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When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis (Smithsonian)

Author: Winchester, Simon

Publisher: Viking Books

Format:Hardcover
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When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis (Smithsonian) : 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.


Category   Subject
Tweens Nonfiction   Education & Reference
Tweens Nonfiction   Nature

ISBN 13:9780670785360
ISBN 10:0670785369
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:72
Size:9.25" l x 10.50" w x 0.45" h
Ages: 8 - 12
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