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Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Authored by: Ellen Prager, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: The Restless Earth
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791097056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9705-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 551
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 120


Though the Earth’s outermost shell is comprised of tectonic plates that are constantly shifting, the ground beneath our feet is usually quiet and still. Sometimes, an earthquake violently rocks the ground or an explosive volcanic blast causes destruction to surrounding areas. Yet despite the potential devastating effects, earthquakes and volcanoes also help create the land people live on. Earthquakes and Volcanoes explains what triggers earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, where on Earth they are most likely to occur, how they happen, and how examining disasters of the past can make people safer in the future.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Ellen Prager, Ph.D., is a marine geologist who specializes in bringing Earth and ocean science to the public. Currently the chief scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo, Florida, she has previously worked as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. She has published several popular science and children’s books about Earth and ocean science. She is a frequently requested public speaker and has appeared as an expert on national television to describe and explain the effects of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.

Reviews and Awards

"...comprehensive...Fully up-to-date...well-organized...Fascinating...The high level of detail, perspective in world history, and solid organization provide an excellent foundation for students to thoroughly understand the cataclysmic events of earthquakes and volcanoes. Recommended."

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