Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life

Science Comics Volcanoes Fire and Life Get ready to explore the depths of the ocean the farthest reaches of space and everything in between Volcanic eruptions vampire bats feathered velociraptors and await you in SCIENCE COMICS In a n

  • Title: Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life
  • Author: Jon Chad
  • ISBN: 9781626723603
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback
  • Get ready to explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between Volcanic eruptions, vampire bats, feathered velociraptors, and await you in SCIENCE COMICS.In a not so distant future our world is as cold as a frozen burrito But can humanity save itself by harnessing a power that dwells inside the Earth Explode into the world ofGet ready to explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between Volcanic eruptions, vampire bats, feathered velociraptors, and await you in SCIENCE COMICS.In a not so distant future our world is as cold as a frozen burrito But can humanity save itself by harnessing a power that dwells inside the Earth Explode into the world of geology in Volcanoes Fire and Life A lot of magic happens under the Earth s crust Thanks to magma vents, shifting continental plates, and volcanic eruptions, we know that our planet is alive and in motion Alongside Aurora, a young explorer, you ll learn that volcanoes are just one of the massively powerful forces at work on our planet From catastrophic destruction to the creation of new land masses, volcanoes have made their mark on our amazing Earth.

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    1. openbooksociety/article/scScience Comics: VolcanoesFire and LifeJon ChadISBN 978-0-9906031-0-8Brought to you by OBS Reviewer ScottReview: The newest entry into the Science Comics line by First Second Books, is Volcanoes, those frightening, yet magnificent wonders of the world. Jon Chad, weaves a plot into this one, and although the educational value is always there (featuring a glossary and further readings section), the plot comes first, creating a open and closed graphic novel that is remarkab [...]

    2. I like to vet out new books I think my girls might be interested in. This was good nerdy fun. The plot is set sometime in the not too distant future where the world appears to be in an ice age. Our hero is one of three kids undergoing training for fuel mapping (looking for burnables). The group finds a bookshop in which they scan them all into their database before turning them over to be burned for warmth. One girl stays up all night reading books about volcanoes. The next morning she erupts wi [...]

    3. Another Science Comics entry featuring a strange framing story, but at least this story is actually really intriguing and could stand on its own aside from the cool volcano info. A young girl, her family, and her teacher trudge through a post-apocalyptic frozen future, searching for fuel to keep their fires lit. It's pretty bleak! The girl discovers a book about volcanoes and, through some sleuthing and a confrontation with her teacher, realizes that there's more to this frozen future than meets [...]

    4. Science Comics continues to impress with their latest installment- this time focusing on volcanoes. I’ve enjoyed Jon Chad’s other works (his Leo Geo series) and looked forward to reading more of his storytelling style mixed with nonfiction elements. In a future frozen world, Aurora and her tribe must rummage through people’s rubble to find things to burn for their survival. She feels there must be another solution to their problems. After stumbling upon books on volcanoes in a deserted lib [...]

    5. In a not-so-distant future, our world has frozen over. Now humanity lives divided among different tribes, with each tribe trying to scavenge for different heat sources. While out on one scavenging hunt, Rory learns all about volcanoes and the life they provide for Earth.While the book doesn’t list sources, I do like how the author mixed a story with factual, informative information. I see this book doing well in Libraries in which Informative Graphic Novels are in-demand.

    6. I thoroughly enjoy the Science Comics line and this was another fascinating exploration. With a different but fun framing device, the information and the infectious presentation flow naturally. Art is detailed but not overbearing with colors that take advantage of the necessary reds and yellows.

    7. Good volcano info, but the fictional storyline interfered with my reading experience. A better, realistic storyline could have been chosen.

    8. I loved learning about volcanoes but I wasn't interested in the future frozen earth part. Wonderful artwork of course!

    9. This cool--well, cold, actually--graphic novel provides more than you ever wanted to know about volcanoes. It does so in engaging fashion with a story line concerning Aurora, a young girl who is out searching for possible fuel sources with her siblings Sol and Luna, and their teacher Pallas. The story takes place on Earth in the future when life is bleak and cold without the sun's influence. While scavenging for fuel of any sort, they stumble upon an archive of books in a library basement and sc [...]

    10. Chad, John Volcanoes: Fire and Life (Science Comics) 115 pgs. First Second, 2016. $12.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: GThis graphic novel combines fiction with non-fiction. Aurora and her family live in a time where earth has changed and the climate has become an endless frozen winter. They spend their days searching for fuel to burn. Before they burn a library of books, they scan them into their computer. But Aurora discovers a book about volcanoes. The more she [...]

    11. A desolate world covered in ice. Scattered tribes of humans scavenging for fuel to burn for warmth. Dependence on solar power hampered by frequent cloud cover, which also prevents the sun from warming the Earth's surface. It sounds like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie, but it's actually the setting for a new graphic novel from First Second Books in their Science Comics series.In this installment of the series, Aurora and her siblings are out on a fuel mapping expedition. The mappers ex [...]

    12. Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life by Jon Chad is part of a middlegrade comic series covering a variety of science topics. In Volcanoes: Fire and Life, readers follow Aurora as she attempts to convince her mission leader that volcanoes do exist, and that the Earth’s natural phenomenon could solve the fuel problems that leave her tribe struggling to keep warm in future Earth’s ice age. The science fiction setting helps break up thorough, engaging infographics, giving readers a chance to [...]

    13. I wanted to love this a bit more than I did. There's a lot of information crammed into this title, and at times it seemed the balance between the images of a comic, and the text of a non-fiction book were a bit off, particularly when the author was trying to explain some of the more complicated aspects of volcanoes.I definitely think there is an audience for this among my patrons, and will be giving the series another try with a different title.

    14. Some good information about volcanoes, and diagrams certainly help, but some of the terminology could have used more explanation and the framing narrative was so logically inconsistent that it got on my nerves. Also, while it's good to not try to scare kids, I feel like they over downplayed the dangers.(Also not big on the implying that volcanoes created the plaster casts pictured in Pompeii-the ash surrounded the bodies, they decayed and left a hole in the ash that archaeologists filled with pl [...]

    15. There is a lot of information in this book. In this book the earth being in an almost ice age because the sun's heat is not reaching it. The human's set out to find fuel in a desolate world. When they end up in a library they use a piece of equipment to harvest the knowledge and stories before burning the books. One of the books is about volcanoes and when Rory reads it, she is convinced that they should be able to find another way to heat the Earth. The book then gives information about tectoni [...]

    16. Science Comics is a great series - combining an exciting fictional story with real-life facts about the world around us. In this book, Aurora and her family live in a world that is all ice. Something has happened to the world and everything is frozen. Aurora searches each day for fuel to stay warm. Surely there is a better way to survive than scavenging. On one outing, Aurora learns about things called "volcanoes". Maybe she can find one of these volcanoes and help her people not only get warm, [...]

    17. Science Comics: Volcanoes by Jon Chad was an interesting combination of science fiction and informational nonfiction. The story takes place in the future where a new ice age has set in and a society is looking for heat. When Aurora discovers a book about volcanoes she cannot stop teaching her siblings and guide about them because she feels like they can save their civilization. It is through Aurora that we learn about volcanoes in a very detailed way. I think the author did a good job combining [...]

    18. I really wanted to like this graphic novel about volcanoes, but the premise really threw me-it's an ice age and people are scavenging the world looking for things to burn so they can stay warm? The sun is gone as a source of power (but apparently not light because they can still see to scavenge) and they know what bread is, which since it's a plant sourced product, I wonder how they would grow such a thing. Ok, enough already. The science information about the volcanoes was interesting and inter [...]

    19. Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not like this book. I found the pages visually to busy, the language way to technical and at times confusing. Not sure what age you this is intended for but with the techy language I won't recommend this to anyone under the age of 10 or even 12. But as it stands right now, I would not recommend.

    20. This entry in the Science Comics line is so great! The post-climate-apocalypse storyline is a perfect framing device and keeps things from getting too dry. And I learned a lot about volcanoes. Definitely more than I ever learned in school. The art is sweeping and detailed and also fun.

    21. Lots of great, accessible scientific info woven into this story of people struggling to find fuel sources on a frozen planet. A discovery of an ancient library with books about volcanoes, sends one curious explorer searching for a possible heat source!

    22. A great framing story kept me engaged while I learned a lot of information about volcanoes. Tons of great diagrams and drawings get across lots of complicated ideas in a very effective way. I'm looking forward to checking out more of these Science Comics.

    23. Sure the premise wasn't very scientific, but once the narrative got going it seemed like it would be an exciting book for kids who are interested in volcanoes or science. I don't think it would be appropriate for someone who needed a study aid or simply wasn't interested in science.

    24. Wow, what a graphic novel! I really liked it, funny parts too. History lessons and science written in with the adventure, good touch. Perfect read and easy on the eyes, easy to follow and understand. Winner of a free book First Read Giveaway. Thank you, Darlene Cruz

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