Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.64
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $7.64   
  • New (2) from $38.43   
  • Used (4) from $7.64   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.


The devastation wrought by earthquakes and volcanoes often obscures the fact that these destructive forces are also some of the most creative on the planet birthing mountains and other land forms. With detailed diagrams outlining the structure of continental and oceanic crust and the distribution of major plate motion, this book introduces readers to the range of activity that can shape or decimate an entire region. Descriptions of famous earthquakes and volcanoes help contextualize the staggering power of the Earth's motion.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Marilyn Brien
This series examines the dynamic processes of the earth. Each volume provides the reader with an understanding of basic processes, historical background, and current phenomena. One chapter in Glaciers, Sea Ice, and Ice Formation is devoted to the Arctic and Antarctica, while an appendix describes significant glaciers and ice shelves. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti, threats to aviation from clouds of volcanic ash and aerosols, and recent changes in the Antarctic make Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes a very updated resource. The process of plate tectonics and prior explanations of the dynamic nature of the earth is followed by explanations of volcanism and seismology. Charts and text describe significant volcanoes and earthquakes that have impacted humans throughout history. An explanation of the properties of water and ice precedes discussion of ice in lakes and rivers, permafrost, glaciation, and sea ice. These amazing resources provide much information in one concise resource. This reviewer recommends the books for younger youth as well as high school youth since they are highly readable, with details concerning activities of interest to all ages. Unfortunately, the black-and-white illustrations are not only unexciting but also contribute little to an understanding or appreciation of the phenomena. Teachers and students will probably want to supplement these books with full-color illustrations. (Dynamic Earth) Reviewer: Marilyn Brien
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615301065
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Series: Dynamic Earth Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)