You have probably witnessed a thunderstorm or a tempest at one time or another. But how does the weather and the various natural disasters on our planet come about? In this book you will read about various topics, f. ex. thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, scorched earth, forest fire, earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, volcanoes or global warming. Each spread presents excellent photos and drawings. In different boxes on the very spreads, you will find interesting information on the forces of nature and weather phenomena.
Moreover, you will find explanations for this book’s 3D animations. Together with your iPhone or iPad and this book you can see the Earth and its tectonic plates or you can provoke a tornado. You can also examine the damages of an earthquake you have brought about by shaking an iPhone or iPad. What is more, you can see inside a volcano and control its eruption of hot magma. These realistic actions can be carried out by making use of the yellow-black Augmented Reality boxes (AR = computer-aided enhancement of perception of reality).
This book is suitable for reders aged 8 and 10.
Which kid does not dream of directly experiencing a storm? By using technology and this book this dream comes true, and, on top of that, a deep interest in natural phenomena and natural sciences from kids is lastingly captured.
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children’s information books, specialising in geography and the natural world. Her 300+ titles include the Horrible Geography series (Scholastic Children’s Books) and Atlas of Exploration (Dorling Kindersley). She has also spent many years working in publishing, as both an editor and a foreign rights manager. She was born in Calcutta, India, but grew up in England. Now she lives in northern England.