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Earthquakes
     

Earthquakes

by Neil Morris
 

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Among history's greatest earthquakes are the one that destroyed two-thirds of Lisbon in 1755, the famous San Francisco quake of 1906, and the Mexico City disaster of 1985. Readers also learn about earthquake science.

Volumes in this series give vivid accounts of natural catastrophes and why they happened. Encompassing school subject areas of geography,

Overview

Among history's greatest earthquakes are the one that destroyed two-thirds of Lisbon in 1755, the famous San Francisco quake of 1906, and the Mexico City disaster of 1985. Readers also learn about earthquake science.

Volumes in this series give vivid accounts of natural catastrophes and why they happened. Encompassing school subject areas of geography, science, and geology, these books also offer eye-witness accounts from survivors. All titles are filled with full-color illustrations in attractive, accessible magazine-style formats. They're great for school-related papers and projects, and also provide fun reading for the entire family. Each book contains between 70 and 110 color illustrations. (Ages 10 and older)

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Disasters seem to fascinate both kids and adults. Earthquakes is part of the "Natural Disasters" series which also includes Fire & Flood, Hurricanes and Tornadoes, and Volcanoes. The text begins with a discussion that explains what an earthquake is and what causes one. There are pictures and text to describe and demonstrate fault lines, with particular focus on the San Andreas Fault in California. Measurement techniques and a recap of major quakes that have killed and left thousands homeless are accompanied by full-color illustrations. Descriptions of early Chinese devices as well as the latest sophisticated instruments and technology for reporting and predicting quakes make for interesting reading. Morris' book is a good choice to get kids hooked on the natural world and the awesome power hidden within the earth. There is a table of contents and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764110597
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Natural Disasters Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
31
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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