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Finding Resources in Accessit
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
The Volcanic Earth by
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
Lava fountains and lava bombs, glowing clouds and geysers are just some of the dramatic phenomena featured in this comprehensive, colourfully illustrated account of the Earth's volcanism past, present, and future, with an Australian focus
Plate Tectonics by
Call Number: NFS 551.21 ROO
Publication Date: 2005-05-20
Examines the moving plates that make up Earth's surface and can cause earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, discussing the damage that can result, and the scientists who explore this environment phenomenon.
Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes by
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Some of the planets most destructive forcesincluding earthquakes and volcanic activityare caused by the same factors that helped shape much of the Earth as it is today. Plate tectonics, or movement of the Earths outer layers, can occur in a number of different ways and produce a range of results, some minor and others far more considerable or devastating. Distinct maps, interesting sidebars, and annotated illustrations of the Earths layers are included in this volume, which details the motion of the planet and the nature and study of both earthquakes and volcanoes.
Plate Tectonics by
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
The theory of Plate Tectonics provides a coherent model of how the outer surface of the Earth moves and changes. These innovative activities represent a groundbreaking way for students to gain hands-on experience with this earthshaking theory In these activities, students travel to different geological hotspots-Hawaii, California, Iceland, Japan, and Nepal-to gather evidence. Engaging classroom models of erupting volcanoes, strike-slip faults, rock layers, seafloor spreading, and photographs of geological formations allow students to compare geological phenomena and structures found in far-flung parts of the Earth. Throughout, students record their observations, calculations, and conclusions in a geological field notebook. In the concluding activity, students discuss and debate the underlying plate movements that connect their findings, and arrive at a much deeper understanding of plate tectonics theory.Plate tectonics is a challenging subject that many middle school teachers are required to teach. This new GEMS guide provides clear, step-by-step presentation instructions, concise and accessible background information, built-in assessments, student readings and literature suggestions, and helpful class management suggestions from teachers who tested the activities in classrooms nationwide. No special science knowledge or background is required to present these activities which utilize readily available materials.Kevin Cuff was first inspired to become an earth scientist by pondering the coastlines of Africa and the Americas in middle school. The author of the GEMS Guide Stories in Stone, Kevin also directs the Student Radon Research Project (SRRP) at the Lawrence Hall ofScience at the University of California at Berkeley. He wrote Plate Tectonics in consultation with one of the world's leading geologists, Dr. Ian Carmichael.
Once, the power of volcanoes was thought to be the work of the gods. Now scientists better understand the subterranean forces that cause these steaming mountains to spew fire and molten rock. Follow the pace and rhythm of geologic movement and time, and see how scientists track this motion to predict the next time a volcano will blow.
The video discusses the nature and causes of earthquakes and volcanoes. Other terminology used includes: molten rock, magma, lava, cinder cone, shield volcano, composite volcano and caldera.
Other useful links
Natural disasters and extreme weather
The Guardian newspaper's pages devoted to natural disasters and extreme weather conditions feature current news reports about the world's earthquakes, floods, fires and other weather events. With commentary on related blogs, videos and links to interactives on volcanoes and earthquakes, and features on the 2006 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, this is a useful resource for the geography classroom.
Many volcanoes have been in continuous eruption for decades. Etna, Stromboli, and Yasur have been erupting for hundreds or thousands of years.
A map and list of all the currently active volcanoes throughout the world.
Deadliest volcanic Eruptions in History
History has seen some monstrous eruptions of volcanoes, from Mount Pinatubo's weather-cooling burp to the explosion of Mt. Tambora, one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago.
Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters
A volcano is a vent or chimney which transfers molten rock known as magma from depth to the Earth's surface. Magma erupting from a volcano is called lava and is the material which builds up the cone surrounding the vent.
Bureau of Meterology
VAAC Darwin is one of nine Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres worldwide operating under the International Airways Volcano Watch and has responsibility for an area that includes the volcanically active regions of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the southern Philippines.
Volcanoes are awesome manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. These formations are essentially vents on the Earth's surface where molten rock, debris, and gases from the planet's interior are emitted.