Volcanoes don't always look like mountains; they aren't always full of fire. Some are holes in the ground; some form under the sea. And despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes produce new moutains, new islands, and new soil. Visit some of the world's most remarkable volcanoes along with one of the most outstanding science writers in children's books. It's an extraordinary - and unforgettable - trip.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 251.46 x 254 x 2.54mm | 158.76g
- 11 Aug 2006
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
Back cover copy
Do you think of volcanoes as simply big mountains with lava streaming over their tops? Not all of them are like that. Some are covered in ice, and some look like nothing more than deep blue lakes. Some have not erupted in living memory and still may awaken someday to send red-hot rocks and ash flying through the air for hundreds of miles around. Learn all about one of nature's hottest topics with acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon.
"Twenty-five altogether stunning full-color photos and a clear, concise text are melded into a masterful introduction to volcanoes....Excellent science writing, a pleasure to read and view."--"Kirkus Reviews"An armchair tour of some of the more impressive volcanoes around the world."--" School Library Journal"A good choice for reading aloud."--" Publishers Weekly