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Violent Volcanoes (Horrible Geography)

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A guide to volcanoes with the gritty bits left in! Read the diaries of volcano survivors; get clued-up with the spotter's guide to eruptions; plan an explosive holiday with the volcano vacation guide; marvel at red-hot volcanic rocks the size of cars; and tremble before boiling hot geysers.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 19th 1999 by Hippo
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Some very good and detailed case studies herein, but some if the simple facts provided, are quite simply wrong. Ganeri should opt for accuracy over making it fun, no doubt it is work like this that so confuses my pupils.

Eg. Tidal waves and tsunamis are NOT the same thing.
Also, volcanoes do NOT "...spurt out fire".
This book was about volcanoes. My favorite volcano fact was that one person had a volcano on their farm. I can't remember their names. It was in Mexico in 1943.

Here is an experiment to do:

You will need two corks for the magma and a jar of honey for the rocks.
A. Cover the corks in honey.
B. Watch them go up like magma, almost.
C. Spread a little bit of honey on bread and devour it. Please, take the corks out first.

That's the experiment.

My favorite way to stop a lava flow is to bomb it.
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Although it's a children's book, I quite enjoyed it! You've got facts, trivia's & testemonies in a nutshell, with a certain dose of humor. Ok, sometimes it's silly, but admit it... even the silliest jokes bring a smile to your face ;-)
I was really intrested in volcanos at the time I read this book so i picked it up and read, it was quite intresting but not the best, humor and pictures.
I like this book as this book makes me interested and contains a lot of information about volanoes.
A fun and entertaining read. A very enjoyable way to learn about this topic.
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Anita Ganeri is a highly experienced author of children’s information books, specialising in religion, India/Asia, multiculturalism, geography, biography and natural history. She became a freelance writer after working at Walker Books (as foreign rights manager) and Usborne Publishing (as an editor). Since then, she has written over 300 titles, including the best-selling Horrible Geography series ...more
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