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The science of natural disasters : the devastating truth about volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis /

by Woolf, Alex [author.]; Rowland, Andrew [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The science of.Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780531230763; 0531230767.Subject(s): Natural disasters -- Juvenile literature | Volcanoes -- Juvenile literature | Earthquakes -- Juvenile literature | Tsunamis -- Juvenile literature | Survival -- Juvenile literature | Juvenile works
Contents:
Cracks in the crust -- How volcanoes form -- Fountains and explosions -- The impact of eruptions -- How earthquakes happen -- Caught in a quake -- After the quake -- How tsunamis happen -- When tsunamis strike -- After the waves -- Rebuilding -- Predicting disasters.
Summary: "Our planet can be violent and destructive. Volcanoes erupt, sending out clouds of ash and rivers of molten lava. Earthquakes shake up the land, destroying buildings and sparking destructive fires. Tsunamis—enormous ocean waves—crash onto the shore, devastating coastal communities. This fascinating guide to natural disasters combines fact-packed, easy-to-read text with colorful and quirky illustrations. From earthquakes to volcanoes, it is an eye-opening introduction to the devastating and often terrifying power of the natural world and how science can be used to predict disasters and help prevent loss of life"--Publisher's website.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Our planet can be violent and destructive. Volcanoes erupt, sending out clouds of ash and rivers of molten lava. Earthquakes shake up the land, destroying buildings and sparking destructive fires. Tsunamis-enormous ocean waves-crash onto the shore, devastating coastal communities.</p> <p>This fascinating guide to natural disasters combines fact-packed, easy-to-read text with colorful and quirky illustrations. From earthquakes to volcanoes, it is an eye-opening introduction to the devastating and often terrifying power of the natural world and how science can be used to predict disasters and help prevent loss of life.</p>

"Published in Great Britain in 2018 by The Salariya Book Company Ltd"--Title page verso.

"Our planet can be violent and destructive. Volcanoes erupt, sending out clouds of ash and rivers of molten lava. Earthquakes shake up the land, destroying buildings and sparking destructive fires. Tsunamis&#x2014;enormous ocean waves&#x2014;crash onto the shore, devastating coastal communities. This fascinating guide to natural disasters combines fact-packed, easy-to-read text with colorful and quirky illustrations. From earthquakes to volcanoes, it is an eye-opening introduction to the devastating and often terrifying power of the natural world and how science can be used to predict disasters and help prevent loss of life"--Publisher's website.

Includes index.

Cracks in the crust -- How volcanoes form -- Fountains and explosions -- The impact of eruptions -- How earthquakes happen -- Caught in a quake -- After the quake -- How tsunamis happen -- When tsunamis strike -- After the waves -- Rebuilding -- Predicting disasters.

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