Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

By:  Elizabeth Rusch

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“At 11:35 p.m., as Radio Armero played cheerful music, a towering wave of mud and rocks bulldozed through the village, roaring like a squadron of fighter jets.” Twenty-three thousand people died in the 1985 eruption of Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz. Today, more than one billion people worldwide live in volcanic danger zones. In this riveting nonfiction book—filled with spectacular photographs and sidebars—Rusch reveals the perilous, adrenaline-fueled, life-saving work of an international volcano crisis team (VDAP) and the sleeping giants they study, from Colombia to the Philippines, from Chile to Indonesia.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547503509

  • ISBN-10: 0547503504

  • Pages: 80

  • Price: $18.99

  • Publication Date: 06/18/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 26

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 1000L
    • Guided Reading Level W

Elizabeth Rusch
Author

Elizabeth Rusch

The award-winning freelance writer Elizabeth Rusch is the author of a number of award-winning nonfiction titles for children, including: Generation Fix, Will it Blow?,The Planet Hunter, and For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart. Her previous Scientists in the Field titles include Eruption!, The Mighty Mars Rovers and The Next Wave. Elizabeth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. You can visit Liz online at www.elizabethrusch.com and follow her on Twitter @elizabethrusch. 
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Tom Uhlman

Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for more than 25 years. He photographs lots of news and sporting events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visiting Tom's photographs can also be seen in the Scientists in the Field books Park Scientists, Emi and the Rhino Scientist, and The Bat Scientists
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  • 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

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547503509

  • ISBN-10: 0547503504

  • Pages: 80

  • Price: $18.99

  • Publication Date: 06/18/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 26

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 1000L
    • Guided Reading Level W

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