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Earthquakes (Witness to Disaster)

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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 suddenlywithout warningyour 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 use
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by National Geographic Society (first published January 1st 1982)
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Tim Snell
Nov 16, 2009 Tim Snell rated it liked it
Genre: Informative
Copyright: 2008

"Earthquakes: Witness to Disaster" was a very informative book on why earthquakes occur, famous earthquakes that shook the earth, and predicting and preparing for future earthquakes. The images may interest some students, however, the text can be a bit difficult for younger readers. This book gives great insight to the power and destruction an earthquake can have. Accompanying the book are excellent photographs showing the impact that earthquakes have on not only
Melissa Dwyer
Aug 26, 2016 Melissa Dwyer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally rated E by Judy Ermlick
This idea of being a "witness" to disaster is carried throughout the book- with witnesses listed at the end. While explaining the how and the why of earthquakes, there is a chapter on predicting earthquakes, a glossary,a bibliography, further reading and websites, and a listing of people interviewed for the book. I wish we had had this when the earthquake struck, but there will be discussions for months to come about this. National Geographic- cant go wrong.
Jun 25, 2010 Marsha rated it really liked it
Helpful to getting overview and background info.

Also good example of text structure of information tests.
Jun 25, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
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Review by H. I.
It has examples of damage, which is a good thing. [It has] pictures, which is good to [help us] understand.
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The award-winning author of nearly 300 non-fiction books for children and young adults, Dennis Fradin is known for his meticulous research, attention to detail and smooth, graceful writing.

Fradin attributes his success in part to years of teaching in the Chicago Public Schools. In order to hold his second graders’ attention at the end of the day, he would spin stories about crayons in distress and
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