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Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The World's Most Amazing Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Other Forces

Overview

Discover the amazing forces that shape the earth!

Where do "killer clouds" come from? What causes the birth of an island? How tall is the tallest mountain . . . and how come you can't see it? Can cockroaches really predict an earthquake?

Join popular ABC-TV weather forecaster Spencer Christian as he unearths the mysteries of volcanoes, tornadoes, and other natural events so powerful they've changed not only the face of the planet but the very ...

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Overview

Discover the amazing forces that shape the earth!

Where do "killer clouds" come from? What causes the birth of an island? How tall is the tallest mountain . . . and how come you can't see it? Can cockroaches really predict an earthquake?

Join popular ABC-TV weather forecaster Spencer Christian as he unearths the mysteries of volcanoes, tornadoes, and other natural events so powerful they've changed not only the face of the planet but the very course of history! Find out what makes the earth quake. Create your own shock wave. Discover what volcano covered an entire city with over four feet of ash, and how the lost continent of Atlantis disappeared. Plus, you'll learn the answer to that age-old question, will Old Faithful always erupt on time?

It's an action-packed tour that will have you shaking, rattling, and rolling as you explore the forces that shape our world. Intriguing, easy-to-do activities let you experience amazing natural phenomena up close—and dozens of fascinating sidebars, fun facts, and illustrations bring the world's wonders to vivid life. The natural world has never been this awesome!

For children ages 8 to 12

Also available in Spencer Christian's World of Wonders series: Can It Really Rain Frogs?: The World's Strangest Weather Events

Examines the powerful forces found in the Earth, with an emphasis on earthquakes and volcanoes.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Pat Metz
In Shake, Rattle and Roll, readers are introduced to the amazing forces that shape the earth. Intertwined with the descriptions of these wonders are activities and experiments for the reader to discover results for themselves. The illustrations and sidebars, which are filled with fun facts, add to the appeal of this "hands on" science book. Also available in "Spencer Christian's World of Wonders" series is Can it Really Rain Frogs? The World's Strangest Weather Events.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10A wealth of information on the dramatic events surrounding earthquakes and erupting volcanoes. Through clear descriptions, Christian covers technical details such as plate tectonics, P and S seismic waves, and types of volcanic eruptions. There is even a section on volcanoes on other planets and moons, and another linking geologic activity to geysers and hot springs. Scattered throughout the text are several demonstrations that use common household materials, such as combining vinegar and baking soda to simulate a volcanic eruption. The book's downfall is in the illustrations. There are too many cute black-and-white pictures with caricatures, especially of TV personality Spencer Christian, and not enough straight science images. It is too bad that there are no actual photographs of fault lines, erupting volcanoes, and earthquake-ravaged areas.Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471152910
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/10/1997
  • Series: Spencer Christians World of Wonders Series , #10
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

In addition to his work on Good Morning America, SPENCER CHRISTIAN is a writer and presenter on subjects from the weather to our government. ANTONIA FELIX is the author of several nonfiction books for adults and children.

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Table of Contents

To the Core: Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Go With the Flow: Earth's Crust on the Move.

Smash!: How to Build a Mountain.

All Stressed Out: The Story of Earthquakes.

Mountains of Fire: Volcanoes Inside and Out.

Killer Quakes and Exploding Mountains: History-Making Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

Why Is Old Faithful Not So Faithful?: Geysers and Other Hot Stuff.

Glossary.

Index.

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