Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Book: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Author: David Lambert
Illustrator: Mark Lamberi
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing, republished in 1986
ISBN-13: 9780531180587 (library binding)
ISBN-10: 0531180581 (library binding)
ISBN-13: 978-0850785692 (hard cover)
ISBN-10: 0850785693 (hard cover)
Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable)
Reading level: Ages 8-10
Rating: 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Lambert, David. Earthquakes and Volcanoes (published in England in 1985 by Wayland Publishers Ltd., 61 Western Rd., Hove, East Sussex BN3 1JD, and republished in the United States in 1986 by The Bookwright Press, 387 Park Ave. S., New York City, NY 10016). This was a discarded library book that we picked up for our younger son Jeremy to read in connection with his science study about the earth when he was ten. Containing a lot of colorful pictures and illustrations, it uses plate tectonics to explain how earthquakes and volcanoes occur. There are also sections on how scientists measure such activity and what can be done to cope with the problems that it can cause. I found no references to “millions of years” in this “Topics” book. Other books in the series listed include The Age of the Dinosaurs (which probably does have references to “millions of years”), Castles, Energy, Great Disasters, Houses and Homes, Peoples of the World, Pollution and Conservation, Robots, Trees of the World, and Under the Ground.

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