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All through background, impressive floods, devastating earthquakes, disastrous volcanoes and different catastrophic actions have confirmed nature's inexplicable energy. This identify offers assurance of the strategies that produce average catastrophes. An introductory bankruptcy info the dynamic forces at paintings underneath the Earth's crust, whereas the next 9 chapters - every one devoted to a unmarried form of catastrophe - clarify reasons and myriad results of those disturbances, improved with various examples.
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Htm Drag your mouse across the world map. See how the continents might once have fit together. ien e: A c sc R eal World Changing Earth 31 Index acific cean, 17 angaea, 24–25 plates, 12–14, 27 plate tectonics, 28 basalt lava, 21 Black ills, 14 blocks, 13–14 bombs, 19 Bridalveil alls, 9 O eal orld Science Challenge, 7, 9, 14, 17, 19, 24 ing of ire, 17 P geologists, 5 glaciers, 7–9 Grand Canyon, 5–6 Grand etons, 13 P folded mountains, 12–13 fossils, 25 W R awaii, 20–22, 26 imalaya Mountains,10–11 R N F F A water erosion, 5–6 waterfalls, 9 egener, lfred, 24 wind, 6–7 ational ark, 8–9 Yosemite oceans, 11 P N N A N orth merica, 25 orthern Mariana Islands, 17 valleys, 8–9 volcanoes, 4, 16–22 W E earthquakes, 28 erosion, 4–6 San ndreas ault, 28 sand dunes, 6–7 shield volcanoes, 20–22 Sleeping Bear ational Lakeshore, 6–7 South merica, 25 stratovolcanoes, 19–20 supercontinent theory, 24–25 A H H F magma, 15, 17–18, 27 mantle, 11–12, 28 Maui, 26 Mauna Kea, 22 Mauna Loa, 20–21 Mesosaurus, 25 mountains, 4, 10–15 Mount verest, 11 Mount Mitchell, 11 dome mountains, 14–15 dunes, 6–7 fault-block mountains, 13–14 faults, 13–14 A Lake Michigan, 7 lava, 18–19, 21 lava tube, 18, 19 California, 28 canyons, 4 cinder cone volcanoes, 22 cinders, 19 Colorado iver, 5 continents, 23–28 core, 12 crust, 11, 12, 14, 26, 27–28 R T H A A A A frica, 25 natahan volcano, 16–17 ndes Mountains, 13 ppalachian Mountains, 11 ash, 19 About the Author Heather Miller is the author of more than 35 books for children.
Most are so small that people don’t even notice them. California’s many earthquakes are easy to explain. he state sits on top of the San ndreas ault. his is where the acific and orth merican plates meet. he San ndreas ault is about 800 miles (1,287km) long. he total movement along the fault is less than 2 inches (5cm) per year but the tremors caused by the movement can be very strong. the mantle, where it melts. The crust recycles itself ibrary Real World Science Challenge Answers Chapter One age 7 Chapter Three age 17 A F R T W O P he ing of ire follows the basin of the acific cean.
Scientists think that earth has been recycling itself since the beginning of time. They think this will continue far into the future. T F like this over and over again. It is this process that A T 21st Century Skill L 2 s F A T N P A T More than 10,000 earthquakes occur each year in southern California. Most are so small that people don’t even notice them. California’s many earthquakes are easy to explain. he state sits on top of the San ndreas ault. his is where the acific and orth merican plates meet.