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Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis
  • Authored by: Sean McCollum
  • From the Series: Scientific American
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791090477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9047-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 551.2
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 80


A mountain explodes. The earth shakes. Powerful ocean waves crash into coastlines. News reports from around the globe often feature stories about such dramatic and destructive events. Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis explores the underground causes of these natural disasters and shows how scientists seek to save lives through greater understanding of Earth’s wild and restless geology.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Sean McCollum is an award-winning author of 20 nonfiction books for children and teens. McCollum is a regular contributor to National Geographic Kids, Boys’ Life, and Scholastic. He is also a writing instructor at Front Range Community College in Colorado. A traveler to about 50 countries, McCollum has yet to experience an earthquake or a tsunami, but he has hiked to the tops of several volcanoes.

Reviews and Awards

“…writing is clear…good color diagrams and photos effectively illustrate ideas presented…noteworthy…”
School Library Journal

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