Volcanoes

Volcanoes

by Philip Steele
     
 

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Here are riveting accounts of the earth's momentous volcanic eruptions, including Vesuvius, which destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii; and the 1980 cataclysm at Mount St. Helen in Washington State.

Volumes in this series give vivid accounts of natural catastrophes and why they happened. Encompassing

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Here are riveting accounts of the earth's momentous volcanic eruptions, including Vesuvius, which destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii; and the 1980 cataclysm at Mount St. Helen in Washington State.

Volumes in this series give vivid accounts of natural catastrophes and why they happened. Encompassing school subject areas of geography, science, and geology, these books also offer eye-witness accounts from survivors. All ticktock titles are filled with full-color illustrations in attractive, accessible magazine-style formats. They're great for school-related papers and projects, and also provide fun reading for the entire family. Each book contains between 70 and 110 color illustrations. (Ages 10 and older)

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
As with others volumes in the "Natural Disasters" series, Steele presents information about cataclysmic volcanic eruptions as well as those of less severity. Readers learn about the Rings of Fire--the areas of the world where there are unstable borders between the tectonic plates. These are the areas most prone to volcanic activity. It is truly amazing how quickly life returns to an area devastated by a volcano. For example, after Mount St. Helens erupted, wild lupin and fireweed began to sprout and animals returned to the area. Volcanologists try and understand the causes of volcanoes and to identify the telltale signs of activity which in turn may save lives. Lots of photographs, reproductions and illustrations, plus a table of contents and an index make this book useful as a reference. Other titles in the series include Fire & Flood, Hurricanes and Tornadoes, and Earthquakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764110573
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Natural Disasters Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
31
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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