Forces of Nature: The Awesome Power of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tornadoes. National Geographic
|Rating||:||4.89 (978 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||64 Pages|
Loved! tjc3301 This is the perfect book for physical science lovers! National Geographic always has stunning photography but this is mind blowing! The information given was directly matched with each photograph which made the pictures speak more. The author describes how each phenomenon (volcanoes, earthquakes and tornadoes) develop. Grace also shows warning signs of each and explains how to get to safety. There are also interesting facts almost every page. I definitely recommend this book to anyone, even if you don't have inte
Outstanding color and black-and-white photos and diagrams augment the very readable text. Grace describes how volcanoes develop and the efforts to predict their behavior, highlighting the eruption of Soufriere Hills on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Focusing on the seismically active region that includes the North Anatolian Fault near Istanbul, Turkey, she details attempts at earthquake prediction and what is being learned about safer buildings by studying Hagia Sophia, a structure that has survived numerous quakes. The author presents the Midwest's "Tornado Alley" as a prime example of a breeding ground for these storms, and reveals how and why they are formed. Lin Sutherland's Earthquakes and Volcanoes (Reader's Digest, 2000) is similar in style, but lacks the focus on the work of specific
She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Catherine O’Neill Grace has written several children’s books, including 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving.
Spectacular images, detailed diagrams, and fact-filled narrative combine to bring readers up close and personal with some of Earth's most dynamic forces. Through interviews with scientists in the field, the author reveals how volcanoes, earthquakes, and tornadoes occur and what's being done to predict when they will strike so lives can be saved.