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Coping with Natural Disasters

Coping with Natural Disasters

by Caroline Arnold

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up A general treatment that provides information not always available in one source. The opening chapter lists government and private organizations that entirely or in part are involved in disaster relief. A history of each, its work, and its funding are briefly described. Each following chapter discusses a different natural occurrence, but the treatment is uneven. For instance, ``Hurricanes and Floods'' features Hurricane Agnes, a vignette of a family and the agency which aided them, and describes the natural causes. But the chapter ``Avalanches and Blizzards'' devotes less than a page to blizzards. Surprisingly, the involvement of most of the agencies in the opening section are not discussed in the specific cases appearing later. The final chapter gives a list of home emergency supplies and recommendations for actions to take. Thus the first and last chapters are useful for reference. Although many science-oriented books are available for specific disasters, they do not generally cover the social, political, and disruptive consequences that people face. Meryl Silverstein, Meyer Levin Junior High School, Brooklyn

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