From turbulent earthquakes to howling hurricanes, Earth's powerful forces make headlines around the world. In this series, clear, easy-to-read text pairs with oversized, gripping photos to introduce readers to the basics of natural disasters. Readers will learn why they happen, where they occur, and how they change land and affect communities. Simple, labeled diagrams illustrate elevated concepts, such as seismic waves and the structure of a volcano, while maps aid comprehension. Damage, safety methods, rescue missions, measurement, and prediction are also covered. This compelling series will leave readers feeling more informed about the natural disasters they hear about in the news. Features include a table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.