Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge

Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge

by Robert Burleigh, Philippe Bourseiller, David Giraudon, Helene Montardre
     
 

Children will be erupting with enthusiasm!
Volcanoes is packed with stunning color photographs and drawings that capture the compelling power and mystery of volcanoes. The clear yet lyrical text introduces basic geology, explaining how volcanoes form, why eruptions occur, and how the layers of the earth are structured. How do peopleSee more details below

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Children will be erupting with enthusiasm!
Volcanoes is packed with stunning color photographs and drawings that capture the compelling power and mystery of volcanoes. The clear yet lyrical text introduces basic geology, explaining how volcanoes form, why eruptions occur, and how the layers of the earth are structured. How do people around the world live with volcanoes? How do they plan for eruptions? Beautiful, educational, and dynamic, Volcanoes offers a unique global perspective that makes these mighty forces of nature understandable on a human level.

Author Bio: Robert Burleigh has written many award-winning books for children, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His most recent book for Abrams was Earth From Above for Young Readers, with photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. He lives in Chicago. Philippe Bourseiller is a renowned nature photographer who specializes in photographing volcanoes. He always keeps a packed bag nearby so that, at a moment's notice, he can go anywhere in the world to capture the latest erupting volcano.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Stunning color photographs by Philip Plisson capture the beauty, danger and mystery of the deep in the oversize volume The Sea: Exploring Life on an Ocean Planet, adapted by Robert Burleigh, text by Yvon Mauffret, illus. by Emmanuel Cerisier. From fishermen braving the currents to playful dolphins, lighthouses, shipwrecks and more, these dramatic photos, printed on glossy paper, document the many experiences of sealovers. The text provides brief commentary about the subjects in the photos. For landlubbers, photographs of eruptions fill the pages of a companion volume, Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge, photographs by Philippe Bourseiller, adapted by Burleigh, text by Helene Montardre, illus. by David Giraudon. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Building on his previous book, Volcanoes, Bourseiller presents some thirty-five photos of active, inactive, and smoldering volcanoes. Many of the pictures, from around the world, were taken "at a moment's notice" but are beautifully composed. Robert Burleigh's very readable text accompanies each spread and provides captions for each photo as well as a watercolor world map with a locator red-dot assist the reader in browsing as well as information-gathering. Additional matter addresses such questions as: How are volcanoes born? and How did the photographer take the pictures? While the book has no index, the volcanoes under discussion are each identified by the name of the country where the are located so that alert librarians can steer report writers to the correct source of information. Like Burleigh's text on another stunning book of photographs— Earth from Above for Young Readers by Yann Arthur-Bertrand—this book makes palpable the marvelous geology of the earth and the beauty of what volcanoes and humans (at least in the case of one church hewn out of pure volcanic rock) have created. 2003, Harry N. Abrams, Ages 10 to 15.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-These oversized photographic essays offer exciting and beautiful views of both the sea and volcanoes, each of which can be dangerous yet sustaining to the people living near them. Burleigh's comments further illume the dramatic photos of the sea as well as the remarkable shots of volcanoes. In the first book, an ecological slant highlights the problems of maintaining clean beaches and keeping animals free from oil slicks; the savagery of the sea is obvious from rescue attempts, shipwrecks, and storms while its economic importance is shown through oyster farming, salt production, and fishing. Following a discussion of the difficulty of photographing volcanoes and how Bourseiller does it, the second title offers worldwide coverage of these geological eruptions. Amazing pictures capture lava lakes, underwater tunnels, mud bowls, ash plumes, and denuded landscapes. In addition to the destruction and power usually associated with a volcano, the benefits are also illustrated, from hot springs and warm sand that aid in healing to improved soil that benefits from fertilization by the ash. Each spread offers enough information to encourage further research. Watercolor illustrations add to the charm of these books, which are perfect for browsing; the descriptive tables of contents make up for the lack of indexes.-Pam Spencer Holley, Young Adult Literature Specialist, Assawoman, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810945906
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 12.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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