The following translation is graciously provided by ISTIC.

Scientific resources

  • Volcans du monde séismes et tsunamis, Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff, Orphie editions, 2010.
    Clearly and well illustrated, this book answers all the questions about volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis.
  • Les tremblements de terre en France. Hier, aujourd’hui, demain, Jérôme Lambert, BRGM, 1997.
    Through one surprising trip to the past, this book seeks to explain the mechanisms of earthquakes, their effects, and how to be protected.
  • Peut-on prévoir les tsunamis ?, Hélène Hébert et François Schindelé, editions Le Pommier, October 2011.
    This book explains, in a precise and concise way, what a tsunami is and how to respond to the risk

Teaching resources

    Many documentary and teaching resources to study earthquakes in school..
    Memo' Risks is a project intended to educate pupils, and their families on major risks. The site offers class testimonies which can be extremely useful when studying the risk present on one's county.
    Dedicated to the international charter “Space and major disasters”, this site offers among other things, a teaching file for primary school and college regarding the use of space imagery in this context (produced by the ESA).

Documentary resources

    This site of the ministry for Ecology gives, for each county, the list of the decrees on natural disasters and the preventive measures taken by the local authorities
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    These two sites, developed by the ministry for Ecology, refers to earthquakes and tsunamis which have hit the French territory throughout History.
    The association Prévention 2000 proposes teaching resources for various types of major risk.
    The SERTIT proposes a cartography service of very good quality, updated constantly, which makes it possible to work on natural disasters using satellite images. The data is classified by date and type of disaster.

Children's literature

  • Les catastrophes naturelles, Pierre Koelher, Fleurus editions, 2007
    This work draws an objective picture of the natural disasters which threaten our planet and explains them in an accessible way.
  • Volcan, Sara, éditions Thierry Magnier, 2002
    A wordless cartoon signed by Sara, in a unique graphic style. Always playing with cut papers, Sara tells, in this cardboard album, the story of a volcano, seemingly quiet, which suddenly erupts, spitting out red balls of fire.
  • Nuit sur l’Etna, Fabian Grégoire, L’Ecole des Loisirs, 2005
    Silvia’s grandmother lives in a house located on a slope of Etna, the frightening Sicilian volcano. To live on the slopes of a volcano present advantages when vegetables are cultivated, as they grow in a particularly fertile ground. But if the volcano awakes, the risks are great, for vegetables as well as for the men. But Etna sleeps with only one eye closed (or one crater).
  • Tremblements de terre, Leïla Haddad et Vincent Jagerschmidt, Milan jeunesse, 2007
    Plate tectonics, Earth tremor, Richter scale… Earthquakes fascinate almost as much as they terrify. There are several kinds of earthquakes. With real and often spectacular examples, this book teaches how to differentiate, understand the phenomena which cause the earthquakes and assess their consequences.
  • Le démon de la vague, collectif, Flammarion-Père Castor, 2005
    A Vietnamese tale telling the story of a village at the edge of the water, which during each night
    of the full moon is devastated by an enormous wave which is said to shelter a demon.
  • Les Volcans et leurs eruptions, Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff, Le Pommier, "Les minipommes”, 2010
    In 64 pages, discover what a volcano is, what causes an eruption, when the eruptions occur, how many active volcanos still exist… also what the work of a volcanologist is.

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