Why The Earth Quakes
With a lively text and more than one hundred illustrations, this book takes us on a fascinating trip from the Earth’s beginnings to recent developments in seismic technology. Stories of the worst natural disasters of all time – in Lisbon, San Francisco, Alaska, at Vesuvius, Krakatau and Mount St. Helen – form the background for an exploration of the nature of earthquakes and volcanoes, the prediction of their behavior, and a description of the measures we can take to protect ourselves from their destructive nature. Soft cover, 215 pages.
Ages 9 & up