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Volcanoes

The Science Behind Fiery Eruptions

Series: The Science Behind Natural Disasters

By Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn

Although scientists increasingly can measure warning signs including tremors and other changes in the land, predicting when volcanoes will erupt is far from certain. This reluctant reader book explains why volcanoes remain dangerous natural disasters. VOLCANOES: THE SCIENCE BEHIND FIERY ERUPTIONS explores the formation of volcanoes, what causes them to erupt, the different types of volcanoes, and how scientists study them.

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Reviews

"The writing is clear and accessible to middle elementary students, and the photos give dramatic images of what happens during an eruption."

Children's Literature

"This entry . . . strikes a fine balance, presenting a good deal of information in an appealing, colorful format."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, February 5, 2010

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

School Library Journal, Fall 2009

"The text is very readable and would be easy for low-level students to follow . . . an interesting, informative read . . ."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, March 2010

"Its interest, accuracy, and format make the book a good choice."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted October 14, 2009

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