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Annotation:Get up close and personal with some of the world's most dangerous volcanoes through the eyes of volcano researcher Donna O'Meara. The author describes some of the world's most dangerous volcanoes and the work she does as a volcano researcher.
Annotation:For centuries, volcanoes have fascinated human beings. From the ancient practice of worshipping volcanoes to the modern-day tradition of making a papier-mache volcano for the science fair, people have expressed their fascination with volcanoes in a variety of ways.
Annotation:Plate Tectonics is the study of the forces that cause continental drift. When tectonic plates collide or move apart, mountains are formed, volcanoes erupt, and earthquakes occur. These huge plates move one to four inches a year, yet we see and experience effects of that movement every day.
Annotation:This is a spectacular book; Lauber's narrative describing the eruption, aftermath, and gradual return of life to the Mount St. Helens slopes devastated by the 1980 eruption is anchored with stellar color photographs that show each phase of the destruction and the healing.
Annotation:Can animals "predict" earthquakes? How have various cultures explained the movement of the earth throughout history? and Why do some volcanoes ooze rivers of lava while others blow their tops?
Annotation:Volcanoes have been erupting since the beginning of the Earth's formation. They have captured humankind's attention with their awesome power and beauty. This anthology covers the science and study of volcanoes, some of the major volcanic disasters, and some of what has been and is being developed to avert potential catastrophe.
Annotation: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?
Annotation:Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth's crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years.