I Wonder Why MBBO Volcanoes (Nathan)

I Wonder Why MBBO Volcanoes (Nathan)

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Volcanoes amaze and fascinate everyone, and this book introduces the young reader to the dangerous and sometimes deadly world that we live in. "My Best Book of Volcanoes" explores how volcanoes are formed - from core to crust - the different types of volcanoes and where they are in the world. Volcanic eruptions are depicted in glorious colour artwork, and the different types of lava and minerals that result described in detail. Volcanoes under the sea, crater lakes, volcanic islands and volcanoes on other planets all combine to give a complete and authoritative picture of these awesome mountains. How volcanoes can affect everyday lives is also explored, with pages about vulcanologists - the scientists who study volcanoes and predict volcanic eruptions -and the ordinary people who live on the slopes beneath these brooding mountains.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 231.14 x 271.78 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illus
  • 0753405504
  • 9780753405505

Table of contents

1 TITLE 2-3 COPYRIGHT AND CONTENTS 4-5 WHAT IS A VOLCANO? 6-7 INSIDE A VOLCANO 8-9 TYPES OF VOLCANO 10-11 WHERE IN THE WORLD 12-13 VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS 14-15 RIVERS OF FIRE 16-17 VOLCANIC LANDS 18-19 VOLCANOES UNDER THE SEA 20-21 VOLCANIC CRATER LAKES 22-23 MAJOR ERUPTIONS 24-25 AFTER THE VOLCANO 26-27 LIVING ON A VOLCANO 28-29 STUDYING VOLCANOES 30 VOLCANOES ON OTHER PLANETS 31 GLOSSARY 32 INDEXshow more

About Simon Adams

Simon Adams studied at London and Bristol universities, before working as an editor of children's reference books and becoming a full-time writer six years ago. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as the Titanic, World War II, the history of jazz, the countries of the world, volcanoes, and the weather. He lives in London and is a keen cyclist. Jon French has lectured in Physical Geography at University College, London since 1989, and is currently the director of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Unit there. He received the British Geomorphological Research Group's Wiley Award in 1994 and the Gordon Warwick Award for his contribution to geomorphology in 1995.show more