The awesome power of nature's fury gets dramatic treatment in this clever and comprehensive look at why and how Earth erupts. The inside front cover shows a detailed cross section of an active volcano, giving young readers an inside view of how these fire-spewing giants work. Bill Haduch is a noted science writer with a gift for the quirkiness that middle-graders love. From the story of a Mexican boy who actually witnesses the birth of a volcano to the "Volcano Hall of Flame", this book is packed with stories and stats, solid science, full-color photos, and even a few jokes. What a blast!Haduch, Bill is the author of 'Volcano!: An Explosive Tour of Earth's Hot Spots', published 2001 under ISBN 9780525464792 and ISBN 0525464794.