(Scientists in the Field series)
by Elizabeth Rusch; Photographs by Tom Ullman
Houghton Mifflin. 2013
Grades 6 and up
To review this title, I checked the book out of my local public library.
Aiden: A VUL-CAN-OLOGIST!
ME: A what?
Aiden: I want to study volcanoes and watch them blow up and spit out all that hot lava and see the mud slide down the side of the mountain. That would be so cool!
ME: Oh, you mean you want to be a volcanologist.
Aiden: Yea! That's what I said, a vulcanologist.
there are 1,500 potentially active volcanoes that dot the globe. More than one billion people -- 20 percent of the world’s population -- live in volcano hazard zones where they could loose their homes or their lives.
Visit Rusch's website and read our past review of another example of quality nonfiction in the Scientists in the Field series, The Mighty Mars Rover, or visit I.N.K. Interesting Nonfiction for Kids blog to read Rusch's post, On How Research Can Make You Throw-Up.