Abbott, Patrick L. 2006.
New York: McGraw-Hill Publishers.
This book is a college text used in the teaching of natural disasters. It was the main text in a previous Yale Institute seminar of the same title. It has been a useful and practical reference during the writing of this unit.
Berger, Melvin. 1981.
New York: Franklin Watts.
The book discusses the formation, types, and locations of volcanoes and describes the eruptions of Paricutin, Vesuvius, Krakatoa, Mount Pelee, and Mount St. Helens.
Blobaum, Cindy. 1999.
Geology Rocks!: 50 Hand-on Activities to Explore the Earth.
Charlotte, VT: Williamson Publishing.
This book provides 50 hands on experiments and demonstrations in geology and is an excellent resource.
Lauber, Patricia. 1986.
Volcano: The Eruption and healing of Mount St. Helens.
York: Bradbury Press.
This is an account of how and why Mount St. Helens erupted in May 1980 and the destruction it caused, as well as a discussion of the return of life to that area.
Levy, Matthys and Mario Salvadori. 1997.
Earthquake Games: Earthquakes and
Volcanoes Explained by 32 Games and Experiments. New York: Simon & Schuster.
This book uses numerous activities and experiments to explain the forces and phenomena connected with earthquakes and volcanoes.
Nankivel-Aston, Sally and Dorothy Jackson. 2000.
Science Experiments with Forces.
New York: Franklin Watts Publishing.
This book explores properties of forces such as friction and gravity, through experiments using equipment that is readily available both in homes and schools.
Nicolson, Cynthia Pratt. 2002.
. New York: Kids Can Press Ltd.
This book deals with the basic causes of earthquakes and tsunamis. It gives some ideas about survival skills and some experiments children can do to understand earthquakes.
O’Brien-Palmer, Michelle. 2002.
How the Earth Works: 60 Fun Activities for Exploring Volcanoes, Fossils, Earthquakes, and More.
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, Inc. This book is a bout the ever-changing Earth. It explores Earth’s structure; fossils, rocks, and minerals; crystals, and gems; as well as Earthquakes and volcanoes.
Osborne, Mary Pope. 2001.
Magic Tree House # 13: Vacation Under the Volcano.
New York: Random House. The magic tree House takes Jack and Annie to Pompeii during roman times, on the very day Mount Vesuvius erupts.
Magic Tree House Research Guide: Ancient Rome and Pompeii.
New York: Random house. A nonfiction companion to
Vacation Under the Volcano
, which includes information about Ancient Rome and Pompeii, and daily life and culture.
Magic Tree House #24: Earthquake in the Early Morning.
New York: Random House. The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to San Francisco in 1906, in time for them to experience one of the biggest earthquakes the United States had ever known.
Patent, Dorothy. 2000.
Shaping the Earth.
New York: Clarion Books.
Richards, Julie. 2001.
Broomall, PA: Chelsea House Publishers.
This book covers the development of earthquakes, where they happen, and the damage they can do, as well as how earthquakes are measured and how people can protect themselves.
Thompson, Luke. 2000. N
atural Disasters: Earthquakes.
New York: Children’s Press a Division of Grolier Publishing.
This book explains why earthquakes occur and describes the technology used to study them, the damage they inflict, and some of the more famous earthquakes in history.