Multcolib School Corps Picks Volcanoes Grade 5
Annotation:Explore the Earth's core, climb the world's highest peaks, and witness the dramatic eruptions of volcanoes. This enthralling introduction to one of the planet's mightiest physical forces shows how volcanoes are formed, where they are found and how they have changed the face of the Earth.
Annotation:The Earth as we know it was partly created by volcanoes. Many are still active today. Learn how volcanoes form and what is going on when they erupt.
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:Why do volcanoes erupt? What strange, changed landscapes do they leave behind? How can scientists predict future volcanic activity? And where were the deadliest eruptions in history?
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.
Annotation:Introduces the facts about volcanoes, what they are, why and how they erupt, different types of volcanoes found around the world, and the effects of some famous eruptions of the twentieth century.
Annotation:Where do earthquakes happen? What was the biggest volcanic eruption? What causes these natural disasters? Can scientists predict when they'll occur?