Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

Overview

May 18, 1980, 8:32 A.M.:

An earthquake suddenly triggered an avalanche on Mount St. Helens, a volcano in southern Washington State. Minutes later, Mount St. Helens blew the top off its peak and exploded into the most devastating volcanic eruption in U.S. history.

What caused the eruption? What was left when it ended? What did scientists learn in its aftermath?

In this extraordinary photographic essay, Patricia...

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Overview

May 18, 1980, 8:32 A.M.:

An earthquake suddenly triggered an avalanche on Mount St. Helens, a volcano in southern Washington State. Minutes later, Mount St. Helens blew the top off its peak and exploded into the most devastating volcanic eruption in U.S. history.

What caused the eruption? What was left when it ended? What did scientists learn in its aftermath?

In this extraordinary photographic essay, Patricia Lauber details the Mount St. Helens eruption and the years following. Through this clear accurate account, readers of all ages will share the awe of the scientists who witnessed both the power of the volcano and the resiliency of life.

An account of how and why Mount St. Helens erupted in May 1980 and the destruction it caused, and a discussion of the return of life to that area.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Dramatic photographs and forthright text paint a compelling picture of the devastation and gradual rebuilding following this 1980 cataclysm. Ages 7-10. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Sheree Van Vreede
It's Friday and Charlie needs something special to show his class. He tries and tries, but he can't think of anything. The other kids all bring unique and interesting things like a kite from China, a sari, and a Venus Fly Trap. It takes Charlie awhile, but he suddenly realizes he has something very special at home-his newborn sister. This book captures the fears of an oldest child coping with a new sibling, and how to find a way to accept the new family member.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
One of the last decade's most impressive rock events created a "stone wind" of steam and rocks that traveled at speeds up to 200 miles an hour, leveling 150 square miles of countryside. Ms. Lauber documents and explains how nature heals its self-inflicted wounds in a moving testimony to the precarious balance between plants and animals and their life-sustaining interdependence. 1993 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671716790
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 2/15/1993

Meet the Author

Patricia Lauber is the author of the Around-the-House series and more than 125 other books for young people. Her Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of St. Helens was a Newbery Honor Book. She lives with her husband and two cats, Beemer and MeToo, in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2000

    A Picture is Worht A Thousand Words

    PATRICIA LAUBER HAS COMPILED A BEAUTIFUL ARRAY OF PICTURES WHICH HELP THE READER HAVE A WELL ROUNDED UNDERSTANDING OF THE EVENT AND THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS WHICH TOOK PLACE. a GREAT CLASSROOM ASSET WHEN TEACHING ABOUT VOLCANOES.

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