Lava Scientist: Careers on the Edge of Volcanoes

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Volcanologists brave spewing ash, flying rocks, and hot lava to gain a glimpse-sometimes literally!-into some of the world's most temperamental geological features. Learn about volcanologists in the field, and find out how you can become a volcanologist, too!
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Overview

Volcanologists brave spewing ash, flying rocks, and hot lava to gain a glimpse-sometimes literally!-into some of the world's most temperamental geological features. Learn about volcanologists in the field, and find out how you can become a volcanologist, too!
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Gr 6–9—Latta interviewed a variety of Antarctic scientists and volcanologists in order describe their diverse experiences, responsibilities, and educations. Both books contain scientific terminology and explanations. Lava Scientist, in particular, contains some textbooklike explanations of plate tectonics and other geologic terms that could be difficult for struggling readers. The final chapter describes careers in volcanology. Ice Scientist looks at life on a research vessel and offers a bit about the primary specializations in the field of oceanography. The books' greatest strength is in the variety of firsthand accounts and the scientists' breadth of experience. Both books have appealing color photographs and an attractive design that will appeal to general readers as well as to those interested in pursuing these exciting careers.—Marcia Kochel, Olson Middle School, Bloomington, MN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766030497
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Series: Wild Science Careers Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 996,163
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Windows into the Earth 4

Chapter 2 What Are Volcanoes and Why Do They Erupt? 12

Chapter 3 Lessons from a Bronze Age Pompeii 20

Chapter 4 At Home with Pele 33

Chapter 5 Volcanoes Are Out of This World! 46

Chapter 6 Volcanoes Are a Gas! 59

Chapter 7 Fire in the Ocean 72

Chapter 8 Yellowstone: The Sleeping Giant 86

Chapter 9 A Volcano SWAT Team That Saves Lives 99

Chapter 10 So You Want to Be a Volcanologist? 112

Chapter Notes 117

Glossary 121

Further Reading: Books, Videos, and Internet Addresses 125

Index 127

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