Earthshattering Events!: The Science Behind Natural Disasters

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Earthshattering Events!: The Science Behind Natural Disasters

Earthshattering Events!: The Science Behind Natural Disasters

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Tectonics rip open the earth, big waves sweep away coastal towns, magma spews from volcanoes and hurricanes can do great damage to entire countries. A feature of each chapter that my son and I particularly enjoyed reading was the advice in the ‘What to do in a …’ section.

Authoritatively written with fantastic colourful and engaging illustrations, it's a brilliant book for home or school projects. Robinson considers how we live with this risk and respond to its challenges: he identifies opportunities for post-disaster renewal and analyses the wider political and economic ramifications of earthquakes, with case studies ranging from the great uprising by ancient Sparta’s subject peoples to debates about nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. This was my first non-fiction publication so it was really exciting to see that my work could be used in such an informative way. Some images fill double page spreads and are shown as maps covering tectonic plates or tornadoes and will satisfy those who love an infographic, whilst Williams’ diagrams make scientific cross-sections much more comprehensible for young geographers.With provocative insight, Walls charts the centuries-long uneasy tension between the walled and unwalled, showing that walls profoundly shape the human psyche. seeks to take some of the more dramatic convergences between physics and geography and make them more entertaining for youngsters and adults alike. We often get asked about books to support the 'Awesome Earth' or 'Natural Disasters' topics for KS2 and we think we may have just found the perfect one.

Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. is one of those books that perfectly balances both the needs of the child, and the wants of the adult; it’s fun, educational and equally entertaining to people big and small. The introduction’s warning—“every so often, the planet reminds us who’s boss”—rings out again at the conclusion, which explains how climate change could amplify each of these terrible and fascinating natural events''. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. There were also a few pages that were fully illustrated, such as the introduction and contents page, in which case the design and layout would be up to me.From climate change to animal conservation, these picture books, poetry collections, novels and graphic novels will encourage children and young people to think about and discuss pressing issues about the environment. The what to do if you are caught in an avalanche page, how to survive a blizzard and how to spot an impending tsunami will all draw in the young reader. Today, seismologists can monitor the vibration of the planet second by second and the movement of tectonic plates millimetre by millimetre.

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Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc. In any given year, there may be between 200-300 large-scale geological or meteorological disasters on earth – and they’re becoming more frequent because of climate change. Informative, accessible illustrations by Sophie Williams make this so much more than your standard geography book. Each section covers the science principles – ie the physics and chemistry behind extreme events; the cultural aspects, for example, myths, stories, and ancient beliefs; and for all topics – fun and powerful examples of the ‘biggest and worst’.

And there’s more – meteorological disasters – cyclones, tornadoes, blizzards and hailstorms, wildfires and the impact of climate change. Throughout history, humans have rebuilt settlements destroyed by earthquakes, so that today as many as 60 of the world’s largest cities lie in areas of major seismic activity. Working alongside Sophie was a godsend, because some of the elements we were describing are actually much more clearly conveyed in pictures.Earth-Shattering Events seeks to understand exactly how humans and earthquakes have interacted, not only in the short term but also in the long perspective of history.



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