Inside Lightning

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Bright. Beautiful. Dramatic. Dangerous. Lightning is all this--and more. Inside Lightning reveals the truth about this mysterious force of nature.  Find out where and when it strikes, follow its formation from cloud to ground, see incredible photos of lightning flashes on earth and beyond, watch lightning scientists at work, and hear stories from those who have come face-to-face with lightning's awesome power.  Includes safety tips.
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Overview

Bright. Beautiful. Dramatic. Dangerous. Lightning is all this--and more. Inside Lightning reveals the truth about this mysterious force of nature.  Find out where and when it strikes, follow its formation from cloud to ground, see incredible photos of lightning flashes on earth and beyond, watch lightning scientists at work, and hear stories from those who have come face-to-face with lightning's awesome power.  Includes safety tips.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for other INSIDE books:

“The illustrations in these cool series titles are enhanced by 10 large gatefolds that allow kids to dig deeper into the topics and enjoy amazing illustrations. [T]hese books are entertaining enough to draw in reluctant readers and packed with enough information to attract kids who are familiar with the topics.”--School Library Journal

AMNH: Inside Dinosaurs

“Dinosaurs is sure to fascinate . . . with plenty of riveting details and awesome art by the anatomical illustrator of the American Museum of Natural History.”--School Library Journal

Inside Hurricanes

Hurricanes has eye-catching photographs, clear information, and heart-stopping first-person narratives.”--School Library Journal

“[T]his trip into the eye of the storm is enveloping in more ways than one. Unusual page folds are likely to be the claim to fame of the Inside series-they certainly grab attention. [T]he design and layout is well above par . . .”--Booklist

Inside Tornadoes

Tornadoes provides an exceptional description of the conditions required to form a tornado and includes a foldout of a spectacular photo gallery.”--School Library Journal

“This visually tempting title . . . with the clear explanations . . . [is] thoughtfully designed.”--Kirkus

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—Featuring 10 foldout pages and a trove of full-color photographs and illustrations, these titles make studying science an engaging experience. Excellent writing discusses science basics, causes, history, and tools used by scientists and researchers. Weather includes global climate change, air masses, fronts, the water cycle, different types of clouds, and types of precipitation. Earthquakes features a brief history of California quakes and looks at major disasters in Haiti, Alaska, Chile, and New Madrid. Japan's 2011 Tohoku earthquake is seen in a single photograph. Lightning traces ancient beliefs, Benjamin Franklin's kite, and modern theories of what causes lightning to form, kinds of lightning, and how thunderheads build. The selection of photographs in all of the volumes reflects age-appropriate choices. Images of damaged buildings, debris, and wreckage capture the destructive power of nature without showing people in distress, injured, or other casualties. Sidebars provide pertinent quick facts as "Newsflash," or personal eyewitness accounts under "I was there" or "We were there." With fabulous photographs and illustrations alongside the wealth of fascinating facts and information, these books should be in high demand.—June Shimonishi, Torrance Public Library, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402789496
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: Inside Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 430,778
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Stewart
Melissa Stewart
Award-winning author Melissa Stewart has written more than 50 science books for kids (and edited more than 200)! Her background in biology and journalism makes her perfect for bringing science to kids.
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