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When the Earth Shakes ❴PDF❵ ✅ When the Earth Shakes Author Simon Winchester – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Earthuakes volcanoes tsunamis Headline making natural disasters with devastating conseuences for millions of people But what do we actually know about these literally earth shaking events New York Tim Earthuakes volcanoes tsunamis Headline making natural disasters with devastating conseuences for millions of people But what do we actually know about these literally earth shaking events New York Times bestselling author explorer journalist and geologist Simon Winchester who's been shaken by earthuakes in New Zealand skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate When the PDF/EPUB or tectonics and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano looks at the science technology and societal impact of these inter connected natural phenomenaA master nonfiction storyteller Winchester digs deep into the powerful natural forces that shape the earth exploring the how and why of world changing events from the th century's infamous volcanic eruption at Krakatoa and the earthuake that flattened San Francisco to the st century tsunamis that devastated Indonesia and Japan It's a gripping story about what happens when our seemingly unmovable planet shakes explodes and floods all richly illustrated with fascinating historical and stunning contemporary photographs.


10 thoughts on “When the Earth Shakes

  1. Joan Joan says:

    It wouldn't surprise me if this receives a Siebert Honor but I rather think not This has been an amazing year for nonfiction In another year this would have been a good guess for an honor Winchester combines the scientific facts with his personal experience in this book For example he interviewed Harry Truman on Mt St Helens 4 days before the volcano exploded Not the former president a citizen with the same name who was sure the volcano wouldn't explode He gives clear explanations of what causes volcanoes earthuakes and Tsunamis He explains the devastating effects of these geologic upheavals and the limitations we have dealing with them My only criticism would be that the explanation on the Richter Scale was insufficient I think youngsters could have understood a carefully written explanation of what the scale measures and the units involved The photos are spectacular mostly in black and white due to the age of the periods being written about I automatically purchased this title You don't pass up well done earthuake titles in Southern California


  2. Susan T Susan T says:

    great book for kids that like to know about natural disasters and what is actually happening to the earth when they do happen


  3. Linda Linda says:

    Winchester whose formal training began as a geologist provides clear understanding of the geological processes which create earthuakes volcanoes and tsunamis Excellent for the person seeking basic understanding of our living planet


  4. Helen Helen says:

    Natural disastersNatural disasters earthuakes tsunamis and volcanoes are explained in an easy to understand way with plenty of examples both historic and recent


  5. Luke Arnott Luke Arnott says:

    A super uick read It is full of interesting points with very good illustrations Simon's writing style is fluid and easy to read I really like the personal stories that get woven into the book


  6. Tinika Tinika says:

    If When the Earth Shakes Earthuakes Volcanoes and Tsunamis is anything to go by Simon Winchester should stick to writing books for an older audience I very much enjoyed The Professor and the Madman so on the strength of that I picked up this book It purports to be a children’s book but as a former school librarian I would have found it a hard sell It is primarily text with a narrative drifting all over the place It reuires a competent reader who is passionate about the subject in which case they probably already know the information contained hereSome of the things that left me wondering “Krakatoa was felt and later seen by billions of people” Does he mean by everyone as the world population was under 2 billion at the time? What was the purpose of the baby elephant story? Was it because someone thought it was cute? It added nothing to an understanding of volcanoes which was the supposed intent Winchester tells the reader that he knows what something looks like but instead of sharing the information tells the reader that they “can easily use a guidebook” Why not then just start with the guidebook? There is disagreement on pp 16 17 The text says the Asian and Indo Australian plates collided while the map shows the Eurasian and Indian plates This is confusingWhat I liked best about the book were the personal stories and insights from his time as a geologist which Winchester shared This little touch was the book’s saving grace


  7. Jillian Jillian says:

    I uite liked this book and will likely look for Winchester's other works This book provides an excellent overview of three common natural disasters in a conversational tone that will keep readers engaged and interested Sprinkled with personal stories of the author's work as a journalist and underscored by his background in geology he is able to break down the science behind these events and make it understandable without ever being condescending or overly simplisticThe goodies in the back of the book are wonderful too a list of books for further reading as in every nonfiction book but also links to photos of earthuakes a recording of the undersea earthuake that caused the 2011 tsunami in Japan videos of volcanoes lists of ongoing volcanic studies interviews with scientists and It's an absolute treasure trove for budding earth scientists and the book is worth picking up for these resources aloneAll in all a great science book for grades 5 8 Definitely recommended


  8. Nancy Kotkin Nancy Kotkin says:

    Practical explanation of plate tectonics continental drift and the sometimes disastrous conseuences Written by a respected geologist and science writer who has traveled the world I appreciate the inclusion of his anecdotes and commentary along with the factual information Thorough but straightforward enough to be understood by a non scientist Still it's fairly dense for children's nonfiction so I recommend this book for middle school or even high school students It's compelling enough to be read independently especially by childrenteens who gravitate towards true stories Photographs maps and diagrams all help to further elucidate the well written text


  9. Katie Katie says:

    Basically a very wordy book about earthuakes volcanos and tsunamisA lot of prose with supporting pictures not one of his books for adults but not anything like a DK bookNot sure who the audience would be really young teens?Would not recommend for homework there are a lot of books where the information is easier to find how DK has changed usThought I would like it a lot than I did considering how much I love his adult books


  10. Great Books Great Books says:

    The earth shakes for three reasons; earthuakes volcanoes and tsunamis These natural events are explained in clear language and wonderful photographs The author has also enhanced our understanding of these cataclysmic events with anecdotes that expose human suffering that these may cause Reviewer#26


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10 thoughts on “When the Earth Shakes

  1. Joan Joan says:

    It wouldn't surprise me if this receives a Siebert Honor but I rather think not This has been an amazing year for nonfiction In another year this would have been a good guess for an honor Winchester combines the scientific facts with his personal experience in this book For example he interviewed Harry Truman on Mt St Helens 4 days before the volcano exploded Not the former president a citizen with the same name who was sure the volcano wouldn't explode He gives clear explanations of what causes volcanoes earthuakes and Tsunamis He explains the devastating effects of these geologic upheavals and the limitations we have dealing with them My only criticism would be that the explanation on the Richter Scale was insufficient I think youngsters could have understood a carefully written explanation of what the scale measures and the units involved The photos are spectacular mostly in black and white due to the age of the periods being written about I automatically purchased this title You don't pass up well done earthuake titles in Southern California

  2. Susan T Susan T says:

    great book for kids that like to know about natural disasters and what is actually happening to the earth when they do happen

  3. Linda Linda says:

    Winchester whose formal training began as a geologist provides clear understanding of the geological processes which create earthuakes volcanoes and tsunamis Excellent for the person seeking basic understanding of our living planet

  4. Helen Helen says:

    Natural disastersNatural disasters earthuakes tsunamis and volcanoes are explained in an easy to understand way with plenty of examples both historic and recent

  5. Luke Arnott Luke Arnott says:

    A super uick read It is full of interesting points with very good illustrations Simon's writing style is fluid and easy to read I really like the personal stories that get woven into the book

  6. Tinika Tinika says:

    If When the Earth Shakes Earthuakes Volcanoes and Tsunamis is anything to go by Simon Winchester should stick to writing books for an older audience I very much enjoyed The Professor and the Madman so on the strength of that I picked up this book It purports to be a children’s book but as a former school librarian I would have found it a hard sell It is primarily text with a narrative drifting all over the place It reuires a competent reader who is passionate about the subject in which case they probably already know the information contained hereSome of the things that left me wondering “Krakatoa was felt and later seen by billions of people” Does he mean by everyone as the world population was under 2 billion at the time? What was the purpose of the baby elephant story? Was it because someone thought it was cute? It added nothing to an understanding of volcanoes which was the supposed intent Winchester tells the reader that he knows what something looks like but instead of sharing the information tells the reader that they “can easily use a guidebook” Why not then just start with the guidebook? There is disagreement on pp 16 17 The text says the Asian and Indo Australian plates collided while the map shows the Eurasian and Indian plates This is confusingWhat I liked best about the book were the personal stories and insights from his time as a geologist which Winchester shared This little touch was the book’s saving grace

  7. Jillian Jillian says:

    I uite liked this book and will likely look for Winchester's other works This book provides an excellent overview of three common natural disasters in a conversational tone that will keep readers engaged and interested Sprinkled with personal stories of the author's work as a journalist and underscored by his background in geology he is able to break down the science behind these events and make it understandable without ever being condescending or overly simplisticThe goodies in the back of the book are wonderful too a list of books for further reading as in every nonfiction book but also links to photos of earthuakes a recording of the undersea earthuake that caused the 2011 tsunami in Japan videos of volcanoes lists of ongoing volcanic studies interviews with scientists and It's an absolute treasure trove for budding earth scientists and the book is worth picking up for these resources aloneAll in all a great science book for grades 5 8 Definitely recommended

  8. Nancy Kotkin Nancy Kotkin says:

    Practical explanation of plate tectonics continental drift and the sometimes disastrous conseuences Written by a respected geologist and science writer who has traveled the world I appreciate the inclusion of his anecdotes and commentary along with the factual information Thorough but straightforward enough to be understood by a non scientist Still it's fairly dense for children's nonfiction so I recommend this book for middle school or even high school students It's compelling enough to be read independently especially by childrenteens who gravitate towards true stories Photographs maps and diagrams all help to further elucidate the well written text

  9. Katie Katie says:

    Basically a very wordy book about earthuakes volcanos and tsunamisA lot of prose with supporting pictures not one of his books for adults but not anything like a DK bookNot sure who the audience would be really young teens?Would not recommend for homework there are a lot of books where the information is easier to find how DK has changed usThought I would like it a lot than I did considering how much I love his adult books

  10. Great Books Great Books says:

    The earth shakes for three reasons; earthuakes volcanoes and tsunamis These natural events are explained in clear language and wonderful photographs The author has also enhanced our understanding of these cataclysmic events with anecdotes that expose human suffering that these may cause Reviewer#26

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