Describes the causes, characteristics, and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes and examines how they can be measured and predicted.
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ea. vol: 32p. photogs. glossary. index. (Earth Science Library Series). Watts. Oct. 1986. PLB. $9.90. Grade 3-6 These books are excellent introductions to earth sciences and will be useful for research. Glaciers and Ice Caps covers topics such as glacial formation and movement, the Ice Ages, ice sheets, and the scientific explorations and study teams from around the world that are currently working in Antarctica. Volcanoes and Earthquakes explains the earth's surface, volcanic anatomy, and the eruption and earthquake processes. The most recent eruptions and quakes (Mount St. Helens and Mexico City) are described. Bramwell presents concise, informative explanations of the forces that have shaped and are still reshaping our planet (and possibly others). He includes aspects of geology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, and archeology, demonstrating the interrelationship of all the sciences. Each of these books is generously illustrated with full-color photographs. Charts and diagrams, with annotated explanations, are also included. Scientific vocabulary that can be found in the glossaries is printed in bold. Beverly Maffei, Horace Mann School , Melrose, Mass.
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Book Description Franklin Watts, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. 2 Upd Sub. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0531143376