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Will It Blow?

Become A Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens
Rusch, Elizabeth (Book - 2007)
Will It Blow?
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Mount St. Helens is constantly erupting. It is pushing up a ridge of thick lava that is rebuilding the peak of the mountain that was blown off in 1980. The mountain is being monitored by geologists and volcanologists, all trying to answer the same question: Will it blow? Science is like detective work, and author Elizabeth Rusch presents the work of volcanology in a series of cases that need to be cracked--with Mount St. Helens as the central culprit, a master disguises, adept at sending out false clues. But through an understanding of earthquakes, gases that come from underground, infrared measurement of the earth's temperature, bumps and deformations on the surface of the earth, and kind of rock that is being formed in the crater, readers become volcano detectives. With sidebars about the latest gadgets and gizmos employed at the mountain and activities kids can enact, young people will learn the current science of volcanology and have fun at the same time.
Authors: Rusch, Elizabeth
Title: Will it blow?
become a volcano detective at Mount St. Helens
Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, c2007
Characteristics: 47 p. :,col. ill., maps ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Rusch ; illustrated by K.E. Lewis
Contents: Your mission
The suspect
Earthquake clues
Case 1: the mystery of the earthquake swarm
Gas clues
Case 2: the mystery of the missing gas
Deformation clues
Case 3: the mystery of the bulge and tremor
Heat clues
Case 4: the mystery of the boiling glacier
Lava clues
Case 5: the mystery of the disappearing glass shards
Mount St. Helens today
Volcano vocabulary
Additional Contributors: Lewis, K. E. Illustrator
ISBN: 1570615101
9781570615108
1570615098
9781570615092
Branch Call Number: j 551.21 R951w 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 46)
Subject Headings: Volcanic activity prediction Juvenile literature Earthquake prediction Juvenile literature Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.) Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Volcanic activity prediction
Earthquake prediction
LCCN: 2007012963
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Mount St. Helens is constantly erupting. It is pushing up a ridge of thick lava that is rebuilding the peak of the mountain that was blown off in 1980. The mountain is being monitored by geologists and volcanologists, all trying to answer the same question: Will it blow?


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