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Our Earth in Action: Volcanoes

Series: Our Earth in Action Volume: 1

By: Chris Oxlade (Author)

32 pages, colour illustrations

Franklin Watts (UK)

Paperback | Oct 2014 | #219266 | ISBN-13: 9781445132006
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Hardback | Jun 2009 | #219267 | ISBN-13: 9780749690229
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About this book

All around us, our planet is changing. Some changes are sudden and dramatic; others are almost imperceptible and take years. Our Earth in Action looks at these changes – from climate change to erosion and human activity – in detail. Volcanoes examines different types of volcanoes and how they form as well as the impact they have on populations and countries.


- About volcanoes
- Earth's structure
- Where volcanoes happen
- Composite cone volcanoes
- Shield volcanoes and cinder cones
- Lava
- Volcanic ash
- Volcano hazards
- Living with volcanoes
- Volcano science
- Case study: Mount St Helens
- Case study: Pinatubo
- Giant eruptions
- Glossary
- Further information
- Index

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Chris Oxlade, is an experienced writer of information books for children. He specializes in science and technology, and has written more than sixty titles, on subjects ranging from kites to virtual reality as well as books on various forms of transport.

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