Witness to Disaster: Earthquakes (Hardcover)

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It’s another normal day in Alaska, where the beauty of the rugged landscape makes the hardships of winter worth enduring. This Northern life is good, you think, when suddenly—without warning—your world is ROCKED! The ground sways beneath your feet with sickening force. You’ve just been caught in the second strongest earthquake in history!

Witness to Disaster: Earthquakes uses eyewitness accounts and pulse-racing narrative to bring readers into the terrifying heart of an earthquake. The first chapter documents the 1964 Alaskan quake that shook Prince William Sound with a 9.2 magnitude force, and set off a tsunami that ultimately caused most of the deaths attributed to this frightening act of nature. The following chapters explore the deadly history of earthquakes and the seismic and geological science of this phenomenon. Readers learn how and why earthquakes occur, and what scientists can do to prevent casualties. The expansive back matter includes a list of sources to discover more about these fearsome catastrophes.

About the Author


Judith and Dennis Fradin have published over 150 books for children. They have won many awards, most recently a Jefferson Cup Honor for their book 5,000 Miles to Freedom (National Geographic, 2006). Their most recent National Geographic titles were Hurricanes and Volcanoes in the Witness to Disaster series. They live in Chicago, IL.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1426302118
ISBN-13: 9781426302114
Published: National Geographic Children's Books, 04/08/2008
Pages: 48
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 11
Minimum Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 6th Grade


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