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When the Earth Shakes : Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis
by Simon Winchester


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780670785360
  • ISBN-10: 0670785369
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 80
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.64 x 10.63 x 0.44 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Series: Smithsonian

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Disasters
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Ecosystems

 
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