When disaster strikes
Geography & Science
Extreme Volcanoes takes a good all round look at volcanoes. Here we explain the geology behind eruptions, why, how and where they happen (including on the seabed), and the different types of devastation they can cause: loss of human life, livestock and harvests, damage to homes, transport, communications, the effects depending on the kinds of lava and gases spewed out. We look at weather patterns and temporary climate change, eyewitness accounts and the methods and technology for predicting severe events.
• Realistic artwork with supporting photography compliments the easy to understand text.
• Dramatic facts and data throughout.
• Makes science accessible and easy to understand.
• Source books to tie in with schoolwork.
active volcanoes; ash clouds; dormant volcanoes; eruption of volcanoes; Etna; Huaynaputina; Krakatoa; lava; magma; Mount Fuji; pyroclastic flows; undersea volcanoes; Vesuvius; volcanic gas; volcano disasters; volcanologists; Yellowstone supervolcano