Earthquakesby Seymour Simon
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The earth beneath our feet usually feels solid and firm. Yet a million times each year- an average of once every thirty seconds- somewhere around the world the ground sways and shakes. We call this an earthquake. Most earthquakes are barely noticeable, but hundreds every year are strong enough to change the face of the land.
In a clear, concise text and unforgettable full-color photographs, award-winning author Seymour Simon examines what causes earthquakes and how scientists measure both their sizes and their effects. Other subjects explored are the hazards of aftershocks, the huge, quake-formed sea waves called tsunamis, and the miniature mud volcanoes called sand boils.
Simon also explains why almost half of the quakes in the United States occur in southern California and tells young readers what they can do to protect themselves during a potentially deadly quake. As in his other highly acclaimed books- Volcanoes, Storms, and Icebergs and Glaciers- Seymour Simon introduces young readers to one of the most dramatic wonders on earth.
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- 5 - 9 Years
Meet the Author
Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page Teacher Guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!
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