Earth-Shattering Events: Volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and other natural disasters

Earth-Shattering Events: Volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and other natural disasters
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
April 07, 2020
ISBN
978-1908714701
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An atlas of the most extreme meteorological and geological disasters that nature has to offer!

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.

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Natural Disasters: What They Are & What to Do
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Earth-Shattering Events by Robin Jacobs is a wonderfully thought-out book that details different natural disasters: what they are, how we can prepare for them, and what to do if you find yourself caught in the middle of one. I was thoroughly impressed with the amount of detail and information that is in this book! While its intended audience is kids, adults will enjoy this one as well and may even learn a thing or two. Divided into two main sections, geological and meteorological disasters, Jacobs first explains what causes the event. Many examples are given for the different types, like the many different forms a tornado can take. Each is drawn in detail for your visual learners. Then specific examples are given, along with what made them earth-shattering. To conclude, the author gives the reader ways to prepare for these events and what to do if they find themselves participating in one. I highly recommend this one be added to your home library as children will love learning about these natural disasters, especially the ones that effect them.
Good Points
-Perfectly laid out with fun illustrations
-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
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