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Blizzards

Blizzards

by Jean Allen
     
 

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Describes how and why blizzards form, the damage they cause, ways to predict these natural disasters, and some of the most disastrous blizzards of the past. Includes wind chill factor chart.

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Describes how and why blizzards form, the damage they cause, ways to predict these natural disasters, and some of the most disastrous blizzards of the past. Includes wind chill factor chart.

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Children's Literature
The first blizzard we learn about in this book occurred on Armistice Day in 1940. Snow pelted the Midwest for 60 hours killing 154 people. The seriousness and danger of blizzards is described and photographed in detail in this series about natural disasters, which also includes titles about floods, earthquakes, forest fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and volcanoes. Each book opens with a true story of real people affected by the particular disaster. Although the location in the photos is not always identified, many are dramatic and memorable. In the book about blizzards, one man is shown trying to shovel snow off his roof. He is moving chunks of snow that are several feet taller than he is! Young readers learn why these natural disasters occur, including the role people may play in causing, preventing, predicting and surviving these calamities. In the case of blizzards, readers are told to keep an emergency kit in their car in case they are stranded, to put snow in a small can and melt it with matches for drinking water, and to make sure the exhaust pipe is cleared of snow whenever the engine is on. The text is clear and easy to read, though there are lots of dates and statistics. Each book includes an expert consultant, glossary, useful addresses and Internet sites, including "The Weather Dude" and even a "FEMA for kids" site (Federal Emergency Management Agency, the primary federal agency responding to natural disasters). Part of the "Natural Disasters" series. 2002, Capstone Press, $21.26. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Karen Leggett AGES: 8 9 10 11 12

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736834667
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Natural Disasters Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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