Volcanoes don't always look like mountains; they aren't always full of fire. Some are holes in the ground; some form under the sea. And despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes produce new moutains, new islands, and new soil.
Visit some of the world's most remarkable volcanoes along with one of the most outstanding science writers in children's books. It's an extraordinary — and unforgettable — trip.
In a clear, concise text with over twenty-five stunning full-color photographs, the noted science writer Seymour Simon explains how the four major types of volcanoes are formed, why they emerge only in certain places, and what to look for in the two kinds of lava. He also reveals astonishing facts about volcanoes: For example, some rivers of lava can travel at speeds of up to thirty-five miles per hour!
"Twenty-five altogether stunning full-color photos and a clear, concise text are melded into a masterful introduction to volcanoes....Excellent science writing, a pleasure to read and view." — Kirkus Reviews
"An armchair tour of some of the more impressive volcanoes around the world."-- School Library Journal
"A good choice for reading aloud."-- Publishers Weekly