Earthquakes

Earthquakes

by Sally M. Walker
     
 

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This informative new Earth Watch title explores earthquakes and the forces that cause them. Complemented by stunning, full-color photographs and bright, clear diagrams, the text explains how earthquakes are measured and predicted and how people prepare for these unsettling and potentially disastrous natural occurrences. In its discussion of current scientific… See more details below

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This informative new Earth Watch title explores earthquakes and the forces that cause them. Complemented by stunning, full-color photographs and bright, clear diagrams, the text explains how earthquakes are measured and predicted and how people prepare for these unsettling and potentially disastrous natural occurrences. In its discussion of current scientific measurement techniques, this timely book reflects geologists' shift from the outdated Richter scale to the moment magnitude scale.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6A clearly written text and powerful full-color photographs make this a fascinating overview. Walker offers cogent explanations for how and where earthquakes occur, how scientists are working to predict them, and how to survive if one strikes. In addition to photographs, a number of informative charts and graphs extend the text. Damaging aftereffects such as tsunamis (destructive sea waves), landslides, and fires are also discussed. This book is informative enough for reports, yet readable and visually appealing to browsers. A good glossary and index are appended.Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822567356
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Early Bird Earth Science Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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