Earth Shattering Events: Volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and other natural disasters

Category: Book
By (author): Jacobs, Robin
Illustrated By: Williams, Sophie
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Weather
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Cicada Books
Published: April 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 72
Size: 11.83in x 9.11in
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From The Publisher*We humans take our domination of the planet for granted, but sometimes nature reminds us that this is an illusion. Tectonics rip open the earth, vast waves sweep away coastal towns, magma spews from volcanoes and hurricanes lay waste to entire countries. This book explores nature at its most destructive. Clear, coherent explanations break down the science behind phenomena includ- ing hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes, alongside fascinating factsabout the biggest and the worst. Informative, accessible illustrations by Sophie Williams make this so much more than your standard geography book.
Review Quote*READING ZONE (SCHOOL ZONE) REVIEW: The pages have clear, cartoon-like diagrams that illustrate the content in a non-threatening way. Some of the content is quite heavy, but this book is a very matter of fact and informative. Each page is eye-catching and laid out so that it's easy to read.I'd suggest that these books are read with an adult initially, to answer any questions or worries that children may have due to the subject of this book. For use in schools, it is a great example ofa non-fiction piece of text and is a great support for elements of Key Stage 2 Geography and History.

THE LITERACY TREE REVIEW: This brilliant book around natural phenomena - sometimes causing natural disasters on mass-scale is fascinating and slightly sobering in equal measures: the geography and physics of tsunamis, volcanoes, blizzards, earthquakes and a whole plethora of other ways that mother nature will, from time-to-time, show who's boss are all covered.This is such a brilliantly written and illustrated book that we feel fits so well within our year 3 Literary Curriculum themeof Pride and Downfall that we've turned it into a Literary Leaf which will be available to subscribing schools in early January.

BOOKS FOR TOPICS REVIEW: We often get asked about books to support the ‘Awesome Earth' or ‘Natural Disasters' topics for KS2 and we think we may have just found the perfect one. Each event is explained in a way that is easy to understand for junior children without compromising on presenting the underlying scientific facts.A real strength of the book is how highly visual it is, with appealing diagrams, large illustrations, maps and charts contributing greatly to the reader's understanding of each topic. This is a wonderful book with a high level of appeal and certainly one to recommend for KS2 classrooms as a topic book or a really interesting read for pleasure.

BOOKTRUST REVIEW:*Book of the Day* Each section of the book describes a different phenomenon, gives the different types- for instance, there are two different types of avalanche, with wet and dry snow- and looks at examples of the biggest and worst ones recorded. It then gives tips for safety and survival. A lot of the time, it's not easy to be prepared for something like a tsunami, which comes out of nowhere and is hard to predict, but it is at least good to know what one could do in that situation.Featuring clear information about a comprehensive range of events such as tsunamis, avalanches, earthquakes and volcanoes (grouped under geological disasters), and tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires and tropical cyclones (meteorological disasters), this colourful and fascinating guide is a real eye-opener.

NORTH SOMERSET TEACHERS' BOOK AWARD REVIEW: With appealing, colourful cartoon-style illustrations, ‘Earth Shattering Events' is an amazing read, full of fascinating facts, which also reminds the reader of how we take our planet for granted.

READ IT DADDY: Is anything but a light touch, providing fascinating insights into areas of science that aren't often covered in such exquisite detail in natural history books. Authoritatively written with fantastic colourful and engaging illustrations, it's a brilliant book for home or school projects.

A LITTLE BUT A LOT REVIEW: This book would be PERFECT for any kind of natural disasters topic in Upper Key Stage 2. It's SUCH a spot on book. The explanations are scientific enough to educate, but clear enough to not baffle kids. I loved looking through all of the different pages. This might be one of my favourite books I've received lately because I learned SO MUCH. This is perfect for a geographer in your life! It's not only informative but it is BRILLIANTLY illustrated by SophieWilliams: the illustrations add so much to it! Just spot on!

GET KIDS INTO BOOKS REVIEW: Earth Shattering Events is illustrated throughout in full-colour. I really liked the clear, uncluttered layout. There's also a really nice split between text and illustration so the book isn't dauntingly text-heavy. The explanations are easy to understand and there's lots of really interesting information. There are bite-sized facts and statistics if you just want to dip in and out of the book or more detailed paragraphs if you want to understand the science.A feature of each chapter that my son and I particularly enjoyed reading was the advice in the ‘What to do in a …' section. We also liked looking at the maps which show which countries in the world are most affected by each type of disaster.Earth Shattering Events expertly conveys the sheer power and destructive force of nature. It's an eye-opening book and reminds us of our fragility. Rating: ðŸ'™ðŸ'™ðŸ'™ðŸ'™ðŸ'™

PICTURE BOOKS BLOGGER: A striking reminder of the enormity of nature. An eye-opening read & on which explores the science behind earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires & much more.

MY SHELVES ARE FULL REVIEW: Natural disasters do in fact remind us that we are merely guests on the planet. There are disastrous events which can tear our world apart and this book explains them in an interesting way. Each type of disaster is looked at closely, we can see the effects and then the biggest and the worst in history.Maps detailing locations of biggest and the worst of each disaster feature throughout the book. I love maps and spent a lot of time comparing between disasters, learning more about how they are measured and I was keen to know about what to do in case of…. each disaster. The world is finally starting to take notice of the damage our planet has sustained, and as humans we need to ensure we are doing all we can to protect the planet from future harm. Inside this book is a message of respecting our planet and caring for the most vulnerable parts of it.This is an incredibly well thought out book. Many children are fascinated by intense weather and storms. This will appeal to future scientists, meteorologists or anyone interested in disastrous events. High five to Cicada Books for publishing these brilliant books!