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When the earth shakes : earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis

by Winchester, Simon,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 13 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 551.2 WIN
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Summary
Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis.

Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events?

New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester-who's been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano-looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena.

A master nonfiction storyteller, Winchester digs deep into the powerful natural forces that shape the earth, exploring the how and why of world-changing events from the 19th-century's infamous volcanic eruption at Krakatoa and the earthquake that flattened San Francisco, to the 21st-century tsunamis that devastated Indonesia and Japan. It's a gripping story about what happens when our seemingly unmovable planet shakes, explodes, and floods-all richly illustrated with fascinating historical and stunning contemporary photographs.
Additional Information
Subjects Earthquakes -- Juvenile literature.
Earthquakes -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Volcanoes -- Juvenile literature.
Tsunamis -- Juvenile literature.
Earthquakes.
Volcanoes.
Tsunamis.
Publisher New York, New York :2015
Audience Grade 7 and 8.
Ages 10 and up.
Language English
Notes "Smithsonian."
Description 71 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 x 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 66) and index.
ISBN 9780670785360
0670785369
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