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Children's Nonfiction Earthquakes & Volcanoes


by (author) Cynthia Pratt Nicolson

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2002
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Recommended Age
8 to 18
Recommended Grade
3 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2002
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2002
    List Price

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Out of print

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Did you know that our planet quivers with over a thousand earthquakes every day? That underwater quakes can cause huge ocean waves called tsunamis? Or that shocks from a massive earthquake once caused the Mississippi River to flow backward for several hours? In Earthquake!, the second title in the Disaster series, kids explore how colliding continents can trigger earthquakes. They'll find out about the ways rescue workers search for earthquake survivors. And they'll read about famous quakes that jolted the world! The book features amazing photos that highlight the destruction caused by major earthquakes, creative hands-on activities that investigate the movement of tectonic plates and seismic waves, and fascinating true-life stories that tell of shocking devastation and awe-inspiring survival!

About the author

Cynthia Pratt Nicolson is a teacher and an award-winning children’s author who has written several non-fiction books, including The Stars and The Planets. She lives on Bowen Island, British Columbia.

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