Did you know that the earth is always moving? Even as you read this, the ground under your feet is shifting very, very slowly. Because it happens so slowly, you don't feel it. But sometimes the earth moves very quickly. When this happens, you feel it! The ground shakes, things fall from shelves, and cracks appear in sidewalks -- that's an earthquake.
This simple introduction to earthquakes explores what causes them, how they are measured, and what to do when you are in one. Read and find out all about one of nature's most mysterious and powerful natural forces in this brightly illustrated book.
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Franklyn M. Branley was Astronomer Emeritus and Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. In 1960 he originated the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, dedicated to explaining science to young children and encouraging them to explore their world. Dr. Branley wrote over 150 science books for children.From Booklist:
K-Gr. 3. This new edition of a primary-grade science standard retains the 1990 text but has new illustrations. Some of the paintings feature children demonstrating wave-related activities and earthquake safety procedures, but the most effective pictures are those that show the unseen and unseeable, such as cross-sections of mountains, volcanoes, and faults in the earth's moving crust. One double-page spread concerns a 1939 earthquake off the Chilean coast that resulted in a tsunami. From the dependable Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, this book explains what earthquakes are and what to do when they occur. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2005. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060280093