by Susanna Van Rose
Hardcover: 72 pages
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley); Har/Cdr edition (30 Jun 2008)
Nice book for young readers
Now that I have discovered the series of Eyewitness Books that I once purchased for my son when he was young (Can't believe he's beginning his senior year in college!), I enjoy going over them and reflecting on the value of this series for younger readers.
It is important that our youth understand the world around them--including a knowledge of science. This volume focuses on the volcano and earthquakes. Given the role--especially--of earthquakes in American history, this is a valuable volume.
The book begins with a basic point (Page 6): "Volcanoes and earthquakes are nature run wild." The first part of the work explores volcanoes. This includes the basics, including an examination of Vesuvius, what underlies the development of a volcano, volcanoes on other plants, and so on.
Then, a discussion of earthquakes. The basics: what they are, why they happen, what the consequences are.