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Eruption: Discovering New Zealand Volcanoes

Eruption: Discovering New Zealand Volcanoes

Introduces the science of volcanism and explains how it affects New Zealand's geography and geology. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

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ISBN 9781869663629
Published 1 July 2012 by New Holland Publishers
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gill, Maria
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ISBN-13 9781869663629
ISBN-10 1869663624
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Publication Date 1 July 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gill, Maria
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Natural History, Dinosaurs & Pets
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2013 Finalists
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 265mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Geology - New Zealand - Auckland (Region), Volcanoes - New Zealand - Auckland (Region)
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 551.210993
Catalogue Code 270451

Description of this Book

Meet Volcanica, the feisty reporter at Magmatic Press who presents hot facts about volcano science in New Zealand. Discover the four main types of volcano found in this country: stratovolcanoes, shield, caldera and volcanic fields and explore the characteristics of each as demonstrated in data panels and aerial photographs of selected volcanoes around New Zealand. Bright colourful graphics depict key aspects of volcanic activity such as fissures, fumaroles, debris avalanches, craters and fire fountains and kids are encouraged to find these again through the book. Special features devised by the author provide extra learning opportunities: Maoritopia has creation stories and Maori legends, Videotopia gives to access online educational videos and animations, and there's Factopia with flash facts for additional knowledge. Resources at the end of the book list trips to visit volcanoes, books to read and advice about what to do in the event of an eruption, along with a comprehensive index and a map locating the volcanoes described in the book.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Elsie Locke Medal for Non-Fiction 2013

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Author's Bio

Maria Gill writes children's non-fiction often with an environmental message. She has had seven books published, including New Zealand Hall of Fame (shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards) and The Call of the Kokako with New Holland. Both books feature on the Storylines Notable Books List 2012. Maria writes full-time from her lifestyle block in Matakana and regularly visits schools and libraries around the country promoting New Zealand Books. She has her own website: www.mariagill.co.nz, which provides teacher's notes and other valuable resources.

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