Plate Tectonics (GREAT IDEAS OF SCIENCE)

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Grade 4-8–A mediocre attempt to explain the generally accepted view that a series of large, moving rock formations, or tectonic plates, form the earths crust and are the underlying cause of many natural disasters. The book is often dry and unclear, due to the lack of visuals and because of the presentation of many advanced scientific theories and topics, such as continental drift, the spreading of the sea floor, magnetism, convection, and gravity. This text lacks the necessary explanatory diagrams similar to those in Roy A. Gallants Plates: Restless Earth (Benchmark, 2002), which showed how South America and Africa fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle instead of just describing this phenomenon. Gallants title, in fact, has twice as many images, including color photos of volcanoes spewing lava and damage caused by earthquakes, as well as wonders of nature, such as geysers and hot springs. Johnson does discuss tsunamis, but she provides little information about how scientists are trying to predict future natural disasters, develop warning systems, and design buildings and infrastructures to withstand these catastrophes.–Caroline Geck, Kean University, Union, NJ
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