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When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

Simon Winchester


ISBN: 9780670785360
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New York Times bestselling author, Simon Winchester tells the gripping story of what happens when the earth shakes, explodes, or floods. 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.
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ISBN: 9780670785360
ANNOTATION:
New York Times bestselling author, Simon Winchester tells the gripping story of what happens when the earth shakes, explodes, or floods. 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.

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New York Times bestselling author, Simon Winchester tells the gripping story of what happens when the earth shakes, explodes, or floods. 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 Description

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?

New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester-who's been shaken 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 a volcano-looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena.

A master nonfiction storyteller, Winchester digs deep into the powerful natural forces that shape the earth, exploring the how and why of world-changing events from the 19th-century's infamous volcanic eruption at Krakatoa and the earthquake that flattened San Francisco, to the 21st-century tsunamis that devastated Indonesia and Japan. It's a gripping story about what happens when our seemingly unmovable planet shakes, explodes, and floods-all richly illustrated with fascinating historical and stunning contemporary photographs.

Author Biography

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books,

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books,

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including "The Professor and the Madman", "The Man Who Lovedincluding "The Professor and the Madman", "The Man Who Lovedincluding "The Professor and the Madman", "The Man Who Loved China", "A Crack in the Edge of the World", and "Krakatoa". China", "A Crack in the Edge of the World", and "Krakatoa". China", "A Crack in the Edge of the World", and "Krakatoa". Those books were "New York Times" bestsellers and appeared Th

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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

Product Details

Author
Simon Winchester
Short Title
WHEN THE EARTH SHAKES
Pages
80
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Series
Smithsonian
Language
English
ISBN-10
0670785369
ISBN-13
9780670785360
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Residence
New York City, NY, US
Year
2015
Publication Date
2015-06-19
Illustrations
Yes
Audience Age
8-12
Country of Publication
United States