Find-Out Science" series. 1995 (orig.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Mr. Branley explains earthquakes to very young readers in one of his many titles in the "Let's Read and Find Out" series especially for inquisitive primary graders.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- A look at the dynamics of quakes, early detection systems, and measures taken by architects and city planners to lessen dangers after an earthquake occurs. Branley's explanations are in terms that children will easily understand, and the information is compressed into child-size bites, especially when describing earthquake motions. Branley may be too concise, however, when he fails to state the connection between seismic waves and readings on the Richter scale. Only an adult will be able to deduce what is only implied in the text rather than spelled out. A readable book with brightly colored illustrations that are serviceable but not particularly inspired. --Gloria Amann, New York Public Library
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-A slightly larger format and new, colorful illustrations and diagrams accompany the original 1990 text in this new edition. The simple, easy-to-read narrative describes the causes and effects of earthquakes (including a tsunami) and safety measures to be taken during one. New additions include a page of earthquake facts, a list of the 10 most destructive (as determined by the number of fatalities), and a Web site. A nice update, if your old copy is suffering from circulation fatigue.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451888
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Edition description: reillustrated
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 218,703
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley is one of the co-founders of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.

Dr. Branley lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

Megan Lloyd has illustrated more than forty books for children, including The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli, and The Mixed-Up Rooster by Pamela Duncan Edwards. She lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania, where she raises sheep, chickens, and cows. Some of the rabbits from her vegetable garden have even been kind enough to allow Ms. Lloyd to sketch them as models for this book.

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