"Young readers will get a good sense of the awesome scale of a volcanic eruption, as well as a dose of basic background information. (maps, glossary, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The Fradins cover well-traveled territory here in describing the causes of volcanoes and several of the better known eruptions—but they add an unusual slant by interviewing 20 scientists and eyewitnesses, tucking in brief comments from each.
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