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When the Earth Shakes (Hardback)
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When the Earth Shakes (Hardback)

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Hardback 80 Pages / Published: 19/06/2015
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Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis: headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events? In this exciting launch title for Penguin Young Readers Group/Smithsonian Books, New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester tells the gripping story of what happens when the earth shakes, explodes, or floods. Winchester-who's been rattled awake by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing live volcanoes-looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena. Stunning geological and historical images from the Smithsonian, handy maps and charts, and on-the-scene photos from the author's personal collection richly support this compelling nonfiction narrative.

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780670785360
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 228 x 262 x 10 mm


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Praise for When the Earth Shakes

* "Powerful writing. . . The visuals, too, are strong. Spectacular photographs are included. . . A must-buy for libraries serving middle school, this title works both as a basic overview of earth science and as a fine example of how to incorporate personal narrative into nonfiction." --School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Simon Winchester:

"Simon Winchester never disappoints . . . Inspiring and engaging." --Tom Brokaw on The Men Who United the States

"Elegant and scrupulous." --New York Times Book Review on The Professor and the Madman

"Winchester once again demonstrates a keen knack for balancing rich and often rigorous historical detail with dramatic tension and storytelling." --Publishers Weekly, starred review of Krakatoa

"Winchester brings a knowledge as vast and deep as his subject to this history of the Atlantic Ocean." --Entertainment Weekly on Atlantic

"As with every book he's written and narrated, Winchester makes abstruse subjects available and fascinating for every reader and listener." --Publishers Weekly, starred review on The Man Who Loved China

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