By (author) James Putnam, By (author) Susanna Van Rose

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  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 276mm x 10mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 29 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0751347523
  • ISBN 13: 9780751347524
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, colour photographs, index, glossary
  • Sales rank: 1,193,213

Product description

Be an eyewitness to truly terrifying volcanoes exploding with molten lava and devastating earthquakes that rip apart the landscape and uproot buildings in an instant. Ages 10+.

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Table of contents

An unstable Earth; fire from below; the world on a plate; when a mountain explodes; ash and dust; fiery rocks; gas and lightning; hot spots; spreading ridges; the great eruption of Vesuvius; a modern Pompeii - St. Pierre; affecting the world's weather; steam vents and boiling mud; sleeping beauties; life returns to the lava; being a volcanologist; volcanoes on other planets; when the earth moves; intensity and magnitude; waves of destruction; measuring earthquake waves; mud, flood and avalanche; state of emergency; preparing for disaster; anger of the gods; did you know?; timeline; find out more.