by Stephen Kramer
Photographs by Patrick Cone
Carolrhoda Books, 1992

Every year, as many as one million avalanches fall throughout the world. One moment, the mountainside is calm; the next, tons of packed ice and snow come thundering down, burying everything in the way.

Through fascinating facts and spectacular photography, author Stephen Kramer and photographer Patrick Cone explain the causes and effects of this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. Young readers will also learn about rescue operations and safety rules for those who venture into avalanche country.

"...clear scientific information about kid-intriguing natural melodrama."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Clear, descriptive prose; crisp, full-color photographs of avalanches in action; and an attractive and varied page layout add up to a winning combination."--School Library Journal

Hidden Worlds | How to Think Like a Scientist | Avalanche | Lightning | Tornado | Caves | Theodoric's Rainbow
Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley | The Dark Zone: Exploring the Secret World of Caves

All original text, graphics, and art © 1998 Stephen Kramer and Richard Torrey