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by Christopher Knight,Kathryn Lasky

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ISBN:
0786810041
Author:
Christopher Knight,Kathryn Lasky
Category:
Science Nature & How It Works
Language:
English
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion (September 8, 1994)
Pages:
64 pages
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Although in her Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth author Kathryn Lasky does feature very much interesting information (or rather details that should be interesting) I do have to admit that I for one have found how the latter i. .

Although in her Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth author Kathryn Lasky does feature very much interesting information (or rather details that should be interesting) I do have to admit that I for one have found how the latter is textually presented rather monotonously penned (and this in particular with regard to Lasky's intended audience, with regard to appealing to older children

Kathryn Lasky grew up in Indianapolis, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she . Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth.

Kathryn Lasky grew up in Indianapolis, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts Her awards include being the 2011 winner of the Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature.

Christopher G. Knight’s dramatic photographs take the reader to the newest place on Earth – Surtsey island. Early on a November morning in 1963, off the coast of Iceland, a volcanic eruption was taking place deep under the ocean. On the surface, the crew of a nearby fishing boat were noticing some strange things: a sulfurous aroma in the air and the ocean swirling around the boat. Then, just before dawn, the volcanic eruption that had been increasing in intensity under the sea broke the surface and spewed lava miles in the air, just four miles from their fishing boat. By the next morning, something even more incredible had occurred.

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Describes the formation, naming, and colonization of the d volcanic island Surtsey and how the first animals and plants became established there. Few text on front flap falls on glare area. Knight, Christopher .

Book Overview I also like the way it divides the book into 11 chapters and adds something about the poetic Edda at the start of each chapter to relay how mythology interplays with realistic.

Conveys the dramatic beginnings of the island of Surtsey, which sprang into being off the coast of Iceland in 1963. I also like the way it divides the book into 11 chapters and adds something about the poetic Edda at the start of each chapter to relay how mythology interplays with realistic events like the formation of such an island.

BooksLiterary Work of Kathryn Lasky. The story of the birth of Surtsey, an island off the coast of Iceland that is the result of an underwater volcanic eruption that took place in 1963.

by Kathryn Lasky Author · Christopher Knight Illustrator. Christopher G. Knight's dramatic photographs take the reader to the newest place on Earth: Surtsey island. New here? Learn how to read digital books for free.

Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books . Kathryn Lasky - Pour les articles homonymes, voir Lasky. Kathryn Lasky est une auteur américaine de livres pour enfants née en 1944.

Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her latest book, "Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 14: Exile", was released on February 1st, 2008. Elle a d abord été enseignante, puis éditrice avant de se lancer dans l écriture.

The dramatic birth of an island from the eruption of a submarine volcano and the struggle of life forms that inhabit it are described in this educational book. By Christopher G. Knight, Kathryn Lasky. 3-5. GUIDED READING LEXILE® MEASURE Grade Level Equivalent DRA LEVEL. W. The dramatic birth of an island from the eruption of a submarine volcano and the struggle of life forms that inhabit it are described in this educational book.

Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth by Kathryn Lasky is everything you ever .

Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth by Kathryn Lasky is everything you ever needed or wanted to get a child's eyes popping. It's listed for kids 8-12, but the photos should easily hook younger kids, and the writing, while simple and clear enough for middling wee ones, won't insult the intelligence of older kids. And most of the chapter is good on earth science, explaining why mid-ocean ridges form. Unfortunately, there's a glaring mistake where Kathryn thinks the mid-ocean ridge in the Pacific is caused by collision. Kathryn uses Norse mythology to punch up the geologic explanation of how Surtsey survived the sea to become an island, and it's done well.

Describes the formation, naming, and colonization of the thirty-one-year-old volcanic island Surtsey and how the first animals and plants became established there
  • Kirizius
This Book really captured me. The Photographic was wonderful, and the idea that we now have a "New" piece of the World very exciting
  • Bukus
Was not what I was looking for to help a special needs child.
  • Cerekelv
I needed a high lexile nonfiction book. Serves the purpose.
  • Magis
Great information and graphic content. Bought this for my 5th grader as a supplement to his textbook. He enjoyed it.
  • Marelyne
Surtsey: The Newest Place on Earth by Kathryn Lasky with photographs by Christopher G. Knight is a juvenile book published in 1992. It tells the story about the island that suddenly appeared off the southern coast of Iceland in November 1963 as a result of an underwater volcanic eruption. It wasn't just one eruption that created Surtsey, but a series of eruptions that lasted until June of 1967. I saw Surtsey during a tour of Vestmannaeyjar on my recent trip to Iceland, however tourists are not allowed to land on the island because it is a protected nature reserve. Lasky and Knight, however, were given this rare privilege and the accompanying photos were stunning. A juvenile book this may be, but it is a beautiful page-turner for any age.

I am glad my library did not weed this book, for although it was published in 1992, its information is still relevant for stories on volcanic history. Lasky created some awesome verbal images of the island's appearance:

"The surface of Surtsey is often likened to a cake iced with black frosting, smooth with silky ropes in some places, studded with huge dark chocolate chips in others. And there are even some fields on Surtsey that look as if they are strewn with giant chunks of licorice."

and:

"From an airplane it looked as if Surtsey wore a necklace of diamonds."

She also described its erosion, which is changing the island from a black volcanic massive pyramid to a crumbling house of cards:

"Wind, waves, and water scraped away at the cliffs relentlessly, until the high sheer lava walls dropped like black curtains into the sea 55 feet below. In July 1964, when the lava resumed its flow, it went rushing over the new sea cliffs, plummeting like a fall of molten gold into the water below."

Each chapter of Surtsey was preceded by short quotations adapted from The Prose Edda, and each quotation was relevant to the chapter, such as:

"The earth will shoot up out of the sea and will then be green and fair. Crops will grow unsown."

This preceded the chapter on the colonization of the new island by plant and bird species. Surtsey gave scientists a unique opportunity to see how life finds its way to a new land, and Lasky details how seeds, for example, found their way there.
  • Super P
This book was aimed to be read by a younger audience (kids ages 7-14). It covers information about formation of the island and the colonization of the island in a simple written manner. I also like the way it divides the book into 11 chapters and adds something about the poetic Edda at the start of each chapter to relay how mythology interplays with realistic events like the formation of such an island. But as an adult reader, I still had more questions after I finished the book.
The book does not go in depth about the geological nature of the island. Yes, the island was formed from a volcanic eruption, but what is the nature and quality of the land? Will it be settled by Man as it has been by birds and plant-life? What is the future of such an island? (The book implies at the end that it will be destroyed, but does not tell the reader the specifics of how/when/why). I was looking to answer such questions more in depth about this new island.
The stength of this book lies in its remarkable pictures. If only you could get some of these astonishing pictures as a poster and hang them up on your walls...You would stare at them in awe for hours!
As far as buying it...it would be worth your money if you have kids who like volcanos or like to read because they would be able to appreciate it more. If not, it would be worth getting it to read at a public library or a used book. I would not spend too much money obtaining it.