Extreme Volcanoes

From the Series When Nature Attacks

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

The molten rock just under Earth’s solid crust sometimes erupts suddenly and violently, causing streams of red-hot lava and scorching high-speed avalanches called pyroclastic flows. Volcanoes can bury entire cities in ash, poison the air with suffocating gases, trigger earthquakes and tsunamis, and drastically alter our climate. Witness the world’s most extreme volcanic disasters throughout history, from the Yellowstone supervolcano to Vesuvius and Krakatoa, and find out what could happen if they erupt again. Learn how volcanoes form, what causes them to erupt, and why the benefits may outweigh the dangers for the people who live near them. Discover the science and technology that could help volcanologists save lives by predicting future devastating explosions.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-5124-3220-6
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-5124-5006-4
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Earth Science
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 10.7
BISACS JNF051080, JNF051160
Dewey 551.21
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1130
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 6.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 191463
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Chock-full of enticing facts and figures, this series focuses on natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires from around the globe. . .The eye-catching layouts and short bursts of information make these perfect for casual browsing and sharing among friends.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: John Farndon

John Farndon is Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology, and nature.