Worst Volcanic Eruptions of All Time, The

Worst Volcanic Eruptions of All Time, The

by Suzanne Garbe
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429676588
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Epic Disasters Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,395,693
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Suzanne Garbe is the author of several nonfiction children’s books. When not writing, Suzanne works with nonprofit organizations working to reduce poverty in communities around Minnesota. In 2013, she volunteered with the team that put together the largest Lite-Brite picture in history. Her jeans are still splattered with the extra strong glue they used to keep the Lite-Brite pegs in place.

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