Product Details
List Price:
$15.95
Ages:
6 to 12
Grades:
1 to 7
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Published:
09/2004
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-243-9
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
750L

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About the Book

Overview

Each year there are millions of earthquakes. Most are mild tremors that cause no damage. They usually go unnoticed. But a few earthquakes can be devastating, like the one that struck San Francisco in 1989 and destroyed hundreds of homes. Earthquakes happen under the ocean, too. If the quakes are strong enough, the shocks create enormous waves. Such powerful waves roll across the ocean at high speeds and may cause more damage when they hit land than the earthquake itself. What causes the Earth to quiver and shake? This basic introduction explains why the Earth's surface sometimes moves. It shows young readers how scientists believe the earth is made, from its hot iron core to the enormous floating plates that form the cool outer crust where we live. David L. Harrison and Cheryl Nathan examine the nature and causes of earthquakes in vivid, easy-to-understand language and bold illustrations.

Meet the Author

David L. Harrison

David L. Harrison is the recipient of many prestigious awards for his work, including the Christopher Award. Among his ninety original books are Bugs: Poems about Creeping Things and Pirates, both NCTE Notable Poetry Books. He lives in Springfield, Missouri. Visit davidharrison.com.

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Meet the Illustrator

Cheryl Nathan

Cheryl has worked as an art director and a designer. She has illustrated a number of nature books for children.

Her art has won recognition from the Society of Illustrators.

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