Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science

Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science

by Lori Polydoros
Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science

Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science

by Lori Polydoros


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Sharing perspectives on their journeys into the physical sciences, these heroes provide readers with advice about overcoming adversity.
Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science explores the lives of 15 diverse, contemporary female scientists with a variety of specialties related to earthquake science.
Dr. Debbie Weiser travels to communities post-disaster, such as Japan and China, to evaluate earthquake damage in ways that might help save lives during the next Big One. Geologist Edith Carolina Rojas climbs to the top of volcanoes or searches barren deserts for volcanic evidence to measure seismic activity. Geophysicist Lori Dengler works with governments to provide guidance and protection against future tsunamis.
With tenacity, intellect, and innovation, these women have crushed obstacles in society, in the lab, and out in the field. Their accomplishments leave aftershocks as they work toward revealing answers to the many riddles that lie behind earthquakes, saving lives by teaching us how to prepare for these terrifying disasters.
Young scientists can take away inspiration and advice on following their own dreams like these inspiring women.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641606462
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Series: Women of Power , #3
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 672,654
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1220L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Lori Polydoros has been writing for children for over twenty years and educating for almost thirty. She currently teaches high school and community college English while writing for children. She is the author of books, articles, and short stories for newspapers, magazines, small presses, and educational publishers such as Capstone Press, Houghton-Mifflin, Reading A-Z, Highlights, and the Los Angeles Times Kids’ Reading Room. She lives in Orange, California.

Table of Contents

Part I: SOS: Seismic Earthquake Warning Systems and Hazard Maps
1. Peggy Hellweg, Planting Seismometers
2. Susan Hough, Predicting Earthquakes
3. Clara Yoon, Earthquake Software
4. Debbie Weiser, Earthquake Damage
5. Wendy Bohon, Earthquake Geology
Part II: In the Field: On Land, Sea, and Volcanoes
6. Anne Baltay, Earthquakes
7. Valerie Sahakian, Fault Lines
8. Marianne Karplus, Fault Lines
9. Lori Dengler, Tsunamis
10. Carolina Edith Rojas, Volcanoes
Part III: Getting Out the Word: Seismic Communication and Education
11. Donyelle Davis, Learning About Volcanoes
12. Kate Long, Earthquake Preparation
13. Jenny Nakai, Geophysicist
14. Beth Bartel, Safety Education
15. Sara K. McBride, Tsunamis Preparation
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