Dangerous Crossings

Dangerous Crossings

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by Carole Garbuny Vogel
     
 

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Gripping true stories about killer storms, fire at sea, ship-crushing ice, and starved sailors turned cannibal, keep readers turning these pages filled with incredible marine disasters and the natural forces that contributed to them. Bloodthirsty pirates of long ago--men and women--come to life in Carole Vogel's narratives, along with harrowing accounts of

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Gripping true stories about killer storms, fire at sea, ship-crushing ice, and starved sailors turned cannibal, keep readers turning these pages filled with incredible marine disasters and the natural forces that contributed to them. Bloodthirsty pirates of long ago--men and women--come to life in Carole Vogel's narratives, along with harrowing accounts of modern-day piracy.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-These books contain a hodgepodge of marine information. Dangerous Crossings travels way beyond its purported theme of ocean disasters. The chapter entitled "Ice and Death" includes discussions of the Titanic and the Endurance, whaling, the life of polar bears, and global warming. Also mentioned are past and current piracy and terrorism. Some interesting illustrations of a historical nature appear, but others seem to be fillers, especially one showing a tornado going over a cornfield. Savage Waters is more focused, discussing a variety of topics pertaining to seas and oceans. It covers tides, currents, and the Gulf Stream; there are some excellent illustrations and easy-to-understand explanations of natural phenomena. Shifting Shores covers tsunamis, tectonic plates, and ocean currents. One chapter covers the sunken ancient city of Herakleion and the fate of New Orleans on the Mississippi Delta. Additional titles.- Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531123256
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
The Restless Sea Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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Dangerous Crossings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Part of a six-part series, Dangerous Crossings tells harrowing tales of wrecks and rescues, sailors and storms, pirates and perils from the Arctic to the South Pacific. Vogel has stitched these stories together with science, history, and human drama guaranteeing the reader a can't-put-it-down experience. Enhanced with dramatic photos, Dangerous Crossings, like its series companions, lures young readers into science and reflections on the world around them. Vogel is a master storyteller with a gift for making science come alive. Bravo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The hallmark Carole Vogel style which has won awards for her previous books, makes this new series a winner for young readers. I even love reading them as an adult. Vogel picks the kind of examples kids can relate to - for example, a catastrophic storm in pig farming country to talk about land sources of ocean pollution. She gets all the solid information in, the basic principles and clear explanations, in a way you remember long after because the of fun, vivid stories she tells. Another Vogel hallmark is punchy prose with a wide vocabulary - she is not dumbing down. This series is also beautiful enough to be a coffee table book, with full page color photos of amazing ocean scenes, from giant waves to weird creatures - it is just plain gorgeous. A great gift for any science oriented kid, or one who you'd like to get hooked.