Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Website Recommendation:
Doc Shillington - Natural Health

Book Review

Earthquakes (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) by Franklyn M. Branley, Richard Rosenblum

This is a very good beginning book on the subject for children. It begins with scientific information about how earthquakes occur, and then goes through what may happen during an earthquake, such as buildings falling down, fires, gas leaks, etc. It goes into further particulars, such as how it feels to be in an earthquake, and what safety measures to take.

The illustrations are very simple, and not especially appealing, but they do help illustrate the points well.

All in all, a good book for children ages 8 -12 who live in earthquake prone areas, especially.