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Blizzards

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A winter snowfall can be beautiful. But if conditions call for dense snow, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling wind, you are in for a dangerous blizzard. These blinding, swirling storms can shut down roads and damage buildings. Violent winds can thrash vehicles driving on icy roads. Snowdrifts can pile up to block streets or even cover houses. Blizzards can knock out power and threaten the lives of people stranded inside for days—or worse, those caught outside in the storm. With dramatic images and ...
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Overview

A winter snowfall can be beautiful. But if conditions call for dense snow, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling wind, you are in for a dangerous blizzard. These blinding, swirling storms can shut down roads and damage buildings. Violent winds can thrash vehicles driving on icy roads. Snowdrifts can pile up to block streets or even cover houses. Blizzards can knock out power and threaten the lives of people stranded inside for days—or worse, those caught outside in the storm. With dramatic images and first-hand survivor stories—plus the latest facts and figures—this book shows you blizzard disasters up close.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822565758
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Disasters up Close Ser.
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,382,097
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Woods is a science and medical journalist in Washington, D. C., who has won many national writing awards. He and his wife, Mary B. Woods, write together. Their previous books include the eight-volume Ancient Technology series, as well as the Disasters Up Close titles. The Woodses have four children. When not writing, reading, or enjoying their two grandchildren, the Woodses travel to gather material for future books.

Mary B. Woods has been a librarian in the Fairfax County Public School System in Virginia and the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, Spain. She writes with her husband, Michael Woods. Their previous books include the eight-volume Ancient Technology series, as well as other Disasters Up Close titles. The Woodses have four children. When not writing, reading, or enjoying their two grandchildren, the Woodses travel to gather material for future books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     4
What Are Blizzards?     6
What Causes Blizzards?     12
Blizzard Country     20
Measuring the Menace     26
People Helping People     36
The Future     46
Timeline     54
Glossary     56
Places to Visit     57
Source Notes     57
Selected Bibliography     59
Further Resources     60
Index     62
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