When the earth shakes: earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis

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Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA),
Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
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Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis. Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events? New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester-who's been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano-looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena. A master nonfiction storyteller, Winchester digs deep into the powerful natural forces that shape the earth, exploring the how and why of world-changing events from the 19th-century's infamous volcanic eruption at Krakatoa and the earthquake that flattened San Francisco, to the 21st-century tsunamis that devastated Indonesia and Japan. It's a gripping story about what happens when our seemingly unmovable planet shakes, explodes, and floods-all richly illustrated with fascinating historical and stunning contemporary photographs.
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ISBN:
9780670785360
Reading Level:
MG
Level 8.2, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
NC: Non-Conforming 1290L
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