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ISBN:
0153022620
ISBN13:
978-0153022623
Author:
Seymour Simon
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace & Company (1993)
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4.1

The book ‘Earthquakes’ by Seymour Simon is a non-fiction science book that teaches the readers about earthquakes. How much does an earthquake occur? According to this book, there are a million earthquakes per year, an average of once every thirty seconds in the Earth.

The book ‘Earthquakes’ by Seymour Simon is a non-fiction science book that teaches the readers about earthquakes. Most earthquakes are too small to be noticed by people, but hundreds of earthquakes every year are strong enough to change the landforms and how people live.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to earthquakes!

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to earthquakes! In Earthquakes.

In Earthquakes, Simon introduces elementary-school readers to earthquakes through engaging descriptions and stunning full-color photographs. Check out these other Seymour Simon books about natural disasters and weather: Global Warming. He teaches readers why and how earthquakes happen and the damage they can cause through pictures, diagrams, and maps. He also gives real-life examples of earthquakes that have occurred all over the world. With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about the fascinating phenomenon that is an earthquake in this informative picture book.

In Earthquakes, Simon introduces elementary-school readers to earthquakes through engaging descriptions and stunning . Seymour Simon has been called the dean of the field by the New York Times.

Seymour Simon (born August 9, 1931) is an American writer of children's books; he is primarily a science writer. Simon was born in New York City. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and the City College of New York. A science teacher for 23 years, he began writing for children in the early 1960s.

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Seymour Simon, the dean of children's science nonfiction, investigates Earth's biggest, smallest, deepest, and coldest environments, animals, plants, and most severe weather.

Seymour Simon, the dean of children's science nonfiction, investigates Earth's biggest, smallest, deepest, and coldest environments, animals, plants, and most severe weather.

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Reviews:
  • Frosha
As a teacher, any book by Seymour Simon is a welcome addition to my library, especially now that informational text/nonfiction is being stressed on Common Core.
  • Hellblade
This is a good book to illustrate what can happen during an earthquake...something that might help if a person found themselves in a similar situation.
  • Runemane
Since I had read so many of Simon's books, I decided to go further into study of the earth. The earthquake book was very well written and easy to understand if you don't want to go into total tech talk.
  • Kazigrel
great book
  • Daigami
Interesting.
  • Uthergo
I loved the book 5 stars prefect I busted . Love it so much yay well it is totally awesome
  • Gio
Seymour Simon's 1991 book gives an excellent and terse overview of the important ideas about earthquakes. With key terms defined simply but accurately, all accentuated by large color photographic depictions of the effects of earthquakes, Simon explains the pertinent information: what causes earthquakes, what happens during an earthquake, and the different types of earthquakes.
The book can be read from cover to cover, or bit by bit; each two-page spread stands fairly solidly on its own. The impact of the damage earthquakes can inflict is immediately apparent when the book opens with a stunning photograph of the way an earthquake turned "railroad tracks into twisted ribbons of steel." The most amazing photo in the book shows the way a wooden fence was "broken and offset eight feet" by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Simon takes what could be a very frightening concept for a young child and explains it in such a way as to make earthquakes more logical and less arbitrary. The final page of the book might be the best place for a nervous child to start reading, as Simon gives some suggestions of what to do during an earthquake. The book closes with the calming reassurance that the chances of being hurt in an earthquake are very slim.
This book does not include a great deal of detail, but I think it does a good job of what it is intended to do: introduce a child to the subject of earthquakes. The photographs are my favorite part.
Children living in areas where natural disasters, such as earthquakes, do not occur may not fully understand the true destructive powers of this earth-shaking phenomenon. This book does its best to render earthquakes understandable. To do so, it incorporates full pages of color photographs of destroyed buildings and houses. Having been published in 1991 originally, the book may have originally served as an answer to those children wishing to know more about the notorious 1989 San Francisco quake. I myself was 11 at the time, and curious about this bizarre force of nature. This book does much to show a variety of different quakes from around the world, and its large graphs are very helpful as well. Yet something about the presentation is displeasing to the eye. Full page pictures have no border and seemingly slip off the page. They tend to show houses destroyed by quakes without giving much thought to showing the earthquake-resistant houses being built at the time. Also, there isn't a single footnote or credit at the end of the book. Seymour Simon is notorious for his steadfast refusal to cite his sources in his non-fiction books. There is no denying that this is an interesting topic. I especially liked the informative section in the back that tells the reader how best to survive an earthquake on their own. And this book would read well in class, though perhaps students should look at it personally themselves to better understand the graphs and maps included. However, I urge those wanting a complete earthquake source to search out better cited non-fiction books, if they can.