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Earth Shattering Earthquakes (Horrible Geography) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Anita Ganeri , Mike Phillips
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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17 Nov 2000 Horrible Geography
Evil earthquakes that bury whole towns and shake the world's greatest cities to bits. It's _your_ turn to be shaken up as you see how they work! Find out how to predict earthquakes, how scientists prepare for them.. and what really goes on under the Earth's crust when an earthquake hits. Hold tight!


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Hippo; 1 edition (17 Nov 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439997127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439997126
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,340,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Award-winning author Anita Ganeri was born in India but grew up and went to school and university in England. She still retains a love of travelling. Anita spent many years working for publishers as an editor and foreign rights manager. Since then, she has written a staggering 300 plus books and is especially well know for the best-selling' Horrible Geography' series. The latest title in the series, PLANET IN PERIL, won the Blue Peter Book Award 2009 for the Best Book with Facts. Anita is also the author of the hit 2009 title, THE EXPLORERS' HANDBOOK: HOW TO BE THE BEST AROUND THE WORLD.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
Very humourous book on earthquakes, and very easy to read.If you like Ganeri's other books in the "Horrible Geography" series, then you'll like this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Geography has never been such fun before!' 8 Feb 2007
Format:Paperback
'Does Geography grind you down?
Fed up with miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams?
Wave goodbye to boring geography lessons as you brace yourself for the shocking world of 'Earth-shattering Earthquakes'......

Gasp! ...at the earthquake that made a river run backwards.
Run for your life! ...as an earthquake sends the sea surging towards you in a gigantic wave.
Giggle!...at the hamster shaken out of its cage by an earthquake.

And..... if that is not ground-breaking enough for you.......find out what it takes to become an earthquake expert, learn how to survive if an earthquake strikes and discover how rats and snakes can predict tremors.

It's earth shatteringly exciting!

Geography has never been so horrible!'

127 pages, split over 10 chapters:

Introduction
A shocking true story
Cracking up
Whose fault is it?
Shattering shock waves
On very shaky ground
Earthquake experts
Shocking warning signs
Surviving the shock
A shaky future?

Written with the typical humour of this series of books, in a variety of fonts, interspersed with numerous black and white illustrations/cartoons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Avery good book for children to read a lot of information
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