- from Volcanoes
Volcanoes are like sleeping giants. After years, even centuries, of rest, they wake up—and they erupt.
Some powerful eruptions blow off the tops of mountains, flatten out forests, and dam up rivers. Other eruptions have killed tens of thousands of people. A few have buried cities, others have buried mountains, and some big eruptions have even changed the world’s weather for years.
Volcanoes also shape the Earth by building islands, mountains, plains, lakes, and the ocean floor.
Despite the dangers of active volcanoes, people often have their homes and businesses near them. Farmers like the soil volcanoes create. Some of our favorite foods—like chocolate—come from plants that grow best in volcanic soil.
Come discover volcanoes from the inside out—on land, under the seas, and in outer space.