The Science of an Earthquake

Cover: The Science of an Earthquake



This book discusses the science behind earthquakes and their effects. The chapters examine notable earthquakes in history, explain why earthquakes occur, and show how scientists and engineers are working to understand earthquakes and build damage-resistant structures. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.


  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Dewey: 551.22
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781631376290): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2015
  • Paperback (9781631376740): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2015
  • PDF (9781631377198): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2015
  • Hosted ebook (9781631377648): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2015
  • Series: 21st Century Skills Library
  • Subseries: Disaster Science


  • Lexile® Measure: 910
  • Guided Reading Level: T

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Author: Lois Sepahban


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