The Krakatau Eruption

The Krakatau Eruption

by Peter Benoit

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Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Volcanoes are fascinating to many children who should find this book, part of the "True Book Series," very interesting and informative. Two true and false questions are presented on the first page (even before the table of contents) as a way to quickly get the attention of the reader. Answers are provided on the last page .In 1883 on the island of Krakatau a very violent volcanic eruption took place. People living many thousands of miles away in Australia and on islands in the Indian Ocean heard the noise from this immense explosion. Each of the five chapters in the book delves into this eruption on the day it occurred, what led up to the event, the effects on weather and geography throughout the world and how scientists continue to study and discuss this and other eruptions in order to learn how to better prepare for future volcanic activity. Colored photos, sketches, maps, a timeline, a page of statistics and many engaging facts on almost every page make the book attractive and absorbing. Other resources include a bibliography, web sites, an index, a glossary and places to visit that provide exhibits on volcanoes. Teachers will find this text helpful for science units and students will also certainly use it for assignments. Purchase is recommended. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Scholastic True Book Series
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Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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