Become an eyewitness to the Earth’s most explosive volcanoes and learn what it’s like to experience an earthquake feels like in this picture-led guide to the hotspots of the world.
This book tells you everything you need to know about the Earth’s most extraordinary natural forces – from active volcanoes, including Kilauea in Hawaii and Mount Etna in Italy, to devastating earthquakes that have hit San Francisco and Japan. Discover how the eruption of Mount Vesuvius devastated the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum but left in its wake remarkably preserved treasures.
Eyewitness Volcano and Earthquake explores how tectonic plates collide, what causes magma to escape from deep inside Earth and why eruptions affect our weather. Learn how scientists predict and measure the magnitude of earthquakes, and find out what a volcanologist does.
Loved and trusted for over 30 years, Eyewitness has a new look and even more content:
• A bite-sized formula of text with images that kids love!
• Fully revised and fact-checked by subject specialists
• Packed with facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines
• Updated with brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field
Eyewitness Volcano & Earthquake uses a groundbreaking visual layout that makes learning fun for kids aged 9-12. Packed with striking full-color photographs and illustrations of lava flows, pyroclastic clouds, rocks, and precious stones, preserved bodies and petrified objects, and much more along with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and a timeline to reveal the most devastating volcanoes and earthquakes in history.
Eyewitness content approved by -ologists!
DK’s Eyewitness kids books are updated and fact-checked by subject specialists, with brand new first-hand eyewitness accounts throughout from experts in the field.
A best-selling series known and trusted for generations, with a fresh new look and up-to-date content.
What will you Eyewitness next?
Join the journey to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or discover more about the world’s most extreme weather phenomena with Eyewitness Hurricane & Tornado.
Do you think you’ve found your topic of interest? DK has even more volcano books for kids and adults alike find them all by searching for “DK natural disasters books”.
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