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Earthshattering Events!: The Science Behind Natural Disasters

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An earthquake in Caracas in 1812 triggered the creation of new nations in the liberation of South America from Spanish rule.

The consistent format and style throughout the book will give pupils and teachers ideas on how to present their work.Besides, I find that kids are often enthralled by the thought of something even more powerful than grownups! After its wholesale destruction in 1906, San Francisco went on to flourish, eventually giving birth to the high-tech industrial area on the San Andreas fault known as Silicon Valley. 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. As our world changes around us, understanding the events out of our control happening around us is increasingly important, and yet still overlooked.

Yet, even in the 21st century, great earthquakes are still essentially 'acts of God', striking with much less warning than volcanoes, floods, hurricanes and even tornadoes and tsunamis.ROBIN: Although I currently work in the world of publishing, geography has always been a passion of mine and I studied it at undergraduate degree. Measures progress and setbacks in democratization in 27 countries from Central Europe to the Eurasian region of the Former Soviet Union. Books for Topics Featuring clear information about a comprehensive range of events, this colourful and fascinating guide is a real eye-opener. The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. ROBIN: It’s a look at the science behind natural disasters, including volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones and tornadoes.

Each section guides the reader through a different disaster, explaining the details, variations and what do to in the worst case scenario.

I particularly liked how the book relates the extreme events to situations children will be able to envisage in real life and to relate to. The book is perfect for complete coverage of the content domain and curriculum objectives for LKS2 given the inclusion of myths, idioms and other information to support the core subject-matter. Robin Jacobs and Sophie Williams have taken naturally occurring disasters from around the world and broken them down to the how, where and why, making them understandable and engaging even for those initially left lukewarm by the topic.

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