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Earthquakes

by Fradin, Judith Bloom.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 14 copies
Available (14)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Children's Non-Fiction Collection J QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  J QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
 
 
CLP - Brookline Children's Non-Fiction j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j QE535.2.U6 F68 2008
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 551.22 FRA
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Room
 
Call Number  j 551.22 FRA
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 551.22 Fra
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 551.22 Fra
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 551.22 F84
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 551.22 F84
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 551.22 FRA
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
 
Call Number  j q 551.22 FRA
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 551.22 FRA 2008
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 551.22 FRA 2008
 
 
South Park Library Juvenile j551.22 FRA
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  j551.22 FRA
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 551.2 EARTHQUAKE
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
Call Number  JUV 551.2 EARTHQUAKE
 
 
Summary
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 suddenly--without warning--your 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 uses eyewitness accounts and pulse-racing narrative to bring readers into the terrifying heart of an earthquake. The first chapter documents the 1964 Alaskan quake that shook Prince William Sound with a 9.2 magnitude force, and set off a tsunami that ultimately caused most of the deaths attributed to this frightening act of nature. The following chapters explore the deadly history of earthquakes and the seismic and geological science of this phenomenon. Readers learn how and why earthquakes occur, and what scientists can do to prevent casualties. The expansive back matter includes a list of sources to discover more about these fearsome catastrophes. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From the Witness to Disaster series, this engaging book opens with a description of the most powerful North American earthquake ever recorded, enlivened by personal accounts from Alaskans who experienced the 1964 quake. This dramatic introduction leads into clearly written explanations of plate tectonics and other aspects of seismology. Excellent captioned photos and spacious page design enhance the book's visual appeal. Fine back matter puts the final polish on this well-researched, succinctly written volume.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Fradin, Judith Bloom. Witness to disaster.
Subjects Earthquakes -- Alaska -- Anchorage Region.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2008
Contributors Fradin, Dennis B.
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-45) and index.
ISBN 9781426302114 (hardcover)
1426302118 (hardcover)
9781426302121 (lib. bdg.)
1426302126 (lib. bdg.)
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