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Children's Nonfiction General


by (author) Cynthia Pratt Nicolson

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2001
Recommended Age
8 to 18
Recommended Grade
3 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2001
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2001
    List Price

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Did you know that a dormant volcano seems to be sleeping but can still erupt? That in the past 400 years, volcanoes have killed nearly 300 000 people worldwide? Or that poisonous snakes once warned a town of a coming volcanic eruption? In Volcano!, from the Disaster series, kids can explore the ways they are created and learn about the chain of events that can set them off. They'll find out why scientists risk their lives to study these earth forces at work. And they'll read about famous eruptions that have occurred all over the world. Amazing photos of erupting volcanoes starkly highlight their incredible destructive power. Creative hands-on activities allow kids to investigate a volcano's birth and its inner workings. And fascinating true-life stories of devastation and survival combine to bring volcanoes vividly to life.

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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