Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to volcanoes!
Volcanoes don’t always look like mountains; they aren’t always full of fire. Some are holes in the ground; some form under the sea. And despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes produce new mountains, new islands, and new soil. Visit some of the world’s most remarkable volcanoes in this masterful introduction from Seymour Simon. It’s an extraordinary—and unforgettable—trip.
With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about these amazing natural structures in this informative picture book!
Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.
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From ancient myths to modern headlines, volcanoes are among the world's most amazing phenomena. Simon, award-winning author of Icebergs and Glaciers , Jupiter , Saturn , The Sun and Stars , et al., explores the subject thoroughly. Using examples like St. Helens and the volcanoes of Iceland and Hawaii, the author is able to address all aspects of his subject: the history, nature and causes of volcanoes. But given the expert presentations and finesse readers have come to expect from Simon, this work seems more difficult than it needs to be, and lacks the forcefulness and clarity of his previous books. However, Volcanoes is a good choice for reading aloud and as a lead-in to discussions; the superb full-color photographs redeem any shortcomings of the text. Ages 5-8.