By Ann Weil
This sequence of nonfiction readers will seize a student's curiosity from the first actual web page! Designed with reluctant readers in brain, those riveting sixty four web page softcover books supply brief chapters on major failures. every one bankruptcy is its personal mini-book, which incorporates a timeline, keyword phrases, and engaging proof. attention-grabbing black and white photos hold the pages turning. A bibliography encourages extra topical reading.\n\nVOLCANOES:\n\nNow we know how and why volcanoes erupt, yet nonetheless, volcanoes damage estate and reason deaths. learn the awe-inspiring tales of nature's energy on Mount Vesuvius, Mount St. Helens, Krakatoa, Mt. Pelee, Mount Pinatubo, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.
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The city was completely destroyed when Mt. Pelée erupted in 1902. Only two people in the whole city survived! Before the Blast Mt. Pelée started steaming the first week of April, 1902. This was about a month before the violent eruption. About two weeks later, an earthquake 34 shook St. Pierre. Now we know that an earthquake near a volcano means trouble. But a hundred years ago, people didn’t understand how volcanoes worked. The people of St. Pierre didn’t make the connection between the earthquake and the volcano.
Volcanic ash from the eruption circled the globe. It affected Earth’s weather. It also produced spectacular sunsets. 48 Before the Blast The first hint of trouble occurred mid-March 1991. Earthquakes shook villages on the lower slopes of Mount Pinatubo. Over the next weeks, there were more earthquakes. Then gas and steam started to rise from the volcano. Volcano science has come a long way in the past hundred years. Now, people take notice whenever a volcano shows signs of activity. We have learned from Mt.
But there is nothing written about Mauna Loa’s eruptions before 1843. Scientists think the first eruption of Mauna Loa occurred about a million years ago. Since then there have been many eruptions. The lava from these eruptions created the enormous mound that is Mauna Loa today. 58 1950 Eruption There had been an eruption a year earlier, in 1949. But it was not so spectacular as the one that began June 1, 1950. This was the largest recorded eruption. This eruption lasted 23 days. It erupted 376 million cubic meters of lava (492 yards).