Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

Elizabeth Rusch (Author) Tom Uhlman (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
June 27, 2017
Pages
80
Dimensions
10.9 X 8.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780544932456

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About the Author

Elizabeth Rusch's obsession with volcanoes began at age 13, when she watched the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens on television. Now she lives in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by Cascade volcanoes. She learned about the incredible work of the volcanologists in this book while researching Will it Blow?: Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helen, which was a Washington Reads pick and a Natural History magazine best book for young readers. Liz's other award-winning nonfiction titles for children include The Mighty Mars Rovers, a Junior Library Guild selection, and The Planet Hunter: The story behind what happened to Pluto. She has also published more than a hundred articles in magazines such as Smithsonian, Backpacker, and American Girl. Liz is the author of Mighty Mars Rovers, a Scientists in the Field book.Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for 25 years. He photographs lots of news and sporting events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visiting some of the most famous volcanos in the world and meeting the people who study them was a special treat. Tom's photographs can also be seen in upcoming Scientists in the Field book Park Scientists, and previously in Emi and the Rhino Scientist and The Bat Scientists.

Reviews

"High-stakes science, portrayed in one of the scarier entries in this bar-setting series."
--Kirkus, starred review

"This book gives tragic and terrifying volcanoes a sense of story that other books lack by talking about real-life crises and how individuals came together to keep millions of people safe. . . . A great addition for all collections."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"Images of the destruction may initially draw the casual browser, but far more impressive is the balance of vivid photographs that bring the international scientists into the limelight."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] terrific addition to the Scientists in the Field series . . . The portrayal of scientific investigation is exceptional."
--The Horn Book Magazine, starred review