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Title:
Earthquakes
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Crowell, c1990.
ISBN:
9780690046618

9780690046632
Physical Description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 24 cm.
Series:
Let's-read-and-find-out science
Language:
English
Abstract:
Discusses why earthquakes happen, what their sometimes devastating effects can be, where the danger zones are, and what measures people can take to safeguard themselves.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC: P: 4.4 L690: 2

Accelerated Reader Grades K-4 4.2 0.5 Quiz 13809 English non-fiction, vocabulary quiz available.
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Summary

Summary

Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.


Summary

Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.


Reviews 6

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-- A look at the dynamics of quakes, early detection systems, and measures taken by architects and city planners to lessen dangers after an earthquake occurs. Branley's explanations are in terms that children will easily understand, and the information is compressed into child-size bites, especially when describing earthquake motions. Branley may be too concise, however, when he fails to state the connection between seismic waves and readings on the Richter scale. Only an adult will be able to deduce what is only implied in the text rather than spelled out. A readable book with brightly colored illustrations that are serviceable but not particularly inspired. --Gloria Amann, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

A simple discussion of how earthquakes happen is followed by a description of some notable quakes, how an earthquake feels, and precautions that can be taken. A clear and positive look at a natural phenomenon. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

K-Gr. 3. This new edition of a primary-grade science standard retains the 1990 text but has new illustrations. Some of the paintings feature children demonstrating wave-related activities and earthquake safety procedures, but the most effective pictures are those that show the unseen and unseeable, such as cross-sections of mountains, volcanoes, and faults in the earth's moving crust. One double-page spread concerns a 1939 earthquake off the Chilean coast that resulted in a tsunami. From the dependable Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, this book explains what earthquakes are and what to do when they occur. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-- A look at the dynamics of quakes, early detection systems, and measures taken by architects and city planners to lessen dangers after an earthquake occurs. Branley's explanations are in terms that children will easily understand, and the information is compressed into child-size bites, especially when describing earthquake motions. Branley may be too concise, however, when he fails to state the connection between seismic waves and readings on the Richter scale. Only an adult will be able to deduce what is only implied in the text rather than spelled out. A readable book with brightly colored illustrations that are serviceable but not particularly inspired. --Gloria Amann, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

A simple discussion of how earthquakes happen is followed by a description of some notable quakes, how an earthquake feels, and precautions that can be taken. A clear and positive look at a natural phenomenon. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

K-Gr. 3. This new edition of a primary-grade science standard retains the 1990 text but has new illustrations. Some of the paintings feature children demonstrating wave-related activities and earthquake safety procedures, but the most effective pictures are those that show the unseen and unseeable, such as cross-sections of mountains, volcanoes, and faults in the earth's moving crust. One double-page spread concerns a 1939 earthquake off the Chilean coast that resulted in a tsunami. From the dependable Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, this book explains what earthquakes are and what to do when they occur. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist