Volcano Rising

Volcano Rising

Book - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
Volcanoes are a scary, catastrophic phenomenon that creates mass destruction as far as its deadly lava can reach, right? Not quite . . .

Elizabeth Rusch explores volcanoes in their entirety, explaining how they’re not all as bad as they’re made out to be. Using examples of real volcanoes from around the world, Rusch explains how some volcanoes create new land, mountains, and islands where none existed before, and how the ash helps farmers fertilize their fields. Simple, straight-forward prose provides readers with the basics, while a secondary layer of text delves deeper into the science of volcanoes. Susan Swan’s bright and explosive mixed-media illustrations perfectly complement the subject matter—they depict volcanoes in all their destructive and creative glory.

Complete with a glossary and list of further resources, VOLCANO RISING is a unique look at a fierce, yet valuable, scientific process.

Baker & Taylor
Discusses volcanoes, describing what happens when they erupt, and highlighting eruptions throughout history.

Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781580894081
Branch Call Number: J 551.21 RUSCH
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Swan, Susan 1944-- Illustrator


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Feb 02, 2017

Great book with a relatively simple yet scientific explanation of volcanic activity, as well as an optional more in-depth explanation for if your little readers would like to know more. A good starting place for first to third graders.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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Mixed media art captures the explosive power of a volcano as it creates underwater mountains and newly fertile islands.


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