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Eruption!

Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives
Rusch, Elizabeth (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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An account of the work of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister, and their team describes their life-risking efforts to investigate dangerous volcanoes that pose threats to more than one billion people worldwide.
Authors: Rusch, Elizabeth
Title: Eruption!
volcanoes and the science of saving lives
Statement of Responsibility: text by Elizabeth Rusch ; photographs by Tom Uhlman
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013
Branch Call Number: J363.3495 RUS
Characteristics: 76 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 x 29 cm
Summary: An account of the work of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister, and their team describes their life-risking efforts to investigate dangerous volcanoes that pose threats to more than one billion people worldwide.
Contents: Sleeping giant
Never again
Mount Pinatubo
To evacuate or not to evacuate?
Volcano training camp
How do you watch a volcano you can't see?
Mount Merapi's next move
The mystery of the missing ash
What happened here?
Living and working in the shadow of a volcano
Volcanic vocabulary
Subject Headings: Volcanic eruptions Volcanic eruptions Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Volcanic eruptions
Volcanic eruptions
Additional Contributors: Uhlman, Tom - Photographer
ISBN: 0547503504
9780547503509
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 75) and index
LCCN: 2012034055
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Oct 25, 2013
  • LibrarianDestinee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There are lots of volcano books for kids, but I'd venture to say this is the best (especially for ages 9 to 12). The true danger of volcanoes has never been so palpable on the page. Wonderfully written, with awesome photography, and packed with information, I imagine this will inspire some future vulcanologists.

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