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Earthquakes

The Science Behind Seismic Shocks and Tsunamis

Series: The Science Behind Natural Disasters

By Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn

Unfortunately, scientists still have no way of predicting earth-shaking disasters. EARTHQUAKES: THE SCIENCE BEHIND SEISMIC SHOCKS AND TSUNAMIS examines what causes an earthquake, how scientists measure them, and provides tips to stay safe during this natural disaster. The authors also explore the dangerous aftermaths of earthquakes including landslides, fires, and giant waves of water called tsunamis.

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Library Ed.978-0-7660-2975-0$26.27$19.70

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Reviews

"Providing human connections to the consequences of Earth processes makes this series valuable for both science and reading classes."

The Science Teacher, December 2011

"The Science Behind Natural Disasters series provides good Earth science content for readers in grades 3 through 12. It could provide a good context for current events, to make textbook lessons more relevant, or encourage students to develop better informational reading skills."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted August 17, 2009

"The bright color photographs and the format . . . makes this book appear exciting and should appeal to the middle school target audience."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2009

"Scientific explanations are accompanied by plentiful color diagrams that will help students to grasp causes and effects."

School Library Journal, Fall 2009

"This new series, intended for reluctant readers, is a significant contribution to middle grade literature pertaining to weather and natural disasters. The content is well-researched and accurate, and presented in a clear, concise, and engaging fashion . . . These books will certainly hold the interest of their target audience even while teaching a lot of science and providing valuable information for personal and academic use."

Library Media Connection, October 2009

". . . features dramatic full-color photos and illustrations that capture the excitement and terror of natural disasters sure to capture the interest of every kid . . ."

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