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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

by Anne Janette Johnson




Although Earth's outermost shell is made up of tectonic plates that shift constantly, the ground is usually still. Sometimes, however, an earthquake violently rocks the ground, or an explosive volcanic blast brings destruction to surrounding areas. Earthquakes and Volcanoes explains what triggers earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, describes where on Earth they are most likely to occur, tells how they happen, and explains how examining disasters of the past can make people safer in the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791097052
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Restless Earth Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Underlying and Shifting Earth 7

2 The What and Where of Earthquakes 27

3 Earthquake Science 39

4 Undersea Earthquakes and Tsunamis 53

5 Volcanoes Across The Globe 66

6 Volcano Science 78

7 Volcanic Hazards and Reducing Risk 92

Glossary 103

Bibliography 106

Further Reading 108

Picture Credits 111

Index 112

About the Author 118

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