What are the warning signs that a tsunami is on the way? Can scientists predict earthquakes? How do volcanoes form? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters, Jack and Annie's guide to geological disasters. This is the nonfiction companion to High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House #28).
This is a nonfiction companion to High Tide in Hawaii and it is a "Magic Tree House Research Guide." It is a new kind of adventure for Jack and Annie. Join them as they research tsunamis and other natural disasters and find out the truth behind the fiction! There are facts, photos, illustrations, definitions, and much more. The book starts with Tilly Smith on the beach off the coast of Thailand on December 26, 2004. The earthquake took place in the Indian Ocean and set off one of the worst tsunamis in history. Natural Disasters are explained by scientists. The short history section is very enlightening and understandable to the young reader. Chapters dealing with earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes are comprehensible and illustrated interestingly as well as with real photos. There is also a similar section about landslides and avalanches. There is a timeline of some modern disasters. Supplementary info includes a section on doing more research, museums and parks exhibits, videos and DVDs, the internet, software, and CD ROMs. A nice index concludes the book.