- Kids Nonfiction
- Earth-Shattering Events: Volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and other natural disasters
Earth-Shattering Events: Volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and other natural disasters
We humans take our domination of the planet for granted, but sometimes nature reminds us that this is an illusion. Tectonics rip open the earth, vast waves sweep away coastal towns, magma spews from volcanoes and hurricanes lay waste to entire countries. This book explores nature at its most destructive. Clear, coherent explanations break down the science behind phenomena includ- ing hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes, alongside fascinating facts about the biggest and the worst. Informative, accessible illustrations by Sophie Williams make this so much more than your standard geography book.
-Can lead to discussions about what a natural disaster is, how we prepare for them, and what to do if you find yourself in the middle of one