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"Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a volcanologist. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis"--Provided by publisher.
Predicting volcanic eruptions or earthquakes could save many dollars and lives. Volcanologists study active volcanoes and get down and dirty with ash. They even experiment with red hot lava! Seismologists study earthquakes from fault to devastation. Show young readers that earth science can thrill and astound.
This book highlights the requirements for being a volcanologist, offering information on volcanic monitoring, geological history of specific areas, and measurement techniques and equipment that track the progress of magma in and around a volcano.
Discusses what's involved in becoming a volcanologist from a top professional in the field, including the scientist's heroes, the equipment and skills he uses, and the challenges of conducting research and experiments in the shadow of erupting volcanoes.
Presents an up-close look at these fiery formations, detailing how they form and what causes them to erupt. Explains the difference between magma and lava and the characteristics that enable volcanologists to classify a volcano as cinder cone, shield or composite. Examines the anatomy of an active volcano. Discusses historical eruptions that have left a mark on our planet. Demonstrates how a tilt meter is used to predict when a volcano might erupt...