When the Earth Shakes by Simon Winchester
  

Synopsis

When the Earth Shakes by Simon Winchester

Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis: headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events? In this exciting launch title for Penguin Young Readers Group/Smithsonian Books, New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester tells the gripping story of what happens when the earth shakes, explodes, or floods. Winchester-who's been rattled awake by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing live volcanoes-looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena. Stunning geological and historical images from the Smithsonian, handy maps and charts, and on-the-scene photos from the author's personal collection richly support this compelling nonfiction narrative.

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Praise for When the Earth Shakes

Elegant and scrupulous.

Winchester once again demonstrates a keen knack for balancing rich and often rigorous historical detail with dramatic tension and storytelling.

Winchester brings a knowledge as vast and deep as his subject to this history of the Atlantic Ocean.

As with every book he's written and narrated, Winchester makes abstruse subjects available and fascinating for every reader and listener.

About the Author

Simon Winchester is the New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman. His recent titles include Atlantic and The Men Who United the States. Winchester was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to journalism and literature. Learn more at simonwinchester.com.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
80 pages

Author

Simon Winchester
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Publisher

Viking Juvenile an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

19th June 2015

ISBN

9780670785360


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