Volcanoes

Volcanoes

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by Seymour Simon
     
 

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Volcanoes don't always look like mountains; they aren't always full of fire. Some are holes in the ground; some form under the sea. And despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes produce new mountains, new islands, and new soil. Visit some of the world's most remarkable volcanoes along with one of the most outstanding science writers in children's books.… See more details below

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Overview

Volcanoes don't always look like mountains; they aren't always full of fire. Some are holes in the ground; some form under the sea. And despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes produce new mountains, new islands, and new soil. Visit some of the world's most remarkable volcanoes along with one of the most outstanding science writers in children's books. It's an extraordinary—and unforgettable—trip.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
An armchair tour of some of the more impressive volcanoes around the world.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Mr. Simon's brief, tight narrative about four major types of volcanoes is accompanied by striking full-page photographs that include Mt. St. Helens' eruption, the island of Surtsey's formation, and Hawaiian volcanic activity. The science is clear and the photographs are crisp and stunning.
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
This book combines many elements that children find fascinating-fire, rock, explosions. In his usual clear, accurate prose, Simon describes the types of volcanoes and explains the process of volcanic eruption. Details are provided about recent eruptions such as those in Iceland (Surtsey) and Hawaii (Kilauea). Crisp photographs supplement the text; especially enjoyable are the "before-and-after" shots of Mount St. Helens. 1995 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606083478
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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