Volcanoes : Discover the Earth-shattering Power of the World's Volcanic Hotspots

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Combining explosive illustrations, the latest photographs, hard facts, plus volcano myths and stories, this title is both a thrilling read and an extensive reference source. It examines how an eruption starts, where the deadliest volcanoes in the world are located, how experts predict future eruptions and why people live close to these deadly timebombs.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 242 x 306 x 12mm | 680.39g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • artwork & photographs
  • 0753414732
  • 9780753414736
  • 1,790,759

Table of contents

6 Eruption!; 8 The aftermath; 10 Exploding earth; 12 Inside a volcano; 14 Red-hot lava; 16 Active, dormant or extinct?; 18 Volcano shapes; 20 Famous eruptions; 22 Laki: Destroying a nation; 24 Ruiz: Rivers of mud; 26 Pompeii: Entombed in ash; 28 Mount Pelee: Deadly gas; 30 Changing landscapes; 32 Shaping the Earth; 34 New islands; 36 Treasure troves; 38 Starting again; 40 Volcanoes and people; 42 Living with volcanoes; 44 Visiting volcanoes; 46 Volcanic weather; 48 Studying volcanoes; 50 Predicting the future; 52 Supervolcano!; 54-64 Reference: world map, timeline, records and facts, glossary and index.show more

About Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne has written more than 70 books for children on subjects as varied as genes and body painting. Her specialist subject is the natural world. In 1997 she won the TES Senior Information Book Award for The World of Shakepeare, and in 2005 she was awarded the Prix de la Science se Livre (9-14 years category) for The Usborne Introduction to Genes and DNA.show more