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Earthquake Alert! (revised, ed. 2) - PB
Earthquake Alert! (revised, ed. 2) - PB
Earthquake Alert! (revised, ed. 2) - PB
9780778716235 | In Stock
This informative book has been newly revised in light of the devastating earthquakes in 2010 in Chile, Haiti, Turkey, Mexico, and China. When the earth shakes beneath your feet, the result can be dangerous and deadly. This book traces tremors and seismic waves and explains how we have prepared for the unexpected quakes that rock our cities and countryside. Special mention is made of:
• the science of earthquakes, including earth's layers, plate tectonics, and major fault lines
• types of seismic waves
• technology used for forecasting, predicting, and measuring earthquakes
• devastation from tsunamis, landslides, and fires cause by earthquakes

Reading Level: Gr. 5
Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
Guided Reading Level: Q
Binding: Paperback
Series: Disaster Alert!
Author(s): Shilpa Mehta-Jones

Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 6.7
Dewey: 363.34
Lexile: 1030L
Copyright: 2011

Earthquake Alert! (revised, ed. 2)

“...This book is part of a series called Disaster Alert! which provides interesting information on the causes of disasters...The book includes 11 chapters, a glossary, an index, and a list of websites. The chapters are filled with many excellent photographs and illustrations. Along with facts about earthquakes, some myths and beliefs are presented...Science teachers need to seize teachable moments such as disasters as an opportunity to help students learn more about how the movements of the earth produce the disasters we call earthquakes—the one that recently impacted Japan, for instance.” —National Science Teacher’s Association, 04/11