Worst Volcanic Eruptions of All Time, The

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With a violent explosion, a volcano erupts, endangering all life within miles. Ash clouds the sky and red-hot lava slides across the ground. From Mount Vesuvius to the Ring of Fire, brave the fiery landscape and learn about the worst volcanoes in history.

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Overview

With a violent explosion, a volcano erupts, endangering all life within miles. Ash clouds the sky and red-hot lava slides across the ground. From Mount Vesuvius to the Ring of Fire, brave the fiery landscape and learn about the worst volcanoes in history.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
The biggest volcanic eruptions throughout history are described in this fascinating book. The Pompeii and Herculaneum eruption near Naples, Italy occurred in AD 79 but its devastation is historic. Roughly 25,000 people perished and the shapes of many of the deceased were preserved in the thick layers of volcanic ash. Newer volcanoes, such as Mount Saint Helens in Washington State, erupted in 1980. Because scientists and volcanologists are able to predict volcanic activity, only 57 people perished when this more recent eruption occurred. Other memorable volcanic eruptions, eleven in all, are each explained in chapters that contain two to three paragraphs. Each chapter lists the eruption date, location, type of volcano, and its rating on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. There is also a small map that pinpoints the volcano's location. The book's brief introduction has some basic information explaining volcanoes and the final chapter provides safety tips for those who may live near an active volcano. The appendix has a detailed glossary and index and also lists a website and an individual code where readers can get additional information safely and securely online. This high interest book will appeal to a variety of middle readers but especially those with an interest in science and natural disasters. It is part of the "Epic Disasters" series. Reviewer: Denise Daley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429680165
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Epic Disasters Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: IG840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Garbehas been writing for fun ever since elementary school, when she wrote a series of mystery stories starring her two best friends. Now, as an adult, she's the author of several children's books as well as published essays about her life experiences. She is currently writing a memoir about her experiences living and teaching in Burkina Faso, West Africa, where she spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. In addition to writing, Kara loves traveling, camping, teaching, and eating international food. She grew up in Virginia, but now lives in Minnesota with her husband, two stepsons, and a lot of houseplants.
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