This work aims to explain what causes the climate, particularly storms. It describes when and where hurricanes form and looks at different types of storms and storm hazards. It documents famous storms and looks at the latest storm detecting and tracking technology and discusses global warming.
The "Restless Planet" series aims to introduce children to some of the most dramatic physical forces that change the world and the processes that cause them. Photographs illustrate accounts of natural disasters, the victims and their rescuers while eyewitnesses talk about their experiences. Each book describes the latest technology for predicting natural disasters, minimizing their destructive effects, and the management strategies for dealing with disasters. The books offer further research/activity suggestions to help bring earth sciences into the context of children's own lives: how to find information on the web, keep records, etc. They contain a range of text including the use of labelled diagrams, quotes, newspaper reports, maps and a glossary. The series also provides direct Key Stage 3 curriculum relevance.
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An intriguing insight into the nature and causes of violent weather patterns. - Junior Education, Nov 00The books are clearly written and well illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs.What is most impressive about this series, however, is the use it makes of newspaper reports, eyewitness accounts and photographs to bring home the human dimensions of each of these natural phenomena. - Children's Books in Ireland, Winter 2000
About Mark A. Maslin
Dr Mark Maslin is a lecturer in Marine Geology and Global Environmental Change at University College London.
Restless Planet: Storms by Mark A. Maslin
Mark A. Maslin
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Hachette Children's Group
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