Earthquakes

Earthquakes

by Susan Greenstein
     
 
Just what are earthquakes? How do they happen? And what kind of damage can they do? A friendly crow reveals the answers as he gives boys and girls a bird's-eye view of earthquakes in action and introduces the basics of plate tectonics. Children learn that rocks inside Earth can break like a rubber band that has stretched too far. When these rocks break, they can cause

Overview

Just what are earthquakes? How do they happen? And what kind of damage can they do? A friendly crow reveals the answers as he gives boys and girls a bird's-eye view of earthquakes in action and introduces the basics of plate tectonics. Children learn that rocks inside Earth can break like a rubber band that has stretched too far. When these rocks break, they can cause the ground to shake and sway. Ellen Prager's clear, concise text is full of fun facts, and Susan Greenstein's dynamic illustrations convey an exciting sense of motion that young readers will love. There's even an experiment that shows kids how to make their own earthquake.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A clear, simplified, step-by-step explanation of how earthquakes occur. Maps of the world detail the plates on the earth that move, and the location of most earthquakes. After listing safety rules during earthquakes, current research on prediction is discussed. The informative double-page illustrations are dramatically framed with images of "crashing" buildings or fragments of rocks and lumber. The heavily outlined black ink drawings are tinted with watercolors and are naturalistic but with only the basics represented. A blackbird on every page acts as an amusing visual connection. There is an experiment to "create your own earthquake." 2002, National Geographic Society,
— Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792282020
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Jump into Science Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.41(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Ellen J. Prager writes on geology and marine-related topics for children and adults and is the Assistant Dean at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. She’s the author of The Furious Earth: The Science and Nature of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis. She lives in Miami, Florida.

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