Synopses & Reviews
What causes scorching hot lava to spike through Earth's crust and make a volcano blow its top? Do volcanoes exist in space? What do brave volcanologists learn by climbing right into a volcano's mouth? In the wake of the eruptions by Iceland's Eyjafjallajand#246;kull, everyone wants to know! Ten spectacular gatefolds, plus incredible photos, graphs, maps, diagrams, and first-person stories, take intrepid young explorers right to the source to find out.
A caterpillar hatches. It eats and eats . . . and grows into a butterfly that flits and floats across the sky. Follow the lifecycle of one of natureandrsquo;s most beautiful creatures in simple text and stunning photos. This unique book features graduated flaps that display each stage of metamorphosis at a glance; turn each flap to reveal engaging facts that kids will love.
About the Author
Melissa Stewart is an award-winning author of more than 100 science books for children. She serves on the Society of Childrenand#39;s Book Writers and Illustratorsand#39; board of advisors and is a judge for the American Institute of Physics Childrenand#39;s Science Writing Award. She lives with her husband, Gerard, in Acton, MA. To learn more about Melissa, please visit her website: melissa-stewart.com.
Theand#160;American Museum of Natural Historyand#160;in New York City is one of the largest and most respected museums in the world. Since the Museum was founded in 1869, its collections have grown to include more than 32 million specimens and artifacts relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its collections in the exhibit halls, and, behind the scenes,and#160;more than 200 scientists carry out cutting-edge research.and#160;It is also home to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, New York Stateandrsquo;s official memorial to its thirty-third governor and the nationandrsquo;s twenty-sixth president, and a tribute to Rooseveltand#39;s enduring legacy of conservation.and#160;Approximately 5 million people from around the world visit the Museum each year. Plan a trip to the Museum, home of the worldand#39;s largestand#160;collectionand#160;of dinosaur fossils, or visit online atand#160;www.amnh.org.