Half and Half-Earthquake!

Half and Half-Earthquake!




Louis and his family arrive in San Francisco on April 17, 1906. The next day, one of the most devastating earthquakes in history rocks the city. Many of the buildings crumble and most of the rest are destroyed in the fires that follow. As Louis and his mother are evacuated from the burning city, he resolves to find a way to construct buildings that can survive a great earthquake.

Earthquakes are one of the most powerful and feared forces of nature. We cannot predict or prevent earthquakes, but we can be better prepared for them. Discover why earthquakes happen and why some earthquakes cause little destruction, while others cause such devastation. Plus, learn about some of the most famous earthquakes in history and where they are most likely to strike in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601152183
Publisher: Treasure Bay, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 11 Years

About the Author

Fran Hodgkins is the author of The Orphan Seal, winner of the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, presented by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This is Fran Hodgkins's first Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book. She lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Story: Shaken to the Ground 2

A New Start 2

Disaster 7

The Most Terrible Day 12

Camp 17

Making a Difference 23

Facts: About Earthquakes 26

Why the San Francisco Earthquake Was So Terrible 26

Life in the Camps 30

Understanding Earthquakes 32

How Plates Fit Together 34

How Earthquakes Happen 36

The Magnitude of Earthquakes 38

Some Effects of Earthquakes 40

Other Famous Earthquakes 42

Make a Model 44

Building Better Buildings 46

Predicting Earthquakes 48

Be Prepared 49

During and After an Earthquake 50

An Earthquake Quiz 52

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