- from Volcanoes
Volcanoes are like sleeping giants. After years or even centuries of rest, they wake up.
And they erupt! Some powerful eruptions blow the tops off mountains, flatten out forests, and dam up rivers. Some have killed tens of thousands of people. A few have buried cities, and others have buried mountains. Some big eruptions have even changed the world’s weather for years.
Volcanoes also shape the Earth. Their activity builds islands, mountains, plains, lakes, and the ocean floor.
Active volcanoes are dangerous, but people still live near them. Farmers like the soil they make. Some of our favorite foods, like chocolate, come from plants that grow well in volcanic soil.
Come discover volcanoes from the inside out. We’ll look at them on land, under the seas, and in outer space.